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Museveni to study anti-gay Bill before assenting
Publish Date: Dec 26, 2013
Museveni to study anti-gay Bill before assenting
The president says if he finds the anti-gay Bill right, he will sign it.
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By Vision Reporter

President Yoweri Museveni has said he will first peruse the anti-gay Bill before signing it into law.

“I will first go through it. If I find that it is right I will sign but if I find that it is not right I will send it back to Parliament”, he said.

The President was reacting to the comment made by the head of the Pentecostal Churches in Uganda, Apostle Joseph Serwadda, calling on the President to sign the Bill against homosexuality that was passed last week by Parliament.

The Bill seeks, among other things, to slap charges of life imprisonment to those found guilty of the acts.

The President, who was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Janet Museveni, was the chief guest at the Christmas prayers that were organized by the Pentecostal Church at Daystar Cathedral in Mbarara Municipality in South Western Uganda.

The prayers attracted delegations from other religious denominations including those from the United States of America and Finland.

President Museveni, on arrival, toured the construction site, unveiled a plaque for kick starting the mobilization of funds for the completion of the multi-million complex with a sitting capacity of 10,000 worshippers.

He congratulated Bishop Ibrahim Nathan Turyamureeba for the big cathedral project and urged churches in the country to encourage their followers to work hard and exploit their talents in order to improve their life.

The President reminded the congregation of St. Paul’s caution in his letter to the Thessalonians that says ‘someone who does not work should not eat.’

Quoting a Bible verse from the Book of Genesis where God commanded man to dominate the earth, the President advised Christians to harness the natural resources.

He contributed sh60m towards the construction of Daystar Cathedral and a further sh20m for Daystar Savings Credit Co-operative Organization (SACCO).

Bishop Ibrahim Nathan Turyamureeba praised the NRM government for reinstating the freedom of worship in Uganda.

He added that the Pentecostal Church does not only believe in worship but has also ventured into economic and social activities that include, among others, the media industry, education and health sectors. He said Daystar Cathedral had established a SACCO with 270 members.

The leader of the Pentecostal Churches in Uganda, Apostle Joseph Serwadda, commended President Museveni for supporting Pentecostal Churches in the country.

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