Desmond Tutu: I will not worship ‘homophobic God’

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Desmond Tutu, the now retired iconic archbishop of South Africa, says he will not worship a “homophobic God” and would rather go to hell.

“I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven,” Tutu said Friday in Cape Town, according to the BBC. “No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place.”

Tutu’s comments came during the launch of “Free & Equal,” the United Nation’s first global public campaign to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

The Nobel peace laureate is a long-standing campaigner for gay rights and said he was “as passionate about this campaign” as he was about apartheid.

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

In Africa, homosexual acts are still a crime in 38 countries, according to the rights group Amnesty International.

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said that same-sex relationships are legal in South Africa, but it has some of the worst cases of homophobic violence. She added that same-sex relationships are illegal in more than a third of countries around the world and punishable by death in five, the BBC reported.


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