Religion, homophobia, Edinburgh City Council and the ECHR

The Edinburgh Evening News reports that a church is suing Edinburgh City Council over the right to host an American preacher who has described homosexuality as “not normal behaviour”. Destiny Church, which is based in Glasgow, had booked the Usher Hall for its three-day “Surge Conference” in June: one of the invited speakers was Larry Stockstill, from Louisiana, who had written in his 2007 book He Teaches My Hands to War, “Don’t be deceived. Homosexuality is not normal behavior and it is not accepted by God.” After complaints, the Council cancelled the booking in January. Continue reading