Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dartmouth Dumps African in Support of Homosexuals

Backed by the NAACP, Dartmouth College has rescinded the appointment of Dr. James Tengatenga, the former bishop for the Anglican diocese of Southern Malawi, because of past statements he made critical of homosexuality, although more recently, he HAS embraced "gay marriage."  Having thus been accused of not being gay-supporting enough, Dr. Tengatenga plans to engage legal counsel.

This is an intriguing saga of a battle between several leftist homosexualist institutions . . .

For background, read Episcopal Church Blesses Deviant Sexual Behavior and also read Africans Reject Obama's Gay Agenda, to his Face as well as Black Pastors Split with NAACP and Obama on Gay Agenda

-- From "Words on gays cost bishop post at Dartmouth" by Lisa Wangsness, Boston Globe Staff 8/15/13

The extraordinary move by Dartmouth’s new president, Philip J. Hanlon, to retract the college’s offer won praise from those who raised concerns about how the appointment would affect gay students on a campus that has sometimes struggled with intolerance.

Hanlon, who met last week with Tengatenga on Dartmouth’s campus in Hanover, N.H., said in a statement Wednesday that after much reflection and consultation with senior leaders at the college, he decided that Tengatenga’s past statements compromised his ability to lead the William J. Tucker Foundation.

His appointment had sparked a campus controversy as word spread that he had sharply criticized the election of Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communion, and that he had asserted in 2011 that the Anglican dioceses in Malawi remained “totally against homosexuality.”

Tengatenga released a statement saying that his views on gay rights had evolved over time and that he now supports marriage equality and considers discrimination of any kind sinful.

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From "Tengatenga dismissal leaves ongoing questions" by Emily Brigstocke, The Dartmouth Staff 8/20/13

Despite Tengatenga’s July 18 statement announcing his support for LGBT rights, many students said they support Hanlon’s decision because they would not have wanted a Tucker leader who might have discriminated against community members.

After Tengatenga stated his support of same-sex marriage on Dartmouth Now, many still feel that Tengatenga’s prior statements reflect his personal views.

“We don’t know how many people had trouble separating comments expressing institutional views from private individual views,” said German and comparative literature professor Irene Kacandes, who led the Tucker search committee that selected Tengatenga.

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From "Dartmouth withdraws Tengatenga’s appointment as foundation dean" by Matthew Davies, editor/reporter, Episcopal News Service 8/15/13

. . . some North American church leaders are surprised and saddened by the decision, saying that they know Tengatenga as a bridge-builder and reconciler who has a deep understanding of the complex issues concerning human sexuality.

Tengatenga, who was elected as ACC chair in 2009, and also became chair of the Anglican Communion Standing Committee, told ENS on Aug. 15 that he is “saddened” by Dartmouth’s decision. “They have chosen to trust bigotry over truth and justice.”

One of the groups that countersigned the protest is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. “Of all the groups to take the lead against a black person on flimsy grounds,” Tengatenga said. “So much for the advancement of colored people … It is sad that such an institution can stoop so low.”

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Also read Church of England Sued Weeks After 'Gay Marriage' Legalized