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Gay marriage: bad news for Catholic bigot
8 years ago

Gay marriage: bad news for Catholic bigot

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YESTERDAY bishop Philip Tartaglia – a thoroughly nasty article if ever there was one – was preening himself over the news that he is to become the new Archbishop of Glasgow. But today he awoke to discover that the Scottish Government had rudely pissed on his parade by announcing the introduction of gay marriage by 2015.

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Lib-Dem leader promises gay marriage by 2015
8 years ago

Lib-Dem leader promises gay marriage by 2015

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BRITAIN’S Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has pledged to introduce marriage equality and has confirmed that the UK’s coalition government will legislate for it by 2015.

Confirmation came in a letter to British Quakers. In it Clegg said:

Marriage is an important institution based on love and commitment and I believe that it is a twenty first century human right for that choice to be available to all – gay or straight. So I am proud that this Coalition Government has now committed to introduce equal marriage.

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Catholics pledge more cash for their ‘War on Gay Marriage’
8 years ago

Catholics pledge more cash for their ‘War on Gay Marriage’

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CARDINAL Cardinal Keith O’Brien, one of the most objectionable little twerps in the Catholic Church hierarchy, ratcheted up his “War on Gay Marriage” by threatening the Scottish Government with an “unprecedented backlash” if it goes ahead with plans to legalise same-sex unions.

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Homophobia rampant in Scotland
8 years ago

Homophobia rampant in Scotland

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A SHOCKING report due to be released tomorrow by Stonewall Scotland indicates that schools are doing little to combat homophobia.

Stonewall’s investigation is the first-ever study the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual schoolchildren in Scotland.

Colin Macfarlane, Director of Stonewall Scotland, told the Sunday Herald:

The report shows the stark reality of the situation in our schools today. It is very worrying that only 11 percent of our respondents hear their teacher repeatedly challenge homophobic bullying when they encounter it. There is clearly a major issue in Scottish schools about tackling homophobia.

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Pink Humanist: new issue published

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THE latest issue of The Pink Humanist, the only LGBT magazine for Atheists, Humanists, Sceptics and Freethinkers, is now out.
This issue has a strongly international flavour, with articles on Christianity and Fascism in the Ukraine, The Exemption of Gays in Turkey from Military Service, and Religious Law, Democracy and Human Rights in Africa – the last by the courageous Nigerian Humanist Leo Igwe. It also includes two special features on gay marriage, and the transcript of an important speech, Humanists and People of Faith, by Angela Eagle MP, who is in Labour’s Shadow Cabinet as as the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

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Love needs no cure
8 years ago

Love needs no cure

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A CHRISTIAN quack, parading as a “psychotherapist”, has lost her appeal against a malpractice finding by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). An investigation arose following her attempt to foist a “gay cure” on an undercover journalist.

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Catholic homophobia reaches new heights
8 years ago

Catholic homophobia reaches new heights

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REPORTS of the Catholic leaders recruiting kids to help do their dirty work in their vicious ongoing battle against gay marriage have provoked fury among human rights campaigners – and, at one school in London, a backlash by pupils.

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Anti-gay ad campaign banned
8 years ago

Anti-gay ad campaign banned

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BRACE yourselves for squeals of outrage from the “persecuted Christian” brigade over the news that London Mayor Boris Johnson has put the kybosh on a planned “pray away the gay” ad campaign that was due to run on London buses this week.

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Crackpot ‘gay cure’ groups exposed in Oz
8 years ago

Crackpot ‘gay cure’ groups exposed in Oz

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A DAMNING report – headed Homosexual ‘cure’ is hell for many – has been published today in Melbourne’s Sunday Age. It details the activities of Christian groups in Australia aping their crazy counterparts in the US by offering “conversion” programmes to tormented gay people.

According to the Age, there are five such programmes in Melbourne and at least ten interstate. Modelled on America’s ”ex-gay” groups, all have fundamentalist Christian roots. Many view homosexuality as an illness that can be cured – an approach some describe as ”pray away the gay”.

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No regrets over departure of ‘Dumbledore’
8 years ago

No regrets over departure of ‘Dumbledore’

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The UK gay Humanist charity, the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT), has no regrets at the news that Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to stand down.

PTT Secretary George Broadhead said:

The appointment of Dr Rowan Williams ten years ago was welcomed by some LGBT activists, notably Christian ones, as they believed him to be on the liberal wing of the Church of England and would take a benign stance on LGBT relationships and rights. However, they were soon disillusioned.

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