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Brian Greig on Margaret Court: a champion of homophobia

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Lars Gårdfeldt gay priest

Openly gay Swedish priest, Lars Gårdfeldt, declared Wednesday he would stop marrying heterosexual couples. The gay priest from a parish in Gothenburg made the declaration ahead of a church election on Sunday. Although the Church of Sweden has allowed same-sex marriages since 2009, it allows priests with conscientious objections to refuse to perform a marriage. …

Just.Equal and QNews

National lobby group Just.Equal and QNews recently partnered in an effort to stop the Federal Coalition’s planned Religious Freedom Bill. Just.Equal recently published a 12-page glossy brochure targeted at every federal MP. It outlines the four main elements of the Bill that would cause harm to LGBTI people and others. QNews was keen to be a …

Ezekiel Mutua deputy jesus gay lions eric omondi

The censor known to Kenyans as Deputy Jesus recently got the sack. But little mourning attended the nailing of Ezekiel Mutua’s career to a cross. Deputy Jesus previously urged counseling for ‘gay lions’ and frequently chastised popular tighty-whities wearing comedian Eric Omondi. Despite his job as CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board, many Kenyans …

montero maternity shoot

A Twitstorm erupted today over the release of pics from a MONTERO maternity shoot. Lil Nas X again expertly trolled fundamentalist haters with pics from a People Magazine shoot to promote his upcoming album. The conservative Twitterverse, as per usual, could not resist responding to the singer-songwriter’s provocation. The end result will no doubt be …

grindr hookup sex in the city vatican city

All hell has broken loose after a conservative Catholic blog published revelations of Sex in the City – the Vatican City. The Pillar claimed it obtained information about Vatican City and other priestly hookups from ‘publicly available data’. The data breach has led to the resignation of one high profile American Catholic priest whose phone …

anita bryant mother of modern homophobia

The news that Anita Bryant’s granddaughter will soon marry a woman no doubt brought a smile to the faces of people of a certain vintage. In the 1970s, Bryant positioned herself as America’s leading anti-gay rights activist. But to her chagrin, her gig as the mother of modern homophobia did not set her singing career …

hillsong founder historic child sex abuse brian houston

NSW Police today charged Hillsong founder Brian Houston with concealing historic child sex abuse by his father. The police charges follow a two-year police investigation. The charges related to allegations Houston failed to report information relating to the sexual abuse of a young male in the 1970s. Houston’s father Frank Houston faced multiple allegations of …

acl the truth of it perth theatre trust ptt australian christian lobby

Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) announced today it would allow the Australian Christian Lobby to hire state-owned facilities despite an earlier refusal to hire either the Albany Entertainment Centre or the Perth Concert Hall to the organisation. ACL attempted to book the venues for The Truth of It LIVE show featuring managing director Martyn Iles. However, PTT …

folau acl

Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) disciples watched in awe on Saturday as Southport Tigers King Israel Folau made his debut. However, the park footy Messiah failed to inspire converts, scoring just one try. Israel Folau debuted for the Tigers with a purr rather than a roar. “I was just happy to blow the cobwebs out,” said …

national survey

Religiously affiliated schools in NSW can sack LGBT+ teachers, but in Tasmania, they can’t. Researchers from the University of Tasmania say that difference has a profound impact on the lives of LGBT+ people. The researchers are conducting a national survey — the first major study of this kind in Australia. Government-funded organisations with religious affiliations …

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