Addressing Media at the Uganda Media House,the minister for Ethics and Integrity Father Simon Lokodo has warned pastors,prophets over extorting their congregation and that any time he will pass a policy banning churches for extortion.The priest also warned Pastor Mbonye who he criticized for conning his congregation and leading them into a cult.
Photos of the Kampala cultic Prophet whose followers Practically worship the ground he walks on emerged allover social media over the weekend. The bizzare photos were taken during an event held in Kololo Independence grounds where the flamboyant Pastor Elvis Mbonye was the object hero worship by his entranced followers
In the photos the emmensely rich pastor who reportedly owns a fleet of cars and Manshions scattered around Kampala is seen seated on a white seat with gold reams as some followers kneel down to kiss his Shoes
The prophet meanwhile smiled, laughed and raised his hands, seemingly enjoying the praise and adulation he was receiving.
Earlier, the poster inviting people to the function stated: ‘We submit our politics, economics, cultures and lives to the Grace, Glory and Authority of Prophet Elvis Mbonye with heartfelt gratitude and honour at your feet.’ Below that was a line ‘Pioneering a culture of Honour’ presumably the theme of the function.
It is worrying on many levels because it now looks like the prophet wants everything to begin and end with him; having services where he is honoured as though he is a demi-god; where he is over-protected as though he is a human being greater than others; where the congregation is asked to give in millions of shillings… It is worrying because these look like elements of a cult following.
A cult is a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.