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    Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Oppression of gays is ‘new Apartheid’

    May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Oppression of gays is ‘new Apartheid’

Editor’s note: On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we revisit a 2014 interview Archbishop Tutu did with Ann Curry. This interview was conducted prior to his daughter Mpho’s coming out of the closet to him.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who led a decades-long fight against racial discrimination in South Africa, says the oppression of gay people around the world is the “new Apartheid.” In an interview arranged by the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, the retired Anglican archbishop spoke openly with NBC’s Ann Curry about God, the Bible, and homophobia.

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  • Barbara, May 17, 2016 Reply

    We love you, Arch!

  • Dale Curry, May 18, 2016 Reply

    It was your faith, your courage that was the becon of welcoming for a gay Christian. In the face of hatred, you offered love. In the face of violence, you returned the peace of your faith. Because of your inspiration, I began a spiritual journey eventually joining The Episcopal Church in America. And while our church, like all of mankind, continue to struggle with equality for everyone, including LGBT community; I know that protected by our faith, and with leaders like you, we will emerge on the side of equality, Justice, and love

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