By Our Reporter
Prominent Born-again Church leaders in Uganda have said that US national Jimmy L. Taylor who was arrested by police on Friday for assaulting staff at Grand Imperial Hotel and using racial slur is not a missionary as he claims.
Findings by the Chairperson and Executive Director of the Born Again Faith Federation, Dr Joseph Serwadda show that he is a former U.S. Marine but has no attachment whatsoever to any missionary group in USA.
Dr Serwadda was speaking during the ‘Ebizimba Okukkiriza’ program that airs on Dream TV on Sunday.
He, together with Bishop Ronald Mukiibi and Apostle Tumwine Charles condemned Taylor’s actions and language.
Jimmy L. Taylor’s angry tirade was caught on camera and he was arrested soon afterwards and charged. On his Facebook page Taylor mentioned he grappled with PTSD and bipolar disorder.
According to police, he confessed his crimes and blamed it on the mental related illness caused by stress.
“The Americans I sent the video clip said they have been disgraced by the man’s actions. He claims to be missionary, but he is not. He is a former marine, I did some research,” Dr Serwadda said.
Serwadda warmed that the world must know that not every who comes out as a Missionary is from the Born-again Church and has clear intentions of spreading the gospel.
Speaking on the incident a US State Department spokesperson told Journalists: “We have seen this regrettable video. It in no way reflects the attitude of the US government or the American people toward Uganda.”