Archbishop Tutu Would 'Rather Go to Hell Than Worship a Homophobic God'

Among those now joining the liberal media elite in waving farewell to the Bible and other apparently outdated religious texts is...an archbishop. "South African peace icon Desmond Tutu has said he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God, likening the fight against gay prejudice to the anti-apartheid struggle."

Al-Jazeera relayed Tutu made the comments on Friday at the launch of a United Nations lobbying campaign against traditional "homophobic" religion in Cape Town.

"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place," the retired archbishop said.

"I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this," he said, condemning the use of religious justification for anti-gay prejudice.

Launched by the UN Human Rights Office, the public education campaign "Free and Equal" aims to raise awareness of anti-gay violence and discrimination.

 

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
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