Ssepuya Robert, an LGBTI activist and blogger based in Uganda, reports on the warning issued by the outgoing Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Henry Luke Orombi, over homosexuality.
The Archbishop was speaking at his farewell service at St. John’s Cathedral in Fort Portal, Rwenzori Diocese when he made the remarks and cautioned Christians over engaging in homosexuality. He said that Christians are being ‘lured’ into the practice with money.
“I remember the whites had promised to triple the money they were giving us in order for us to accept homosexuality but we refused and broke ties with the Church of England that ordained a gay bishop,” he said.
Uganda is currently considering bringing back the anti-homosexuality Bill that has received worldwide condemnation over its extreme punishment for anyone caught engaging in same sex acts in the East African nation.
Legislators and clerics are already ganging up to push for debate and passage of the bill that stipulates stiff penalties for same sex acts.
The Archbishop also stated that Uganda will not be cowed with threats to cut financial aid over its track record on LGBTI rights.
“We shouldn’t fear to pass the Bill because they are withdrawing their money. God will give us our own money. Let’s not let evil thrive on us,” Orombi said.
The host of the service and Bishop of the area, Reuben Kisembo thanked Orombi for standing firm against homosexuality.