Archbishop Desmond Tutu over the weekend came out with a statement of support for homosexuals as part of the United Nations’ effort to promote “tolerance” for “LGBT” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) lifestyles.

“I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven,” Tutu said. “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.”

First reaction: It’s a flat-out weird thing to say, on its face.

Second reaction: How much credibility can really be attributed to a man who is supposed to be an archbishop but who thinks he can tell God what is or is not right?

Tutu’s resume is impressive, including a Nobel Prize, but does he really think that qualifies him to set the standards for morality?

“Homophobic” isn’t a phrase most people would associate with either heaven or God. It’s a word that was coined by the “gay rights” lobby to deride opponents of homosexuality as being “afraid.”

I’m no expert, but I’ve read the Bible. I don’t get the impression God is afraid of anyone, much less homosexuals. He just expects better behavior from people. When they choose not to obey his rules, they choose the reward that comes with sin.

Tutu says he’d rather go to Hell than be in a Heaven that doesn’t allow homosexuality. Besides suggesting an oddly carnal, even Muslim, view of Heaven, Tutu’s statement is reminiscent of Satan’s statement in Milton’s “Paradise Lost” that it is “better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav’n.”

Perhaps Tutu’s fame has gotten the better of him, or perhaps the globalist elites assured him that God is on the payroll. It seems clear from his statement that he has forgotten that the duty of clergy is to serve God, not manipulate his message for political causes.

The decades-long fight to normalize the abnormal behavior of homosexuals has picked up speed in recent years. Part of that effort is the necessary dismantling of biblically-based religion, both Christianity and Orthodox Judaism.

If Tutu has chosen a new master to serve, he should do us all the favor of renouncing his title. By keeping it, he has abandoned his one-time role as shepherd and become a weapon of destruction.