Desmond Tutu’s Daughter Must Leave Anglican Priesthood

This is a beautiful BBC Online story about Rev. Mpho Tutu Van Furth, Rev.Desmond Tutu’s daughter, who had to leave the Anglican priesthood due to her marriage to a woman last December. She speaks with candor and pain, saying “when in doubt do the most loving thing.” That is wonderful advice in the face of adversity and downright hatred.  Her struggle mirrors the struggle in the Anglican church over gayness and acceptance of those persons on the LBGTQ spectrum. And of course this struggle is an underground struggle in the Roman Catholic Church as well. It is one place, as well, where the Roman Catholic Woman Priest Movement leads the church. RCWP internationally maintains that there is no  connection between the call to the priesthood and one’s status as single, married, gay, or straight or everyone in between. Our priests fit all descriptions.  Responding to God’s call and service and justice to God’s people, all of them, is our common ground.    Here’s to the love of Jesus for ALL persons.
Rev. Dr. Judy Lee, RCWP
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Tutu’s daughter ‘sad’ to leave priesthood after gay marriage

9 June 2016 Last updated at 07:09 BST

The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said she felt part of her had been “stripped away” when she had to relinquish the Anglican priesthood after marrying her female partner in December.

Mpho Tutu van Furth has been speaking to the BBC’s Nomsa Maseko about falling in love, and the pain of leaving the church.

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