Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ugandan Anglican leaders support president's speech on gay issue

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Aug 21, 2008

[Nairobi] 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."

Uganda's New Vision newspaper on 17 August quoted Museveni as saying he saluted the bishops of Africa for resisting "disorientation" and a "decadent culture". The newspaper said the bishop had made his remarks when he spoke
at the consecration of Canon Patrick Gidudu as the Anglican bishop of Mbale
in eastern Uganda. During his address, Museveni said homosexuality was a result of "Western influence".

"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 quoted as saying.

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