St. Charles Lwanga and his companions were executed by King Mwanga of Uganda in 1886 for rejecting his sexual advances and refusing to renounce their faith under threat of torture and death. For those of us who believe that marriage is a sacrament and exists only between one man and one woman this witness is a cold splash of water in the face, reminding us that we are called to stand up for our beliefs no matter what the cost. We are not going to be burned alive as St. Lwanga, we will not be beheaded as some of his companions so with all this in mind we should be even more bold in testifying to the truth. Staying silent is not an option. And we have no excuse for not trying.
St Charles Lwanga and companions, pray for us.