Museveni backs church against gays
Sunday, 17th August, 2008
By Milton Olupot and Daniel Edyegu
PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has praised Anglican bishops for resisting homosexuality.
“I salute the Archbishop and bishops of Africa for resisting disorientation and a decadent culture, which he said was being passed by Western nations.”
Describing homosexuality as mtumbavu (Swahili for stupid), the President said: “Don’t fear, resist and do not compromise on that. It is a danger not only to the believers but to the whole of Africa. It is bad if our children become complacent and think that people who are not in order are alright.”
Museveni was speaking yesterday as chief guest at the consecration of the Rev. Canon Patrick Gidudu, as the seventh bishop of Mbale Diocese, at St Andrew’s Cathedral. “These foreigners should go and practice their nonsense elsewhere. That is the minimum demand.”
Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, who presided over the consecration, is spearheading a global protest against homosexuality.
He thanked the Government for its support. “The Anglican Church is facing significant challenges but I would like to assure you that the church is steady,” he said.
and the rest is politics as usual…