Desmond Tutu, retired Anglican archbishop of South Africa, says that he would rather go to hell than worship a “homophobic God.” Speaking at the launch of a “gay rights” campaign backed by the United Nations, 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. I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this” (“Archbishop Tutu,” BBC News, July 26, 2013).
We are reminded of the prophecy of Psalm 2 that the world’s rulers will take counsel against Jehovah God and His anointed (Christ), saying, “Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” This refers to a rejection of God’s holy laws, and Desmond Tutu is exhibit A in this regard.
He is a man who is acclaimed by the world and who represents the world’s most modern thinking–a man who received such awards as the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism. And he openly and brashly hates the holy God of the Bible.
Of course, God is not “homophobic.” God has no phobias; fallen man has all of the phobias. But God has laws, and according to His laws any sexual relationship outside of holy marriage is sin, and marriage is only legitimate between a man and a woman.