Canterbury writes to Archbishop Mugalu to withdraw support for Anti-gay Law

(Last Updated On: 9 June 2023)

Kampala, June 9, 2023: Following President Museveni’s assent to the Anti-homosexuality Bill 2023, the 78-year-old has received massive support from Ugandans of all walks of life.

He has also received pressure from the West who asks him to rescind his support and signature. The West says the Law “is the worst Law” for the minority groups in the country who believes in who they want to be and what they want to support.

Church of Uganda and other religious leaders in the country continue to back Museveni and Parliament for being firm and pro-people as the West barks.

Read here what the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Rt. Rev. Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu said after the Bill was signed.

Church Times reports that the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has written to his brother in Christ, Mugalu to withdraw his Church’s support for the Ani-Homosexuality Act ratified by President Museveni.

The Archbishop’s statement:

I HAVE recently written to my brother in Christ, the Primate of Uganda, Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba, to express my grief and dismay at the Church of Uganda’s support for the Anti-Homosexuality Act. I make this public statement with sorrow and with continuing prayers for reconciliation between our Churches and across the Anglican Communion.

I am deeply aware of the history of colonial rule in Uganda, so heroically resisted by its people. But this is not about imposing Western values on our Ugandan Anglican sisters and brothers. It is about reminding them of the commitments we have made as Anglicans to treat every person with the care and respect they deserve as children of God.


Within the Anglican Communion, we continue to disagree over matters of sexuality, but in our commitment to God-given human dignity we must be united. I have reminded Archbishop Kaziimba that Anglicans around the world have long been united in our opposition to the criminalisation of homosexuality and LGBTQ people.

Read the entire statement from Archbishop Welby to his brother here.

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