Religion News

Anti-Gay Church "Not Welcome" in Lockleaze

Local campaigning and radical newspaper The Bristolian has a long history of standing up to bigotry, as well as being a thorn in the side of the City Authorities. It memorably described Conservative Councillor Richard Eddy as a “homophobic weirdo” and over its twenty year history, has stood up firmly for secular values. The paper reports that in Lockleaze, a fundamentalist anti-gay church called the Spirit of Life has opened on Romney Avenue.

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Journey out of Hate Group Documented on BBC

Megan Phelps-Roper, a woman brought up in the notorious anti-Jewish and anti-gay “God Hates Fags” sect who are known as the Wesboro Baptists, documents her journey out of the hate group and towards tolerance and acceptance in wider society in a reading of her autobiography on

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Gay Pagan Network Gives Latin Quote for Pride

The gay male cult of Antinous, a neo-pagan cult which revives the ancient homoerotic mysteries of the deified lover of Hadrian, and which blogs daily on Twitter and Facebook, has sent out a Pride message to all sections of our rainbow family and all factions within the LGBTQ communities.

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Progressive Christians Give Thanks for Spong

The Progressive Christianity Network UK, which represents Britain's liberal and politically progressive Christian congregations, gives thanks this week for the astonishingly long life of former Episcopal American Bishop John Selby Spong.

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Sad Passing of Man who Tried to Be an "ExGay"

The atheist magazine The Freethinker reveals this week that a supposedly “ex-gay” Christian man who had been involved for many years in the movement advocating religious conversion of LGBTQ people had taken his own life, whilst his wife has been taken into hospital suffering from

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The Reverend Richard Coles is the guest interviewee in “Letter to My Sixteen Year Old Self” in the gay friendly and weekly published street paper The Big Issue.


The Reverend Richard Coles, gay Church of England minister and frequent contributor to radio and television, was a guest on BBC Radio 2's late night health program


People interested in examining where old and new hatreds collide, and where xenophobia, which is almost always a threat to LGBTQ freedom, arises, might be interested in picking up issue 244 of the


One Body One Faith – an umbrella group for LGBTQ Christians of various traditions – is continuing to hold its “Rhythm” series of internet enabled weekly prayers every Wednesday at


The Pagan Federation whose work includes support and socialising for LGBTQ pagan practitioners, have been in touch with a full listing of events for their fiftieth anniversary year

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