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Madonna's letter: Right to love and be loved

Madonna has published this letter via her Raising Malawi website asking for readers to pledge their support for the freedom to love:

Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga will spend the next 14 years in a Malawi jail, sentenced to hard labor.
They aren't murderers. They didn't steal. In fact, they didn't commit a crime.
They were convicted of homosexuality.
I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi - and around the world - to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all.
Please add your name to mine in a pledge of support for the freedom to love:

http://www.raisingmalawi.org/FreedomToLove

I am shocked and saddened by the recent decision made by the Malawian court. As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation.
This week, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved.
I will not sit back and be silent while two men are sentenced to 14 years hard labor simply for loving each other. I hope you will add your name to mine, and speak out to your friends and family on this issue:

Love,
Madonna

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Eva

Kabbalah (the version she adheres to) does NOT preach against gays. Steven Klein and other gays are Kabbalists. Christopher did not blame Kabbalah, but Guy Ritchie for Madonna's supposed "abandonment" of the gay community, which is crap. Madonna has always been surrounded by gays, from photographers, stylists, dancers, and others and she will likely always be. Madonna does not hire dancers, singers, and band members based on their orientation but based on their skills, you can see that for yourself at all the auditions. Whomever has the talent and abilities is who she will hire.

Robert

It is ironic that Madonna would state that because her Kabbalah faith is in direct conflict with the gay lifestyle. As Christopher Ciccone stated in his book, Madonna abandoned her gay fans when she married Guy. He commented that her Confessions Tour had not one gay, male dancer performing in the show.

alice

let's sign the petition all the fans!!!

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