Tutu attacks homophobia in the C of E
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has attacked the homophobic stance of much of the Church of England (and rather a lot of other organisations which supposedly believe in loving your brother) and the Archbishop of Cantebury for being so bloody wooly and weak on the subject. He also, rather sensibly, I thought, pointed out that the church leaders seem preoccupied with the issue of gay Christians and gay clergy when frankly there were far more important matters they damned well should be thinking about: “Our world is facing problems – poverty, HIV and Aids – a devastating pandemic, and conflict. 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… If God, as they say, is homophobic, I wouldn’t worship that God.”
Thank goodness there are at least some folks looking at this debate with some sensibility and sensitivity – then again, I’m sure Tutu has first hand experience of what it is like to have a large organisation discriminating against you because you might be ‘different’ from them. You have to wonder that this sort of point even has to be made in this day and age, let alone among clergy of a religion supposedly about peace and love, but then again plenty of them are still narked about female clergy. Get over yourselves, we have enough uneducated bigots spewing hate against different sexualities, colours, nationalities or religions as it is without supposedly educated church ministers adding to it. If it isn’t okay to discriminate against someone on grounds of skin colour – something most of us take as gospel – then how can it be okay to discriminate on any other grounds without making yourself a hypocrite?