Religion Dispatches
December 13, 2012

Tutu is using his prophetic voice to try to save the lives and livelihoods of LGBT people in Uganda (as well as their friends and families) by appealing to the Ugandan people to not commit such atrocities against their own citizens. Rick Warren, on the other hand, sent a 102-character tweet reminding us that he opposed this bill three years ago, and linking to the 2009 video he made...In Paul’s letter to Timothy, he reminded his young disciple that God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power and love and self-discipline. The spirit of power means speaking out, even when it slightly shifts your public persona, threatens book sales, or makes your followers a little uncomfortable. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has learned all of this, and I pray that the same spirit of power will encourage Rick Warren and all of our religious leaders to stand for “the least of these” and to use his considerable influence to truly work against the “Kill the Gays Bill” in Uganda.

GLAAD has been calling on Rick Warren to be more like Desmond Tutu and speak out against the "Kill the Gays Bill" in Uganda.