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Welcome to your weekly news round up!

This week in the news we saw the continuation of the case from last week of the firing of an Ohio teacher due to her sexuality with a local Bishop defending the ‘Catholic values’ behind the decision.

Cambridge lecturer Abdal Hakim Murad has apologised for offensive statements made almost 15 years ago where he stated that homosexuality was an “inherent aberration” and “inherently ugly”; stating that he was at the time “in the grip of a kind of zealot enthusiasm.”

A new video by US anti-gay Christian organisation Faith 2 Action, claims that homosexuality is “more dangerous” than smoking, and attempts to parody a pro-LGBT children’s book, by suggesting that accepting same-sex parents is the same as encouraging children to smoke. Read more here.

Also, the Huffington Post published an article by author Derek Flood titled “What does Jesus think about Homosexuality?” that has sparked interesting debates in the comments threads.

 

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A research project within the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) at The University of Sheffield.

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