It has been 20 years since a famous protest that saw gay activists disrupt an Easter sermon by then-Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey. Protesters from OutRage! targeted the Archbishop in 1998 over the Church’s strong continuing opposition to LGBT rights reforms that had been put on the table under New Labour. The Archbishop opposed the equalisation of the age of consent, opposed lifting the ban on gay parenting, and opposed any form of union for same-sex couples. While delivering his 1998 Easter sermon in Canterbury Cathedral, the Archbishop was surrounded in his pulpit by LGBT+ rights protesters who had been sitting in the church.
April 1 / Pink News