Tutu Covers Bases At Gay Event

Freedom fighting South African Archbishop Desmond appeared in San Francisco last night to speak at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission’s Celebration of Courage Awards Ceremony. The event was the first time gay champion Tutu has addressed an exclusively queer crowd. From the exuberant press release:

Comparing the importance of speaking up for human rights to the basic act of breathing, Archbishop Desmond Tutu gave an historic speech to the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) community at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco last night. A crowd of 500 people heard the Nobel Peace Prize recipient condemn the persecution of LGBTI people, apologize on behalf of his Church for ostracizing gay people, and challenge China to improve its human rights record–all in the first ever direct address by the Archbishop to a large gathering of the LGBTI community in the United States.

Most miraculously, Tutu hit all those points in a scant thirty minutes. Astounding…