The Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma, has urged his subjects to vote legislators who support homosexuality out of Parliament.
King Mumbere made the remark on Sunday while meeting Mr Mubarak Kidima, a Ugandan who is contesting for a legislative seat in Australia. He said if homosexuality is allowed to prevail, it will degenerate the African culture.
The Omusinga said: “Homosexuality has contributed to cultural conflicts not only in Africa but in the entire world.”
The Rwenzururu king said as cultural leaders, they will continue to advise the government not to disregard African cultural value in exchange for foreign assistance.
Several countries including US, Britain, Canada and several international organisations have expressed dissatisfaction over the Bill, while Sweden has threatened to withdraw aid. Meanwhile, Busongora South MP Christopher Mbalibulha Kibanzanga has said he will quit politics if Parliament fails to pass the Anti-gay Bill.
Speaking during a talk show on a local fm radio on Sunday, Mr Kibanzaga said: “I am ready to quit politics if this Parliament fails to pass this Bill because it means we are selling our cultural values and adopting western culture.”
Busongora North MP Elijah Kyetunda said: “I would not forgive my government if it dares to mind about foreign aid and forget our cultural values.”
The Bill proposes among other punishments, a death sentence for those involved in “aggravated homosexuality.”