It is difficult to comprehend somebody who is allegedly versed in Christian doctrine and a leader from the African Anglican Church would utter such irreverent descriptions that would subscribe to an allegiance to homosexuality and not a Holy God.
The African Anglican Church has initiated the ordination of women and homosexuals into the ministry which may explain Tutu’s liberality and promoting radical differences from the Reformation movement that birthed the African Anglican Church. The statement made by Tutu reflect more than just a position of being for gay orientation.
At a meeting yesterday at a United Nations Gay Equality Campaign, Tutu shockingly 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,” the retired archbishop said.
“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.
The quotes represent more of an affinity to sexual orientation than any other doctrinal or spiritual standard. Wanting gay rights is one thing, however over focusing on sexual behavior as a standard to qualify or disqualify entrance into heaven and preferring to go to hell is the height of stupidity for a man that should have better grounded religious principles. Properly following Jesus’ example against condemning somebody for sexual immorality is what should be done as demonstrated by Jesus’ treatment of the woman caught in adultery.
Making homosexuality an issue for divine destination is as silly as making heterosexuality the basis for divine destination. Redemption and obedience through the word of God will decide if one goes to heaven or hell, not whether one checks the box for affirming homosexuality.
A parable to drive the main spiritual point home was given by Jesus to the Pharisees looking to trip up Christ by mixing up sexuality with their own personal theology. They inquired to Jesus who the earthly woman would be married to in heaven after six previous husbands died who happened to be married to the same woman. The woman was also presently married to her seventh husband.
Jesus chastised the Pharisees for their lack of knowledge and hypocrisy and told them there is neither male nor female in heaven, thus no marriage bond in heaven as on Earth. Sexual orientation on Earth does not translate over to heaven, which is one reason Tutu comments are so shocking. Not only does Tutu push “homophobia” on a holy God that shows no partiality in that manner, but he also foolishly declares he would rather go to the other place than heaven should a non-existent “homophobic God” reigns in heaven.
Tutu also proclaims a more self-righteous position than God on the position of homosexuality.
Should Tutu not want to be in heaven due to God’s position on homosexuality, then out of Tutu’s own mouth he has condemned himself, something the Bible declares that out of your mouth you will be justified, or out of your mouth you will be condemned.
All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God is a standard that condemns everyone based on their sin nature, not sexual preference. Tutu has missed dreadfully the simple lesson that determines how one may enter into heaven, and it sure isn’t going to be based on your position of homosexuality. Pushing the human frailty of “homophobia” on a holy God is classified as blasphemy. There is nothing pure or holy about homophobia.
Hopefully Tutu remembers the lesson and that blasphemy against God is still a forgivable sin based on 1 John 1:9, “if we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us of all unrighteousness”.http://www.ask.com/wiki/Blasphemy?o=2800&qsrc=999
That Biblical standard is for anybody.