President Museveni has asked the Church and civil society to support government in the fight against homosexuality, saying the vice has become a danger among the young generation.
The President also requested the clergy to continue preaching against the increasing moral degeneration, saying this has led to the rise of HIV/Aids epidemic among the youth.
Mr Museveni made the calls in a speech read for him by the Minister of Security, Mr Muruli Mukasa, at the consecration of North Mbale Diocese Bishop Samuel Gidudu at the weekend. He said any clergy who presides over a wedding of a gay couple should be blacklisted and isolated from the Church because the act is not only against the Bible teachings but also the African norms and traditions.
The President said government has introduced patriotism lessons in schools to help youth learn how to love their country with its cultural heritage.
In August, the Constitutional Court in Kampala declared the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into an act as null and void on grounds that Parliament passed it without quorum.
Later, MPs kicked off a drive to re-introduce the Bill. It was tabled before Parliament in 2009 by Ndorwa West MP David Bahati.
In his maiden speech, Bishop Gidudu pledged to harmonise the Church’s role in implementing government programmes and improve working relations between his diocese and the State.
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He asked the clergy and believers to embrace the Church’s teachings at all levels to help government extend services to them without having strings attached.