Desmond Tutu Says He Would Rather Go to Hell than to a “Homophobic Heaven”

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Notorious South African Anglican archbishop, Desmond Tutu, should more correctly be called the Anglican arch-heretic for his various heretical statements, such as the following: “It may be that Jesus was an illegitimate son”; [1] “The Holy Spirit is not limited to the Christian Church… The Holy Spirit shines through [Gandhi]”; [2] and, “Thank God I am black.  White people will have a lot to answer for at the last judgment.” [3]  And his support for the diabolical heresy known as “liberation theology” (religious Communism), which brought such suffering and misery to South Africa, earned him the nickname of the “Red Bishop”.  Just some of his statements in support of Communism and the terrorist revolution: “One young man with a stone in his hands can achieve far more than I can with a dozen sermons”; [4] “Unless America puts pressure on South Africa… the only way forward is to overthrow the government by force”; [5] “Imagine what would happen if only 30 percent of [black] domestic servants [in white households] would poison their employers’ food”; [6] “If the Russians were to come to South Africa, most blacks would welcome them as saviours”; [7] and, “I am a Socialist.  I hate Capitalism.” [8]

Yet if all this were not enough, his latest statements have once again revealed how far he is from the kingdom of heaven, when in July 2013 he stated publicly that he would rather go to hell than to a “homophobic heaven” or worship a “homophobic God.”

 He was speaking at the launch of a UN-backed campaign in South Africa to promote “gay rights”. 

 “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven,” he said.  “No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place.”  And: “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.” [9]

And this was not the first time he said such a thing.  In a 2007 radio interview with the BBC, Tutu said, “If God, as they say, is homophobic, I wouldn’t worship that God.”  And that same year in Kenya he made this statement: “I am deeply disturbed that in the face of some of the most horrendous problems facing Africa, we concentrate on ‘what do I do in bed with whom’.” [10]

This is a man, claiming to be a minister of Christ (although he certainly is not a true Christian minister), who is in his 80s and is therefore standing on the brink of eternity, and will in a few short years at most be called to appear before the sovereign God of all creation and give an account for his words and deeds (2 Cor. 5:10); and yet, even with eternity stretching before him, he dares to make such blasphemous remarks and to insult the glorious Being who made him, and who will judge him!

Tutu’s Anglican institution is not a true Christian church, of course.  It is filled with unregenerate men and women who fight and rebel against all kinds of doctrines and practices in the Word of God and yet dare to call themselves “Christians.”  It is a religious monstrosity, a vile disgrace, and should be shunned with contempt by all who love the Lord and His holy Word.  Tutu is not the only religious deceiver in its ranks – not by a long shot – but even in an institution notorious for its charlatans, heretics, Bible-deniers, and haters of all righteousness, Tutu’s latest statements surely rank among the most diabolical (and I use this word deliberately) of all.

 His first great error in uttering these latest statements, one with consequences so dreadful to his soul that it makes one tremble just to contemplate them, is that he presumes the gates of heaven will even be opened to him in his present state.  What a dreadful shock awaits him, unless God grants him the gifts of repentance and faith before he dies!  As things stand now, one millisecond after his eyes close in death he will realise just how deceived on this point he was – but then it will be too late (Lk. 16:26).  Eternity, a never-ending existence to be spent in the torments of hell along with all who die in their sins, including the sodomites whose filthy lifestyle he loves more than the holy character of God most high (1 Cor. 6:9,10), will stretch before him, without mercy, without mitigation, without end. 

And his second great error: that this puny human being (as we all are), this proud and irreverent individual, bobbing about in his effeminate priestly robes and always giggling like a silly schoolgirl, dares to think that as he departs this world and stands before the Majesty on high, he will be able to hold up his hand and say to the thrice-holy God, “I refuse to be taken into the glories of heaven.  I prefer to go down to hell.”  Just how spiritually blind must a man be to make statements like these?  One, moreover, who dares to claim to be a shepherd of souls?  How far removed such a man is from the true shepherds described in God’s Word, who feed the flock of God with the pure Word of God, who set an example to the flock, and who will receive a crown of glory from the Chief Shepherd when He appears (1 Pet. 5:1-4).