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Uganda’s Seventh Day Adventist President Wants To Kill Gay People

Jim Burroway

December 17th, 2012

From the Ugandan government-owned New Vision:

Seventh Day Adventist East and Central African President Blasious Ruguri

The Seventh -day Adventist (S.D.A) church has commended President Yoweri Museveni and Rebecca Kadaga, the speaker of parliament for their strong stand against homosexuality and corruption in the country.

Pastor Blasious Ruguri, the Seventh-day Adventist church president in East and Central Africa, said the church supports the government in the fight against homosexuality and corruption.

“Our stand is “zero tolerance” to this vice and to western influence on this crucial issue because God says no to it.  We are together with the President and the Speaker and we fully support the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. I call upon all religious ministers, all Ugandans, and all Africans to say no to Homosexuality. Let us stand for our sovereignty as Ugandans and as God fearing people even the heavens fall.”

Ruguri made the statements at a Mbarara SDA church at the inauguration of the Southwestern Uganda Field, which New Vision describes as similar to a doicese. The article also states that the church also installed a field president, identified as Bishop Bernard Kakuru Bampata, at the ceremony. President Yoweri Museveni sent Rose Namayanja, the State Minister for Luwero Triangle, to represent him as the guest of honor. Namayanja read a statement from Museveni which reportedly reassured the gathering “that the government will not tolerate homosexuality and corruption vices.”

In 2010, the church’s Uganda president John Kakembo gave his support for the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The Church responded with a tepid statement, saying simply, “These views do not reflect the values of the Church as expressed in published statements on same sex conduct.” It did not however call for a retraction of Kakembo’s support for the bill.

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S. Wesley Mcgranor
December 17th, 2012 | LINK

These are views outside the context of the Seventh Day Adventist officially. I do however believe the President understands the dire consequences homosexuals have had. He obviously is either deranged, or we do not understand the dire phenomenon; since we do not share it.

Soren456
December 17th, 2012 | LINK

If the Adventists want to find a template on which to model their cowardice, they could look to the present Archbishop of Canterbury, who has not just created his own, but has polished it to a shine.

codyj
December 17th, 2012 | LINK

Gee, he used to play ‘willie” on the old RAMAR of the JUNGLE tv series, i KNEW I’d seen him before

papee
March 2nd, 2013 | LINK

the view of the president is the same as that of the seventh-day adventist church except that they should be killed, tho i neva heard him say so either. God condemed this ugly act and sees it as an abomination be for Him, so is the stand of the church.

Priya Lynn
March 2nd, 2013 | LINK

Papee, your god is imaginary, no one is bound by the bigoted rantings of bronze age goatherders pretending to be a god.

Timothy Kincaid
March 2nd, 2013 | LINK

So, Papee,

You worship a deity that wants innocent people murdered because they happen to be the way he created them. Wow, your deity is really evil.

Personally, I stay away from deities that ask us to hate and kill each other. When your deity asks you to hate and kill, that’s when you should know that who you really are worshipping is Satan in disguise.

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