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Police Issue Statement On Public Worship Offences

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Press Release:- The Royal St. Lucia Police Force wishes to advise the general public of the following sections of law, in light of numerous complaints regarding violations of rights of individuals during the conduct of religious ceremonies.

According to the Criminal Code of St. Lucia;

Public Worship Offences

566. Irreverence near place of worship during service, or cemetery during burial

A person who—

(a)      behaves irreverently near any church, chapel, or other building for religious worship during divine service;

(b)      behaves irreverently or indecently in or near any public burial ground during the burial of a dead body,

is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $1,000 or to imprisonment for one year.

567. Disturbing person in place of worship

A person who—

(a)      disturbs or molests any other person in any place of divine worship, whether during divine service or at any other time;

(b)      behaves in a riotous, indecent, disorderly, or insulting manner in any place of divine worship, whether during divine service or at any other time,

is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $1,000 or to imprisonment for one year.

  1. Disturbing minister, etc, at celebration in public

A person who disturbs or molests any minister of religion while celebrating any religious rite or office in any public way or public place, or any other person aiding, assisting, or attending at the celebration of such rite or office, is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $1,000 or to imprisonment for one year.

 

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14 COMMENTS

    • Imagine all the money in the Treasury if police actually enforce these laws and the courts fine the perpetrators. It wouldn’t be so hard to get a raise from the government.

      • Yes we should not be judgemental. Once we are born again of the holy spirit he will guide us into all truth. The bible is the only inspired book of God written by man. Satan is a master deceiver and has been from the very beginning. He comes as an angel of light though. So we should not rely on our human standards to know the truth. We should live by the holy spirit of God. Repent and be baptised and you will receivethe gift of the holy spirit!

  1. When a priest goes to some public event and goes on the pulpit takes the mikes and starts spilling his tirade,do I have to put up with this?.I have and issue here,in the church you are god,outside you are nothing just another simple citizen.I respect your beliefes because all humans have the right to be wrong at a given time,but I have the right to contest you in the street and to rebuke you when you come out with a rampage infront of people ,and preach your venom.I have the right to chalenge you,and nobody can take that away from me.Im an open person,I have read a lot about the five basic religions that cover our world,and I have a position in wich I place my mind and follow the principals that pave my path.I dont preach,I dont indocrinate I dont go mad trying to convince anybody,I just open the door for anybody that has a free mind,to enter into another stage of life

  2. Give you a short one,the five biggest religions based on numbers of people that profess them,the three oldest then comes Christianity and last the Muslim,this one is the youngest.The oldest three Hinduism,Budism Shintoism,this is not perfect because there are many more,and dates are not exact.Scholars will go to war defending their thoughts.Im not a phylosofer,I just read.Hunt for the books,not all are good,but get the basics,leave the Christian and Muslim books out of your mind.Allways think of all the branches that have emanated from the basic religions.You never finish Mr JR.

  3. Bible in a Year
    August 24
    New Testament Verse of the Day:
    I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning.
    –2 John 1:5

  4. Allow God to judge them who are Shepard and misleading His people because judgement will first start in the church. That’s why we must read the Word, ask Holy Spirit for revelation and clarity on the spirit and physical realm

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