Sunday, April 12, 1998 Published at 12:40 GMT 13:40 UK
Outrage! in the Cathedral
Gay campaigners mount the pulpit
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been arrested after dramatically interrupting the Archbishop of Canterbury's traditional Easter sermon at Canterbury Cathedral.
"Dr Carey supports discrimination against lesbian and gay people. He opposes lesbian and gay human rights. This is not a Christian teaching. It is wrong for Dr Carey to oppose an equal age of consent," shouted Mr Tatchell from the pulpit.
As Mr Tatchell hung on to a pillar, one of the stewards hammered at his hand to make him let go.
The two-minute protest started seconds after Dr Carey began his sermon, in which he urged peace in Northern Ireland.
A Kent Police spokesman said: "One man is in custody on suspicion of damaging a microphone on the pulpit."
BBC Religious Correspondent Alex Kirby says the Church of England is under increasing pressure to start ordaining lesbian and gay clergy.
However, Outrage! is a secular group.