Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bishop Christopher Reports From Uganda

Dear Canon Ogle,

I am glad to inform you that Pastor Martin Sempa's rally in Kampala was blocked and he held one in another town of Jinja on Feb.15.

On Valentine Day Feb.14,2010 I was invited by some Christians and we held a big conference in GBK Hotel in Kampala in opposition to the anti-gay bill. The theme of the conference was on 'STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE'. I was asked to present a paper entitled; Re-imagining Valentine Day. My approach was that St.Valentine died for his obedience to God, for supporting the young men who had fallen in love and wanted to marry, he also preached the gospel of caring for the poor and the sick. So Valentine Day should remind us on an inclusive love [agape] that does not stop with only romance from us.

Then on Feb.19 another conference was convened at the Imperial Royal hotel by the Coalition on human rights and constitutional law with special focus on the question of sexual orientation.

The Guest speaker was prof. Makau Mutua, Dean of Buffalo Law School, the State University of New York.

The ant-gay bill was hotly discussed. Some members of Parliament were in attendance and contributed to the discussions. It was made clear to the law maker that the bill was inhuman.

Best regards,
Bishop Christopher Senyonjo

The Rt. Rev. Christopher Senyonjo is the Chairman of Integrity Uganda.  The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle is Integrity USA's Vice President for National & International Affairs.

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