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Desmond Tutu: "I Would Refuse To Go To A Homophobic Heaven"

Retired South African archbishop Desmond Tutu has taken an extremely strong stand in support of marriage equality! 

The Washington Times reports 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.'

He made the remarks during the United Nations‘ launch of its gay-rights campaign in Cape Town.

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.'"

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Exciting stance from an exceptional man! 

Hopefully more religious individuals will follow his example.

 

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We could not have a better ally. His words are more meaningful to me than a Hollywood celebrity. If there were only more religious leaders like him who would stand up for us, the world would probably be a much safer place for all LGBT people.

This guy is one of our best friends.

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