Anglican Church of Uganda Archbishop, Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has warned Christians against promoting homosexuality in Uganda.
Kaziimba sounded his warning while delivering his 2022 Christmas message at a press conference held in Kampala.
“I want to sound a very strong warning to you. These are not my words but the Words of Jesus.
“If anyone causes one of these little ones to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea,” Kaziimba says.
He urged parents to be on guard as children are being lured into homosexual practice with money.
Kaziimba also alerted students, parents and teachers to be wary of the bad people who are trying to attract children into homosexuality by promising them money and sponsorship in return.
He urged the government to set up simple and friendly systems through which children could report those recruiting people into homosexuality to relevant authorities so that they are investigated and appropriate actions taken against them.
His call comes at a time when the Church of England is reportedly in a process of voting to okay and bless gay marriages and homosexual relationships.
“We are grateful to the Church of England who gave us the gospel of Jesus Christ, but we will never follow in supporting homosexuality,’ Kaziimba said.
Homosexually is both legally and culturally unacceptable in Uganda.
Article 145 of the Penal Code states: “Any person who – (a) has carnal knowledge of another person against order of nature, (c) permits a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of nature, commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for life.
Culturally, homosexuality is an abominable act that could attract excommunication of a person from society.
However, with the current forces of globalisation and human rights activism, Uganda is finding it continuously hard to conserve and protect such moral values.
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