THE Bishop of Southern Malawi, the Rt Revd James Tengatenga
(right), will no longer be taking up a post at Dartmouth
College, in the United States, because of statements he has made in
the past about homosexuality, it was reported last week.
It was announced last month that Bishop Tengatenga had tendered
his resignation as Bishop, and would take up a post as Dean of the
William Jewett Tucker Foundation, at Dartmouth College, in January
The Episcopal News Service reported on Thursday of last week,
however, that the college had withdrawn the appointment after
re-ceiving complaints about the Bishop's stance on
The Bishop told the ENS that those opposing his appointment had
used "selectively" comments he had made in 2004 opposing the
consecration of Canon Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire. The
ENS reported him as saying that he "now considers all people equal,
regardless of their sexual orientation".
Bishop Tengatenga said that he would not withdraw his
resignation as Bishop of Southern Malawi.