Reverand, go and marry
Rev. Fr. Musaala:
Before his Thursday 21st March appearance on NTV's "On the spot" program, the man of God threatened to tell it all: "there are bishops who have children. I will say everything". I put aside my engagements to watch the program. He did not reveal anything. He mentioned no names.
In fact he said that naming and shaming is not productive. He had nothing to say apart from "I am sorry" and admitted that there was a bit of imprudence, and that he did not mean to publish the document that led to his suspension from official church activities. Well, reverand father, go and marry.
Yet when one reads the document in question, the first sentence shows it is clear it was meant for publication - an open letter. That means the man was telling lies by claiming he did not mean to publish. The way he ends the open letter in the final paragraph is a deliberate call to action - "join me in...".
In retrospect, Musaala comes across as lacking in theological and psychological grounding. He seems to have intentionally shouted about celibacy in order to get some quick media attention - the kind Museveni would call cheap popularity. Musaala being a musician, any kind of controversy is good for him. Indeed he said he has a show on Palm Sunday 25th March.
But if he is really concerned about celibacy, he is in the wrong place. I advise him to leave the Catholic church through laicisation. Let him find a book: The Pelican History of the Church, Vol.3 by Owen Chadwick. Let him get familiar with Vatican Council II.
Musaala, the scriptures can be construed to mean anything to the rationalist. However good a spin-doctor you may be, the one thing difficult to support with the scriptures is sodomy.