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When I was in college I studied abroad in Cape Town. While I was there, I was blessed to meet archbishop Desmond Tutu. He taught me I could be gay and religious at the same time.

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I have struggled with religion my entire life. I was brought up protestant, and had been taught that being gay was evil. Of course when I had college I had urges and desires that I could not reconcile with my religious upbringing. 2/
I knew I was gay. In high school this realization made me want, and even try to kill myself. Fortunately I was not successful. 3/?
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Modest requiem for a titan.

South Africa bids farewell on Saturday to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the last great hero in its struggle against apartheid, in a funeral set to be stripped of pomp but freighted with tears and smiles
#BREAKING Funeral mass begins for South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu: AFP
#UPDATE The requiem mass for Archbishop Desmond Tutu begins in Cape Town's Anglican cathedral, a ceremony he had arranged himself and wanted to be modest, @AFP journalists report.

📹 Mourners arrive at the funeral of Archbishop Tutu, who died on Boxing Day at the age of 90
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“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”

Veteran anti-apartheid campaigner, Desmond Tutu, has died”

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 & two years later became Archbishop of Cape Town #DesmondTutu #Tutu
The oppression & brutality of apartheid never dampened #DesmondTutu’s belief in humanity’s potential

“You can overcome some of the most horrendous circumstances & emerge on the other side, not broken, with the eagerness to spread goodness & compassion.”
Waking up to the news of #DesmondTutu’s death, then thinking back on his life, I was reminded of something I wrote last year:

“The heart is built to break
It breaks each day
The heart is built to fill with joy
It fills with joy each day”
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“Archbishop #DesmondTutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate & veteran of South Africa's struggle against white minority rule, has died aged 90, the presidency said on Sunday.”

#HarryAndMeghan introduced Archie to the Archbishop during their 2019 tour.

A touching moment between icons past, present, & future. #RIPDesmondTutu
#HarryAndMeghan’s statement on #DesmondTutu’s passing:

“Archbishop Tutu will be remembered for his optimism, his moral clarity,& his joyful spirit. He was an icon for racial justice & beloved across the world…He remained a friend & will be sorely missed by all.” #RIPDesmondTutu
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#ICYMI: APA Statement on Government of #Zimbabwe response to pastoral letter
Highlights Thread 📰
APA is taken aback, but not surprised, at the reaction of the Government of Zimbabwe to the pastoral letter issued by the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference on the current situation in Zimbabwe.
3/For the sake of clarity, and with reference to this particular context, APA would like to point out the following undeniable facts regarding the history of the Catholic Church in the Rhodesia era and independent Zimbabwe.
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It's #InternationalLesbianDay!
Here is a thread on iconic lesbians in history, past and present.
I hope you will show your allyship by reading and sharing. 📌

#Lesbians have been with us for centuries.
This sweet couple was photographed in 1907.

19th c lesbians lived together in what were called #BostonMarriages.
Some (straight) historians have tried to de-gay them and erase their lesbian sexuality, agency and history. But they were still lesbians.

Democratic women have long been in the forefront of radical change in America.
#DrAliceHamilton was a physician, scientist, social reformer & #lesbian. Her work created #OSHA. Hamiliton focused on the health of #immigrant women.

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To all the people, designated White by colonizing nations, who are becoming disillusion by your evangelical or Christian faith: When you walk away from Jesus you are not #woke. You are operating out of the white supremacy you say you abhor. 1/ #LiberatingEvangelicalism
When you walk away from Jesus and Christian faith to be “woke” you are walking away from a faith that sprang from brown, indigenous, colonized people. You’re walking away from faith born on the underside of empire in the context of oppressed peoples. 2/ #LiberatingEvangelicalism
You’re walking away from the faith of enslaved people who found such profound liberation in Jesus that they broke laws to gather together and worship in #trees! 3/
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"To call #Israel's democracy'#Apartheid' is an insult to all those who really experienced it."👈TYPICAL CRUEL & DISINGENUOUS LIE‼️
DEBUNKED BY #NelsonMandela & #SouthAfrican Freedom Fighters ON POSTS THAT WILL FOLLOW NEXT BELOW⏬
(Israel's Apartheid Laws:…)
#NelsonMandela Speaking on #Palestine, #YasserArafat [Extracts]
"We identify with the PLO, because just like ourselves, they are fighting for the right of self-determination."
1990 Town Hall Meeting with Nelson Mandela on #Palestine, #Cuba and other issues
👉#SouthAfrica compares #Israel to Nazis,cites Rabbi in #UNHRC #Gaza debate
"Mr President, S.Africans under #apartheid have experienced what we're witnessing happening in Gaza,we had a govt at war with its children & bend in dehumanizing African ppl ..."👏
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Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#MphoTutuVanFurth is an Anglican priest, feminist activist, daughter of #DesmondTutu & lesbian.
Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#QuiJin was a Chinese scholar, revolutionary, feminist, writer, warrior & lesbian. She was executed at 31.
Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#Chrystos is a #NativeAmerican/indigenous poet, activist, two-spirit, lesbian.
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