The Monitor (Kampala)

13 June 2007

Uganda: Fight Gay Acts in Schools - Orombi

Kayunga — "ACTS of homosexuality and lesbianism have infiltrated our schools, especially secondary schools. I have personally joined the war against the vice and I want you to join me," Archbishop Henry Orombi has said.

Bishop Orombi, the head of the Anglican Church in Uganda, said this on Saturday while addressing Christians of Ndeeba Archdeaconry in Kayunga district.

The Bishop who is currently on a pastoral visit of Mukono Diocese that encompasses Mukono and Kayunga districts, said most school heads have not come out strongly to fight homosexuality. He said they were only concerned with how they can enrol more students without minding the discipline of the children.

Bishop Orombi reaffirmed his stand that the Church of Uganda will not restore links with churches in America that support homosexuality. "We shall not associate with them even if it means losing aid. We rather remain poor than accept aid which will in the end lead to moral decay of society," he said amidst.

Bishop Orombi said the continued dependence on donations was compromising the country's independence. He asked parents to instill morals and discipline in children and called for the promotion of education for the girl-child as a vital component of development.

Bishop of Mukono Diocese Paul Luzinda lashed out at residents who pretend to be 'good Samaritans' but rob accident victims of all their belongings. He also decried the increasing murder, defilement and corruption acts in Mukono and Kayunga and urged residents to repent and turn to God.

Area MP Sarah Nansubuga Nyombi was in attendance.

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