Monday, November 19, 2007

Tutu: Williams should tackle Anglican homophobia

Nobel Peace Laureate and South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says that Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams should be tackling homophobia in the church and making it a welcoming place for lesbian and gay people.

In a BBC radio interview to be broadcast next Tuesday, 27 November 2007, Archbishop Tutu says that he is depressed by the Church's "obsession" with the issue of gay priests, and believes that its Gospel message is being undermined by "extreme homophobia".


Of Dr Rowan Williams...Dr Tutu says: "Why doesn't he demonstrate a particular attribute of God's which is that God is a welcoming God?"

Read it all here.

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