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Desmond Tutu's daughter: 'painful' to give up ministry after marrying woman
The Guardian ^ | 9 June 2016 | Harriet Sherwood

Posted on 06/09/2016 6:46:44 AM PDT by Cronos


For someone who is in love and recently married, a wedge of “very odd pain” is lodged in Mpho Tutu van Furth’s heart.

It is caused by the South African Anglican church’s refusal to allow the daughter of one of the world’s best known Christian leaders to continue to work as a priest after she married the person with whom she has pledged to share the rest of her life: a woman.

“It was hard for me to give up my [priest’s] licence, it felt incredibly sad,” Tutu van Furth – whose father, Desmond Tutu, won the Nobel peace prize in 1984 for the struggle against apartheid – told the Guardian.

“My father campaigned for women’s ordination, and so every time I stand at the altar I know that this is part of his legacy. And it is painful, a very odd pain, to step down, to step back from exercising my priestly ministry.”

The civil wedding of Mpho Tutu and Marceline van Furth took place in the Netherlands in December and was followed by a celebration at a vineyard in Franschhoek, near Cape Town, last month.

One bride was a black South African priest, the other a white Dutch atheist academic.

...Desmond Tutu gave a “father’s blessing”,

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


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Desmond Tutu has championed LGBT rights and same-sex marriage. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” he said at the 2013 launch of the Free and Equal campaign in Cape Town. “I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level.”
1 posted on 06/09/2016 6:46:44 AM PDT by Cronos
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2 posted on 06/09/2016 6:47:45 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama's dislike of Assad is not based on his brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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WOMEN CAN’T MARRY WOMEN!!!

MEN CAN’T MARRY MEN!!!

LOOK UP THE ORIGINS OF THE WORD MATRIMONY!!!!

geesh!!!


3 posted on 06/09/2016 6:48:00 AM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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So here we go. Another puff piece in the media about homosexual marriage. This one is supposed to melt our hearts because she is a member of the clergy, and her mean old church won’t let her marry another woman and still be a clergy person.

Love how they manipulate us in the media.


4 posted on 06/09/2016 6:50:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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She made her choice. Church made their choice. What is the problem?


5 posted on 06/09/2016 6:51:30 AM PDT by Rapscallion (You are correct. It IS a conspiracy, not a bad dream.)
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We all make choices in life. She made her choice. To her, the public expression of her homosexuality is more important than being a minister in her church. She made her choice.


6 posted on 06/09/2016 6:53:06 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Desmond Tutu has championed LGBT rights and same-sex marriage. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” he said at the 2013 launch of the Free and Equal campaign in Cape Town. “I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level.” …
Well then, Tutu worships Satan.
7 posted on 06/09/2016 6:54:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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Another semi-celebrity carpet muncher gets her 15 minutes of infamy.


8 posted on 06/09/2016 6:54:37 AM PDT by mkjessup (It's Donald Trump, or Hillary Rotten Criminal. It's a no-brainer!! Get on the Trump Train, or GTFO!)
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I fully agree. She made her choice as to how to live her life. Her church has rules and doctrines which exclude homosexuality. She apparently can’t live with that situation, so she had to run to the media to tell her story.


9 posted on 06/09/2016 6:54:59 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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“LOOK UP THE ORIGINS OF THE WORD MATRIMONY!!!!”

It’s from a Latin word, and the root is the word for “mother”.


10 posted on 06/09/2016 7:04:49 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Apparently I'm still living in your head rent free. At least now it isn't empty.)
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exactly!!


11 posted on 06/09/2016 7:05:41 AM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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Tutu worshipped the communist ANC and his ace-boon-coon* Nelson Mandala *(what black guys where I worked called their BFF)


12 posted on 06/09/2016 7:06:10 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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A priest and an atheist? ...not buying the story here, something else is afoot.


13 posted on 06/09/2016 7:08:33 AM PDT by yoe
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I wonder if all of this queerism going around is being caused by global warming or it’s just “the next big thing.”


14 posted on 06/09/2016 7:12:02 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When was the last time you heard a celebrity say, If Trump wins, I'm moving to MEXICO!)
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She appears to have “married” in search of a white mother figure.


15 posted on 06/09/2016 7:13:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The world is a dangerous place whose inhabitation always ends in death."~Theodore Dalrymple)
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How evil Christianity is!

Men can marry men in any other religion, like Islam - right?


16 posted on 06/09/2016 7:15:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (Trump will win NY state - choke on that HilLIARy)
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The white person is a woman? Are you sure?


17 posted on 06/09/2016 7:18:34 AM PDT by bus man (Loose Lips Sink Ships)
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At least she’s reinforcing the stereotype that they want our white women.


18 posted on 06/09/2016 7:39:40 AM PDT by PAR35
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white mother figure.

Look at the picture. That isn't a 'mother figure'.

19 posted on 06/09/2016 7:40:44 AM PDT by PAR35
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Depends on one’s perspective, I guess.


20 posted on 06/09/2016 7:47:44 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The world is a dangerous place whose inhabitation always ends in death."~Theodore Dalrymple)
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