One of the world's best known and admired religious leaders, retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu (born: 1931), the former Anglican Archbishop of South Africa, denounced religions that discriminate against LGTB-identified people. He made his very strong statements during the United Nations' launch of its gay-rights program in Cape Town this Friday. He left no doubt about his opinions regarding LGTB rights and that he views all people as God's children.
In his statement, this compassionate and intelligent clergyman said, "I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this. 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. I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid (segregation). For me, it is at the same level." Then, he went on to relate the gay rights issue to his country's tumultuous history.
South Africa's iconic archbishop is clearly still fighting for equality despite his retirement.