Kampala: Born-again pastors under their umbrella organization, the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches of Uganda have denounced the controversial Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo and his House of Prayer Ministries International (HPMI) over what they termed as ‘misconduct’.
The church leaders in a statement on Thursday, This comes two days after Bujjingo conducted a traditional marriage with his second wife, Susan Makula, revealed that a committee of eminent was in 2019 assigned to intervene in the family matterS of Bujjingo.
“On the 14th May, 2019, Bishop Lwere, the General Overseer of the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches of Uganda, accompanied by three elders, namely, Apostle Alex Mitala, Elder Peterson Sozi and Bishop Morris Bukenya met and admonished Pastor Bujjingo to stop using the pulpit and media to settle his family and marital issues,” reads the statement in part.
“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,” added the statement.
Bujjingo however continued to discuss his wife in public, a behavior church leaders said is against the Christian ministerial doctrines and beliefs.
“Unfortunately, to our utter dismay and disappointment, Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo has continued abusing, degrading and shaming his family and wife Mrs Teddy Naluswa Bugingo, over matters which any husband, believer, and much less a pastor or leader, ought never to say about his wife. This is contrary to Christian ministerial ethics and practices,” said the statement.
“We have further learnt that Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo 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 Aloysius Bujjingo is proposing and doing,” said the statement.
“As Church leaders, we preach and teach marital faithfulness, forgiveness, and reconciliation and we do not condone marital unfaithfulness, immorality, divorce and other doctrine that undermine the sanity of family and marriage.”
They then made pronouncements against Pastor Bujjingo and his Church.
“Therefore, we hereby denounce, and dissociate ourselves from Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo’s practices, outbursts, behavior and doctrine,” they said.