It was proven that Robert is connected with Ugandian anti-gay church leader Gary Skinner. Skinner and his team advocate for the “reform” and “reintegration” of gay people. The church also supports the pro-family legislation which includes the bill offering death penalty as a punishment for homosexuality. This legislation was passed, without the death penalty provision, and enforced a life sentence for homosexuality in 2014. It has since been annulled.
Stuart Robert used to be a founder of the Australian offshoot of the scandalous Ugandian church. Stuart Robert has described Skinner as one of the “greatest influences” in his life and said the church provided an axis for his moral compass according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The MP also allegedly used $20,000 of tax payers money to visit the church. A spokesman for Mr Robert said he was a former director of the Australian branch of Watato church on an ‘unpaid and voluntary basis’ and had visited Africa on more than a dozen occasions and had spent more than a decade helping improve the lives of orphaned children in Africa.