tutuThis is quite a statement from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the most respected men, and most respected Christians, in the world:

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and South African archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu said he does not believe religion provides justification for homophobia at a rally hosted by the United Nations Human Rights Office in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday.

“I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven,” Tutu said, according to Australia’s Herald Sun. “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.”

Tutu added that he is as passionate about this issue as he was about ending apartheid in Africa.