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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Gay and Christian police in row

Two staff associations within the UK's police forces are at the centre of an increasingly bitter dispute.

The row between the Gay Police Association and the Christian Police Association has been simmering for a while.

A newspaper advertisement taken out by the GPA coincided with London's Europride event a fortnight ago.

The ad featured a Bible next to a pool of blood under the heading "in the name of the father", and claimed that religion was the sole or primary motivation behind most of the homophobic incidents logged by the GPA's staff helpline.

A minister, Reverend George Hargreaves, complained about the advert and said its claim was nonsense.

He also called the GPA "Christianphobic", prompting a Met Police investigation into whether the advert constituted a faith crime. BBCi

The transcript of the argument
"Thou shalt not covert thy neighbours dirt box."

"Awww, Pink fluffy feathers to you."
Leave fur where it belongs