Archbishop Desmond Tutu ‘Would Not Worship A Homophobic God’

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Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will never worship a “homophobic God”.

Speaking at the launch of a UN-backed campaign to promote gay rights, the retired archbishop said that if he had his pick, he’d go to hell before entering a heaven that condemned homosexuality.

Desmond Tutu has denounced religions that discriminate against LGBT people by making some very strong statements during the United Nations’ launch of its gay-rights program in Cape Town.

He leaves no doubt about his opinions regarding LGTB rights, saying:

“I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this… 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.”

South Africa’s iconic archbishop is clearly still fighting for equality despite his retirement, as he went on to relate the gay rights issue to his country’s tumultuous history, saying:

“I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level.”

Archbishop Tutu won the Nobel peace prize in 1984 for campaigning against white minority rule in South Africa.

Source: Desmond Tutu Gay Rights UN on BBC

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