Dominica elections: Pastor advises angry Dominicans to leave vengeance to God

Pastor Randy Rodney

Radio talk show host, Pastor Randy Rodney, is advising Dominicans who are angry and hurt as a result of the outcome of the December 6 General Elections, to not let their anger take control but instead, have a conversation with God.

Many supporters of the opposition United Workers Party have expressed disappointment and anger following the results of the elections and at the heart of their discontent, is the belief that the results were influenced by the influx of overseas-based Dominicans brought to Dominica by the Dominica Labour Party, to vote illegally at the polls.

Rodney agrees and said on a radio programme on Q95FM that the elections, which saw the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) re-elected to office by an 18-3 majority over the United Workers Party (UWP), were not free and fair.

“I don’t mind you paid your own tickets and come down for yourself. That is unjust,” Rodney said referring to accusations levelled at the DLP that they paid for large numbers of Dominicans to travel from overseas to vote for the DLP.

“You are not governed on what’s happening here,” Rodney declared, speaking to the overseas-based voters, “you don’t pay VAT, you don’t pay license…you all are not nice.”

The pastor, who is also the president of the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches (DAEC), said many Dominicans left Dominica after Hurricane Maria and have not returned.

“You know why? because there was nothing here for them…,” Rodney stated. “Many more will leave, because you cannot live your lives on NEP [National Employment Programme].”

He believes that the country will continue to lose its best resources, including nurses and doctors.

“We will lose them from the bottom and we will lose them from the top,” he said.

Meantime, Rodney, who hosts the popular religious programme Kingdom Connection on Q95, told supporters of the United Workers Party (UWP) that while they have a right to be angry, there are somethings their anger cannot help.

“To those of you who are angry and hurt, there are some things that your anger cannot help,” he said. “If you keep that hurt going, you will end up hurting yourself and sometimes, you will hurt the people around you.”

He encouraged those concerned, to “tell God how you feel and let him have a conversation with you,” adding, “he has had a few with me and he reminded me, don’t take vengeance on anybody else, he will do it.”

Rodney said God reminded him that every rope has an end.

“He reminded me that the wicked would come to their desired end,” he remarked. “He reminded me that God is always looking over his people.”

Said the pastor, “You too need to find your peace, and your peace is, you did your best. You did everything you could do…”

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54 Comments

  1. Trinity Member
    December 25, 2019

    Rodney is a fake and a fraud. He destroyed a well established church in KingsHill, Trinity Baptist Church, …………………. Now he has no need for the name Trinity, he just discarded the name. People like me who were “born” in Trinity now have no frame of reference. Rodney is a disgrace and has no authority to give advice to anyone. But have no fear, Karma is around the corner.

  2. Sakah
    December 15, 2019

    Garcon so you come nuh!…..you living in a glass house and you throwing stones?

  3. God's child
    December 15, 2019

    You know what? This morning I sat back thinking of your conduct and also that of the other Pastor in Portsmouth. I am hoping and praying that you two would have a talk with Jesus. Your conduct and that of his is confusing. Is this the way Jesus would want you all to behave towards each other? Especially as professed leaders of God’s church? I am appalled, confused, disappointed. You two need to ask the body of Christ for forgiveness. Sad

  4. Lenpro
    December 14, 2019

    What is your true purpose Rodney? How is your flock doing Rodney?. What about the Church God entrusted you to lead Rodney? Rodney, be very careful what God might ask you about how your church is doing. Jesus walked this earth in the time of one of the most cruel political environment, and never lost sight of his mission and purpose. Give to Caesar what Caesar, and give to God what is God, he told his disciples. And went on his mission. Making Disciples. Dont lose your purpose Rodney. Stay away from politics. Lead your church.

  5. A church member
    December 14, 2019

    Is this a pastor who is trained or who obtained it from the seniority of the church. A pastor supposed to condemned wrong doing is supporting it. No Randy you need to resign as a pastor

  6. Calabash
    December 13, 2019

    Sad to see this rancor after the vote. I truly did not have a preference. I wanted a good contest and a Dominican consensus, thereafter. I do agree that it should be illegal for anyone to pay for the facilitation of someone else’s vote.

  7. Me
    December 13, 2019

    Is Rodney really Randy?

  8. Alicia Pinard
    December 13, 2019

    Why not give the man wife what normaly belongs to her.

    You are a pastor and putting all that shame in a land ?
    In the name of what Randy?
    What were you going to gain?

    A nice slap from Gods right hand behind your head would do u good.

    Shame on you.

  9. December 13, 2019

    Is That man a pastor or a politician, he sure seems to be campaigning more than preaching. Lord help us

    • out of south city
      December 13, 2019

      What’s wrong with a pastor being involved in politics? What about the bishop and priests who are supporters of the DLP who stood aside and witnessed the hell that was raised before the elections and did not condemn the wrong that was created by their party? Stop being hypocrites and stop looking up in the clouds for the return of a dead white man that will never take place. The pastor has all the right to speak against evil because he is a human being just like you and has the right to vote just like you. That is his democratic right even though we no longer live in a democratic country.

  10. Eagle-Eyed
    December 13, 2019

    Pastor, all i can say to you is that there is a special place in hell for false preachers like you. You are making a mockery of the most high and this can be construed as blasphemy. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  11. Joe Linton
    December 13, 2019

    “He reminded me that the wicked would come to their desired end,” he remarked. “He reminded me that God is always looking over his people.”

    So i encourage you and the UWP top notches to take heed!!!!!

  12. Da
    December 13, 2019

    Preach it my brother

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 13, 2019

      Good Pastor
      Has it occurred to you that God is also God of the people who voted for the DLP. Has it occurred to you that perhaps they too had a conversation with their God to prevent what they perceive as not good for the country, from taking place?

      Do you not know that the UWP is, after all, in the minority? Has it occurred to you that thanks to people like you and all the others who thought that encouraging your leader to have a career of cursing from President to cleaner, he would come to no good?

      Has it occurred to you that no one is entitled to be Prime Minister in Dominica? That Prime Ministers must first be elected as Parliamentarians and then by a constitutional process be designated Prime Minister?

      The way you people are getting on it’s like this was your leader’s turn and he has been robbed of it. That’s not how it works. Your leader must convince the majority that he means well and will do well for Dominica. He had opportunity after the hurricane.

  13. Joe Linton
    December 13, 2019

    Randy the only ANGRY Dominicans are the likes of you who was promised positions in a UWP government… Your dreams has been slashed, damaged , destroyed by the majority of us living on this beautiful island… our “X” kill your aspirations lmfao now relax and await your nightmare!!!!!

  14. Let's pray
    December 13, 2019

    Pastor Randy. We were taught in Sunday School “though shalt not steal”. Some learnt it from home, others did not learn it at all. When someone steals, they will steal everything: they will steal cookies from a cookie 🍪 jar. They will steal money and they will also steal an election. It is because they have grown accustomed to stealing and it becomes part of them. Only the power of God can heal them. You are right, let us pray 🙏for them.

  15. The Church
    December 13, 2019

    Seek this:
    Proverbs 9:10: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

    Remember this:
    Romans 13: 1-2 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
    Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

    Do This:
    1 Timothy 2 : 1-4 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
    2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
    3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

    That is Your Function:

  16. Just saying
    December 13, 2019

    It’s one thing to give advise but when you clearly show your bias and where you stand politically that says a lot. I am not coming for anybody on any personal level but as a man who proclaims to be a man of God I don’t think that you are doing what you are meant to do. A man of God is not supposed to be so involved in political affairs no matter what party they support. You are suppose to encourage people to vote. When violence is a result of a protest you are supposed to condemn it no matter what party. The church is suppose to be unbiased. The Leaders are supposed to be unbiased.

  17. Janjan Black
    December 13, 2019

    You are an angry man yourself, to be making such statements is evident that you are more angry than those persons your advising. Rodney u must be fair. UWP also brought down voters. The community I am from which is laocated on the northen part of the island UWP brought down more voters than the UWP, that’s why the Labour margin was that small Sir. Get your facts man because hearing speak like that makes me angry.

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 13, 2019

      Jan Jan, yes

      Any time anybody, be it priest, pastor, child, brother, sister recognises wrongdoing from only one side, they have lost their credibility. I personally met a number of diaspora UWP supporters who were here to vote. I cannot vouch for who paid their fares and I doubt that the Pastor can either. I greeted several of them and we laughed about it.

      When a Pastor sits on a radio and threatens a government if they do not do what he perceives they should do they will feel something harder than stones. What does that mean?

      Frankly, every Dominican is entitled to his/her opinion and to behave as he/she thinks best but you cannot wrap your political venom in religious cloth and expect people to respect you.

      Throw off your Pastor cloak and get into the ring but do not go on a radio and preach undisguised venom and violence and then talk about God. I think God’s word says you cannot serve two masters. That is for your flock as well as yourself and moreso for you.

  18. Just saying
    December 13, 2019

    It’s one thing to give advise but when you clearly show your bias and where you stand politically that says a lot.

  19. Lin clown
    December 13, 2019

    Take a look at the people in the forefront for UWP.They have all reached RETIREMENT AGE.Look at the party a lot of useless idiots.

  20. mine
    December 13, 2019

    This man Randy should be defrocked. If he still has members his in church they are just like him. If he is one of lennox adviser’s you can’t expect nothing good from him. Randy yourself and the priests put down the robe and make your political party. You lead and other follow.

  21. Friendlyelse
    December 13, 2019

    You should be ashamed of yourself for supporting such violence and division. The People of Dominica rejected your lies and propaganda. Now Repent and get out of here.

  22. Dominican
    December 13, 2019

    I believe that christianity also teaches that God helps those who help themselves and is quite evident that the meek do not inherit the earth. It is alright to take firm action to remedy things without causing a bloodbath. Soft healers leave stinking wounds. Compassion should not stop us from eradicating evil at its roots.

  23. December 13, 2019

    Hour accusation are stroung for a pastor. I will leave it at that.

  24. December 13, 2019

    “The pastor, who is also the president of the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches (DAEC)”,

    First of all sir, your mentality displays no form of Evangelism and if you head those churches in Dominica, then we are in deep trouble with God.

    As a person whom God has indwelt, by the Power of His Holy Spirit since 21 years ago, I am qualified to receive the “spiritual sensitivity” in another person of God; your facial image, your words, and your mentality do not display that quality.

    And I am not speaking this by my human wisdom it is an insight of my spirit, as a mature person of the Spirit.

    How can a man of your status, go on a public media, rejecting the work of God to accept unproven “he said she said”, the lies of jealousy, envy, pompous, ruthless, and anger?

    God wants the glory, don’t you know that? How can you think of Him to be so powerless to allow Satan the victory against His people for 4 consecutive times? No! He did not!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 13, 2019

      Elizabeth, you are the last person to be talking; because even if Roosevelt win every election in Dominica for the rest of his natural life by means of stealing the election, you personally, nor your family will benefit nothing from him!

      Roosevelt promised Dominica the world for the past twenty years, and delivered nothing, what make you believe in his twenty-fifth, to his hundred years in power he will change Dominica?

       This morning I read something on my smart phone from you; now I a am back in Los Angeles, I have not found it on my computer, in any event I am not dead, I am not hiding from you nor do I have anything to say to Lennox as you suggest; Lennox has not lost anything, Dominica is the loose.

      And if you want to know my whereabouts, here it is: Remember I told you all in the other forum I was building a house in the Inland Empire? Well, all 3,000sqft five bedrooms completed:
      Sending you Photographs!

      • Sakah
        December 15, 2019

        Francisco I thought you were dead wee boy!!…you mean the elections results did not shut your long mouth ??

  25. Objective observer
    December 13, 2019

    Ah! Pastor Rodney. How could you say that?

    “You are not governed on what’s happening here,” Rodney declared, speaking to the overseas-based voters, “you don’t pay VAT, you don’t pay license…you all are not nice.”

    They are not nice? Many of the people in the Diaspora either send money regularly to their families here, or have rental and other businesses here, or visit here once per year to check on family and property, among other things….

    Besides that, politicians from major parties travel to their locations to ask them (1) for moral support, (2) to hold fundraisers for their parties, and (3) to come to vote, and then you chastise them for wanting a say in what goes on here?

    Many people who live here do not even pay personal income tax! I expected you to speak peace in the face of the yet unproven allegations and to attempt to address the ongoing anger and resentment by asking your flock and admirers to read and digest 1st Thessalonians chapter 5, especially verse 18…

  26. December 13, 2019

    “He believes that the country will continue to lose its best resources–”

    It seems as if you are Lennox’s mentor; you are the one feeding him with those negative, dark, and futile seeds, which grow out of his mind with nothing but doom and gloom for our Nation.

    I always speak of “hope” as according to “apostle Paul”, hope is from God, so it does not disappoint for God will not disappoint His people. Hope is the “driver” of Life from God.

    So here you claim not to belong to God; or else why those hopeless thoughts from your mind–a man who should be preaching Light, not darkness?

    It is people like you, who are trying to set Dominica in a backward stance; it is you people, who will notice that stance; for you have deafened your ears and blinded your eyes from the Light.

    We, God’s people, can hear and see loudly and brightly, we are the majority, and by His authority, we chose His Prime Leader and his governing body, for His glory.

  27. The Evangelist
    December 12, 2019

    I always agree with pastor Randy but this time I disagree a little with him. Yes it’s always good to pray and the pastor is right to encourage people not to allow their anger to have the better of them. But I find the pastor should also understand that Skerrit stole the election again and as a result, some are going to be oppressed, victimized and who knows what else for five more years! But pastor are you really telling us to pray and move on and God will take vengeance? To me that’s like a patient in severe pain that went to his doctor and doc gave him a painkiller . I have read the Bible several times and to me God always wants us to trust in him but expects us to take steps. Almost every time in the Bible when people were wronged by a stronger force they always pursued the enemy and God gave them the victory. Yes let’s pray but let’s also do whatever we can and obey our God fearing leaders that will lead us fearlessly, to the place called justice. Let’s protest till we get…

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 13, 2019

      Evangelist

      You know what is really frightening about all of this? I am now realising that you all really believe what you are saying. It seems that you all really paid no attention to the negativity of the UWP for so many years which was turning people off.

      It seems that you all did not give any consideration to what Dominicans and visitors were subjected to at the hands of the UWP in the weeks leading up to the elections and the effect that would have. Look at the Bishop’s experience, I am not superstitious but you all really expected to get away with that?

      Now tell me how, if the UWP had 5 seats with only Marigot and Salisbury sure wins, and the DLP had these strongholds – Grandbay; Colihaut; The Valley; Cottage; Portsmouth; Vieille Case; Paix Bouche; Salybia; Mahaut and perhaps St. Joseph, what was UWP’s path to victory?

      They would have had to maintain the five they had and gain 6 more. Which 6 would they have got? Grandbay? Portsmouth? Vieille Case?

  28. Cokey
    December 12, 2019

    Not he. I think he is just as bad I just cannot believe a man who claim to be a man of god speak like that.

  29. December 12, 2019

    Sick evil business man you worshipers from top to bottom will leave your corrupted Colt church very soon too and do not make your hypocrisy with God the almighty

  30. candid
    December 12, 2019

    We were either born or dropped. The country where you were born is your country, and people called it home. people have every right to exercise their birth rights. If a party approached his born natives and said your country is in trouble and I need your help, would you turn your back on him? Both Leaders could have done the same. Why are born natives of a country getting blame for supporting their beloved country. They did not come to spy on their country for the benefit of other country, they came to express their love for their country. No one want to be a loser, so you look for support and benefit where you can find them. What is so wrong with that? Oh dear mercy.

  31. Reallyyy
    December 12, 2019

    Yes soldier only you know leave everything to god ?when you an them uwp were encouraging supporters to burn down our country why didn’t u tell them to stop there ignorance ? Boi guys like u the most high jah go deal wit ah u ah me say so

  32. The Truth Be Told
    December 12, 2019

    But Pastor with due repspect to u, all the diaspora more or less support the UWP. U want to know. Spend a day on Face book & u will see. I do not want to touch u if u are the Lord’s annointed but I am confused. I innocently ask why as a Pastor u are involved in influencing the voters to vote for a specific party so openly? I would think you are a peacemaker to reconcile differences between the 2. Papa look now people do not want to be christians. I do not want any one’s blood to be on my shoulders. U realise u making preaching the gospel hard 4 I believe u should not show preference to one party over the other. Can u prove to me about the overseas voters? I know that UWP had persons who came in to vote for them too. Hard facts I need not heresay. That heresay thing must stop. I expect thumbs down from the UWPites but I do not care for I am against the setting up the pace for civil war here. Pastors should be 1st 2 show example. Pas yr views on Bishop/Cardinal accost? I await.

  33. The Truth Be Told
    December 12, 2019

    When have we stepped out of line? LORD! Are we not supposed to be peacemakers? the Beatitudes. LORD! I am in pain Lord for I know that we are a rebellious people like the Israelites. We hurt others with no remorse. We hate, envy with no remorse. We lead astray. When we should say peace, we say things with no facts whatsoever. We see some persons take advantage of those who are less intelligent than us. We promote war, strife & want to have a civil war but LORD I plead call upon you to intervene (tears), Have mercy for we are a rebellious people. We do not take our roles seriously. We help those who are promoting lies, slander, gossip and some of us hide behind a cloak. I have never heard such rubbish uttered before. I conclude all elections were rigged in Dominica from 1975. Being in election business for a long time now, I see the integrity of the Presiding Officers, poll clerks etc brough into disrepute. And some say this is how it is. Repent all a we!

  34. mine
    December 12, 2019

    You preached unrest he did it blocked and burn roads you condone all the violence and now you are saying leave vengeance to God, it served indeed they got it. You are just a political pastor. You are a wolf in sheep clothing.

  35. The Truth Be Told
    December 12, 2019

    But where I be there? Father in Heaven, look , see hear I am flabber.. for I cannot understand if I am in Mars. Lord have mercy on us as a people. I voted. Wasn’t both parties represented by agents? I really wonder where I be there? First time I see that in my life. Our system though simple had the election observer team overseeing. Why do some us bring our people into disrepute. Alas Lord really vengeance is yours. You all seeing all knowing why? Why would persons of intelligent & supposedly of integrity do such harm? Lord we have so many spirits of deception, lies etc over this land. Bitterness is rampant. 1st time I see foolishness aided & abetted by all & sundry. I conclude that all our elections since 1975 was rigged. I insane to. Lord I know really now we are in the last days for evil is called good & vice versa. Why would u people disrespect at least poll clerk, presiding officers 2. Alas Lord have mercy. We all mad! I stop read news. Tears will fall on all u…

  36. Poor people governor
    December 12, 2019

    The christian council in dominica corrupt. They turn a blind eye to the issues that are affecting dominica.

  37. I agree
    December 12, 2019

    Amen! 👏 👏 👏
    Well said Pastor. Well said!

  38. Sorry 😐
    December 12, 2019

    Yes this a man of God spewing such hatred, propaganda and devious behavior? You are a disgraceful and deceitful man of the cloth, my ticket was given to me in STT, Pastor liar hush, ask the lady up the Morne how many tickets she gave it in STT. Why why are you spewing such lies, when I traveled from STX to STT. We lost the election because of incompetent people like you. As a professional and an acclaim leader are you going to be Blue Vex for 5 more years.

  39. Amazed
    December 12, 2019

    Pastor Rod, please tell me:
    – is it free and fair for a pastor to take advantage of the female members of his flock, especially the married one?

    – Would you advise the husbands of those women who were taken advantage of by the pastor to leave vengeance to God?

    – would you inform the pastor that God reminded you that every rope has an end?

    Be honest Pastor Rod and tell us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    • December 16, 2019

      But why refer to this man as pastor? He has no qualities of such title

  40. DC
    December 12, 2019

    Rodney, hypocrites like you keep me away from Church. The UWP did everything to lose the election and you refuse to point that out to them. You know what wolf in sheep’s clothing? A new party will form and will outshine the UWP and then you will sing a different hymn. Oh ye hypocrite! The Almighty will pay you a special visit. Wicked Soul. You are a threat to our Nation Rodney!

  41. Kalinago Justice
    December 12, 2019

    :?: I do not want to discredit your advice, but at the same time the people who are agrieved should express themselves in the way they see fit. Pastor,if your home is infested with mosquitoes or rats, the only method available to you is to destroy them, isn’t it :?: Therefore, the way the one-man rogue regime is imposing himself upon the people illegitimately needs to be dealt with in a drastic way!!!

  42. River Street
    December 12, 2019

    Did I hear this wolf in sheep clothing condemn the burning, violence, hate speech and roadblocks that would endanger people’s lives?

  43. REPENT
    December 12, 2019

    Rodney, you are a dishonest deceitful preacher. You claim to be a pastor who preaches the word of God but you are very far from this. You are a PRETENDER. Your thoughts and intentions are malicious and wicked and that is not of the almighty. Like everyone else you are looking for yourself. You have been an instigator of wrong doing in the country. Violence is not of God.
    Rodney do you know anything about the PASTOR ROD and the PASTOR WINE?
    Rodney search your conscience and be honest to yourself and God. Repent before it’s too late. God don’t like ugly.
    You are one that will be called but may not be chosen.

  44. Woooooooow
    December 12, 2019

    Pastor Rod, you should resign from that position and take the leadership of the UWP. You stand a better chance to be PM than the big head jack …

    • December 12, 2019

      @Woooooooow, that man cannot have leadership over anything!

      I am saying that he even is lesser qualified than Lennox because Lennox did not claim that title which he holds, which calls for the preaching and demonstration of Love, the Word of God and His Life Stature, in His chosen people.

      The work that that man is doing does not glorify God’s holiness and His outstanding quality of Grace for the World so see.

      That man is not from God; just look at his facial expression and you will see that truth.

      I hear God Holy Spirit saying to me, just as God said about the false prophets of the days of Ancient Israel: I DID NOT SEND HIM! God is not interested in man’s record of high education with degrees and PhDs. He qualifies the humble, whom He chooses.

      So that man cannot be a messenger of God, because he was not sent from God, that man is a messenger of God’s enemy and us, His Godfearing people–that enemy is well known as SATAN!

      • out of south city
        December 15, 2019

        You sound very ignorant, biased and out of touch with reality. Stop looking up in the clouds and bring yourself down to earth.
        UNAPOLOGETIC

    • Nanet
      December 12, 2019

      The bad habit of çalling people who stand for integrity derogitoty names is what has us stuck in “last” place. Ine everything (Austrie) after 20 years. Who are the ones prospering and who is remaining poor after 20 years in DA.??

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