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Reports from The Call rally Uganda

Various sources have published reports on the Call Uganda prayer meetings held in Kampala on Sunday.  The rhetoric was as expected and The Call founder, Lou Engles’  press release last week that he was not  anti-homosexual were simply untrue.  Behind the Mask reported on  Engle’s  who claimed the West were using “Ugandan NGO’s to promote homosexuality”.  Other religious leaders spoke out in support of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Reports state that Pastor Mulinde of Trumpet Church called on other pastors present to come to the floor and pray for the nation of Uganda and in his prayer he condemned ‘evils in society’, committed by both homosexuals and heterosexuals.

He further emphasized that homosexuality is invading schools, families and the entire community and that it should be stopped………. Pastor Oyet Julius pointed out that Uganda is not for sale and that western civilization should not be allowed to take over the country……….“Members of parliament should not waste time by debating the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, they should quickly make it a law”, Oyet reportedly said……..He also called upon the cabinet, media, and business community to take a firm stand against homosexuality, also accusing homosexuals of paying school fees for young children while recruiting them to ‘the act’.

Bilerico  has the most interesting and disturbing report as they publish a report from a LGBTI activist in Uganda


Pastor Lou Engle from America noted that he didn’t know by the time of his invitation to Uganda that there was a homosexuality bill. He went ahead to emphasize that it is the Western World using non-government organizations to promote homosexuality. He warned the youth in the crowd that when America allowed homosexuals freedom it was the end of their nation.

He [Engle] called upon the government of Uganda to be firm and hold on its righteous stand against the evil. He mentioned that homosexuals have penetrated the educational system and Ugandans must be aware of the evil. He also lectured about how God planned marriage only between man and woman and that marriage is for procreation.

Honorable Minister of Ethics Nsaba Buturu was worse. He spoke out against homosexuality, saying that for those who think it’s a human right issue ‘Uganda cannot listen to that nonsense.’ He asked the audience to pray for president Museveni and his government to maintain their firms stand against evil in our society.

Pastor Mulinde then called his fellow pastor to come forward and pray for Buturo and Bahati and the government to continue with their crusade against homosexuality.

At what point Engle new about the  homosexuality Bill is irrelevant because he  had the choice  to condemn it or condone it – he chose the latter.  In doing so it really makes no difference whether he knew before or not – except of course if one is questioning his honesty.    Contrary to his press statement last week, Engle  gave his full support to the Bill and his statement on homosexuality and education alluded to the latest emphasis on “promotion of homosexuality”.   In short Engle flew in – whipped up his hate and flew out again.