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Archbishop Tutu comments on Trayvon Martin killing
windycitymediagroup.com ^ | March 27, 2012

Posted on 03/28/2012 2:19:20 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

South African peacemaker Archbishop Desmond Tutu has released a statement grieving the murder of Trayvon Martin and calling on Americans to "be true to the ideals of the founding persons of your great nation." Tutu released his statement Tuesday on the website TruthInProgress.com, an organization working to promote cross-cultural understanding around issues of race, sexual orientation/gender identity, and religion.

"We grieve with Trayvon Martin's family at the needless killing of their son," Tutu wrote. "We grieve that the police have not as yet reacted appropriately to this shameful act. We grieve for a people and nation we admire where such acts can still happen."

Tutu, long an activist against apartheid in South Africa, was head of that nation's Truth and Reconciliation Committee, which helped South Africa come to terms with its violent past after the fall of apartheid. Since then he has campaigned to fight AIDS, poverty, racism, homophobia, and has often spoken out against violence of all kinds.

In his message following the murder of Trayvon Martin, Tutu shared the sorrow of the victim's family. He strongly encouraged police to act "in an appropriate manner."

Tutu addressed his message to all Americans and repeated his often-spoken reminder that all people--victims and perpetrators alike--are part of one human family. "May you all realise that you really are all members of one family, God's family, the human family: black, white, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, lesbian, transsexual, gay, bisexual, and so-called straight all belong together in the bundle of life," he wrote.

Truth in Progress is focused on the intersection of race, sexual orientation/gender identity, and religion. The Rev. Gil Caldwell, a straight African American retired United Methodist pastor and foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement, and Marilyn Bennett, a white lesbian author and activist, are the co-principals of the project.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/28/2012 2:19:25 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Only straight is “so called”?


2 posted on 03/28/2012 2:21:13 PM PDT by GoDuke
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh, isn’t this special.

We’re now getting global attention from race-baiters from around the world.


3 posted on 03/28/2012 2:21:47 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So the “Bishop” agrees with the mob, that evidence-be-damned, it’s only the group emotion that matters.

How enlightened. How enlightening.


4 posted on 03/28/2012 2:22:03 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Tutu released his statement Tuesday on the website TruthInProgress.com, an organization working to promote cross-cultural understanding around issues of race, sexual orientation/gender identity . . .

So, do I gather that the Bishop wears a tutu?

5 posted on 03/28/2012 2:22:29 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"...TruthInProgress.com, an organization working to promote cross-cultural understanding around issues of race, sexual orientation/gender identity, and religion..."

Well, that just about encapsulates the entire world view of those people.

6 posted on 03/28/2012 2:23:27 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Another idiot just piling-on to something while he has no knowledge about the true facts. FUTUTU.


7 posted on 03/28/2012 2:25:57 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
South African peacemaker Archbishop Desmond Tutu

No !

He is a Marxist/Anarchist agitator who had
people burned to death who disagreed with him.


8 posted on 03/28/2012 2:27:06 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

FUTUTU.

You were once a man of principal (communist principals as you would have it). Now you’re just an old, irrelevant race baiting usurper.


9 posted on 03/28/2012 2:28:55 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"..."We grieve with Trayvon Martin's family at the needless killing of their son," Tutu wrote. "We grieve that the police have not as yet reacted appropriately to this shameful act. We grieve for a people and nation we admire where such acts can still happen..."

Wow. Here he is, in South Africa, where it is likely people are still getting flaming tires around their necks, especially if they are white, and he says things like this.

10 posted on 03/28/2012 2:30:02 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

MSM want to get quotes from anyone else on the Trayvon Martin case?

Dennis Rodman?
Abraham Lincoln?
Jesus Christ?


11 posted on 03/28/2012 2:30:27 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What is significant about this case is not that a black got shot.

What's significant is that the right is now able to call the left on their lies.

For decades a case like this would have just been accepted as black hatred. Not anymore. Times are a-changin and these "progressives" like Tutu built their careers on lies and are screaming now because they see their influence rapidly diminishing.

(Same with Fluke BTW).

12 posted on 03/28/2012 2:30:51 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Has anyone found the courage to come out against lynch mobs yet?

Now, that would be news.

It doesn’t take much courage to join the mob. It does take a little courage to stand up for the guy they want to lynch.


13 posted on 03/28/2012 2:35:28 PM PDT by marron
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
had people burned to death who disagreed with him.

I thought he let Winnie Mandela handle that chore.

14 posted on 03/28/2012 2:36:57 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bishop... buddy... you’re attempt at piling-on this incident is about 48 hours too late. The players are in the locker room.


16 posted on 03/28/2012 2:38:46 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How many thousands were killed in Africa today due to civil wars, religious wars, ethnic strife or just because they have been doing it since the beginning of time? I think he should clean up his own backyard before looking over the fence at ours.


17 posted on 03/28/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Okay, but what do Perez Hilton, Snooki, Meghan McCain, John Edwards and Carrot Top think about the case?


18 posted on 03/28/2012 2:56:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
South African peacemaker Archbishop Desmond Tutu has released a statement grieving the murder of Trayvon Martin and calling on Americans to "be true to the ideals of the founding persons of your great nation."

And, ANOTHER race-baiter weighs in on this non-story. After piecing this story together from various snippets here and there, it appears rather conclusively that Trayvon was the cause of his own demise!!

But, don't tell the race-baiters that!! They're too busy winding up their phony outrage!!

21 posted on 03/28/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
You are correct he had the other Marxist/Anarchists
do the dirty work of "necklacing" their opponents.

22 posted on 03/28/2012 3:09:00 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How is shooting someone who is trying to kill you “needless”?


23 posted on 03/28/2012 3:11:19 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Phantom Phixer
I hope the backlash is just beginning

I think it is.

This thing is going to go on for many years (IMO).

We're going to have some pretty significant and historic victories. Sure, there will be times of setback which will frustrate those who want Rome in a day but I'd rather have it done properly over the long term. Though I wouldn't mind seeing Madame Hillary de-throned as soon as possible.

24 posted on 03/28/2012 3:17:21 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Tailgunner Joe
South African peacemaker Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Peacemaker? What? Isn't this the racist, "whitey" hating 8-ball from South Africa? He's a thug. And they called him a "peacemaker"?

25 posted on 03/28/2012 3:18:07 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: rlmorel

The Democrats had support in the past with hoodie goons called the KKK. Let’s bring up the support of today’s democrats and you will find goons still wearing hoods called LIBERALS.


26 posted on 03/28/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT by Red Barr (The liberals cant get over our victory!)
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To: rlmorel

The Democrats had support in the past with hoodie goons called the KKK. Let’s bring up the support of today’s democrats and you will find goons still wearing hoods called LIBERALS.


27 posted on 03/28/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT by Red Barr (The liberals cant get over our victory!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Tutu jumps shark.

Tutu, in our country we have the rule of law, we will
find out what happened, and act accordingly if we can
just keep jesse Jackson from putting a tire necklace
around Zimmerman’s neck, you remember those don’t you?


28 posted on 03/28/2012 3:32:55 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Well, well.

They’re doubling down on the false narrative and breaking out the international big guns, no repudiation of the lynch mob mentality, well, what do you expect from an old communist rabble rouser who allied himself with the likes of the ANC and Winnie Mandela?

He’d probably like to see George Zimmerman necklaced, that was the fate met by many in South Africa.

In case you don’t know what that is, it’s putting a tire around the neck of an immobilized person, filling it with kerosene, lighting it and watching them burn to death.

Sick, sick, sick and evil.


29 posted on 03/28/2012 3:52:38 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Another Dinosaur Race Hustler joins the lynch mob.


30 posted on 03/28/2012 3:52:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“be true to the ideals of the founding persons of your great nation”

Whose ‘nation’, which ‘founding persons’ and what ‘ideals’, TootToot?


31 posted on 03/28/2012 4:02:27 PM PDT by denimnlace (In search of America...........)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Tutu has released a statement grieving the murder of Trayvon Martin and calling on Americans to "be true to the ideals of the founding persons of your great nation.

Yes, he's right here. We do need to be true to the ideals of the Founding Fathers.

First and foremost is the concept of "due process". But being from South Africa he probably doesn't realize that here in the US one of our Founding Fathers' big principles was that the police don't arrest and jail someone without good reason that they've actually violated the law.
32 posted on 03/28/2012 4:07:55 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"May you all realise that you really are all members of one family, God's family, the human family: black, white, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, lesbian, transsexual, gay, bisexual, and so-called straight all belong together in the bundle of life," he wrote.

First off, you big commie tool, there's nothing "so-called" about it. Secondly, take your smarmy kumbaya lecture and stick it up your tutu.

33 posted on 03/28/2012 4:08:29 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Truth in Progress is focused on the intersection of race, sexual orientation/gender identity, and religion. The Rev. Gil Caldwell, a straight African American retired United Methodist pastor and foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement, and Marilyn Bennett, a white lesbian author and activist, are the co-principals of the project. wholesale destruction of our American, Judeo-Christian, capitalist society.

Fixed.

34 posted on 03/28/2012 4:11:11 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
And....where does the line start in telling Tutu to mind his own damn business?

Or should I start it?

35 posted on 03/28/2012 4:12:49 PM PDT by Houmatt (NObama in 2012!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I don’t recall the “arch bishop” condemning any of the necklace killings winny mandela was responsible for


36 posted on 03/28/2012 4:16:16 PM PDT by Jeff Vader
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Et tu, Tutu?


37 posted on 03/28/2012 5:33:38 PM PDT by EasySt (Life is precious. Live it well.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“founding persons”?!?!!??!


38 posted on 03/28/2012 5:59:56 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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