The former coordinator of military intelligence General David Sejusa has responded to Catholic recommendation to have tinths deducted by government from worker’s salary by government.
The four star General made the remarks through his Twitter handle advising the Church that such move might end up driving Christians from God’s sanctuary.
“Then churches will turn into disco halls, supermarkets. As in Europe. He quotes Germany, which levies 9% of annual income tax. RESULT? Last year alone, 700.000 Catholics left the church! Actually 600 catholic churches have closed! Collaborate with state at own peril” He tweeted.
The archbishop of Kampala Cyprian Kizito Lwanga caused public debate when he announced that the Catholic Church in Uganda is considering compelling the Central Government to embark on the compulsory deduction of the 10% tithe from their monthly salaries from Catholic faiths.
Lwanga made the statement during his sermon to the congregants at Lubaga Cathedral, where he expressed concerns over the failure by several Catholics, who have been found of ‘cheating’ God by abdicating their obligatory religious role to pay the tithe, saying this has slowed pace at which the Church carries out its work.
In his summon, Lwanga was quoted saying that some Catholics lie to God that they pay church tithe off their monthly salaries and at the time of mass, Catholics just pick whatever they get from their pockets and give in yet the tithe the Bible stipulates is 10% of their monthly salary something that sparked a lot of controversy both on local and international scene.
Sejusa however reveals that such move will make president Museveni gain direct control over the Church and will eventually use his power to weaken them.