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Archbishop Tutu backs UN initiative, would prefer hell to ‘homophobic’ heaven

July 29, 2013

The United Nations Human Rights Office has launched the Free & Equal Campaign, which it describes as a “global public education campaign [that] aims to … focus on the need for both legal reforms and public education to counter homophobia and transphobia.”

Stating that “I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid,” Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, “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.”

“I would not worship a God who is homophobic, and that is how deeply I feel about this,” added the South African prelate, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

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  • Posted by: geoffreysmith1 - Jul. 29, 2013 2:20 PM ET USA

    “global public education campaign [that] aims to … focus on the need for both legal reforms and public education to counter homophobia and transphobia.” Some more interference threatened into the internal affairs of sovereign nations. The United Nations cabal will have to be disbanded before it causes another world war. I can't see any of the Muslim nations, and especially Arabia and Iran, tolerating this busybody snooping by the UN for one moment.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 29, 2013 11:56 AM ET USA

    Archbishop Tutu is why the Anglican Church is disintegrating and he is symptomatic of today's moral decline in Christianity. Those religious leaders like Archbishop Tutu who condone active homosexuality are emotionally trapped into a belief system based on an all loving God whose love trancends everything. They reject a just God who has established rules which if broken must have consequences. It seems Archbishop Tutu as forgotten or no longer believes the story of Adam and Eve.

  • Posted by: Leferink557202 - Jul. 29, 2013 9:34 AM ET USA

    So Archbishop Tutu says he would refuse heaven if God is "homophobic" and would rather go to "the other place." Be careful what you wish for, Right Reverend.