Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of the Church of Uganda has said no amount of threats will stop religious leaders from preaching against homosexuality in the country and the world at large.
In his New Year’s sermon to a congregation at Namirembe Cathedral , Ntagali said he had read a report in a foreign Newspaper accusing Church leaders in Uganda of preaching about their homophobia and that they should not preach against Homosexuality and lesbianism.
Archbishop Ntagali said marriage is between man and woman and that bishops and pastors do not need to be scared by anybody because it is their mandate to preach against evil.
He appealed to Christians to forsake what he called evil ways of darkness that surfaced in the year 2013 citing conflict, hatred, corruption, jealousy and sexual immorality. He said that on Christmas Day they did not meet as bishops, pastors and other religious leaders in the country before passing on the Christmas message but that their message was one which was the authority of the Bible on human sexuality.
In his Christmas message, Archbishop Ntagali congratulated the ninth Parliament upon considering and passing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009 just days before Christmas. Ntagali noted that the law was long overdue and that the Church like other Ugandans was waiting to see the bill passed.
Meanwhile the Church of England which is the mother Church of the Anglican faith embraced the practice, though the Church of Uganda still maintains that homosexuality is ungodly and that they will not go in that direction.
One of the aims of the now passed anti-homosexuality bill is providing a comprehensive and enhanced legislation to protect the cherished culture of the people of Uganda, legal, religious and traditional family values of the people of Uganda.