Church of England bars Desmond Tutu's daughter from leading funeral because of same-sex marriage

Church of England bars Desmond Tutu's daughter from leading funeral because of same-sex marriage

The Church of England has banned Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daughter from conducting her godfather’s funeral because she is married to a woman. Martin Kenyon, who died earlier this month at age 92, left explicit wishes for his goddaughter, Reverend Mpho Tutu van Furth, who is an Anglican priest, to conduct his funeral. But the request from his family to hold the ceremony at his local church in Shropshire, England was turned down by the Diocese of Hereford because the daughter …