Two Christians petition court over violation of their freedom of worship

By Robert Segawa

Two Christians have petitioned  the high court to be allowed to file a representative suit on behalf of other believers against a renowned Pentecostal pastor Aloysious Bunjigo accusing him of   violating their freedom to worship by  burning several versions of the Holy Bible.

These include Veteran Actor Aloysius Matovu Kizza and Francisco Evangelist Ssemugooma.

In their application the believers claim that several Christians have similar interest in court stopping Bujingo from making utterances that hurt their faith but they cannot all come to attend court.

That it’s  for this reason that the two ask court to grant them permission sue pastor Bujingo on behalf of  other  Christians seeking damages for his unlawful actions.

Matovu and Ssemugoma accuse pastor Bujingo of  collecting , burning, destroying and ordering the collecting and burning of different versions of the Holy Bible written in different languages.

The two contend that the said actions of pastor Bujingo are equivalent  to an attack and insult of all Christians who believe in the Holy Bible.

The lead pastor of House of Prayer church in Makerere Kikoni  stirred a debate two months back when he ordered Christians at his chruch to burn certain types of Bibles that contained the word ,”Holy Ghost”

Justice Patricia Wasswa Basaza will preside over this application.