That is the first line of a remarkable op ed in Friday's Washington Post. The author is the former Anglican Archbishop of South Africa, Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu, and in In Africa, a step backward on human rights he excoriates mistreatment of gays in Kenya, an he takes apart proposed legislation in countries like Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi that are horrid in their approach towards gays. As the Archbishop puts it,
These are terrible backward steps for human rights in Africa.
for human rights - not gay rights, but human rights.
He is correct, which is why everyone should know what this man of God has to offer on this subject. I also think his words are far broader than the immediate issue which is their occasion.