OUT­SPO­KEN

FRIENDS & FOES IN THEIR OWN WORDS

GA Voice - - In This Issue -

“If some­one is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” —Pope Fran­cis, head of the Ro­man Catholic Church, telling re­porters that he would not judge priests for their sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion. The for­mer pope, Bene­dict XVI, had said gay men should not be priests. (New York Times, July 29)

“[Julie] Her­mann and her part­ner Dr. Les­lie Danehy are the proud par­ents of a seven-year old son, Ai­dan.” — Julie Her­mann, the first woman to serve as ath­letic di­rec­tor for Rut­gers Univer­sity and the sec­ond fe­male ath­letic di­rec­tor in Big Ten his­tory, com­ing out in her of­fi­cial bi­og­ra­phy on the school web­site scar­letknights.com (USA To­day, July 29)

“I would not wor­ship a God who is ho­mo­pho­bic, and that is how deep I feel about this. I would refuse to go to a ho­mo­pho­bic heaven.” —Re­tired South African Angli­can Arch­bishop Des­mond Tutu, speak­ing at a re­cent United Na­tions gay rights event. (Wash­ing­ton Times, July 26)

“If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two chil­dren and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their heads.” — Zimbabwe Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe, stat­ing at a rally that ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity “seeks to de­stroy our lin­eage” and Zimbabwe will not “ac­cept the ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity prac­tice” even if it costs the coun­try U.S. aid. (News Day, July 25)

Pub­lic­ity photo via Rut­gers Face­book

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