Desmond Tutu Says He’d Pick Hell Over A Homophobic Heaven

“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 African Bishop and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu, on where he would prefer to spend eternity, as reported by Washington Times. (Given the type of folks who would likely populate a homophobic heaven, he would be making the right choice.)

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  • hyhybt

    Sort of the other side of “if heaven ain’t a lot like Dixie…”

  • 1EqualityUSA

    What a lovely thing to say. Thank you, Bishop.

  • JT Hawkins

    I was very fortunate to shake this man’s hand when he came to Duke when I was an undergrad. He is a class act through and through. Such a beautiful spirit.

  • lab

    the world could a few more like him…fortunately we will all end up the same place…dead

  • ouragannyc

    Amen to that!!!
    Queerty, give him the good guy medal of the week!

  • Tackle

    Love what he said and how he put it.

  • kevininbuffalo

    God bless you Archbishop Tutu.

  • CalgaryBill

    What a pope / hope he would’ve made!!!

  • hephaestion

    God bless Archbishop Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Both are proof that everyone in Africa is not anti-gay.

  • hyhybt

    Thank you, Archbishop, there aren’t nearly enough of you!

    (And I’m pleasantly surprised that, at least as of comment #9, this thread hasn’t attracted anyone claiming that all Christians are anti-gay.)

  • Dionte

    What if Heaven is Hell and Hell is Heaven.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Dionte’s Inferno

  • mauikamaaina

    Bishop Tutu is a true man of God; not like so many Catholic clergy and church officials.

  • Derek Williams

    Alongside Mandela as a truly great African, and wonderful human being.

  • stfallon1028

    Tutu is the man

  • tjr101

    A wonderful individual he is indeed!

  • LadyL

    I’ve always liked this man. I guess now I love him!

  • Fourltrfred

    What a wonderful man. Thank you for your support, Archbishop Tutu.

  • Joetx

    @hephaestion: Ditto!

    It’s funny how many Christians are always on the prowl for my converts. I think if they actually behaved like decent people like Archbishop Tutu, they’d get a lot more people to join the flock.

    Alas, as a Cradle Catholic, you won’t find many (if any) high-ranking officials in the Catholic Church like Archbishop Tutu.

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