Bishop Desmond Tutu’s daughter quits priesthood after Her gay marriage

The daughter of Nobel laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa has given up her clergy credentials after marrying a Dutch woman. The Rev. Mpho Tutu told the local media that since her church did not recognize her wedding, she could no longer serve in the country. Mpho Tutu said the church had instructed a bishop to revoke her license, which granted her the authority to preside at Communion, officiate at weddings, baptisms and funerals. “I decided I would give it up to him rather than have him take it, a slightly more dignified option with the same effect,” the City Press quoted her as saying in an online news story. Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah, attended their daughter’s wedding to academic Marceline Van Furth in Franschoek, near Cape Town. The two first married in the Netherlands, Van Furth’s home country, in December. Although South Africa legalized same-sex marriage in 2006, the Anglican...