Letters | June 28, 2008
I have read the article about sodomy in schools and all that has been happening with gay people gatecrashing an HIV/Aids drugs conference. Most of the writers are not suggesting solutions to help homosexuals. They are just passing judgement on them.
We should avoid the same mistakes the West made by being homophobic and not providing solutions. Here in UK and the rest of the West when homosexuals were discovered they were shamed and sometimes killed. They decided to form groups and fight for their rights. Then the politicians used that as a weapon for their campaigns to get homosexuals to vote them into office.
Uganda can avoid ending up with a society like here in the UK and the Western World where hunting gays instead provided them with weapons to advance homosexuality.
The Churches in Uganda, especially the born-again ones like Kampala Pentecostal Churches, Baptist Churches, Deliverance Churches should train Christian counsellers who can work with homosexuals to help them understand that homosexuality is a sin and God Hates it. God does not hate a homosexual but the sin and it is only when people refuse to repent that they perish.
Homosexuality is like adultery or polygamy or any other sin for that matter. It is easy for the person living an adulterous life to justify it and make it look normal. So I petition the churches, Pastor Ssempa to quit judging gays and begin helping those lost souls, like Jesus Christ did.
There is a Catholic church in Poland which is helping homosexuals to abandon their lifestyle. The Born-Again Churches in Uganda should emulate the Polish Catholic church and put the Bible in practice.
After all, all of us who call ourselves born-again Christians were once lost in sin but through Jesus we were found. The Church is a place for healing, restoration and growth but not judgement.
But while I implore Born-Again Churches to rise up and do their job, I want to warn those who might twist my words towards claiming that they are Christians and homosexuals.
These Christian counsellors should work closely with schools to help not only homosexuals but all the students who need assistance through counselling and the whole society.