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Desmond Tutu: Uganda should drop ‘totally unjust’ anti-gay law

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  1. If only all ministers of religion were as wise and inclusive as the wonderful Desmond Tutu. A true Christian who many religious leaders would do well to learn from.

    1. Cardinal Capone 5 Dec 2012, 8:00pm

      They should have made him Archbishop of Canterbury.

      1. GulliverUK 5 Dec 2012, 8:20pm

        NO ! They should have made him president of the World :)

      2. mickie_newton 6 Dec 2012, 9:44pm

        Couldn’t agree more Cardinal!

        1. mickie_newton 6 Dec 2012, 9:45pm

          But then again…he’s all for women in the church, marriage he’d not have a chance of getting in….sadly :(equality etc…All those old fuddy duddies would hate him! So

  2. Friends, sorry for being off-topic, but I know some of you will appreciate this newsflash!

    I just noticed that the Chris Morris thread is appearing in the “Most Popular” list of PN’s “Top Stories” (because it currently has 192 comments), so I just visited it . . . and I’m so glad I did.

    There’s a new link there to:

    Read it! And follow its links! (Though not all are still workingl.)

    It proves that the high and mighty Peter Mandelson is connected with Chris Morris and thereby with a gay porn website (run by Chris Morris!).

    So now we not only have proof that Chris Morris’s “I’m not gay” was fraudulent, but we also have proof that one of the most important people in the land is or has been involved with him!

    What a little poseur! The sheer nerve of him! And to think he’s diddling big money out of people for talking rubbish.

    1. GulliverUK 5 Dec 2012, 8:25pm

      That’s from 2009 !

      Who cares if someone runs a porn site – gay or straight.

      And Peter Mandleson isn’t even remotely the “most important” person in the land —- I AM !!! :D

    2. Have you really got nothing better to do?

    3. So a web design company designed both a website for Peter Mandelson and for a porn company? So what? That doesn’t show Mandelson was connected with the porn website at all.

    4. Gulliver, the Chris Morris declaration “I am not gay” occurred in these pages only a few weeks ago!

      The dizzythinks link, above, is highly relevant to it! And all those PN posters who were so vociferous just a few weeks ago would have been even more so if they had been aware of the information given at that URL!

      Eriic, you have missed the point. In The Guardian and here at PN, Chris Morris brought himself a great deal of publicity by declaring “I am not gay!”. The web of connections revealed by the URL prove beyond all doubt that that statement was an artful fabrication.

      It would appear that a great many Pink News readers are fickle and care to get hot under the collar with regard to news of the moment and that once that news has become “old news” they’re no longer concerned, even if revealing details subsequently emerge.

      Not that I expect all PN readers to be creatures of profundity. Far from it.

  3. Desmond Tutu is a star. A wise, compassionate man – everything that so many christians are not. He’s spoken out clearly here and I hope people pay attention.

  4. Jide Macaulay 5 Dec 2012, 8:18pm

    Desmond Tutu is a wise man beyond his years. His experiences and fight for equality and the ability to maintain a balance argument and theology of inclusion is amazing.

  5. Paul in Brighton 5 Dec 2012, 8:25pm

    Always been a wonderful, compassionate man and a voice of reason and sensibility, but sadly I doubt his colleagues in Uganda will take any notice of what his lovely man says.

  6. I have tremendous respect for Desmond Tutu and his support for human rights throughout the world, notably by organizing a recent petition in favour of Liu Xiabo in China.

    Desmo d Tutu’s comment on Uganda’s anti-gay bill was made to reporters at the AACC, but was not.on the actual agenda of the conference.

    I wonder if his comment made the headlines of other sites besides PN.

  7. Where’s Rowan Williams? Wheres Justin Welby? Why don’t they say something-this is being done in the name of their religion!!

  8. If all clerics were like the wonderful Bishop Tutu I would have no problem with religion. Although I would still find it a but silly. But thank you, Des!

  9. can someone please give him few more nobel prizes?

  10. He is such a wonderful man. If only the most of the rest of the Christian community were like him. I know there are others but, like Desmond Tutu, they need to speak up louder.

  11. Jock S. Trap 6 Dec 2012, 9:31am

    If ever there is a man to be admired within Religion it has to be Desmond Tutu.

    I suspect Uganda will ignore his words of wisdom in favour of the US extremist who seem to be dictating the country with money.

    Money and extremists should Never be allowed to buy people’s discrimination and they should never be allowed to sanction such harsh bigotry against anyone. It’s a basic human right not to be discriminated against and it’s time Uganda and other countries alike were brought out of the Dark ages into the 21st Century.

  12. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Dec 2012, 12:38pm

    The silence coming from Canterbury is deafening. Cowards all.

    1. Very true though, to be fair, were they to comment there’d be the usual “We Africans don’t need to be told what to do” denunciations from the usual suspects. It is so much better coming from such a distinguished African.

  13. 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

    *wells up*

    Why is such a simple yet noble message so hard for other African bishops to come up with?

  14. George Broadhead 6 Dec 2012, 2:41pm

    John writes:

    “Where’s Rowan Williams? Where’s Justin Welby? Why don’t they say something – this is being done in the name of their religion!!

    Quite right!

    I don’ want to appear carping, but it might have been better had Tutu publicly catisgated the Anglican Church of Uganda for its strong support for the bill.

  15. mickie_newton 6 Dec 2012, 9:43pm

    The rest of the Christian/Catholic church could learn a thing or two from this wonderful man! Always loved Desmond and I’m not a Christian!

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