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Jesus would call Tutu 'son of satan' says the Christian Democratic Party

By Sapa | Jul 14, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 38 ]

Jesus Christ would not have approved of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's support for assisted suicide for the terminally ill, the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) said on Monday.

"In his desire to be in the limelight it would appear that he [Tutu] has become a friend of the enemy instead of a friend of God.

"It is our opinion that should Jesus Christ have been on the Earth today He would have greeted him with the same disdain that He treated the Pharisees of His day by calling him a ‘hypocrite', 'whited sepulchre' and ‘a son of Satan'," party leader Theunis Botha said in a statement.

He was responding to Tutu's opinion piece on assisted dying, published in the British Observer newspaper on Saturday ahead of a House of Lords debate on the issue to be held on Friday.

"To his support for abortion and same-sex-marriage, Bishop Tutu now adds euthanasia (suicide) on the list of things he supports that are totally contrary to the Word of God," said Botha.

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation could not immediately comment on Botha's statement.

Tutu wrote that he had realised he did not want his own life to be artificially prolonged.

"I think when you need machines to help you breathe, then you have to ask questions about the quality of life being experienced and about the way money is being spent. This may be hard for some people to consider."

Tutu wrote that he had worked to help secure dignity for the living.

"Now I wish to apply my mind to the issue of dignity for the dying."

Tutu specified that these were his personal beliefs, and not those of his church.

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Mshovekamnandi

To his support for abortion and same-sex-marriage, Bishop Tutu now adds euthanasia (suicide) on the list of things he supports that are totally contrary to the Word of God," said Botha. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxAs a man of God tut how can you support same sex marraige and abortion , How would you feel if your son is married to other man I disagree with you Tutu on this one

Jul 14, 2014 3:11 | 2 replies

BrownSugarBabe

How would you feel if you were that child with sexuality issues? or that person lying there on support machines with no hope of recovery? or that child born out of rape or born to be thrown into the pit toilet to die there at 2 days?......He's speaking on behalf of those and there's absolutely nothing hypocrite about that. This Theunis Botha is a hypocrite and is just seeking media attention

Jul 15, 2014 6:31 | 0 replies

kgwenyama

Tutu is somehow crazy, does he have a problem with Tata Madiba??? The honorable President Mugabe once said: Little bishop and now i see and realize why???? It is unbiblical of you to say all the things of no importance to the society

Jul 15, 2014 7:31 | 0 replies

mzizozi

is he referring to Mandela's state before he died, because that mans money e mo sotlile, this christian party is quoting the good bishop out of context

Jul 14, 2014 3:15 | 0 replies

Dkok

another wholy war?

Jul 14, 2014 3:15 | 1 replies

Hosh6

What is wholy war?

Jul 14, 2014 3:20 | 1 replies

Dkok

who sent u?

Jul 14, 2014 3:24 | 1 replies

Hosh6

Hey fool I asked you a question, what is wholy war?

Jul 14, 2014 3:29 | 1 replies

Dkok

hey geniouse, figure it out your self

Jul 14, 2014 3:51 | 1 replies

Hosh6

What is geniouse? Are you Greek by any chance?

Jul 14, 2014 3:57 | 2 replies

kellykay230

HAHAHAHA English never loved us *dead*

Jul 14, 2014 4:4 | 1 replies

Pitso.MCCMA.SAFA

Ao Nzame ka di number please

Jul 14, 2014 4:16 | 1 replies

kellykay230

lol if i give out my number here ill receive extra 100 stalkers

Jul 14, 2014 4:35 | 0 replies

Dkok

ngimi izamalek le ekudakiwe

Jul 14, 2014 4:26 | 0 replies

Jengele

I think when you need machines to help you breathe--- He is talking sense, I mean you are already dead but it's the machines that just keep you alive. Botha is just looking for fame.

Jul 14, 2014 3:17 | 0 replies

thabm015

Hecarries an AK47 under that dress.#crook!

Jul 14, 2014 3:18 | 0 replies

NissanJuke

Tutu is a business man in a cloth

Jul 14, 2014 3:19 | 0 replies

Mshovekamnandi

I am very disapointed in you nyawo ntle for supporting same sex marraige , I will pray for your downfall like you did with the ANC

Jul 14, 2014 3:20 | 0 replies

SharpSharp

Who the hell is Christian Democratic Party and Botha to tell Tutu what Jesus would have called him. In true sense it would have been the otherway round.

Jul 14, 2014 3:30 | 0 replies

Hosh6

@Mopila enjoy your evening love, I'm off see you tomorrow.

Jul 14, 2014 3:34 | 0 replies

pdndala

Tutu is Anti-Christ. Everything that he supports, is Anti-Christ. VIVA Christian Demogratic Party

Jul 14, 2014 3:37 | 0 replies

Grid_lock

Tutu, is not normal upstairs from proclaiming that if God does not approve gays, he would rather go to that place of forks,, Tutu o shapwa ke mid life crisis period.

Jul 14, 2014 3:39 | 1 replies

Hosh6

mid life crisis?

Jul 14, 2014 3:44 | 1 replies

kellykay230

lol business "bishop" onale mathata wich bible is he reading ai

Jul 14, 2014 4:6 | 0 replies