Topics :: anti-gay church officials

’Jesus Would Stone Homos’ Says Harlem Pastor

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
A Harlem pastor who called for the stoning of homosexuals via the marquee in front of his church has since clarified that he did not intend to incite anyone to violence -- although that’s what Jesus would want.

Cows Aren’t Gay, So People Aren’t Gay, Says Uganda’s First Lady

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
The first lady of virulently anti-gay country Uganda says that homosexuality isn’t natural, arguing that because cows aren’t gay, people can’t be gay, either.

Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively: Putin is ’Defender of Human Rights’

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively stepped up to say that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "defender of true human rights" for his recent decisions to target the LGBT community and to invade Ukraine.

Fired Seattle Vice Principal To File Lawsuit

Friday Mar 7, 2014
Gay Vice-Principal Mark Zmuda, who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic High School, says he plans to file a lawsuit against the school and the Seattle Archdiocese on Friday.

Uganda May Cut Ties With Church of England Over Gay Rights

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 3, 2014
Shortly after Uganda passed the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 (formerly known as the "Kill the Gays Bill"), the country has announced that they may break away from the Church of England over that body’s stance on gay rights.

Go Without God, Says Catholic Priest to Missouri Lesbian

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
A Missouri lesbian couple said their Catholic priest denied them communion, because they are gay.

Sister Resigns After Wash. Catholic School Turmoil

Wednesday Jan 22, 2014
The president of a suburban Seattle Catholic school has resigned in the turmoil following the school’s decision to force out a vice principal who married his same-sex partner.

Indiana Minister Boots Gay; 80% of Congregation Also Goes Away

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jan 15, 2014
After serving for six years as choral director of the United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Indiana, a gay man was driven from the fold by a new minister who said LGBTs could not hold leadership positions.

Anti-Gay Minn. Archbishop Denies Touching Minor

By Amy Forliti | Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Tuesday that he’s stepping down from public ministry while police investigate an allegation that he improperly touched a boy during a public photo session four years ago, an accusation he strongly d

Russian Imam Calls for Boycott of Elton John Concerts

By | Friday Oct 4, 2013
The controversy surrounding Elton John’s upcoming concerts in Russia continues, this time from a Russian Islamic leader, who has called on his followers to boycott the multi Grammy Award-winner’s concerts in Moscow and Kazan.