Sunday, 18 November 2007

Tutu hits out at Church on attitude to gays

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has strongly criticised the Anglican Church for its stance on homosexuals.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4, the Archbishop accused the Church of being “obsessed” with the issue of gay priests, while ignoring pressing global needs such as poverty and HIV.

"Our world is facing problems - poverty, HIV and Aids - a devastating pandemic, and conflict," said Archbishop Tutu, 76.

"God must be weeping looking at some of the atrocities that we commit against one another.

"In the face of all of that, our Church, especially the Anglican Church, at this time is almost obsessed with questions of human sexuality."

Archbishop Tutu went on to criticise the spiritual leader of the 70-million strong worldwide Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, of overlooking God’s “welcoming” nature. Read more
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Revd John P Richardson said...

It may be naive of me, but hasn't AIDS got something to do with sexuality? And in the West we know that social deprivation and youth violence correlates with single-parenthood. Sexuality may not be the 'marginal' issue Tutu alleges. (Oddly enough, it isn't in Genesis 3, either.)