Ugandan Archbishop claims sex education ‘promotes homosexuality’
The Archbishop of Uganda, Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali, has condemned comprehensive sex education in Ugandan schools as “not what the young generation requires,” claiming that it promotes homosexuality.
Speaking to the press on Wednesday, Rt. Rev. Ntagali, said that he wondered why the Minister of Education seemed reluctant to remove sex education from the curriculum, Ugandan news station NBS TV reports.
“[The] program promotes homosexuality and we are concerned about how it was allowed to be taught in some of our schools. We call for its removal,” he said.
Uganda has strict laws against homosexuality, including the possibility of life in prison. An eight-year-old girl was recently arrested by Ugandan police on suspicion of lesbianism.
“We do not know who smuggled that [in],” Rt. Rev. Ntagali said about reading materials the church finds objectionable. “You ask the Minister of Education, they say they are not aware. When you ask the National Curriculum Development Center, they deny [having anything to do with it]…As [the] church, we are saying we are not there.”
He blames the lessons for the desire for abortions and contraception, as well as for a lack of abstinence before marriage and faithfulness afterwards.
The archbishop previously called gay bishops a “spiritual cancer” that is “tearing apart” the Anglican faith.
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The bishop is in no doubt entertaining unnecessary fears, these fears are emanating as a result of poor orientation and the lack of proper adequate information on the subjects that he spoke about, and so he should therefore let the experts do their work.
It is greatly important that as children’s bodies are developing and experiencing sexual responsiveness, and as they become more curious, the answers that they get should help make things clear for them, and not confuse their innocent minds.
Sexuality is not sexual activity. Sexuality is the entirety of who we are and how we relate to things and people around us.
Comprehensive Sexuality education will help children to make informed decisions, and will also help them build healthy relationships as they grow into adulthoods.
Watch video of his remarks on sex education below.