A section of Ugandans is mocking Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo of House of Prayer Ministries International (HPMI) for lying flat on the ground while praying, saying he is doing it for money.
During a May 15 Sunday service at Canaan Land based in Makerere-Kikoni in the capital Kampala, Pastor Bujjingo was pictured lying on the dust-filled ground and facing the sky.
Balokole pastors and their flock are known to react in such ways when the Spirit of God reportedly descends on them.
But photos of the pastor lying on the ground have since gone viral, with some netizens accusing the controversial ‘man of God’ of engaging in a ‘stunt’ to be able to collect money from church members.
Here are some of the reactions:
The star of Money Heist, Ugandan edition pic.twitter.com/32B8It6ZxG
— President Saleh (@realsalehUG) May 15, 2022
Its hard to collect money for the wedding plus the new church. He has to try everything. https://t.co/vIZZIAGpSS
— baketerana🧘🏿♂️ (@Uwagasabune) May 16, 2022
Google says that “Aloysius Bugingo is a Ugandan Born Again Pastor and BUSINESSMAN”, they should add – a very good Mr Museveni regime’s self-appointed propagandist and ACTOR. pic.twitter.com/5RPemLpNSd
— Mordecai Muriisa ™️ (@MordecaiMuriisa) May 15, 2022
Why is everyone quite about this foolery #bugingo
Look a mother holding her child by the head so as to be fooled.
Educate your children dear parents so that in future this nosense is not made to them pic.twitter.com/UD4B2NIqOg
— REALITY 👌 (@SUPPORTTHEAFR18) May 16, 2022
"Pastor " Bugingo and his church members .
So how do you convince such people to join in mass protests against rising prices of bar of soap?
We need to put more effort in mindset change at grassroot level pic.twitter.com/zUhQ673HFt
— Marion 🇺🇦 #EndKaramojaMassacre🇺🇬 (@MarionKafuko) May 15, 2022
The next time he will tell them to chew grass or mop the dust they sit in and they will also listen to Bugingo 🚮🚮 pic.twitter.com/3EDlLV6i0y
— Kulisi (@MrTenderi) May 15, 2022
PS Bugingo will kill me with laughter one day. What type of prayer is this,seriously ?😄😄😄😆 pic.twitter.com/ot47XV6MmS
— Nabwire Irene (@NabwireIrene9) May 15, 2022
You people think God is deaf or blind not listen to your prayers in comfortable position than making yourself dirty yet when it comes to controversy you are number one?
Bugingo in action 🎬 pic.twitter.com/hxXzOQVUBS
— Harunah Kiyemba🇺🇬🇺🇬 (@harunakiye) May 15, 2022
Pastor Bujjingo is known for courting controversy and for speaking his mind, even when it annoys some sections of Ugandans. Recently, Pastor Bujjingo said first Lt Gen Muhoozi Kaineruga will become Uganda’s president, taking over from his father Gen Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni whether Ugandans want or not. (Read Story Here).