Reblogged from Stand Up For The Truth, with permission…
CAPE TOWN – During a news conference introducing a United Nations homosexual rights campaign, former African Angelican archbishop and anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu told reporters that he would rather go to Hell than a “homophobic Heaven.”
“I would refuse to go to a homophobic Heaven. No, I would say, ‘Sorry, I would much rather go to the other place,’” Tutu, 81, stated. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.”
He made the comments Friday at a news conference for the UN’s “Free and Equal” campaign in Cape Town, South Africa, which was spearheaded by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The campaign seeks to gain equality for homosexuals worldwide, including in Africa, where most nations oppose or criminalize sexual activity between those of the same gender.
“I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid,” Tutu said. “For me, it is at the same level.”
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May I also just add, this also illustrates the increasingly cavalier attitude (if not outright rejection) towards the doctrine of eternal punishment and hell. It is an evil thing that hell is being made light of. No one who truly understands, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the horror of eternal separation from God could ever profess that they would prefer to go to hell than to some unbiblical view of heaven they have conjured up in their head. Not even in jest. Careless words, but not harmless.
My response may seem harsh, but we have to be willing to speak out against those who profess to be Christians yet promote false teachings. Particularly when they are as influential as Desmond Tutu. This is serious stuff, and will lead many to hell. Which, apparently he would prefer. Don’t assume these comments are made in error or from misunderstanding the Scriptures! I find false teachers often speak the truth about themselves and their motives, they just don’t realise we can see it clearly.
Original Article at Christian News here.