Church Backs Museveni Against Homosexuality
Nation, November 14, 1999 (excerpt)
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By Dan Elwana
KAMPALA Ugandas head of the Anglican Church, Archbishop
Livingstone Mpalanyi-Nkoyooyo, has backed President Yoweri Museveni on his stand against
The Anglican prelate speaking shortly after his arrival from the United States where he
attended the Anglican Consultative Council says the church in Uganda will remain firm on
Uganda is strongly opposed to homosexuality and many groups in the civil society have
come out in the open to oppose it. The Archbishop told reporters at the airport Friday
that the church will remain opposed to this inhuman act.
"Homosexuality is not only against the biblical teachings. It goes against the
African culture and the order of nature," he said.
The Archbishop said while in the United States, he was taken to task over the
Churchs stand and President Musevenis views on homosexuals.
"I told them we are opposed to it," he said. "We cherish the biblical
teaching of marriage between man and woman. We condemn this inhuman sex between man and
Many church leaders in Uganda and political activists have expressed concern over
homosexuality in Uganda.
However, the magnitude of the problem in the Ugandan society has not been verified.
Social workers however say, it is an age-old tradition which is just coming into the fore
and a lot more needs to be done to curb its spread.
Police in Kampala last September swung into action following President Musevenis
directive to arrest and lock-up homosexuals.
Uganda does not recognise gay rights. Homosexuality in Uganda is considered a criminal
offence and is punishable by life imprisonment.
Under the Ugandan laws homosexuals may be charged under unnatural offences in section
140 of the penal code.
Meanwhile . . . [continues on an unrelated topic]
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