Retired Archbishop says he refuses to go to a “Homophobic heaven” and declared the fight against gay prejudice is akin to the anti-apartheid struggle.
No point for me to comment other than what the Apostle Paul told the Roman congregation. This applies to so-called Christians discarding their faith for the Religion of Political Wickedness.
I imagine given his statement, that people like Tutu will be the ones that wail and gnash their teeth at Christ the Messiah and His Father at the Judgment.
In the meantime, recall how the wicked men of Sodom surrounded Lot’s house and attempted to sexually force themselves upon the angels that visited Lot and his family. Not even offering his daughters to the mob would sate them. Such is the vileness of this abomination that has ensnared so many and will destroy the entirety of them.
For even though they (once) knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man …
Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie…
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. – Romans 1: 21-31
“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 at the launch of a United Nations gay equality campaign in Cape Town yesterday.
“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.
Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, compared the project to the fight South Africans waged to end the former white racist minority rule, a struggle in which he played a pivotal role.
“I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level,” the 81-year-old said.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said same-sex relationships are illegal in more than a third of countries around the world and punishable by death in five.
Even in countries where gay rights are upheld challenges remain, she said, noting that South Africa has “some of the worst cases of homophobic violence” despite having some of the world’s best legal protections.