Dec 11, 2012

ATTENTION MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT -- UGANDA: ¨God does not discriminate among our family¨ Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Archbishop emeritus of South Africa and Nobel Laureate
Nelson Mandela said, “No one is born hating another person” If people are taught and can learn to hate, they can learn to love.

¨Uganda’s Parliament is – unbelievably – on the verge of considering a new piece of legislation that would have the effect of legalising persecution, discrimination, hatred and prejudice in that country.

Should the Anti-Homosexuality Bill be voted into law, it will criminalise acts of love between certain categories of people, just as the apartheid government made intimate relations between black and white South Africans a punishable offence.

Members of the apartheid police force charged with the upkeep of “morality” would rush into the bedrooms of suspected offenders to gather evidence, such as warm bed sheets. Those found guilty were arrested, put on trial and punished. What awaits the people of Uganda?

One thing that Ugandan legislators should know is that God does not discriminate among members of our family. God does not say black is better than white, or tall is better than short, or football players are better than basketball players, or Christians are better than Muslims… or gay is better than straight. No. God says love one another; love your neighbour. God is for freedom, equality and love...¨ please read it all, HERE


Thanks to Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Thanks to President Nelson Mandela
Thanks to The Daily Monitor, Kampala HERE
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2 comments:

Ciss B said...

I love Desmond Tutu!!

Leonard Clark said...

Hi Ciss! You and me and most all of the known world loves Bishop Tutu (leave out a few bloodthirsty puritans and it's EVERYONE who love Desmond Tutu)! Happy everything to you, Len