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Uganda Martyrs Observance in Uganda 2018

Uganda Martyrs Observance in Uganda 2018
ACNS report ignores refusal by page boys to bow to homosexual advances of the king

By David W. Virtue DD
www.virtueonline.org
June 2, 2018

Thousands of Christians from Uganda and neighboring countries arrived this weekend in Namugongo for special services to commemorate the Ugandan Martyrs.

On June 3, 1886, the Kabaka -- or King -- of Buganda, Mwanga II, killed 32 young Anglicans and Roman Catholic men -- who worked as his pages -- by burning them alive at Namugongo. They were among 23 Anglicans and 22 Roman Catholics who were put to death by the king or killed by him for refusing to recant their faith between 1885 and 1887.

Yesterday, services were held at both the Anglican and Roman Catholic shrines in Namugongo, led by bishops from both Churches. Other similar events will be held in the coming days, leading up to national commemorations on Sunday, say news reports out of Uganda.

A report issued by the Anglican Communion News Service said, "We need to ask God to forgive us because we have sinned in different ways. The martyrs suffered because of their faith..." but no mention was made of the fact that they died because they refused the homosexual advances of the king.

From Wikipedia: "From 1885--1887 many Christians were put to death in Uganda by King Mwanga II. Many of them were officials in the court of Catholics, as well as a number of Anglicans, were put to death, some by the sword, others by burning alive. The ire of the king was particularly inflamed against the Christians because they refused to accede to demands to participate in homosexual unions."

Of course, the ACNS spins it so they won't offend Anglican and Episcopal sodomites who insist God has changed His mind about pansexual behavior...and because TEC pays a boatload of money to keep the Anglican Communion Office open in London. Thou shalt not offend Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who writes out checks to the Anglican Consultative Council, the official mouthpiece of the Anglican Communion.

The martyrs went to their graves because they refused the homosexual advances of the king and for that they died.

Others beheaded or burned alive in his court by Mwanga II, King of Buganda, were Bishop James Hannington (3 September 1847 -- 29 October 1885), an English Anglican missionary who was the first Anglican bishop of East Africa; through in recent times to Janani Jakaliya Luwum (c. 1922 -- 17 February 1977), who was the archbishop of the Church of Uganda from 1974 to 1977 and one of the most influential leaders of the modern church in Africa. (He was arrested in February 1977 and died shortly after in a contrived "car crash", though his bullet ridden body later attested to him having been murdered at the behest of the then-President Idi Amin.)

Those being commemorated particularly this weekend -- as happens every year in Uganda on what is a national day of observance, are, however, those killed in 1866 by Mwanga II in circumstances that still deeply affect the country and region on account of the very particular and predatory sexual context of the King's actions.

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, the Anglican Archbishop of Uganda, speaking at the Catholic shrine, echoed the call, saying: "What is our purpose as the Church when there are all these murders and kidnaps? We call upon security organs to quickly bring this mess to its end. We are living in an evil world and we need to help each other and encourage ourselves to repent."

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