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CLIP 6546

Desmond Tutu criticises Anglican Church’s homophobia

Desmond Tutu  criticises Anglican Church’s homophobia
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Key Info
  • Desmond Tutu criticises Anglican Church’s homophobia
  • Duration: 03:17
  • Speaking in September 2008, the cleric and human rights activist Desmond Tutu said that he was ashamed of homophobia within the Church. He called for the Church to turn its back on homophobia and concentrate on more important issues, such as poverty. The Most Reverend Tutu, who has worked for reconciliation in post-Apartheid South Africa, says he feels 'God is weeping' at the state of the world. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 7 September 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education

       Topic:

    Ethics and Relationships

  • Keywords: discrimination, intolerance, prejudice, Christianity, Desmond Tutu, South Africa, homophobia, leadership
Ideas for use in class
  • Exploring religious attitudes to sexuality; an alternative voice to the official position of the Church and most religious traditions.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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