Martin Reynolds, the communication director of the LGCM, welcomed the investigation into what he described as "scandalous" views."These are irresponsible remarks that could inflame latent homophobia," he said."I am sure that the bishop is a very gentle man and his views are sincere.
Some of the clubs are located in rural places, where diversity and tolerance are slower to build.
The pair already have convictions for dishonesty and trademark offences and now face potential jail terms.
Walker was found guilty on 51 of the 53 charges against him, including dishonestly trading by selling faked signatures of Sir Alex Ferguson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roy Keane, Gerrard, Wilkinson and others.
The bishop, who has in the past attacked the immorality of Britain and the ordination of homosexual bishops, spoke out after spending 18 months helping to write the Church of England report Some Issues in Human Sexuality - A Guide to Debate.
He told the newspaper that his research had led him to believe that homosexuals should seek medical help.
Sports fans were conned into spending thousands of pounds on faked autographs of their heroes, a court heard today.