Ugandan president speaks against homosexuality at consecration

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni spoke against homosexuality at the consecration of The Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali as primate of the Church of Uganda this weekend. But has he also signaled his intention not to sign the draconian anti-gay legislation under consideration by that country’s parliament. From the Daily Monitor of Uganda:

The Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali was yesterday enthroned as the eighth Archbishop of the province of the Church of Uganda, at a function where President Museveni urged leaders and the public to desist from promoting homosexuality.

Archbishop Ntagali, 57, was sworn-in and handed the Provincial staff at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe, taking over from retiring Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, who has been at the helm of the Anglican Church in Uganda for nine years.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Museveni asked clerics to utilise the pulpits to guide young people and preach against evils such as HIV/Aids and homosexuality. “If there are some homosexuals, we shall not kill or persecute them but there should be no promotion of homosexuality. We cannot accept promotion of homosexuality as if it is a good thing,” Mr Museveni said amid applause.

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