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Tutu: I'd prefer hell over homophobic heaven

Sat 27 Jul 2013 In: International News

South African social rights activist Desmond Tutu says he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God. The 81-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate told the launch of a UN "Free and Equal" campaign in Cape Town that there's no religious justification for anti-gay prejudice. "I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven," Tutu said. "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." He added: "I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level."    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 27th July 2013 - 2:53pm

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