By Chris Ahimbisibwe
Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi yesterday said he fears for his life because of the campaign he has waged against homosexuals.
â€œNowadays, I donâ€™t wear my collar when I am in countries which have supporters of homosexuals,â€ he said while addressing Christians at Kitunga archdeaconry, West Ankole diocese in Ntungamo district.
â€œI am forced to dress like a civilian because those people are dangerous. They can harm anybody who is against them. Some of them are killers. They want to close the mouth of anybody who is against them.â€
Orombi is among the Anglican archbishops who have led the boycott against the Lambeth Conference, which takes places later this month, over the issue of homosexuality.
The Global Anglican Future Conference, which was held in Jerusalem last month, resolved to form a new movement and broke ties with the authority of Canterbury over the consecration of gay bishops.
Despite the threats, Orombi yesterday continued his anti-gay campaign, asking Christians to pray for him and others who are against homosexuals.
â€œHomosexuals are agitating that it is a human right. But how can it be a human right for a man to sleep with another man or a woman to marry a woman?â€ he asked.
â€œWhat we need is to wake up and protect our church and children against this practice.â€
He argued that God created men and women so that they could have children and fill the world so that the generations could continue. â€œSo where do the homosexuals want to get their children?â€ he asked.
Orombi noted that homosexuals were trying to take advantage of Africaâ€™s poverty by making donations, building schools and offering scholarships.
â€œWe should not accept any donation that comes our way and has strings attached. Some people have already fallen victims in Uganda and we need to stop it,â€ the archbishop said.
Bishop Yona Katonene, the bishop of West Ankole diocese, who accompanied the archbishop, said he had received a report that a male teacher in Bushenyi had married a male student.