Tuesday November 20 2012

Orombi cautions flock against gays

Bishop Orombi bids farewell to Christians of Rwenzori Diocese recently.

Bishop Orombi bids farewell to Christians of Rwenzori Diocese recently. PHOTO BY GEOFFREY MUTEGEKI. 



Christians should not engage in homosexuality even if lured with money, outgoing Archbishop of Church of Uganda Henry Luke Orombi, has cautioned. He was bidding farewell to Christians in Rwenzori Diocese at St. John’s Cathedral in Fort Portal on Friday.

“I remember the whites had promised to triple the money they were giving us in order for us to accept homosexuality but we refused and broke ties with the Church of England that ordained a gay bishop,” he said.

Anti-homosexuality law
Bishop Orombi said even without financial support from the Church of England, they managed to get help from other avenues, which enabled the church to construct a Church House. He urged MPs to pass the Anti-Homosexuality Bill when it is brought to the floor of Parliament.

“We shouldn’t fear to pass the Bill because they are withdrawing their money. God will give us our own money. Let’s not let evil thrive on us,” Bishop Orombi said. Host Bishop Reuben Kisembo thanked Orombi for standing firm against homosexuality.

Kabarole District chairman Richard Rwabuhinga described archbishop Orombi as a brave and intelligent man who would always be missed by the church as he retires. The Diocese gave Shs5m as a gift to the archbishop for retirement.