Kyadondo East lawmaker, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has unleashed a scathing attack on religious leaders accusing them of what he called ‘defending the status quo.’
The legislator made this accusation on Saturday in a Facebook post where he also quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
“So often the contemporary church is a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. So often it is an archdefender of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church’s silent–and often even vocal–sanction of things as they are,” Bobi wrote.
He also praised Orthodox Archbishop, Jonah Lwanga for his ‘courage and commitment to our country and its citizens.’
“It gives us great joy to see religious leaders who speak truth to power in these perilous times in our country. His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, Archbishop of the Uganda Orthodox Church is such a leader. I am personally humbled and inspired by your boldness, courage and commitment to our country and its citizens. We pray that God continues to bless you, and hope that you will inspire more leaders in all fields to speak against injustice, unfairness and impunity,” he said.
A few days ago, Jonah criticised the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party saying it will soon collapse in what he called a prophecy.
Religious leaders in the country are yet to respond to Bobi Wine’s accusations.