Religious leaders have condemned homosexual groups over increased sexual abuse. The leaders, under the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC), also condemned increased cases of abortion, prostitution and human sacrifice. “Homosexuality is a destructive disease. We are not just bodies, but spiritual beings attacked by such evils in our society,” said Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, the leader of the Orthodox Church and the UJCC chairperson. Lwanga compared homosexuality to the HIV/AIDS scourge that has no treatment, yet it steadily contributes to moral degeneration in society.
The religious leaders made the remarks at the commemoration of the Passover and death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.