I always had my doubts about the legitimacy of Desmond Tutu. His recent theological posturing confirms my suspicions that he was always more about winning the favor of a fallen world than serving God:
Tutu, who retired as Archbishop of Cape Town in 1996, has long campaigned for gay rights.
‘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,’ he said. ‘I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.’
At 81 years old, it would seem Mr. Tutu will soon have the option to experience the consequences of his decision. Most likely to his surprise, as this is the statement of a deeply silly and superficial man with no reverence for the God he once affected to serve, and, I would argue, neither hope of Heaven nor fear of Hell. Give him another few years and I have little doubt he’d come out as an atheist.
God is not homophobic. He is not afraid of homosexuals but merely regards them as abominations, perhaps because alone among sinners, they define themselves by their sin and assert their pride in it.