Ugandan Religious Leaders Announce National Anti-Gay Rally

Jim Burroway

December 30th, 2009

Pastors David Kiganda (L) and Henry Mina (R) announcing the national anti-gay rally for January 19.

Pastors David Kiganda (L) and Henry Mina (R) announcing the national anti-gay rally for January 19.

Repeating pastor Martin Ssempa’s call for a nationwide rally in support of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that is now before Uganda’s Parliament, two more religious leaders have announced plans to participate in the rally scheduled for January 19, 2010. From the independent Daily Monitor:

Addressing journalists in Kampala yesterday, Pastor David Kiganda, the leader of Born Again Christians in Uganda, said: “We are here to protect the integrity and morals of our country so we cannot allow conditions from foreign countries to compromise our culture.”

He said this while announcing the fourth National Prayer Day and Night to be held at Nakivubo Stadium starting today until tomorrow.

Kiganda is the pastor of the 3,000-member Christianity Focus Centre in Mengo Kiseny, the largest slum in the Kampala area. Kiganda marched alongside Martin Ssempa during last week’s march on Parliament, when they presented a petition to the Parliament’s deputy speaker demanding immediate passage of the anti-gay bill.

Kiganda was joined in this latest announcement by Pastor Henry Minan from Mbuya Pentecostal Church.

The New Year’s Eve prayer rally at Nakivubo Stadium is an annual tradition, featuring many of Uganda’s most prominent pentecostal pastors. Anti-gay prayers and sermons are expected to be a central feature in this year’s rally.

Click here to see BTB\’s complete coverage of recent anti-gay developments in Uganda.


December 30th, 2009

All this effort, time and money spent to villify a small minority…

I guess war, corruption, economic recovery, illiteracy among women, and poverty aren’t pressing issues when it comes to ‘teh gays.’

Lynn David

December 31st, 2009

Just like ‘The Call.’

Well, there is that connection.

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