Desmond Tutu Calls on Uganda to Drop Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke to reporters at a conference in Kenya today, calling on Uganda to drop its anti-homosexuality bill, RNS reports:

Tutu“I am opposed to discrimination, that is unfair discrimination, and would that I could persuade legislators in Uganda to drop their draft legislation, because I think it is totally unjust,” Tutu told reporters here on Tuesday at the All Africa Conference of Churches meeting…

…“My brothers and sisters, you stood with people who were oppressed because of their skin color. 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.

Tutu said people do not choose their sexual orientation, and would be crazy to choose homosexuality “when you expose yourself to so much hatred, even to the extent of being killed.”

The bill could be debated and voted on at any time.