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St. Petersburg bans ‘homosexual propaganda’

By Miriam Elder Twenty years after homosexuality was decriminalised in Russia, anti-gay legislation is making a rapid comeback, with St Petersburg becoming the latest city to ban “homosexual propaganda”. The law, signed by St Petersburg’s governor last week, came amid increasing calls by leading Russian politicians and Orthodox Church officials…

Bachmann to Piers Morgan: ‘Rude’ to say I am judgmental

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Monday that it was rude to describe her as judgmental because of her public opinions about homosexuality. “I am not here as anybody’s judge,” she said. “Well, you’ve been pretty judgmental in the past,” Morgan responded. “Me?” a surprised Bachmann said.…

Kirk Cameron: Homosexuality is ‘unnatural and destructive’

Actor Kirk Cameron presented himself as not holding auspicious views on the LGBT community Friday evening, labeling homosexuality as “unnatural” and “destructive to so many foundations of civilization.” Cameron’s harsh assessment bewildered CNN host Piers Morgan, who asked the “Growing Pains” actor what he would say if one of his…

Santorum denies equating bestiality and homosexuality

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that he did not compare homosexuality to having sex with animals in a 2003 interview. In the now-infamous interview, an Associated Press reporter asked Santorum if he thought homosexuals should not have sex. He responded by saying that sodomy, adultery and polygamy all…

Pat Robertson: Gays can ‘un-acquire’ homosexuality

Televangelist Pat Robertson offered a simple solution Wednesday to gays who want to be straight: just ‘un-acquire’ homosexuality. A viewer named “Tommy” asked Robertson how he could show his gay son “the love of Jesus when you know his sexual preference is an abomination?” “You want to say, ‘look I…

Anger as Indian minister calls homosexuality ‘disease’

Indian gay rights activists voiced shock and outrage Tuesday over public comments by the health minister that homosexuality was a “disease” brought to the country by foreigners. Speaking at a national meeting Monday of district and mayoral leaders on HIV/AIDS prevention, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad stated that homosexuality was…

Bachmann’s husband on homosexuality: ‘Barbarians need to be educated’ out of their ‘sinful nature’

Marcus Bachmann, the husband of GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), said in a radio interview unearthed by ThinkProgress that “barbarians need to be educated” when asked how parents should deal with their homosexual children. “They need to be disciplined,” he said last year on Point of View Radio…

Rick Santorum borrows slogan from poem by gay rights advocate

A former Republican senator who warned that acceptance of homosexuality could lead to “man on child, man on dog” relations borrowed his presidential campaign slogan from a pro-union poem written by a gay rights advocate. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum announced Thursday that he would be setting up a fundraising…

Condemnation builds over Vatican prelate’s gay slur

VATICAN CITY (AFP) - – Condemnation from gay groups and the French government forced the Vatican into damage control Wednesday over remarks by the pope's right-hand man linking paedophilia to homosexuality.…

CNN asks: ‘Is homosexuality a problem in need of a cure?’

In a somewhat stunning segment for America’s “best political team on television,” CNN anchor Kyra Phillips had guests debate whether homosexuality needed a cure in a broadcast Tuesday. “Homosexuality: Is it a problem in need of a cure?” Kyra asks. “Grabs your attention, doesn’t it?” To be fair, the CNN…

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