Tutu van Furth not despondent over same-sex couple blessings

The Anglican Church’s Provincial Synod voted against a motion to offer blessings to same-sex unions.

Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu-van Furth says she's not despondent about the Anglican Church's vote against the blessing of same-sex civil unions.

Last Friday, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa's top decision-making body voted against a motion to offer "prayers of blessings" to couples in same-sex civil unions.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba says he's disappointed by the move.

Tutu-van Furth, who had to give up her priesthood after she married Marceline van Furth last year, says she's disappointed with the outcome.

"The writers say that the path to true love is never a smooth and easy one and the love in the LGBTI community is true love. It doesn't go smoothly and easily, but in the end love will prevail."