Over the weekend, a photo of Pastor Aloysius Bugingo’s marriage proposal to his girlfriend Susan Makula hit social media.
It is reported that the leader of House of Prayer Ministries presented his girlfriend to his family, during his pre-independence anniversary prayer on Friday night, and later asked for her hand in marriage in a private ceremony thereafter.
However, his move to marry another woman while he has an impending divorce case in court has raised controversy, as to whether his new marriage would be considered legal.
To add his voice to the discourse, Pastor Solomon Male of Arising for Christ ministries says there is no problem in Bugingo marrying another woman at this time.
“Bugingo was married in church. His marriage to Teddy is legal and any legal marriage can be ended by the courts of law if the parties involved no longer want to be in it. Bugingo initiated the divorce process in court. But if Teddy refused, then the court process won’t go forward,” Pastor Male said in an interview with Spark TV.
He added that what Bugingo did, what other pastors like Kiganda did stands to show that legal marriage doesn’t hold water.
“If Bugingo’s parents have allowed him to marry another wife, and his new woman’s parents have allowed him to marry another wife, then there is nothing wrong. Biblically, it’s the parents that allow someone to get married,” he says.