Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu prefers Hell to the God of the Bible

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He also said what is more concerning :  “Not all in the Bible is true” 

The following exerpt was translated by Grant Swart.  The original report by Neels Jackson appeared in our local Afrikaans News Paper, Beeld.

Not all in the Bible is true ? 

Cape Town  – Simply because something is written in the Bible, does not mean that it is necessarily true.

Yesterday, this was how Archbishop Desmond Tutu referred to sections of the Bible written by the Apostle Paul, which address homosexuality.

He was speaking at the launch of the United Nations campaign toward equality for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender human rights (GLBT), where he also stated that he felt just as strongly about these rights as he did about apartheid, and that he fully supported the campaign.

He appealed to religious leaders to become involved and said that it concerned human rights.

He said that people often quote the Apostle Paul and, however, that Paul had said many things, such as that women should remain quiet and that everyone should get married. “Just because something is written in the Bible, it is not necessarily true.” He further stated that Bible texts were a great source of torment for many people. He said that he could feel their terrible torment.

Twice he made referral to the same point, “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.” Later, “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” he said, condemning the use of religious justification for anti-gay prejudice.

It is the first time that the UN has started a campaign such as this. The campaign is known as “Free and Equal”.

Also at the campaign with Tutu were Judge Edwin Cameron and the UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay.

 Below Screen shot taken from Beeld an Afrikaans newspaper in South Africa written by Neels Jackson:


Read full Afrikaans article Link Here :


Stand Up For The Truth, Thank you Amy Spreeman , placed with permission…


CAPE TOWN – During a news conference introducing a United Nations homosexual rights campaign, former African Angelican archbishop and anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu told reporters that he would rather go to Hell than a “homophobic Heaven.”

“I would refuse to go to a homophobic Heaven. No, I would say, ‘Sorry, I would much rather go to the other place,’” Tutu, 81, stated. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.”

He made the comments Friday at a news conference for the UN’s “Free and Equal” campaign in Cape Town, South Africa, which was spearheaded by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The campaign seeks to gain equality for homosexuals worldwide, including in Africa, where most nations oppose or criminalize sexual activity between those of the same gender.

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


Original article appeared Here : Former ‘Archbishop’ Desmond Tutu: I Much Rather Prefer to Go to Hell Than a ‘Homophobic Heaven’

Further more see below on what else Desmond Tutu had to say around 2006.

Tutu says God is not a Christian

Tutu : “God is not a Christian”

By Parker T. Williamson / Posted on 3/8/2006

The Rev. Desmond Tutu, archbishop and primate of Southern Africa, has weighed in with World Council of Churches leaders who seek to have the council transcend Christian boundaries. “After all,” said Tutu, “God is not a Christian.”

According to Tutu, this act of Jesus Christ set in motion a unity that knows no boundaries. In fact, although Christ is the one who initiates this unity, allegiance to Christ is apparently not a necessary prerequisite for entering into this unity. “Jesus, it appears, was quite serious when he said that God was our father and that we belonged all to one family, because in this family all, not some, are insiders. None is an outsider – black and white, yellow and red, rich and poor, educated and not educated, beautiful and not so beautiful, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, all belong, all are held in a divine embrace that will not let us go – all, for God has no enemies.”

The key toward re-establishing that primordial unity that God intends for all his creation is the unity of the church, Tutu said. Suggesting that the unity of the human family is dependent on the unity of the church, and the unity of the church is, in large degree, dependent on the unity of the World Council of Churches, Tutu said, “A united church is no optional extra. A united church is indispensable for the salvation of God’s world.”

In a press conference that followed his address, Tutu emphasized his key point: “We believe in one family, and in our quest for this one family, the WCC is crucial.” Tutu congratulated the WCC for being “one of the foremost forums for interfaith dialogues, an activity that must be taken even more seriously today.”

A reporter asked Tutu if there are any limits to plurality and diversity when seeking unity. “God is the God of all,” replied Tutu. “We are too prone to excommunicate. God welcomes all of us . Today we Christians have moved a long way toward understanding that we don’t have a corner on the God market.

Inter-religious dialogue is high on the priority list for this 9th General Assembly of the WCC. During his opening remarks, Aram I, moderator of the WCC, urged delegates to think beyond the walls of the church and consider the possibility of “the hidden Christ” in other religious traditions. The moderator’s suggestion was seconded by Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury, who urged the WCC to find new models through which Christians could see in the eyes of non-Christians “a reflection of what we see,” even if they do not identify that vision in Christian terms.

Throughout the assembly meeting, non-Christian spiritualists and those who practice “indigenous peoples” traditions have been provided seminar space and “ecumenical conversation” opportunities, in order for delegates to learn how they communicate with the spirit world and to engage them in inter-faith dialogues.

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15 thoughts on “Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu prefers Hell to the God of the Bible

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  2. The same bible that saves Desmond Tutu is the same bible that will damn him. “There is NO OTHER name under heaven by which man may be saved but Christ Jesus”


  3. This man is dangerous and so evil all his trying to say is to claim that holy bible is not inspired word of God which to me this man is already decieved by worldly things that Paul warns us about


  4. Elmarie & Grant, thanks so much for the translation. May I repost your contribution with full credit and link as part of the discussion on my page?

    These statements are extraordinary coming from a supposed man of God. Tutu is clearly not a Christian, as none of what he professes lines up with Scripture. He is speaking at the UN, which we know is very anti-Christian, in support of the WCC which is an apostate organization, so I guess it should not surprise us. He is preaching the devil’s doctrine of unity at any price. How sad to the Archbishop of Canterbury join the chorus, whose multitude of erroneous statements are a stain on the Anglican communion of saints.

    Sigh, this is hard to watch. Apostasy is moving along at a relentless pace.


  5. The work which Desmond Tutu did during and after the struggle for freedom for all South Africans, was touching and necessary from a political, legal and historical point of view, although I don’t recall him ascribing any of it to God in particular. Rather, he has portrayed an affinity for a secular and humanistic solution to the problems of our nation. He has been a good social worker, but a bad spiritual leader.

    His ecumenistic stance has overstepped all biblical bounds, if they ever were within those boundaries. “Arch-bishop” has now openly and unashamedly become “Arch-enemy” to the church and he must surely be regarded as highly offensive. I would love to hear any biblical arguments which defend his stance on the infallibility of Scripture, the deification of men and the glorification of evil.


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  8. No his a bishop by mistake this person, how can he say that some of the things in the bible are lies.he is one of the devils pat, we need to pray for him, yoooh also in parliament speaking such rubbish. I wonder who has bewitched him.


    • Yes, Nqaba, you are right. It is so very unfortunate, as for such a long time, others, like myself, looked up to Tutu as a believable and honest man. I really liked and respected him. Turns out, once again, that we should never trust any man, but always look to Jesus Christ only for the truth.


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