Uganda First Lady's Gay Warning

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com August 19 2010 10:20 AM ET

Janet Museveni, the first lady of Uganda, warned participants at a national youth convention about the promotion of homosexuality, which she said advocates undertake for the sake of money.

According to New Vision, a Ugandan site, Museveni delivered her remarks while officiating at the opening of the National Youth Convention at Makerere University this month.

"In God's word, homosexuality attracts a curse, but now people are engaging in it and saying they are created that way,” said Museveni, as reported by New Vision. β€œIt is for money. The devil is stoking fires to destroy our nation and those taking advantage are doing so because our people are poor," she said. Mrs. Museveni advised the youth not only to listen to messages on how they can make money but also focus on spiritual growth. "You know that you will lose everything else when you lose your soul.”

Read more on her remarks here.