Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has condemned South Africa for its treatment of the Lesbian, Gay, bisexual, Transgender and intersex community. Tutu spoke at a press conference launching the United Nations’ “Free & Equal” campaign in Cape Town on Friday. A UN first that aims to promote the advancement of sexual minority rights globally.
He stated that South Africans were to do away with discrimination against the LGBTI as they have done with racial injustice.
“Can you imagine me having said it’s unjust to penalize something they cannot do anything about, their race or gender, and then to keep quiet when people are hounded, people are killed, because of their sexual orientation?” he asked.
He went on to say that homophobia was predicated on something people cannot change, just as with race.
The retired clergyman also lashed out at the church.
“I would refuse to go to a homophobic…
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