Desmond Tutu, the coolest Anglican Archbishop in all the land, took some time this weekend to blast his pious peers’ “obsession” with gay inclusion.
The Anglican church remains split on how – and why – homos should be brought into the Biblical fold, largely due to the ascension of gay American Bishop Gene Robinson in 2004. And the debate, said Tutu at a conference in England, has been distracting the communion from more pressing matters, like poverty:
We seem to be engaging in this kind of, almost, past-time [while] there’s poverty, hunger, disease, corruption.
I must imagine that God is weeping, and the world quite rightly should dismiss the Church in those cases as being totally irrelevant.
It will be good for us obviously, to resolve our differences on this, and maybe accept that we agree to differ.
Ha! We love you, Tutu, but you know the right-wing set won’t sign on to such a plan. Although, yes, they’d be wise to focus their energies elsewhere.