Former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu has called upon Uganda to scrap the Kill The Gays Bill. Tutu told reporters at the All Africa Conference of Churches that “I am opposed to discrimination that is unfair discrimination.” He called the bill being pushed through the Ugandan Parliament “totally unjust.”
Recently, Uganda’s Speaker Rebecca Kadaga revived the bill and promised to bring it to a vote before Christmas. She claimed that Ugandans were demanding it despite the fact that the bill appears to be a distraction from pressing economic issues facing the African nation.
Tutu said “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.” Archbishop Tutu added that people do not choose their sexual orientation and that people would be crazy to choose to be homosexual “when you expose yourself to so much hatred, even to the extent of being killed.”