October 21, 2020
October 21, 2020

Pastors to petition electoral commission over use of church songs by politicians



By Ronald Kabuye
Pentecostal Pastors led by the member of the anti Pornography committe also a senior pastor of makerere community church Dr. Martin Ssempa have threatened to petition the electoral commission requesting it to stop politicians from using religious songs or hymn for their selfish or political gains.
This move has been triggered by the action of musician turned Kyandodo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine newly released song titled Tuliyambala engule literally meaning they will be crowned after all the unpleasant situation is done away with, a song that religious Leaders claim to be their.
Martin Ssempa said that as church they can not look on as religious leaders efforts are being frustrated thus requesting Bobi Wine to make a public apology and politicians, musicians to compose their own songs as opposed to duplicating the religious songs with false or different meaning.
Commenting on the religious policy that is in the offing, requiring religious leaders to re-register, hold at least a degree in theology among others, Dr. Ssempa said well as there is need to streamline Pentecostal church but this should be done by themselves not a competitor to avoid bias.Image result for Tuliyambala engule
He added that there is no doubt that the policy targets Pentecostal churches not all churches.
He further urged religious leaders to further their education level.
“I work with Father Lukodo so I know who drafted, advocating for the policy and who it’s targeting.
Government should let the Pentecostal churches regulate it’s self other than using Catholics to regulate us.
Its important to have education credentials since it helps us interpret the bible properly hence I request all Pastors to go back and study and it’s high time we weed out fake elements but this should be done by ourselves not our competitors.” said Pastor Martin Ssempa.

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