Tuesday, October 16, 2007

St. Thomas, Tutu and a number of other controversial positions

I was out of town last week when the President of the University of St. Thomas reversed his earlier decision not to invite South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu to speak at the University because of comments Tutu had made about Israel. The resulting controversy has caused the University's president to reverse his decision.

While the initial concern was based on Tutu's views on Israel, I thought it was interesting there was no discussion of Tutu's views on a number of moral issues Tutu is at odds with the Catholic Church on. For instance, his positions on birth control, abortion and homosexual clergy to name a few. The Archbishop is very liberal on a number of issues of concern to the Catholic Church.

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