St. Charles Lwanga Burned To Death Rather Than To Sin By Homosexual Sex

 

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What would St. Charles Lwanga say about the push for accepting homosexual unions at the Synod.  He is a saint for being a martyr slowly burned to death for teaching the youth and men that homosexual sex was sin and to not have homosexual relationships with the King Mwanga.  His feast day is June 3rd.  
I also ask the question, Why are the pope and bishops talking about homosexuals at a Synod on the family?  Catholics have always taught that a family consist of grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, father and mother and their biological children.  Just the idea that all the homosexuals have descended on Rome for a Synod on the Family is absurd.  
All of you traditional Catholics that have had your money spent on sexual abuse law suits need to remind your bishops that their John Jay Study showed that most law suits were under age young men being abuse by homosexual priests.
OFFENSE CHARACTERISTICS
    • The largest group of alleged victims (50.9%) was between the ages of 11 and 14, 27.3% wer e 15-17, 16% were 8-10 and nearly 6% wer e under age 7. Overall, 81% of victims were male and 19% female. Male victims tended to be older than female victims. Over 40% of all victims were males between the ages of 11 and 14.  USCCB John Jay Study
Here is the story how St. Charles Lwanga died rather than support homosexuality.
charles-lwanga-50-148x350In the 1800’s the White Fathers reached Uganda as missionaries.  Among their converts were some men and male youth who were pages and attendants to King Mwanga.  When they found out that homosexual sex was sin, they resisted the advances of the homosexual King Mwanga.  
When the king killed a protestnt missionary, Joseph condemned his actions.  For this King Mwanga beat him with his spear, had his head cut off and body burned on Nov. 15, 1885.  HIs last words were: “A Christian who gives his life for God is not afraid to die.”
St. Charles Lwanga then took over teaching the Catholics in the king’s court and protected the youth and men from King Mwanga’s sexual advances.  In May 1886, the king asked a young page why he was avoiding him.  He replied because he was receiving religious instruction from Dennis Sebuggwawo and had learned that homosexual sex was wrong.  For this the king killed his teacher Dennis by thrusting a spear through his throat.
King Mwanga then had his compound closed and guarded so that none of the Catholics could escape.  Charles, knowing that they were going to pay for their faith, baptized four catechumens that night.  The king then separated the Christians from the pagans by saying:  “Those who do not pray stand by me, those who do pray stand over there.”  Fifteen youth and men, all under the age of 25, stayed faithful to their faith and were condemned to death.
They were forced to walk 37 miles to the place of their execution.  Along with them was a soldier James Buzabaliawo.  He told the king: “Goodbye, then. I am going to Heaven, and I will pray to God for you.”  And as he passed by the White Father Lourdel, he pointed to heaven with his bound hands and said: “Why are you so sad? This is nothing compared to the joys you have taught us to look forward to.”   Other youth kept joyful all the way to their execution.  
One of the martyrs was killed on the way by being cut and left to slowly die for three days.  When asked if his God would save him he replied: “God will rescue me.  But you will not see how he does it, because he will take my soul and leave you only my body.” 
Once arriving at Namugongo, the survivors were kept imprisoned for seven days. On June 3 1886 they were wrapped in reed mats, bound tightly and put on a fire.  They slowly died calling on the name of Jesus and saying: “You can burn our bodies, but you cannot harm our souls.”  St. Charles moaned and thrashed about, but never gave into screaming from the horrific pain of the flames.  
After King Mwanga’s death, the White Fathers returned to find one thousand catechumens waiting for baptism.StCharlesLwanga
  • Andrew Kagwa (Kaggwa, d. 1886) was a native chief of Kigowa and the royal bandmaster of King Mwanga. He was baptized in 1881, converted his wife, and became active in missionary work. He had gathered a large body of catechumens around him. Condemned to death for the faith, he right arm was severed from his body before he was beheaded.
  • Charles Lwanga (d. 1886) was a servant of the king, who was baptized in November 1885 and martyred the following June. He succeeded Joseph Mkasa as master of the pages and continued his predecessor’s censure of the king’s homosexual practices and corruption of the young pages. This intensified King Mwanga’s hatred of Catholics.
  • Denis (Dionysius) Sebuggwago (Sebuggwawo) (d. 1885) was a servant of the King. He was killed with a butcher’s cleaver by the king himself because he was taught teaching the catechism. He was the first victim of the persecution.
  • John Maria Muzeyi (d. 1886) practiced the corporal works of mercy until his martyrdom.
  • Joseph Mikasa (Mkasa, Musaka) Balikuddembe (d. 1885), was the Christian steward in charge of the pages, at the court of King Mwanga of Uganda. He was beheaded on November 15, when he denounced the king’s notorious immoralities and his murder of Joseph Harrington, a Protestant missionary, and his group.
  • Kizito (d. 1886), 13-year old boy, who went to his death “laughing and chattering,” was saved from the king’s pedophilic tendencies by Charles Lwanga, who baptized the child.
  • Mbanga (Mbaga) Tuzinde (d. 1886) was a page to the king and the adopted son of the chief executioner. He had to resist the pleas of his family up until the moment of he was thrown on the pyre at Namuyongo. At the last moment his father killed him with a blow to the neck to prevent him from suffering the agony of burning.
  • Matthias Kalemba (d. 1886) was a Membo judge, who was tortured to death.
  • Matthias Murumba, a Muslim assistant judge who converted, first to Protestantism, then to the Catholic faith. He was baptized by Fr. Livinhac, then martyred on Kumpala Hill.
  • Pontain Ngondwe (d. 1886), a soldier in the Royal Guard (Attwater, Benedictines, Bentley, Delaney, Farmer, Faupel, Gill, Thoonen, Walsh, White).  This list is from St. Patrick Catholic Church, Washington D.C. Saint of the day.

Today most of us traditional Catholics will not be slowly burned to death for speaking out the truth that homosexual sin is an abomination in the eyes of God. Yes it will earn us enemies in the Catholic Church and outside of her.  But may we learn from the heroic lives of these saints of Uganda how to stand to stand at one side and say, we are with Jesus Christ and His Church.  We are willing to suffer what ever for the truth.  Ask your progressive friends why these men were slowly burned to death if there is nothing wrong with homosexual sex?