Last Friday House of Prayer Ministries Senior Pastor, Aloysius Bugingo was officially introduced by his lover Suzan Makula Nantaba in a beautiful ceremony locally known as ‘Kukyala’ in Kyebando.
The event happened at a time when Bugingo and his estranged wife Teddy Naluswa are still in court as their case is yet to be concluded. Naluswa refused to sign the divorce documents while Bugingo turned down the mediation process that the court had suggested.
Following last week’s Kukyala, a number of men of God have come out to give their opinions on Bugingo’s move to be introduced by Makula yet his official wife is still living, which is against the biblical scriptures and the religion he represents.
Pastor Martin Ssempa of Makerere Community Church says Bugingo’s move is blatant adultery.
Ssempa says that Bugingo is not living the life he preaches. He states that it was wrong for him to go with the second wife before completing the business he had with the mother of his children Teddy Bugingo.
“Pastor Bugingo is not a living example of what he preaches. What he is doing is prostitution because he didn’t divorce his first wife Teddy Bugingo. He is one of the people that makes us pastors look very bad in the eyes of the public,” Pastor Ssempa says.
Ssempa urges the government to create a Ministry of Marriage that will be in charge of disciplining such pastors.
Pastor Ssempa is not the only pastor unhappy about Bugingo’s Kukyala, Christian Life church leader, Pastor Jackson Ssenyonga condemns the move too.
During a Sunday Service at his Bwaise based Church, Ssenyonga attacked Bugingo saying Bugingo has a spirit of prostitution in him that is forcing him to do whatever he is doing.
“What you’re doing is prostitution. A man who claims to be a Pastor can’t file for a divorce unless he has different spirits in him forcing him to do what he is doing. Filing for a divorce with a wife immediately shows you’re a prostitute,” Pastor Ssenyonga said.
To differ from Ssempa and Ssenyonga, Pastor Franklin Mondo Mugisha of Empowerment Christian Centre Church supports Bugingo’s action saying Man of God has reasons to justify his actions.
Mondo further says that marriage issues can not be judged from the outside, saying Bugingo and Teddy must be having irreconcilable differences.
Similarly Pastor Solomon Male also defends Bugingo saying that the pastor has the right to divorce and marry again.
While speaking in an interview on local television, Male said;
“Bugingo was married in church. His marriage to Teddy is legal and any legal marriage can be ended by the courts of law if the parties involved no longer want to be in it. Bugingo initiated the divorce process in court. But if Teddy refused, then the court process won’t go forward.”