I knew that Tutu was objecting to statements that claim to speak for all of the Anglicans in Africa, but this story, posted today, is a reminder that the Anglican churches on the continent of Africa are not of one mind about many of our contemporary issues. Nor are the Anglican Churches of South America either…
“OHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) – Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in the first authorized biography of the Nobel peace laureate, said he was ashamed of his Anglican Church’s conservative position that rejected gay priests.
[…]Excerpts from the book were scheduled to be appear in South Africa on Friday and the biography was scheduled for release in time for Tutu’s 75th birthday on Oct. 7.
The retired archbishop was critical of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams for bowing on the gay priest issue to conservative elements, particularly African bishops, in the 77-million member Anglican Church that includes Episcopalians in the United States.”
Read the rest here: BAW: Tutu expresses shame at Anglican church