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Religious bigotry over gay marriage flares up in Nigeria and France

TWO reports this week indicate that Christians and Muslims are increasingly aligning themselves over the issue of same-sex unions.

In Nigeria, Senate President David Mark told the Catholic faithful and guests at a recent civic reception in honour of Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan in Abuja that a bill prohibiting same-sex marriage would definitely be passed.

Gay Church of England bishops: C of E publishes guidelines

GAY but CELIBATE men in civil partnerships have become acceptable to the Church of England, but they must abide by a rigid set of guidelines.

According to the Independent today:

• Gay Bishops and their partners are allowed to hold hands on the sofa when watching Downton Abbey but snuggling on the sofa is forbidden.

• When greeting their partner, gay Bishops may only kiss them once on the cheek. To kiss them twice on the cheek is too European and therefore too gay.

UK gay hate preacher warned he could be barred from entering the US

FOLLOWING the revelation in the Freethinker yesterday that a Christian coffee shop in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, serves as a base for anti-gay activity – specifically in regard to Uganda’s notorious “Kill the Gays” bill – reaction to the news has been swift.

George Broadhead, of the UK gay charity, the Pink Triangle Trust, said he was appalled that Cornerstone, ostensibly a social organisation for Christians in the UK which claims to have been established “to love the Father, love one another, love our neighbour, and even to love our enemy” should be a hub of hatred towards gay people.