Monday, 29 July 2013

Desmond Tutu Prefers Hell over Obedience to God’s Word

Desmond Tutu. Image courtesy of Dale Frost, Flikr. (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).

Joel Kontinen

If the Bible says (it does) that homosexuality is a sin, then former archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will definitely not want to go to heaven.

Speaking in Cape Town at an event sponsored by the UN, 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.”

Translation: Desmond Tutu thinks he knows some things better than God, who, after all, has made it perfectly clear that homosexuality is a sin.

God will not force anyone to enter heaven. He does not like human rebellion – not even that instigated by a former archbishop, either, but calls all people to repent of their sins.


Chumley, Cheryl K. 2013. Desmond Tutu: I’d pick hell over an anti-gay heaven. The Washington Times. (26 July).