KAMPALA – The association of Born-again churches has said Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo’s recent actions and outbursts about his relationship with his wife do not reflect the doctrine that they subscribe to and promote.
The National Fellowship of Born-Again Pentecostal Churches (NFBPC), in a statement issued Tuesday, said that even when Pastor Bujjingo does not subscribe to their association, they said they feel that the matter relating to him and his wife has escalated to a level that concerns them as a body of Christians.
They said they tried to intervene and counsel him on how to handle his marital issues but he has defied them.
They said after three months of thorough observation, Church leaders and elders including Bishop Joshua Lwere, Apostle Alex Mitala, Elder Peterson Sozi, and Bishop Morris Bukenya met and counselled him against using his pulpit and media to settle his family and marital affairs.
“We told him it was totally unethical and unbiblical to discuss his wife in public and advised him to separate church and family matters. He promised to stop and it was agreed that these elders would observe him for three months,” reads the statement signed by Bishop Joshua Lwere, Rev Dr. Simon Emiau, and Bishop Daniel Waddimba.
However, they said this continued and escalated last week when he shamed and degraded his wife.
“We have further learnt that Pastor Aloysius Bujingo is proposing to divorce his wife to marry another, and publicly encouraging others to do so. We want to emphatically state that we strongly condemn what pastor Bugingo is proposing and doing,” the statement adds.
The association of born again churches also said they do not recognize his ministry.
“Therefore, we hereby denounce and dissociate ourselves from Pastor Aloysius Bugingo’s practices, outbursts, behaviour and doctrine. We, therefore, do not recognize his ministry until we see genuine repentance and an acceptable change. As church leaders, we preach and teach marital faithfulness, forgiveness, and reconciliation and we do not condone marital unfaithfulness, immorality, divorce and any doctrine that undermines the sanctity of marriage and family.”