Ugandan Anglican leaders support president's speech on gay issue
Some Ugandan Anglican church leaders have expressed support for a statement by President Yoweri Museveni in which he commended the denomination's bishops for resisting homosexuality.
"It was great of the president to speak about the issue," Anglican Bishop Stanley Ntagali of Masindi-Katara told Ecumenical News International on 20 August. "We have been inspired by the president's positive comments."
This is the first time an African national leader has spoken out in the recent Anglican debate over homosexuality.
"When he speaks in this manner to the bishops, it will energise the resolve against homosexuality," said the secretary of Uganda's Anglican church, the Rev Aaron Mwesigye, in an interview with ENI. "The Uganda church has been very bold against homosexuality."
Hey, Of course the church leaders would support him. Just a mite disappointing.
You know, the letter, I sent it to the New Vision and to Monitor newspapers too. And the kind gentleman from Monitor informed me that the president was within his rights.
Oh well, just hope he remembers that next time the president shuts down the monitor...