Engle Answers Critics, Denies Knowledge of Uganda Anti-Gay Bill
Radical Anti-Gay Preacher Lou Engle, leader of TheCall ministries, denies knowledge of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Kampala Rally will move forward.
According to Box Turtle Bulletin, Grove City College Professor Warren Throckmorton recently obtained a press release from Lou Engle that addresses TheCall Uganda Rally to be held in Kampala, Uganda on May 2nd.
Engle Denies Knowledge, Support of Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill
Engle announced TheCall Uganda Rally will go forward as scheduled on May 2nd. Engle's also denies knowledge of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality bill or that TheCall Uganda Rally will be used as a forum to support Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality bill.
From the Press Release:
Therefore TheCall, though continuing to be held in Uganda, will not promote this bill. In fact, we challenge the Church of Uganda to join with Christians around the world, to first examine our own moral failures, confess our own lack of love, and from that heart seek to establish true biblical standards, reflecting compassion for those struggling with same-sex attraction and equal justice for criminal offenses committed by heterosexuals or homosexuals. We believe this also reflects the heart and intent of the Christian leaders of Uganda.
What Message Will Engle Deliver At TheCall Uganda Rally?
It’s unclear what message Engle will deliver at the rally itself. We know he intends to address homosexuality since it is one of the talking points included in his announcement for TheCall Uganda. Will he criticize the bill? Or will he applaude “the courage and stand with the stated purpose of the many Church leaders in Uganda who are seeking to protect the traditional and biblical family foundations of the nation”? This statement is unclear, and without further clarification it looks like we may not find out until it’s too late.
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