Thursday, 6 December 2012

Desmond Tutu Speaks Out

Desmond Tutu

Former Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, speaks out against Uganda's Kill the Gays bill:

[Tutu] went on to say of Uganda’s pending bill, which proposes the death penalty for homosexual acts in certain circumstances, that it was “totally unjust” and the archbishop urged Ugandan lawmakers not to pass the legislation...

With state-sponsored homophobic laws a visible presence across the continent of Africa, Archbishop Tutu said the church must stand with minorities.

“My brothers and sisters, you stood with people who were oppressed because of their skin colour. If you are going to be true to the Lord you worship, you are also going to be there for the people who are being oppressed for something they can do nothing about: their sexual orientation,” he said.

This is not the first time that Tutu has stood up for LGBT equality, previously calling anti-gay laws ‘as wrong as apartheid’.

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