Thursday, August 19, 2004

Father Jake has an excellent post on Archbishop Tutu's remarks on homophobia in the world:

A student once asked me if I could have one wish granted to reverse an injustice, what would it be? I had to ask for two. One is for world leaders to forgive the debts of developing nations which hold them in such thrall. The other is for the world to end the persecution of people because of their sexual orientation, which is every bit as unjust as that crime against humanity, apartheid. This is a matter of ordinary justice.

FJ also has a post on the latest trial balloon on breaking up/leaving the Episcopal Church -- two parishes in California that declare they are now under the Uganda Church. His post also has background on the political efforts behind all of this:

I suppose the point of all of this is to note that the self-interest fixation of the right is not limited to the political arena. It is alive and prowling among the religious communities as well. To borrow some of the words of Andrew Weaver; "It is time, in other words, for "fighting Methodists" (and all progressive and moderate members in the mainline churches) to make a comeback lest their tolerance and Christian charity be turned against them and used to undermine their churches and further the social ends of the right wing's radical ideology."

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