9. “Carrying the Whole Country on his Shoulders”
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela said that Tutu “was carrying the
whole country on his shoulders …. He was almost like royalty,
representing the journey towards freedom for everybody.”
15. A Champion for Human Rights
Buckingham Palace released a message of condolence in the name
of Queen Elizabeth, describing Tutu as “a man who tirelessly
championed human rights in South Africa and across the world.”
16. Disturbing Facts that Undermine the Narrative
However, there are others who do not share the perspective of these
prominent leaders. Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu had a
decades long record of supporting abortion,
17. the homosexual agenda, ordination of women to the
priesthood, theological liberalism, collectivist economic
theories and Marxist class warfare.
19. Desmond Tutu posed for this picture on behalf of Marie
Stopes International, the world’s largest abortion provider.
23. Marketing Marie Stopes Abortion Industry
Although he was meant to be retired from public life in 2010, this
2011 public endorsement of the “invaluable work” of Mary Stopes
International praised Marie Stopes South Africa for “empowering
people” and “giving people the opportunity to make informed
decisions about their future and the choice.”
24. When asked if he had been paid for making this statement and
posing for this picture, the Desmond Tutu Foundation would
neither confirm nor deny, but simply stated that the Desmond Tutu
Foundation does receive donations.
25. What about the Right to Life of Pre-born Babies?
John Ritchie, Director of Tradition Family and Property Student
Action asked: “Why should someone who doesn’t even respect the
basic right to life be honoured … ?”
26. Rejecting the Inerrancy of Scripture
Desmond Tutu insisted that there are mistakes in the Bible
because people wrote it. “There are certain parts which you
have to say No to.”
27. For example that “women should not speak in church …
women should not be ordained.
There are many things you shouldn’t accept.”
(Tutu: Voice of the Voiceless by Shirley Du Boulay, 1988).
28. Questioning the Virgin Birth
‘’Some people thought there was something about Jesus’birth …
maybe Jesus was an illegitimate Son.” (Cape Times, 24.10.1980).
In St. Albans Cathedral, in Pretoria, 23.11.1978, Desmond Tutu
declared: “The Holy Spirit is not limited to the Christian Church.
For example, Mahatma Gandhi, who is a Hindu … the Holy Spirit
shines through him.”
30. Praising a Marxist Dictator
Tutu publicly thanked
for all that he and his
Frelimo government had done
31. This seemed an amazing
attitude to take towards an
atheist who had declared war
on the church, destroying,
or confiscating and closing
over 8,000 churches,
imprisoning hundreds of
thousands of believers,
at least 75,000 people,
banning the Bible and
expelling all missionaries.
32. Would Rather Go To The Other Place than
a Homophobic Heaven
Over the last 20 years Desmond Tutu was very prominent in
advocating gay rights. Tutu declared: “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!
33. I would not worship
a God who is
that is how deeply
I feel about this.
I am as passionate
about this campaign
as I ever was about
apartheid. For me,
it is the same level.”
35. Promoting Same Sex Marriages, Condoms and
Ordination of Women as Priests
In 2011 Tutu called on the Anglican church of South Africa to
accept and conduct same-sex marriages.
36. In 2005 he criticised Pope Benedict XVI for opposing the
distribution of condoms: “To fight HIV-AIDS.”
38. Methodist Upbringing and Migration to Anglicanism
Desmond Tutu was born 7 October 1931 in Klerksdorp to a
Xhosa-speaking family. His father was the principal of a
Methodist primary school.
39. His family, who were Methodist, later changed to African
Methodist Episcopal (AME) and later to the Church of the
Province of South Africa (Anglican).
40. Supported by Harry Oppenheimer
When Desmond Tutu applied to join the Ordinance Guild, his
application was turned down due to his debts. These were then
paid off by wealthy industrialist, Harry Oppenheimer.
41. In the 1960’s and 70’s he travelled widely internationally
and benefited from grants to obtain his degree and Masters.
42. His Master’s degree was on
Islam in West Africa.
(Rabble-Rouser for Peace;
The Authorised Biography of
by John Allen, 2006).
43. Liberation Theology
In the early 1970’s Desmond Tutu adopted Liberation
Theology and Black Theology after attending a 1973
conference on the subject at New York City’s Union
44. Ecclesiastical Platform for Political Issues
In 1975 he was installed as Dean of St. Mary’s Cathedral in
Johannesburg. From this point Desmond Tutu used his ecclesiastical
positions to speak out on social issues, publicly endorsing international
sports and economic boycotts of South Africa.
45. In May 1976 he wrote to Prime Minister B.J. Vorster, warning that
if the government did not abandon apartheid, racial violence would
erupt. Six weeks later the Soweto Riots broke out.
46. Bishop of Lesotho
When Desmond Tutu was nominated to be Bishop of Lesotho, March
1976, the congregation of St. Mary’s were upset and felt that he had
used their parish merely as a stepping stone to advance his career.
47. Black Consciousness Movement of God
In September 1977, at the funeral of Pan African Congress
revolutionary, Steve Biko, Tutu stated that the Black Consciousness
Movement was being used by God.
48. Leader of the South African Council of Churches
When Desmond Tutu accepted the leadership of the South African
Council of Churches in March 1978, many Anglicans in Lesotho
felt angered that he was abandoning them so soon and that they had
only been used to advance his career.
50. Desmond Tutu stated that he was determined that the South African
Council of Churches (SACC) would become the “most visible human
rights advocacy group” in the country. His time as head of the SACC
was dominated by fundraising for the organisation’s projects.
51. Financial Scandal
While he was in charge of the SACC it was revealed that one of its
divisional directors had been involved in massive embezzlement of
52. At the 1981 Eloff Commission to investigate the misappropriation
of SACC funds, Desmond Tutu used the opportunity to attack the
South African government as “evil” and “unchristian.” It was
suspected that the SACC was channelling funds to ANC and PAC
53. Public Support for the ANC
At a trial of Umkhonto We Sizwe (ANC terrorist wing) members,
Desmond Tutu testified that, although he was committed to non-
violence, he could understand why the ANC had turned to violence
to overthrow apartheid.
54. Desmond Tutu also publicly
signed a petition calling for the
release of ANC leader Nelson
Mandela, who was imprisoned
for acts of terrorism.
This led to correspondence
between Tutu and Mandela.
In 1979 Desmond Tutu
told foreign journalists
that he supported an
of South Africa.
In 1980 the South
of Churches committed
itself to supporting
60. United Democratic Front
In 1983 Tutu became the Patron of the United Democratic
Front (UDF) which was widely recognised to be the internal
arm of the ANC.
61. Because of the prevalence of the brutal necklace murder
(using an automobile tyre filled with fuel) to burn alive Black
Town Councillors and others deemed as ‘sell-outs’),
62. the UDF was referred to as Uniroyal Dunlop and Firestone
(popular brands of tyres).
63. the UDF was referred to as Uniroyal Dunlop and Firestone
(popular brands of tyres).
64. “The Kingdom of God has arrived in Zimbabwe!”
Desmond Tutu publicly praised the Mugabe ZANU regime
takeover of Zimbabwe in 1980, declaring that the Kingdom of
God had arrived in Zimbabwe! (Ecunews 11/1980).
65. Stoning more Effective than Sermons?
While stone throwing was injuring and killing people on the roads,
Desmond Tutu was quoted in the Daily Telegraph of London,
November 1984, as stating; “One young man with a stone in his
hands can achieve more than I can with a dozen sermons.”
66. Blacks are Victims – Whites are Villains
In the Argus, (19.3.84) Desmond Tutu declared:
“Thank God I am Black! White people will have a lot to
answer for at the last judgement!”
67. Condemning Ronald Reagan
When US President Ronald Reagan refused to impose
economic sanctions on South Africa, Desmond Tutu
condemned Ronald Reagan as a “crypto-racist”
and Reagan’s government as an “unmitigated disaster.”
68. Welcoming Soviets as Saviours
During the height of the Cold War, while South African troops were
locked in deadly battles with the Soviet Union and its Cuban
surrogates in Angola, Desmond Tutu declared in St. Paul’s
Cathedral, London, in 1984: “If the Russians were to invade South
Africa, most blacks would welcome them as saviours!”
71. Yet he lived in Houghton and Bishops Court,
two of the most exclusive and richest suburbs in the country.
Inside South Africa, April 1988, quoted Desmond Tutu as
saying: “I think I would use Marxist insights, ‘from each
according to his ability, to each according to his need.’That, I
think, is in line with what our Lord, Himself, would have
73. Condemning the West to Hell
When Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain and
President Ronald Reagan of the United States refused to
disinvest from South Africa, Desmond Tutu was quoted in the
Cape Times (23.7.1986): “The West can go to hell!”
74. “Mandela is My Leader”
The Star (16.8.1985) quoted Desmond Tutu as stating:
“Mandela is my leader and I am not going to be dictated to as
to who should be my leader.”
75. “No Room for Peaceful Struggle”
Interestingly, although Desmond Tutu was officially non-violent,
Nelson Mandela had been quoted in the Washington Times as
declaring: “There is no alternative to take up arms. There is no
room for peaceful struggle in South Africa.” Which could be one of
the reasons why Desmond Tutu did not have a good relationship
with Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Zulus.
76. Prince Buthelezi worked tirelessly, effectively and peacefully for
reform within South Africa, yet was condemned by Mandela and
Tutu for doing so. Dr. Buthelezi observed that Mandela’s armed
struggle delayed the end of apartheid by decades.
77. Nobel Peace Prize
In 1984, Desmond Tutu was
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Nobel Prize Selection
Committee said that they wanted
a Black South African
to make a political statement
Desmond Tutu would be
a less controversial choice
than either Mandela
or Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
79. On WNBC-TV, December 1985, Tutu said: ”Suppose you gave
them each a vial of arsenic … they look after the white people’s
children …” The Sunday Times, 26.1.1986, quoted Tutu as saying:
“Is it not surprising that Black resistance has not blown up a
school bus with white children. They are the softest target.”
80. The Westdene Bus Disaster
When a double-decker bus carrying 72 high school students went
off the causeway into a small suburban dam in Westdene, March
1985, 42 children drowned that afternoon. The bus driver, who was
described as non-white, William Horne, survived.
81. His passengers had all been white Afrikaans school children.
Conspiracy theories and allegations came fast and furiously in the
next few weeks. Yet, Desmond Tutu continued to publicly
speculate on what harm Black people might do to white children.
82. Bishop of Johannesburg
In 1985 Desmond Tutu was
enthroned as Bishop of
Johannesburg. In his
inaugural sermon he declared
that he would call on the
international community to
introduce economic sanctions
against South Africa.
83. The Country was Burning Because of the UDF
Desmond Tutu declared: “We face a catastrophe in this land, and
only the action of the international community by applying pressure
can save us. Our land is bleeding and burning and so I call the
international community to apply punitive sanctions against this
government to help us establish a new South Africa.”
84. What Desmond Tutu left out here is that the country was
bleeding and burning as a direct result of the actions by the
UDF that he was patron of…
85. and because the ANC, whose leader he said was his leader
and whose objectives were his own.
91. Making South Africa Ungovernable
Not even the ANC’s call to make South Africa “ungovernable”
could make Tutu to distance himself from the ANC as “the
government-in-waiting.” In 1985 Desmond Tutu proposed a
92. Archbishop of Cape Town
As Philip Russel announced his retirement as Archbishop of
Cape Town, Desmond Tutu was in Atlanta, Georgia, receiving
the Martin Luther King Jr. peace prize. He was informed that
he had been nominated as the next Archbishop of Cape Town.
The most senior position in the church of the Province of
93. The Archbishop and
In the run-up to the
enthronement ceremony at the
Cathedral of St. George in
Cape Town, Gospel Defence
League printed10,000 copies
of The Archbishop and The
Bible, comparing the public
statements of Bishop Tutu
with the clear teachings of
These compact booklets with
the insignia of the archbishop
on the purple cover, were
distributed to delegates and
guests as they came to the
94. Literature Ministry
We were handing out these booklets to clergymen arriving in their
gowns at Cape Town International airport, and in Wale street
outside St. Georges Cathedral, on the morning of
7 September 1986.
95. Public Protest
There was a huge mob of Tutu supporters in the street and
many international media present.
Three of our people dressed in black walked slowly and
solemnly towards the side of St. Georges Cathedral.
96. There they solemnly laid a wreath against the stone walls of the
church and stood back in an attitude of prayer.
When questioned as to what did this mean?
Why were they doing this? The media were informed:
“This is in memory of the Anglican Church.”
97. “We Will Necklace You!”
There was an explosion of anger and outrage from the mob.
One of the thugs screamed at one of our people, Cindy Leontsinus:
“We will necklace you!” More threats and curses followed.
98. Mob Evangelism
As a mob surrounded me I was challenged:
“Why are you distributing these anti-Tutu booklets?”
“They are not anti-Tutu, but pro-Christ; we are calling people back
to the Bible.”
99. “What do you see as wrong with Tutu?”
“He is man-centered, not Christ-centered; his solutions are
political, not spiritual.”
100. “Do you disapprove of Tutu’s enthronement as Archbishop?”
“Yes, certainly. I believe a church leader should be a man of
prayer, not a man of politics.”
“But Tutu is a man of the people!”
“Maybe so, but he is not a man of God.”
“a man of God must be a man of the people.”
101. “Rubbish. A man of God must be a man of the Bible, capable
of preaching Repentance to sinful, rebellious mankind. We
must not be man pleasers, but people who seek to please
“The people have elected Tutu.”
102. “Quite right, God has not chosen him, but people. And which
people? The press has catapulted Tutu into this office, not
God, nor the ordinary church members.”
“Why are you here attacking Tutu?”
103. “I am here standing for
Christ, calling the church
to return to Biblical
standards, to reject
worldly standard and
return to God.”
“You do not belong here -
why have you come?”
“Why have you come –
are you an Anglican?”
104. “Are you an Anglican?” I asked another.
“Are you a Christian – do you love Jesus?”
“I am against apartheid”, they replied.
105. “The issue is not apartheid, it’s God and your relationship
with Him. Are you born again?”
“I am against apartheid”, came the monotonous parrot cry.
“Fine, we know what you’re against, what are you for?”
At this point the man broke into hate-filled swearing at me.
106. “So, you see”, I pointed out, “this is the kind of supporters Tutu
More of the mob broke out in curses and threats toward me.
“I do not see the love of Christ in your eyes. I do not see Christian
love in your faces, only bitterness and hate. Repent of your evil,
repent of your hatred. Turn from your sins and turn to Christ.” I
107. There was a shocked silence and then more hate-filled threats,
curses and accusations.
108. While the Media was Distracted
While this conversation was going on, I could see that Bishop
Tutu had come outside through a side door and was standing at
the top of the stairs in front of the closed main double-doors.
109. He was dressed in his
full Bishop’s regalia
with a large crooked stick
in his hands.
110. He was at the point in the
programme where he was to
bang on the doors with his
crooked stick in preparation for
the doors to be flung wide
and for him to enter
in grand procession.
But none of the media were on
the stairs and he was plainly
agitated, trying to call them
to record this historic event.
111. “You Have Chosen
Finally, the journalists realised
that they were missing out on
Tutu’s grand entrance.
They positioned themselves in
a semi-circle around Desmond
Tutu to record his dramatic
entry into the Cathedral.
112. There was a moment of
silence, as Tutu had his arm
raised with his crooked
shepherd staff about to
strike the doors.
One of our mission
workers, John, shouted out
for all to hear:
“You have chosen
Desmond Tutu looked over
his shoulder, as did the
journalists, to see who had
They got the message.
113. As The Sowetan and The Star reported the next day, “a small
group of vigorous protestors from Christian Action nearly
overshadowed the main event.”
114. Political Eucharist Show
After the ceremony at St. Georges Cathedral, Tutu held an
open-air Eucharist for thousands of people in the Cape
showgrounds in Goodwood (where the Grand West casino
stands today). He invited Allan Boesak and Albertina Sisulu to
give political speeches.
115. Personal Evangelism
We were standing at the entrance, handing out our booklets to
people streaming in. “Enjoy the show,” I said. People received
The Archbishop and The Bible booklets enthusiastically,
probably assuming they were official programmes. Many
evangelistic discussions and opportunities for counselling and
prayer resulted from these street outreaches.
116. “If Jesus Came to
South Africa …”
On Friday 13th February, 1987,
Archbishop Tutu declared before
a crowd of 4,000 at a graduation
ceremony of the University of
the Western Cape: “If Jesus
Christ came to South Africa
today, He would be in trouble
with the authorities because of
his solidarity with the poor, the
oppressed and the hungry. And
He would certainly be
(Cape Times, 14.2.1987).
117. Would He
Be Detained? …
At the time I responded by
publishing a leaflet entitled:
“If Jesus came to South
Africa, would He
118. In this leaflet I wrote: “Sensational and irresponsible declarations
like these are hardly unique in this time of fanatical hysteria and
radical propaganda. Nor is it that unusual that a leader of a church
hierarchy could espouse emotive and manipulative political
nonsense. What is amazing is that 4,000 people could listen to such
unsubstantiated fiction without at least some real Christians
standing up to challenge this political priest.
120. Mob Violence
“If Jesus came to South Africa today … would He be detained?
… Or is it not more likely that He would be burnt to death,
necklaced, by the same kind of mobs which screamed:
“Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” Luke 23:20
121. Religious Leaders Conspired to Have Christ
“Or has Archbishop Tutu so neglected to study the Scriptures
that he has forgotten who contrived to arrest and crucify
Jesus? Does Tutu not recall that it was the religious leaders;
the scribes and Sadducees, Pharisees and chief priests – the
theologians, the bishops,
122. priests and archbishops of that time who ruthlessly plotted the
murder of God’s Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. And the
reason was not so much political, but religious. It was because
the religious leaders would not believe that Jesus was who the
Old Testaments prophecies said He was.
123. Of course, many of our religious leaders today – theological
professors, bishops and ministers, are also guilty of this sin of
unbelief and reject the Deity of Christ and the Inerrancy of
125. The Political Leader Found no Reason to Condemn Jesus
The Bible clearly teaches that the Roman governor, Pilate,
tried to find a way to set Jesus free - John 19:13; That this
political leader declared: ‘I find no reason to condemn Him’ -
126. John 19:65; ‘I cannot find any reason to condemn Him’
- John 19:4;
‘I find no reason to condemn this Man’
- – Luke 23:4.”
127. The Mob Chose Barabbas
It was the hypocritical religious leaders and the easily
manipulated mobs of people in the street who demanded the
death of Jesus and the release of Barabbas.
128. “And there was one named Barabbas, who was chained with his
fellow rebels; they had committed murder in the rebellion … but
the chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather
release Barabbas to them.” Mark 15:7,11.
129. The Religious Leaders Incited the Mob to Demand
the Crucifixion of Christ
“How like the archbishops of our day that the chief priests
were more concerned about the release of a prisoner, a rebel
and a murderer, than with the Son of God. Pilate, therefore,
wishing to release Jesus, again called out to them. But they
shouted, saying, Crucify Him, Crucify Him!” Luke 23:20-21
130. They Leave Ruin and
Destruction Behind Them
How like the mobs of our day
that they allowed themselves to
be manipulated by ruthless and
evil men to cause the death of
the innocent. How like the
illogical slogan chanting
cliché-shouting fanatics of our
131. “Their throat is an open
tomb; with their tongues
they have practised deceit;
the poison of asps are
under their lips; whose
mouth is full of cursing
Their feet are swift to shed
blood; destruction and
misery are in their ways;
and the way of peace
they have not known.
There is no fear of God
before their eyes.”
133. “So Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they requested.
And they released to them the one they requested, who for
rebellion and murder had been thrown into prison; but he
delivered Jesus to their will.” Luke 23:24-25
135. That leaders could pay more attention to what is popular than to
what is right. That a leader could listen more to the hysterical
screaming of a mob than to the gentle, still, small voice of his
136. “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the just,
both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.”
137. Condemning the National Government and
Condoning the ANC’s Objectives
Desmond Tutu condemned the South African government as
“evil … immoral … unchristian!” In 1988 Tutu declared that,
while he did not support the use of violence, he did support the
ANC’s objective of a non-racial, democratic South Africa.
138. Celibacy is “Impractical”
He also criticised the Anglican churches insistence that gay
priests remain celibate, describing it as “impractical.”
139. The National Council of Churches in Rustenburg
In 1990, I was invited to be a delegate at the National Council
of Churches in Rustenburg. Desmond Tutu was chairing this
event. Although their press statement claimed that the NCC
included 360 delegates from 200 denominations,
140. the venue was advertised to have a capacity of 160 and I had
the official Media List which had less than 160 people listed as
attending from 39 different organisations, churches and
141. It was disturbing that the National Council of Churches could
not even be honest about how many people were delegates and
how many denominations were represented.
142. Towards a United Christian Witness in a Changing
The NCC gathered in Rustenburg, under the banner: Towards a
United Christian Witness in a Changing South Africa. We were
informed that the Declaration that would come out of the NCC
would be a synthesis of all the input from the different discussion
groups. As I was the appointed scribe in our discussion group,
143. I can testify that none of the recommendations of our group
found its way into the final Declaration, which they declared
had been “adopted unanimously” at Rustenburg! That was not
possible because I was a vocal opponent of it and there was
never an opportunity to vote anyway.
144. Hostility to Pro-Life Convictions
However, I must say that Desmond Tutu did actually speak up for
me at the conference. My first contribution to a plenary session was
reporting back on the recommendations of our discussion group.
As I began: “We uphold the right to life of preborn babies …”
there was an explosion of anger. Shouts and curses were directed at
me, some by people wearing priestly and bishop garb!
145. Anger at Raising Moral Concerns
There was more anger when I read out: “we oppose the
exploitative pornography industry. Families must be protected
from pornography and perversion.”
More shouts of hostility and anger was expressed at me.
146. Outrage that Concerns of Blasphemy and
Pornography were Raised
When I spoke against blasphemy and pornography, one of the
delegates, Hugh Wetmore, of the Evangelical Fellowship of
South Africa, stood up and actually declared that if we want
freedom for the Bible and Christianity, we must allow equal
freedom for pornography!
147. Opposition to Bible Based Moral Education
Controlled by Parents
Then I spoke of the need for parental control of education, of
the teachers and textbooks. Politicians should not be allowed
to interfere in the moulding of the minds of future voters.
148. When I said that education should be Bible based, moral and
character building, the same evangelical leader, Hugh
Wetmore, declared that “out of love for our neighbour”, we
need to allow equal access for Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism
in the schools.
149. This seemed quite inconsistent as exposing our children to
false religion and deception hardly seems loving.
All this was said amongst heckling, interruptions and insults.
150. When Tutu Spoke Up for Me
The amount of hostility and interruptions directed against me
led Bishop Tutu, as chairman, to have to remind the
conference that I was a delegate and had a right to be heard.
152. This led to much controversy in the media as I published press
statements and letters to the editor countering the
disinformation and dishonest statistics put out by the NCC,
pointing out that it was by no means “unanimous.” There had
never even been an opportunity to vote on the Declaration.
153. I was told that it was “Peter Hammond Contra Mundrum.”
The whole world wanted an ANC-led South Africa
and I was interfering!
154. The St. James Massacre
When, on 25 July 1993, APLA terrorists of the Pan African
Congress (PAC) attacked the congregation of St. James
Church of England, in Kenilworth,
155. one of our mission workers,
Charl van Wyk, shot back,
wounding the terrorist who
was machine-gunning the
156. As the terrorists fled,
Charl pursued the
terrorists into the
parking lot and fired
at their getaway car.
157. Condemning the One
who Shot Back
Commissioner N.H. Acker
gave a Commendation to
Charl van Wyk for his quick
and courageous action which
“prevented further loss of
life,” Bishop Tutu chose to
condemn the congregant who
shot back! The Cape Times
and Argus quoted Bishop Tutu
saying that it is “just not on”
for worshippers to come to
158. Deception for a Media Photo Op
Immediately after the St. James massacre, when the church
sanctuary was sealed for investigation as a crime scene,
Archbishop Tutu, with a media entourage, gained access to the
site of the massacre by claiming to the policeman on duty that
he was the head of the denomination!
159. Most people were not aware
that the Church of England
in South Africa (CESA) is
an entirely different
denomination from Tutu’s
Church of the Province in
South Africa (Anglican
160. As pictures of Desmond Tutu inside the bullet and shrapnel scarred
sanctuary were published worldwide, the impression was gained
that it was one of his churches that had been attacked. I received
calls from people overseas asking how it was that “white
supremacists” had butchered poor innocent Black people from
Desmond Tutu’s denomination while worshipping in church!
161. The Pan African Congress affiliation of the terrorist
assailants was left out of most media reports.
Also that most of the victims were whites in this
multi-racial congregation. These facts were
conveniently left out so as not to interfere with the
narrative of Black victims and White villains.
It did seem that Tutu exploited this tragedy for his
image and narrative overseas.
162. Promoting the Gay Agenda
Desmond Tutu criticised the Archbishop of Canterbury,
Rowan Williams, at the 1998 Lambeth Conference of Bishops,
for being “too accommodating to conservatives” who wanted
to eject US and Canadian Anglicans from the Anglican
communion after they had
163. taken an LGBTQ stance on ordaining openly gay priests and
bishops and promoting same-sex marriages.
164. “Blair and Bush Should be Tried for War Crimes”
In 2012, Tutu called for US President, George W Bush and British
Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to be tried by the International
Criminal Court for war crimes in the Iraq war.
165. Mandela gave Tutu South Africa’s Highest Award
In June 1996, Nelson Mandela presented Desmond Tutu South
Africa’s highest honour: The Award for Meritorious Service.
166. “The Truth and Reconciliation Commission”
From 1996 to 1998 Desmond Tutu was chairman of the Truth &
Reconciliation Commission. Many saw this as a propaganda stunt,
much like Stalin and Mao’s show trials to discredit the previous
authorities. However, many in the ANC were horrified when
revelations of ANC torture, attacks on civilians and other human
rights abuses were also heard.
167. ANC Interference
The ANC authorities sought to suppress those parts of the TRC
report. Tutu was infuriated at this attempt at “government
interference” and warned of the ANC’ abuse of power, stating that
“yesterday’s oppressed could easily become today’s oppressors.
We have seen it happen all over the world and we shouldn’t be
surprised to see if it happens here.”
168. “Mbeki’s Demands for Sycophantic, Obsequious
When Thabo Mbeki became president of South Africa in 1999,
Desmond Tutu was concerned and publicly charged that the
ANC under Mbeki’s leadership was demanding: “sycophantic,
169. Mbeki accused Tutu of “criminalising” the ANC’s military
struggle and its Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK Operative).
170. Criticising Corruption
Desmond Tutu criticised President Jacob Zuma’s “moral
failings” of rape and corruption, and the ANC’s policy of
“quiet diplomacy” towards Mugabe’s government,
171. which he no longer regarded as “the Kingdom of God having
arrived in Zimbabwe”. In fact, Desmond Tutu described
Mugabe as “having gone bonkers in a big way.”
172. In 2008, Tutu called for a UN peace-keeping force
to be sent to Zimbabwe.
173. Speaking Up for Muslims Suffering in Dafur
Although he ignored the genocide of Christians in South
Sudan and the Nuba Mountains, Desmond Tutu spoke out on
behalf of Muslims who were suffering in the Western Province
of Dafur in Sudan.
174. “Worse than Apartheid”
When Desmond Tutu invited the exiled leader of Tibet, the
Dalai Lama to attend his 80th birthday, the ANC government
prohibited his entry, so as not to offend Red China, who had
invaded and occupied Tibet.
It is notable that, in later life, Desmond Tutu came to be
critical of the ANC. Doubtless he was much disillusioned by
how the promised paradise had turned out to be something of a
hell hole. The fact that he was snubbed by the ANC when it
came to Nelson Mandela’s funeral must also have hurt.
178. A Hero to the World
It is completely understandable that secular humanists,
liberation theologians and Marxists, globalists and those who
support the New World Order are praising Desmond Tutu as a
hero, freedom fighter, saint and global icon.
179. It is understandable that many in the mainstream media
support a political priest who supported so much of their
agenda, including abortion, euthanasia, the LGBTQ agenda,
socialism and globalism.
180. Do Not be Conformed to the World
However, it is disturbing that so many evangelicals Christians,
Bible-believing people are joining the world in parroting many
of these extravagant and, in many cases, undeserved praises.
181. Did Tutu Repent and Turn to Christ?
There is no indication that Desmond Tutu ever repented of his
rejection of the Virgin birth and rejection of the inerrancy of
182. Inoculating People Against Christianity
Many people were put off and repelled from the church by
Desmond Tutu’s radical political pronouncements. A common
refrain that I heard repeatedly: “I used to be an Anglican until I put
Tu and Tu together!” Man-centered churches and political priests
repel many away, or distract many, from our highest priority.
183. The Need for Discernment
Therefore, it is important to state that Desmond Tutu did not
represent the true Church of Jesus Christ. His teachings were
not an accurate reflection of the Bible. He did not faithfully
proclaim the Gospel of Christ. We need to recognise that
184. We are not calling anyone to
the church or churchianity.
You can find any number of
failings and shocking scandals
in people and political figures.
But nobody can possibly point
to any failings in our Lord
Jesus Christ. It is He,
The Way, The Truth and
The Life that we must
proclaim and focus on.
185. “For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not
self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not
violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what
is good, sober minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast
the faithful Word as he has been taught, by sound doctrine,
both to exhort and convict those who contradict.” Titus 1:7-9
186. Seek First the Kingdom of God
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. Our
highest priority is the fulfilment of the Great Commission of our
Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We must love God with all of our
heart, soul, mind and strength. We need to seek first the Kingdom
of God and His righteousness. We must make disciples of all
nations and teach obedience to all things He has commanded.
187. Reject the False Gospel of Liberation Theology
Liberation theology is a totally unacceptable distortion of the
188. Their gospel is Marxism, their kingdom is communism. Their
freedom ends up in oppression, their evangelism is subversion
and their missionaries are, in many cases, rioters and terrorists.
This is neither a theology, nor a liberation.
189. “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him, who
called you in the grace of Christ to a different gospel … but even
if we, or angel from Heaven, preach any other gospel to you than
what we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said
before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to
you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
190. Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: (021) 689-4480
Fax: (021) 685-5884