Sunday, 14th September, 2008
By Joyce Namutebi
DR. Martin Ssempa, a pastor at Makerere Community Church, has received an award for his fight against homosexuality.
Ssempa and his wife Tracey received the plague from Apostle Alex Mitala, the overseer of the National Fellowship of Born Again Churches in Uganda.
This was during the “Great Marriage Celebration” organised by the National Association of Marriage Enhancement in conjunction with the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches in Uganda at Nakivubo Stadium over the weekend.
Mitala led hundreds of couples who converged at the stadium from various parts of the country into a prayer for Ssempa to continue being the torch-bearer in the fight against the vice in Uganda.
“You are not fighting alone. We are with you,” Mitala said.
He said homosexuality was one way of making the world extinct.
“When men marry each other and women marry women, clans and tribes become extinct,” Mitala noted.
Bishop Michael Mugerwa, the organiser of the celebrations, urged couples to continue the fight against homosexuality, saying marriage was made for man and woman.
Ssempa thanked the Christians for standing by him and said he was encouraged by their support to continue with his campaign.
He proposed the establishment of a national marriage alliance to counter homosexuality.
Ssempa said the alliance would also discuss problems concerning marriage in Uganda.
Dr. Joseph Serwadda, the patron of Churches in Communities, asked the Government to consider declaring a national day for married people.
Pr. Robert Kayanja of Lubaga Miracle Centre Cathedral urged husbands to listen to their wives, saying that God can use them to bring blessings in their families.