Sunday, November 18, 2007

Desmond Tutu - Part II

Last month I wrote about Desmond Tutu, the former Archbishop of Cape Town and a Nobel Peace Price winner, and I just found this update on a friends blog, she posted this BBC article on her blog….
Tutu Chides Church for Gay Stance

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has criticised the Anglican Church and its leadership for its attitudes towards homosexuality.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4, he said the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, had failed to demonstrate that God is "welcoming".

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Criticising Dr Williams, he said: "Why doesn't he demonstrate a particular attribute of God's which is that God is a welcoming God."

'Extraordinarily homophobic'

Archbishop Tutu referred to the debate about whether Gene Robinson, who is openly gay, could serve as the bishop of New Hampshire.

He said the Anglican Church had seemed "extraordinarily homophobic" in its handling of the issue, and that he had felt "saddened" and "ashamed" of his church at the time.

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In the interview, Archbishop Tutu also rebuked religious conservatives who said homosexuality was a choice.

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