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July 27, 2013

Be Careful What You Ask For

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, having fought against apartheid, declares that he knows better how to run the universe than God, who must be sorely tempted to give the pious old fraud what he’s asking for. According to the Washington Times via Agence France-Presse:

South Africa’s iconic retired archbishop, Desmond Tutu, said on Friday that if he had his pick, he’d go to hell before heading to a heaven that condemned homosexuality as sin.

“I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” he said, by way of denouncing religions that discriminate against gays, in Agence France-Presse..

He added, AFP reported: “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.”

Mr. Tutu also likened equal rights for gays to the fight for equal rights for blacks.

“I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid,” he said, AFP reported. “For me, it is at the same level.”

So Tutu (for whom everything that he feels strongly about is the equivalent of the fight against apartheid) is essentially saying, “If God disagrees with me about the sinfulness of homosexual behavior, I’m prepared to spend eternity without Him, because Satan would be the preferable alternative.”

All I can say is he’d better hope that the Almighty puts his ravings down to senile dementia. Because if he’s in his right mind, he might do well to stock up on asbestos underwear, if you get my drift.

(Via Weasel Zippers.)

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Humility, thy name is Tutu.

[1] Posted by Bill2 on 7-27-2013 at 01:45 PM · [top]

Humility…. I would have picked a different word.  There are so many from which to choose:
Stupidity, Blasphemy - to name but two. 

I’m also thinking he missed the part about the millstone around his neck.  Just sayin…

[2] Posted by Jackie on 7-27-2013 at 02:19 PM · [top]

Fortunately heaven is populated with redeemed sinners.  I’m counting on laughing at a few of my idiotic statements on the other side as well.

[3] Posted by Summersnow on 7-27-2013 at 05:30 PM · [top]

for whom everything that he feels strongly about is the equivalent of the fight against apartheid . . .


[4] Posted by Sarah on 7-27-2013 at 07:04 PM · [top]

I think the good Archbishop was appalled that a month had passed without his seeing his name in the newspaper.  But I was reminded that another prominent figure once opined, “Better to rule in hell than serve in heaven,” and this seems a variation.

[5] Posted by Dick Mitchell on 7-27-2013 at 08:38 PM · [top]

My father met Tutu once. Back then he was seen as such a hero. Now he makes the mistake of thinking gay “civil rights” are the same as black civil rights. Its so sad.

[6] Posted by helpmelord on 7-28-2013 at 03:24 AM · [top]

He ought to know that God is not homophobic. He is referring to other Christians. So which denominations does he think are worshipping a homophobic God anyway, and what exactly is meant by “religions that discriminate against gays”?

[7] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 7-28-2013 at 08:50 AM · [top]

When Blake was asked about Descartes’ stastement “I think therefore I am,” he said it was the most dangerous idea ever had by man. It placed man in the center rather than God. I believe Blake was correct.

[8] Posted by Pb on 7-28-2013 at 10:05 AM · [top]

Tutu worships a god who is the best possible version of himself, times 2 or 3. The idea that Tutu and God could not be in accord about something important doesn’t seem to cross his mind. This is possibly the natural result of being fawned over at every possible opportunity and no longer having to confront the difficult truth about our own failings.

[9] Posted by Jeff Walton on 7-29-2013 at 02:53 PM · [top]

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