Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Hate has no place in the house of God."

Yesterday's Washington Post ran this great op-ed by the ever-inspiring Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It was buried in my "inbox" but too good to let stay there ... so in case YOU missed it, here you go:

In Africa, a step backward on human rights

Hate has no place in the house of God.

No one should be excluded from our love, our compassion or our concern because of race or gender, faith or ethnicity -- or because of their sexual orientation. Nor should anyone be excluded from health care on any of these grounds. In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights. We knew this was wrong. Thankfully, the world supported us in our struggle for freedom and dignity.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people are part of so many families. They are part of the human family. They are part of God's family. And of course they are part of the African family.

Read the rest here ... and give thanks for the work and witness of one of the great saints of God: Desmond Tutu!

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