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  • Desmond Tutu challenges Maryland legislature's attempt to outlaw boycotts of Israel

    04/03/2014 11:44:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies ^ | April 04, 2014 | Saed Bannoura
    Desmond Tutu is a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end apartheid in South Africa, and has long been a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which uses nonviolent means to challenge the Israeli occupation of Palestine and is the initiative being attacked by these bills. Tutu notes that these legislative initiatives are aimed “at punishing and intimidating those who speak their conscience and challenge the human rights violations endured by the Palestinian people.”
  • Tutu urges Uganda’s Museveni against anti-gay bill

    02/23/2014 10:08:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2014 10:46 AM EST | Ray Faure
    South Africa’s retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Sunday made an impassioned plea to Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign into law a harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill that calls for a life sentence for some same-sex relations. Tutu, a Nobel peace prize winner, said in a statement that Museveni a month ago had pledged not to allow the anti-gay legislation to become law in Uganda. But last week Museveni said he had reconsidered and would consult scientists on whether homosexuality is determined by genetics or by a person’s choice. Tutu said he is “disheartened” by Museveni’s new position because there is...
  • Desmond Tutu: Not invited to Mandela funeral

    12/14/2013 9:04:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2013 11:23 AM EST | Gregory Katz
    Another controversy hit South Africa’s long goodbye to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela on Saturday when his fellow anti-apartheid foe Desmond Tutu said he had not been accredited as a clergyman at the funeral by the government so would not attend. Mac Maharaj, a spokesman for the South African president Jacob Zuma, insisted that Tutu is on the guest list and that he hopes a solution will be found so Tutu attends. The 82-year-old retired Anglican archbishop of Cape Town indicated he felt he had been snubbed by the current government, with which he has clashed several times in the past....
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home in Cape Town robbed while at the Nelson Mandela memorial

    12/11/2013 5:02:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies ^ | 12/11/2013
    BURGLARS broke into the Cape Town home of South African peace icon Desmond Tutu when he was away speaking at Nelson Mandela's memorial. "I can confirm that there was a burglary last night," said Archbishop Tutu aide Roger Friedman. "We are not able to tell exactly what was stolen, the archbishop and his wife were not at home. The house was not pillaged." Archbishop Tutu had used the memorial to call on South Africans to follow Mandela's example. "I want to show the world we can come out here and celebrate the life of an icon." The timing of the...
  • Desmond Tutu home robbed; was at Mandela memorial

    12/11/2013 6:11:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2013 8:51 AM EST | Ray Faure
    Police in South Africa say retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home was robbed while he was away to attend a memorial honoring Nelson Mandela. … The 82-year-old Tutu had his home robbed in August as he and his wife slept inside. Both were unhurt. …
  • Desmond Tutu's God Seems to be a 'Different Type' of God

    08/06/2013 8:27:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8-6-13 | Janet Parshall
    No sincere follower of Jesus would ever wish hatred, violence or discrimination against anyone. But behaving in a way that honors God is not the same as declaring that God must somehow changed His mind on sin. Tutu is an ardent supporter of gay rights and said that he "would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven." "No," he said, "I would say sorry – I mean, I would much rather go to the other place. I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this." The former Archbishop may have been...
  • Troubling Remarks From Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu Require Clarification

    07/29/2013 5:08:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/28/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Recent remarks by the retired Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu are not surprising for an Anglican prelate these days, but remain disturbing. Briefly put, the Archbishop says he would rather go to hell than go to a “homophobic heaven.”  Here’s some more complete report page of his remarks, in yesterdays Washington Times. South Africa’s iconic retired archbishop, Desmond Tutu, said on Friday that if he had his pick, he’d go to hell before heading to a heaven that condemned homosexuality as sin. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” he...
  • Archbishop Tutu: Rather Go to Hell Than Go to a Homophobic Heaven

    07/28/2013 7:19:02 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 22 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Archbishop Tutu: Rather Go to Hell Than Go to a Homophobic Heaven South Africa’s retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is engaged in international anti-“homophobia” UN campaign, says he will never worship a “homophobic God” By Julio Severo The former Archbishop of Cape Town, who has been considered the moral conscience of South Africa, spoke last week at the launch of a UN-backed campaign in South Africa to promote gay rights. Desmond Tutu “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place,” Anglican Archbishop...
  • Desmond Tutu: I’d pick hell over an anti-gay heaven

    07/26/2013 6:14:18 PM PDT · by massmike · 93 replies ^ | 07/26/2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    South Africa’s iconic retired archbishop, Desmond Tutu, said on Friday that if he had his pick, he’d go to hell before heading to a heaven that condemned homosexuality as sin. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” he said, by way of denouncing religions that discriminate against gays, in Agence France-Presse..
  • Archbishop Tutu 'would not worship a homophobic God' ("Would rather go to Hell")

    07/27/2013 2:36:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | July 26, 2013
    South Africa's Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will never worship a "homophobic God" and will rather go to hell. The retired archbishop was speaking at the launch of a UN-backed campaign in South Africa to promote gay rights. Despite sex-same relationships being legal in South Africa, it had some of the worst cases of homophobic violence, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said. Archbishop Tutu, 81, is a long-standing campaigner for gay rights. 'Toilet brush attack' He retired as Archbishop of Cape Town in 1996, but has remained the moral conscience of the nation, correspondents say. Same-sex...
  • 'I'd rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God': Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    07/27/2013 5:30:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/27/2013 | ABIGAIL FRYMANN
    <p>The South African Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will never worship a 'homophobic God' and would rather go to hell than find himself in a 'homophobic heaven'.</p> <p>The retired archbishop said the fight against homophobia in South Africa was similar to the campaign waged against racial apartheid in South Africa.</p>
  • Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God

    07/27/2013 11:15:05 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 78 replies
    News.Com.Au ^ | July 27, 2013 5:20AM | AAP
    <p>SOUTH African peace icon Desmond Tutu says he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God, likening the fight against gay prejudice to the anti-apartheid struggle.</p> <p>"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place," the retired archbishop said at the launch of a United Nations gay equality campaign in Cape Town yesterday.</p>
  • Troubled South Africa Debates Impact of White Rule

    04/13/2013 12:29:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 144 replies
    AP ^ | April 12, 2013 | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA
    Few South Africans have the moral stature of retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who campaigned against apartheid and now laments the crime and inequality that plague the nation two decades after it cast off racist white rule. "We can't pretend we have remained at the same heights and that's why I say please, for goodness' sake, recover the spirit that made us great," Tutu said. "Very simply, we are aware we've become one of the most violent societies. It's not what we were, even under apartheid."
  • (Islamic-Nazi alliance) Gaza flotilla sponsor publishes tweet blaming Jews for Holocaust

    10/04/2012 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Milagros · 18 replies
    NationalPost ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | T. hopper
    Gaza flotilla sponsor publishes tweet blaming Jews for Holocaust Tristin Hopper | Oct 4, 2012 2:35 AM ET | Last Updated: Oct 4, 2012 4:38 PM ET More from Tristin Hopper | @TristinHopper The Free Gaza Movement, a U.S.-based activist group known for provisioning ships to run the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza, was hit with charges of anti-Semitism on Wednesday after posting a tweet claiming that Jews were responsible for the Holocaust. “Zionists operated the concentration camps and helped murder millions of innocent Jews,” read a tweet posted Sunday to @freegazaorg, the official Twitter feed of the group, which includes...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Desmond Tutu calls for axing ’Stars Earn Stripes’ ("glorifies war and armed violence")

    08/13/2012 7:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Nine Nobel Peace Prize winners are speaking out against a new NBC competition series they say treats military maneuvers like athletic events. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the other Nobel laureates protested in an open letter that the show, "Stars Earn Stripes," glorifies war and armed violence. The series, which premiered on Monday night, pairs celebrities with inactive U.S. military personnel for simulated military challenges. Celebrity participants include boxing champion Laila Ali, Superman actor Dean Cain, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd Palin...
  • Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap [Cukoo Tutu, again...]

    10/11/2011 8:46:51 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    ibtimes ^ | October 5, 2011
    Desmond Tutu Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap - International Business TimesOctober 5, 2011 10:04 AM EDT Archbishop Desmond Tutu is outraged by the government of South Africa's refusal to stand up to China by failing to provide a visa for his friend, Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.   Speaking to reporters in Cape Town, Tutu said the African National Congress-party dominated government of President Jacob Zuma is worse than the regimes under apartheid and that he prayed for the collapse of the ANC.   The Dalai Lama had been invited to Tutu's 80th...
  • State Department snubs the Elders ( Jimmy Carter and )

    05/17/2011 6:59:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY ^ | May 17, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    Former President Jimmy Carter and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari were hoping to visit the State Department this week to brief officials on their recent trip to North Korea, but nobody at the State Department was available to meet with them. Carter and Ahtisaari, both Nobel Peace Prize laureates, had been eager to give their readout of their meetings in North Korea April 26 and 27 to U.S. officials and press their case for a resumption of food aid to the Hermit Kingdom. The two are members of the Elders, a group of senior figures who have been informally engaging...
  • Google grants $2.5 million to Nelson Mandela Foundation and Desmond Tutu Peace Center

    03/09/2011 7:58:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 3/9/11 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
    Google said Tuesday that it is giving $2.5 million in the form of two equal grants to the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Desmond Tutu Peace Center to preserve, and get online, thousands of pages of historical documents relating to South Africa's movement from apartheid to democracy. Mandela "As one of the most influential leaders of our time, and the face of South Africa's incredible transition to democracy, Nelson Mandela's name is almost synonymous with efforts to create meaningful dialogue and promote social justice," wrote Google's Daniel Lederman and Julie Taylor in a blog post announcing the grants. With that...
  • ZOA: It's Troubling To See Jewish Leaders Defend Israel/U.S. Basher George Soros

    11/17/2010 5:19:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    IMRA ^ | 11-17-10
    ZOA: It's Troubling To See Jewish Leaders Defend Israel/U.S. Basher George Soros Against Glenn Beck's Criticism November 16, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Morton A. Klein Phone: 212-481-1500 Soros: 1944 (Nazi occupation) “was happiest time of my life … adventure … fun” The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed its concern over the strong criticism that a number of American Jewish leaders and other prominent Jews in recent days have directed at Fox broadcaster, Glenn Beck, for his criticism of Israel/U.S.-basher, financier George Soros, regarding his behavior in Nazi-occupied Budapest in 1944. In that year, George Soros’ father...
  • DailyKos Publishes Hateful Racist Genocidal Screed By Tim Wise

    11/03/2010 9:04:35 PM PDT · by WilliamHouston · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | November 3 2010 | Tim Wise
    <p>For all y’all rich folks, enjoy that champagne, or whatever fancy ass Scotch you drink.</p> <p>And for y’all a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your Pabst Blue Ribbon, or whatever shitty ass beer you favor.</p> <p>You need to drink up.</p> <p>And quickly.</p> <p>And heavily.</p>
  • Desmond Tutu Spews More Rancid Hatred

    08/28/2009 6:47:33 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 463+ views
    Forward/The Lid ^ | 8/28/09 | The Lid
    Around the world Desmond Tutu is thought of as a powerful peace maker and one of the people who helped bring down South African apartheid. All that is true, but there is one fatal flaw in the Tutu's Character, he hates Jews, and I don't mean he is anti-Israel (which he is) but he hates Jews. Here are some examples: People are scared in this country [the US], to say wrong is wrong because the Jewish lobby is powerful - very powerful. Well, so what? For goodness sake, this is God’s world! We live in a moral universe. The apartheid...
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • Tutu accuses S Africa over Mugabe

    12/24/2008 3:31:08 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 560+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, December 24, 2008 | unattributed
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has accused South Africa of losing the moral high ground by failing to stand up to Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe. The Nobel peace-prize winner told the BBC that using force should be an option to get rid of Mr Mugabe. Archbishop Tutu also said he was saddened that his own country appeared not to be on the side of Zimbabweans... Archbishop Tutu said: "How much more suffering is going to make us say 'No we have given Mr Mugabe enough time?'" He also said South Africa had a leadership role as its president chairs the Southern African...
  • Nelson Mandela's Group of Global Elders a Who's Who of Pro-Abortion, Pro-Population Control Movement

    07/23/2007 3:28:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,356+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/23/07 | John Jalsevac
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 20, 2007 ( - World famous opponent of South African apartheid, Nelson Mandela, celebrated his 89th birthday last Wednesday by announcing the formation of a Global council of elders, known simply as "The Elders."So far The Elders includes Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mary Robinson, Jimmy Carter, Li Zhaoxing, Muhammad Yunus, Ela Bhatt, Graca Machel, and, of course, Nelson Mandela.  The group of high-profile international leaders is intended to be an independent body of "wise" men and women that will use their combined experience to solve any of the host of problems currently...
  • Archbishop Tutu's Nobel medal stolen

    06/11/2007 3:10:32 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 792+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 June 2007
    THE Nobel medal won by Archbishop Desmond Tutu when he was awarded the Peace Prize was stolen in a burglary at his Soweto home at the weekend. Johannesburg police spokeswoman Superintendent Thembi Nkwashu said five suspects were arrested following the burglary of Archbishop Tutu's house in Orlando West in the city early yesterday. "Five suspects have been arrested. Several goods were stolen from the house. We have so far recovered two television sets, one DVD set, the Nobel Peace Prize won by Tutu, some jewellery and the vehicle used for the robbery," she said. The round gold medal is worth...
  • Tutu to head UN rights mission to Gaza

    11/29/2006 2:26:26 PM PST · by Risha · 19 replies · 372+ views
    jpost ^ | Nov. 29, 2006 | Jacob Slosberg
    Tutu to head UN rights mission to Gaza Jacob Slosberg and AP, THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 29, 2006 South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who has in the past compared Israeli policies with those under apartheid, has been named to head a United Nations fact-finding mission to the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun, where an IDF artillery barrage killed 19 civilians earlier this month, UN officials said Wednesday. The Nobel Peace laureate will travel to Gaza to "assess the situation of victims, address the needs of survivors, and make recommendations on ways and means to protect Palestinian civilians against further...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S.

    09/17/2006 8:04:11 PM PDT · by FlyVet · 89 replies · 2,029+ views
    AP ^ | 9/17/06 | CHASE SQUIRES
    Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S. By CHASE SQUIRES, AP DENVER (Sept. 17) - Ten Nobel Peace Prize laureates chbishop called for world peace and took aim at U.S. policy makers, asking an enthusiastic crowd of 7,000 youth to demand that the United States pull back its military, spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries. The Archbishop Desmond Tutu had stern words for the Bush administration. "Then how can you commit Guantanamo Bay? Take back your country," he said. Only the Dalai Lama, whose speech at the three-day PeaceJam convention at the University of Denver was...
  • BURMA: Time to Restore Human Rights and Democracy

    06/09/2005 7:11:40 AM PDT · by LwinAungSoe · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 7, 2005 | Paul Fireman
    <p>Defeating apartheid would have been impossible without corporations world-wide mounting economic pressure to help release South Africa from the grip of a criminal regime. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a leading voice in that fight for freedom, declared, "Tough sanctions, not constructive engagement, finally brought the release of Nelson Mandela and the dawn of a new era in my country." In 1993, when Archbishop Tutu looked to the brutality of the junta controlling Burma, he called it "the South Africa of the '90s." More than a decade has passed, but Western corporations are still playing key roles in boosting the Burmese economy that finances the junta's rule.</p>
  • Potential Successors to Pope John Paul II

    04/03/2005 9:26:09 PM PDT · by iceemonster · 39 replies · 4,242+ views
    NPR Online ^ | April 2, 2005 | Barbara Bradley Hagerty, April 2, 2005 · "Tip O'Neill was correct," says Father Tom Reese, editor in chief of America, the Catholic weekly magazine. "All politics is local... even in the Catholic Church." Reese suggests that instead of focusing on the possible papal candidates as a bookie would look at horses in the starting gate, try to think about the election from the point of view of the electors, the cardinals who cast the votes. "Each cardinal is thinking, how will this candidate go over in my diocese?" Reese says. "If you're from the Third World, you're concerned with people who are...
  • Unveiled - plans to make poverty history in 2005 (Utopian silliness alert!)

    09/14/2004 7:17:38 AM PDT · by TonyRo76 · 26 replies · 603+ views
    Reuters Foundation AlertNet ^ | 14 Sep 2004 | Unnamed
    Today a wide coalition of charities, trade unions and campaigning groups announced ambitious plans for next year (14 September). In a world where poverty kills 30,000 people every day, 2005 will be a year of unprecedented opportunity for rich countries to change the rules and practices of trade, cancel poor countries' debts and deliver more and better aid. MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY aims to be the most powerful coalition ever against world poverty. It calls for urgent action and is looking to Tony Blair as he hosts the G8 and holds the presidency of the EU to improve the lives of millions of...
  • Lexington Man's Goal Is to Get Clergy Behind the Democrats

    12/26/2003 10:27:12 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 34 replies · 243+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 12-26-03 | Lockwood, Frank E.
    His goal is to get clergy behind the Democrats LEXINGTON MAN HEADS NEW GROUP PUSHING FOR POLITICAL CHANGE By Frank E. Lockwood HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER Most regular churchgoers want to re-elect President Bush. Most non-churchgoers plan to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate. That's the finding of a recent poll by the Pew Center for the People and the Press -- and it's a finding that Lexington's Albert M. Pennybacker hopes will change between now and November. Pennybacker, a former Lexington Theological Seminary professor, a Disciples of Christ minister and a lifelong Democrat, is chief executive officer of the Clergy...
  • Desmond Tutu to Receive Marquette University's Highest Award

    02/06/2003 8:11:34 AM PST · by matthew_the_brain · 2 replies · 220+ views
    Marquette University ^ | Dec/2002 | Felice Green
    Marquette Home | News & Events FIND Posted on December 03, 2002 at 15:53:05 Desmond Tutu to Receive Marquette University's Highest Award CONTACT: Felice Green Phone: 414-288-6712 Fax: 414-288-7197 Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa and a 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner known for his work in ending apartheid, will receive Marquette University's highest award, the Pere Marquette Discovery Award at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Gesu Church, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. The award has only been given out three times in Marquette history: in 1969 to the crew of Apollo 11, in 1979 to...
  • Tutu joins call to stop execution (of Napolean Beazley)

    05/18/2002 10:53:32 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 15 replies · 871+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 18, 2002 | By ED TIMMS / The Dallas Morning News
    Tutu joins call to stop execution 05/18/2002 By ED TIMMS / The Dallas Morning News Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu and American Bar Association President Robert Hirshon have written Texas officials to oppose the execution of Texas death row inmate Napoleon Beazley. Mr. Beazley, 25, is scheduled to die by injection on May 28 for the 1994 murder of Tyler oilman John Luttig, 63, during a botched carjacking. Mr. Beazley was 17 at the time, and his case has attracted national and international attention because of his age. "I find it incomprehensible that the death penalty should be imposed upon...
  • Leftist viewpoint of Desmond Tutu

    03/18/2002 10:43:18 AM PST · by gordgekko · 186+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | March 18, 2002 | Charles A. Morse
    South African Bishop Desmond Tutu, in a March 13 interview with Dick Gordon on NPR affiliate WBUR in Boston, drew a moral equivalence between the Sept. 11th attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the loss of civilian life in Afghanistan resulting from the US military action against the al-Qaida and Taliban. He stated, in a charming and almost hypnotic manner, that the attack itself was caused by the "poverty, hunger and disease" plaguing the third world, which he blamed, by implication, on the US. He stated, with a slight pause and a nervous giggle, that no one...