Stanley Ntagali, the Archbishop of Church of Uganda has reiterated his stand against homosexuality.
Addressing Christians at Ezuku in Vurra Archdeaconry during Centenary celebrations of the Anglican faith in Madi and West Nile diocese over the weekend, Ntagali said the Word of God that white missionaries brought to Uganda doesn’t recognise same sex marriages.
His message comes soon after Ugandan bishops last week announced a boycott of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth Conference in 2020 as a protest against homosexuality.
The first African Inland Missionaries who came from the Church of England arrived in West Nile through Zaire (now DRC) on June 24th 1918. They fell sick and pitched camp at Ezuku where they set up the foundation for the Madi and West Nile Diocese.
In his speech, Ntagali noted that many young people in the Western world have resorted to spreading the message of same sex marriages instead of emulating what the bible tells Christians to do.
He called on Christians in Madi and West Nile and the diocese of Nebbi to focus on Christ and start a new Centenary with open and believing hearts.
In 2009, a Ugandan lawmaker introduced a bill that prescribed the death penalty for some homosexual acts, saying he wanted to protect Ugandan children.
The proposed bill prompted international condemnation. A less severe version of the bill passed by lawmakers was rejected by a Ugandan court as unconstitutional.