The Anglican Church of Uganda on Monday asked its mother church in England to respect the country’s views on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
According to the Anglican church, if the mother church continues to put pressure on Uganda to abolish the newly passed anti-gay law, it may consider breaking away from her.
“The issue here is respect for our views on homosexuality, same sex marriage as a country and church. If they are not willing to listen to us. We shall consider being on our own.
“Homosexual practice is incompatible with scripture, and no one in the leadership of the church can say legitimise same sex unions or homosexuality,” Uganda’s top Anglican, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali said.
He added that the church is a safe place for those who are confused over their sexuality or struggling with sexual brokenness, as the doors of the church are wide open for them to be counselled, healed and prayed for.
He therefore urged the governing bodies of the Church of England not to take the path advocated by the West.
Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni last week signed a bill into law which holds that “repeat homosexuals” should be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires people to report on homosexuals.