Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports “Right to death”!
08 Oct 2016
In the midst of ideological and Christian religious conflicts and confusions, South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu has exploded his most sensitive and globally attracted declaration that he wants to have the option of an assisted death.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and anti-apartheid campaigner declared that he did “not wish to be kept alive at all costs”. He exploded the sensitive statement in the Washington Post newspaper on his 85th birthday.
BishopTutu was hospitalised last month for surgery.
His remarkable declarations are as follows:-
“I hope I am treated with compassion and allowed to pass on to the next phase of life’s journey in the manner of my choice,”
“Regardless of what you might choose for yourself, why should you deny others the right to make this choice?
“For those suffering unbearably and coming to the end of their lives, merely knowing that an assisted death is open to them can provide immeasurable comfort.”
Bishop Tutu is a supporter of gay rights, and has openly criticised conservative Christian attitudes to homosexuality. Bishop Tutu added: “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.”