Pastors using Pulpit to campaign

Pastors using Pulpit to campaign

Sir,

 I wish to voice my disgust with the manner in which some so called holy men of God use their pulpit as a forum to influence their members into voting for a particular party.

 I am very much aware of one church in the Soufriere community whose leader used his pulpit as a platform for an election tirade against the St. Lucia Labour Party, theSunday before general elections.

 I am very much aware also that some members of this congregation was very upset and walked out of the service during his campaign sermon.

 As someone who has high respect for God and his church like Peter Josie said, it is very unsettling the manner in which some church leaders are using their pulpits to influence the electorate of this country.

 We must be careful in the manner in which this is done since there are members of both political parties in church. This only creates further division and animosity in a society which is still healing from this election season. Further, these are the very same persons the church is trying to influence in society.

I am calling on all church leaders and Christians in particular, in this country to exercise a measure of prudence and modest conduct in the way in which they market their political messages and agendas to their congregation.

 The church is called to be the light of the world and not to be used as a prostitute for political mileage.

 I know for a fact that this so called man of God has had his issues with the District Representative and the policies of the St. Lucia Labour Party when it came to heavy equipment contracts.

 It would be interesting to find out what is in it for them. A large tithe and offering perhaps?

 If you check the Constituency Council report you will find their name there. Religious hypocrites!!

 

Over to you Reverend!!

 

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20 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm Reply

    Can we move on … tired of this. Leave them for God. At the end of the day people have choices. And the people have spoken

    1. Anonymous
      June 9, 2016 at 12:32 pm Reply

      Sore losers

  2. Sad-But-True
    June 8, 2016 at 3:11 pm Reply

    Lol.
    No surprise at all.

    Our Pastors are more corrupt, Perverted and confused than all Nigerians on the Planet

  3. Sad-But-True
    June 8, 2016 at 3:18 pm Reply

    And the Adventist church is a disgusting. There are pastors I know who are good friends with a Politician who took millions from his ministry and gave to his brothers. He also blatantly goes against the Principles of the faith. This guy is a thug at best.
    But the pastors are so lowly and inferior in their thought process, that if only they could lick the dust off his boots will make them feel whole and worthy around him and in this society.

    1. Anonymous
      June 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm Reply

      Ok SAD-But-true…you just called an entire church disgusting because one or some members, Pastor or whoever made these decisions….This article clearly stated that the pastor campaigned on a Sunday. The word pastor could fall under any religion. I am so so tired of people who do this. One person does crap and so all people are crap. I am sure that you have done some things that are questionable and if I were to judge someone else on those things because you did them you would say that was unethical. If you want to rant, focus on the person of intent. You have your opinion but you also need to be clear in your words so as to not harm the people who daily try to live right and not be hypocritical. BE OBJECTIVE GEEZ

      1. Sad-ButTrue
        June 8, 2016 at 4:33 pm Reply

        But they are disgusting. They are worst than the Catholics.
        Did you notice how the Catholic Priests were all praying for peace and Invoking God’s Spirit during this time, but the Seventh Day Adventist were Invoking Voodoo and actively supporting a thieving, Filthy, Dirty and Thug of a Politician?

        Yes you did.

        1. Sackawinkie
          June 8, 2016 at 6:24 pm Reply

          Reading this is so, so very sad:
          “Seventh Day Adventist” is one church worldwide; there is counsel for the church: get a hold of the book, “FUNDAMENTALS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION by E.G.White,” and in chapter #61 – Special Testimony Relating To Politics, will clear the view, will clear up the opinion, of many. In part, it says, “We are not to compromise principle by yielding to the opinions and prejudices which we may have encouraged before we united with GOD’s Commandment-keeping people. We have enlisted in the army of the LORD, and we are to be on the side of CHRIST, where we can be a united whole, in sentiment, in action, in spirit, in fellowship. Those who are Christians indeed will be branches of the true vine, and will bear the same fruit as the vine. They will act ion harmony, in Christian fellowship. They will not wear political badges, but the badge of CHRIST.”
          In the book it says too,
          “There are among those professing to believe present truth, some who will thus be stirred up to express their sentiments and political preferences, so that division will be brought into the church.” Yes ppl! there is counsel, for the church: some choose, to disregard counsel, and do their own thing; what happens when that is done, just what we now see, and hear, and read; yes, it is sad; but fellow brothers, and sisters, our eyes, should remain focused on CHRIST, and NOT on the Pastor, fellow brother and/or sister; we will not be deterred; this is no time to pause; the mission is far too important. We are ever in the presence of ALMIGHTY GOD, and HE will deal with it; much prayer, DO NOT allow the enemy of souls to use you got do his evil work. Stay focus! Ever focus moment by moment. GOD IS IN CONTROL! remain humble; guard your thoughts! remember we are all sinners, who need a Savior! We will ask GOD to search our hearts/minds like in
          PSALM 139:23,24 which reads:
          “Search me, O GOD, and know my heart/mind: try me, and know my thoughts:
          And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

          People of Sint Lucia, allow GOD to take over your mind and lead you; satan too, want to do the same, capture the mind; do not allow him access ; Love you all.

          S T A Y forever F O C U S on JAHOVAH.
          Choose rather to do what is right, moment by moment!

        2. Anonymous
          June 9, 2016 at 7:13 am Reply

          People like u can’t talk without comparing your churches to the Catholic don’t worry about Catholic worry bout yr so call churches plz wicked souls.

  4. tyer
    June 8, 2016 at 3:46 pm Reply

    labas jus bitter time to move on the ppl has spoken n the UNITED WORKERS PARTY HAS WON YO PED

    1. Anonymous
      June 8, 2016 at 5:16 pm Reply

      In one month tyer and the winners will be singing a different tune. BTW DO NOT BLAME ME I VOTED LABOUR.. #Labour4ever.

  5. opps!!!
    June 8, 2016 at 3:53 pm Reply

    You only speak of pastors same for congregration. Some persons sold their salvation for politics. On both color sides.remember god is the only one who changes and fixes everything.

  6. Mi soaps
    June 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm Reply

    I guess the pastors were feeling the squeeze in the tithes and offerings too. Lol

  7. Smh
    June 8, 2016 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Really sad. Can we just move on for the betterment of the country. It’s very doubtful that one pastor can move the majority of the electorate. It amazes that we can’t accept where we went wrong but blame everything and every one for slighting us for “the outstanding job” which was being done.

  8. Mirror Mirror
    June 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm Reply

    Oh boy it’s pastor it’s party, hello we are just human beings and we vary in countless areas . . Just remember the one true God has the final say and stop pointing and judging each other. Love each other unconditionally and forgive all. Who are we to judge. That is all we have to truely aim for

  9. Anonymous
    June 8, 2016 at 10:22 pm Reply

    now the lost expect to hear anything
    wonder if its calson who wrote this article

  10. whoops
    June 9, 2016 at 1:31 am Reply

    Just accept defeat….please? By the way I thought labour was starting fresh….what happened to that?

  11. Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 7:57 am Reply

    I generally agree with the article and the counsel given. I too believe the church should separate itself from political arguments and biases but have to talk about the “weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith” ( Matthew 23:23 (KJV) as spoken of by Jesus. Let’s concentrate our energies on doing the works of God Luke 4:18-19 (KJV) “…to preach the gospel to the poor; …to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
    Let us Christian undertake the mission Christ have appointed us in Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

    Finally, let us leave the politics for the politicians

  12. whats going on
    June 9, 2016 at 7:59 am Reply

    I generally agree with the article and the counsel given. I too believe the church should separate itself from political arguments and biases but have to talk about the “weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith” ( Matthew 23:23 (KJV) as spoken of by Jesus. Let’s concentrate our energies on doing the works of God Luke 4:18-19 (KJV) “…to preach the gospel to the poor; …to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
    Let us Christian undertake the mission Christ have appointed us in Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

    Finally, let us leave the politics for the politicians

  13. Paul
    June 9, 2016 at 1:35 pm Reply

    The pastor had a contract with the minister n he refuse to pay the man. So he had every right to say what he said

  14. annoyed
    June 9, 2016 at 11:01 pm Reply

    Why is this news again….clearly the pastor d is not hold anyone’s hand to vote and if you were at the church you shouldve met him after and address it with him…..#lifeisshort…#moveon

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