Internal religious tiffs can get bi-tchy!
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu took a shot at Anglican leader Rowan Williams of Canterbury this weekend. Gay friendly freedom fighter Tutu’s livid that Williams didn’t stop the Anglican Communion’s “restraint” on gay clergy, saying:
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. Why doesn’t [Williams] demonstrate a particular attribute of God’s which is that God is a welcoming God.
If you think that’s controversial, consider Tutu’s anti-conservative criticism and correlation between race and sexuality:
It is a perversion if you say to me that a person chooses to be homosexual. You must be crazy to choose a way of life that exposes you to a kind of hatred. It’s like saying you choose to be black in a race-infected society.
Lily white Williams has yet to release a statement. He’s still wondering which would be worse, being black or being gay.