Girls thrown out of church over indecent dressing
By Herbert Mugaga
Posted Monday, January 4 2010 at 00:00
The girls, who were dressed in short, tight fitting clothes, were part of a sizable number of people who had gathered on Saturday for New Year prayers at the Church of Jesus Christ.
A preacher in Kiyuni village, Nagojje Sub-county Mukono District threw out of church two girls for alleged indecent dressing. The girls, who were dressed in short, tight fitting clothes, were part of a sizable number of people who had gathered on Saturday for New Year prayers at the Church of Jesus Christ.
But they did not have a chance to go through the prayers after the preacher, Pastor Patrick Sekito, ordered them to go back home and dress up in a manner that befits a place of worship.
The girls, Susan Bako and Harriet Tumusiime, in their early 20s, entered church after prayers had started, and were struggling to look for a place next to the pulpit, when the preacher ordered them out. He said, “Young ladies you are smart, but I think you are in a wrong place. This is a church and not a beach or dancing hall were you dress up in cloths that leave some of your body parts exposed.”
He added; “I therefore order you to leave this place and get back to where you came from, put on decently and spare what you are putting on now for the night’’.
The visibly embarrassed girls first resisted but later walked out as other worshipers turned their heads to catch a clear look of them.
The girls then stood outside the church and attacked the pastor calling, him a villager and old fashioned. “We put on similar attire and attend prayers in bigger churches around Kampala, but no pastor has ever embarrassed us like this one has done,” complained Ms Bako.