Born Again Pentecostal Church leaders in Uganda have denounced and disassociated themselves from Pastor Aloysius Bugingo’s practices, outbursts, behavior and doctrine.
Since May this year, Bungingo has been having family issues with his estranged wife Teddy Naluswa. And just last week,he told his followers that she sexually starved him for 10 years while suffering from fistula.
“I have tried to always keep quiet to respect Teddy but she is playing the sympathy card too much. She says she has been with me for 27 years through thick and thin. But how come she doesn’t talk about her haemorrhage (fistula). My wife bled for 10 years. Every single day, I bought cotton since pads could no longer contain her flow. I didn’t have sex for those 10 years. I didn’t even cheat. How come I didn’t get another woman in those years? Surely people must know that if I were to leave, it would have been then. I have been patient, I have tried all my best to make this thing work. Let her stop claiming she is the one who tried her best.”
Following his negative revelation, the clerics led by Bishop Joshua Lwera, the General Overseer of the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches of Uganda (NFBPC) on Tuesday issued a statement saying that on May 14, 2019 met and warned the House of Prayer Ministries International (HPMI) lead Pastor to stop using his pulpit and media to settle his family and marital affairs.
“Whereas Pastor Aloysius Bugingo decided to work independently and does not recognize nor subscribe to any of the Umbrella Organisations that bring together Evangelical and Pentecostal Churches for mutual support and accountability, we feel that the matter relating to him and his wife has escalated to a level that concerns all of us- the body of Christ and the general public,” statement reads in parts.
“We told him it was totally unethical and unbiblical to discuss his wife in public and advised him to separate family and church matters. He promised to stop and it was agreed that the elders would observe him for three months.”
However, the leaders’ dismay, Bugingo has continued abusing, degrading and shaming his family over matters which a husband more so a Pastor, ought never to say about his wife.
“We have also learnt that Pastor Aloysius Bugingo 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 Bugingo is proposing and doing. As church leaders, we preach and teach marital faithfulness, forgiveness and reconciliation and we do not condone marital unfaithfulness, immorality, divorce and any doctrine that undermines the sanctity of marriage and family,” the leaders stated.
They further said having done their part as believers and leaders in the Body of Christ to love, admonish and correct their brother in love but in vain they decided not to recognize Bugingo’s ministry until they see genuine repentance and an acceptable change.