Wednesday , 29 January 2020

Tag Archives: The Herald

Secret papers reveal Catholic Church opposed HIV education in 1980s


  Formerly classified documents have revealed that the Roman Catholic Church opposed government plans for sex education to combat the growing number of HIV/AIDS related deaths during the 1980s. The Herald reported today that the church effectively “acted as a roadblock to efforts to halt an explosion of deaths in Scotland”. Records of a UK Government committee that was established ...

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Church group apologises over same-sex marriage statement


    A group within the Church of Scotland opposed to same-sex marriage has issued an apology after posting a statement about LGBT rights on Monday, the day following the massacre in Orlando. Covenant Fellowship Scotland, a protest movement set up in 2014 to oppose the Kirk’s proposals to permit congregations to appoint ministers and deacons in same-sex relationships, said ...

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Premier League boss: time is right for a gay footballer to come out


  At the end of October reports from the Daily Mirror, suggesting that that two top players were set to come out as gay with support from their clubs, hit the headlines causing furore and speculations of who those players might be. This week, on an interview with BBC NewsNight aired last Wednesday, Premier League chief Richard Scudamore re-ignited the ...

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Glasgow council leader poised to quit

Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson

The leader of Glasgow City Council, Gordon Matheson, is set to stand down from his role within the next few days. Matheson, who is openly gay, was initially expected to step down in February 2016 to allow him to concentrate on his campaign to be elected to Holyrood. However, following some dreadful by-election reversals for Labour and criticism of his ...

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Gay Scottish wrestler attacks homophobic trolls


A professional Scottish wrestler has hit out at homophobic trolls, as well as homophobia in sport more generally, reports the Daily Mirror. Christopher Saynt, aged 22, from Clydebank, has competed in over a hundred professional matches but has been targeted with vile abuse on several occasions on account of his sexual orientation. He has suggested that other gay wrestlers may ...

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New anti-gay Church of Scotland group formed


A new group opposed to gay ordination in the Church of Scotland has been formed on Thursday. The group, which is named Covenant Fellowship, is pressing for what it deems to be a more “Biblical”, traditionalist stance. This follows a majority of the Kirk’s presbyteries voting to support an “overture” granting greater acceptance of gay and lesbian ministers within the Church of ...

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Wind farm boss slammed for Facebook slurs against gay and disabled people

Matt Braund with Minister Fergus Ewing and Christian Wild, head of ABO Wind

A senior executive of an energy company investing millions in the Highlands was forced to apologise for making a series of slurs against LGBTI and disabled people on social media, revealed The Herald. Matt Braund, manager at ABO Wind UK, referred on Facebook to “homsexual [sic] retarded” sportsmen, urging lesbians to “stop looking like men”, and described singer Cheryl Cole ...

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