In response to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's remarks that he
would reject a homophobic heaven, Bryan Fischer of the Christian
conservative American Family Association (AFA) wrote that God can
arrange hell for Tutu.
The 81-year-old retired Anglican bishop, who gained notoriety
speaking out against apartheid, made his comments at a press
conference in South Africa announcing a Untied Nations campaign
against homophobia and transphobia.
Human Rights office launches gay rights campaign.)
“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.”
Fischer tweeted in response: “Tutu to God: 'Rather go to hell
than worship 'homophobic' God.' God to Tutu: 'That can be
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe also condemned Tutu's remarks.
“When you are a bishop and cannot interpret the Bible, you
should resign and give it to those who can. We will not compromise
our tradition and tolerate homosexuality,” Mugabe
said on Saturday. “I want to urge parents to be careful with
your teenage children who are 17 years and older not to be swayed
into this act as children are easily persuaded to accept it.”
Mugabe: “Chop off” gay men's heads.)