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Pastor Bugembe Fires Back At Journalist Who Asked Him To Close His Church Over ‘Engule’ Song

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For some reason now, the pressure from Pastor Wilson Bugembe’s critics over featuring on Bobi Wine’s controversial song ‘Tuliyambala Engule’ has kind of reduced but days ago, the singing-pastor faced it rough by explaining why he featured on the song which is originally a church song

Many people’s arguments were based on the fact that as a pastor, he should have distanced himself from the song which he claims he didn’t listen to properly and hear its content. He also asked the critics to judge his verse independently while bearing in mind that it calls for love and unity

However, this hasn’t convinced the critics enough. A few days ago while at a press conference of the upcoming Kampala Praise Fest 2019, Bugembe was shocked when a journalist told him to stand down as a pastor and close the church over his claim that he didn’t know  that the ‘Tuliyambala Engule’ song was political

“If we are debating about life, let us make sure that the church is not part of it. You can attack me, write about me but don’t you ever attack the church for that battle you will never win.The church is for Jesus Christ. I will die one day, you will also die one day and the church will live brother.” Bugembe replied the journalist

Pastor Wilson Bugembe stressing a point

The pastor went ahead to warn the journalist about telling any pastor to close his or her church because of a mere debate.

“ Don’t you ever tell me to close the church because of a debate. Learn to agree and disagree but leave the church out. Nobody fights the church and wins that battle. Don’t you ever get a microphone and tell any pastor, priest or father to close the church, that was wrong”

‘Tuliyambala Engule’ was released on 31st of December 2018 and from the time of its release, it received some negative reception from the church like one pastor Martin Ssempa who claims that it was very unethical for Bobi Wine and the artistes who feature on the song to do so yet they well knew it was a church song.


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