Tutu urges Uganda to drop bid to jail gays and lesbians

Print More
RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili

RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili

Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Tuesday (Dec. 4) urged Uganda to scrap a controversial draft law that would send gays and lesbians to jail and, some say, put them at risk of the death penalty. By Fredrick Nzwili.

  • Billysees

    What a shame Christianity has so many manifestations of hatred, cynicism and contempt towards those that are disliked.

    These manifestations occur because misguided leaders in churches don’t experience that the spirit and the spirit alone is all that really matters. Bruce Barton of “The Man Nobody Knows” fame said that.

    And Paul wrote, “The Kingdom of God is not in “word” (that means scripture verse), but “power” (that means the ever renewing and leading work of the Holy Spirit in us and other spirit led movements in the world)…….it’s not food and drink but “righteousness” (that means doing good works and deeds) and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit”.

    As time moves on, scripture verse like that will mean more and more.

    Thanks to voices such as Mr. Tutu, that will happen sooner.

  • Michelle

    Although I don’t agree with the gay lifestyle, gays have the right to live as they please. I hope Uganda listens to Archbishop Desmond Tutu. No one deserves to die over whom they love.