Cape Towns tidligere erkebiskop og vinner av Nobels fredspris, Desmond Tutu er rystet over Ugandas antihomolov.
I en offisiell uttalelse sier Desmond Tutu:
«In South Africa, Apartheid police used to rush into bedrooms where whites were suspected of making love to blacks. It was demeaning to those whose ‘crime’ was to love each other, it was demeaning to the policemen ? and it was a blot on our entire society.
The history of people is littered with attempts to legislate against love or marriage across class, caste and race. But there is no scientific basis or genetic rationale for love… There is no scientific justification for prejudice and discrimination, ever. And nor is there any moral justification. Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa, among others, attest to these facts.
My plea to President Museveni is to use his country’s debate around the Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a catalyst to further strengthen the culture of human rights and justice in Uganda. Tightening such areas of the law would surely provide children and families far more protection than criminalising acts of love between consenting adults.»