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Homophobia: crime against humanity

Desmond Tutu former Archbishop of Cape Town has come out against homophobia in Africa and around the world saying it is a

“crime against humanity” and “every bit unjust” as apartheid………. Yet, all over the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are persecuted, writes Archbishop Tutu. “We treat them as pariahs and push them outside our communities. We make them doubt that they too are children of God – and this must be nearly the ultimate blasphemy. We blame them for what they are,” he adds

Desmond Tutu is a lone voice amongst the vile homophobia of Africa’s political and religious leaders – a man of compasion, a human being.

1 Comment

  1. At a time when the African side of the Anglican church is trying to break with the North American bishops it is inspirational to see clergy like him and Njongonkulu Ndungane take a stand for what is right when many church leaders around the world have jumped on the ignorant, cowardly and immoral side of this issue. If more clergy were like them I might still be an Anglican today.

    If he comes out strongly against creationism I might just convert back to Christianity (at least for Christmas and Easter).