MP: People using voodoo to get elected

The MP for Castries South East, Guy Joseph, has declared that Saint Lucia is under a curse because certain persons are dabbling in evil.

Without providing names, the outspoken Joseph told supporters of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) last night that those persons were not the ones sitting on the UWP platform.

With a bible in his hand, the Seventh Day Adventist and former government Minister declared that Saint Lucia is under a cloud of darkness that is manifested in Babonneau more than any other community.

Babonneau has witnessed a number of suicides and other social problems in recent time.

Joseph declared that some Pastors are aware of the evil and who are the ones practicing it because the messages are coming to them from God

“You know the voices that are speaking to the people in Babonneau and I want them to know that there is more than one person who have heard this voice asking them to commit suicide. What evil spirit and what demon is in this place and who brought it here?” The Castries South East MP said.

Quoting from the Bible book of Exodus, Joseph recounted the story of Moses who appeared before Pharaoh and was empowered by God to perform certain miracles.

However the MP observed that Pharaoh’s Magicians and “Wise Men” were able to duplicate some of the miracles but were not able to cope with others.

Joseph said he was making the reference to emphasize that evil has its limits.

“I am saying tonight that the problems of Saint Lucia are beyond the politicians alone to fix,” the MP told UWP supporters.

He said he was aware that people are praying, but that is not enough.

“The same word that calls us to pray tells us ‘cry aloud, spare not, show my people their sins and the children of Israel the transgression of their ways’,” Joseph observed, adding that Saint Lucia is on the wrong track not only politically but spiritually.

He asserted that for the country to be rescued, the bloodshed must stop.

“We must stop the voodoo, we must stop the sacrificing of lives to be elected into political office,” the former Minister said.

Reading from the Bible Book of Isaiah Joseph said:

“’When you spread your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you. Even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen’”.

He asserted that the passage was of God speaking through the prophet Isaiah.

“He says ‘Your hands are full with blood. Wash your hands; wash yourselves ; be clean; take your evil deeds away; take them out of my sight; stop doing wrong; listen and do the right and seek justice.’”

Joseph said people whose hands are tainted with blood cannot be the ones to lead Saint Lucia into prayer.