The Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches (DAEC) is dismissing claims that they are tight-lipped on certain moral issues which some say are plaguing the society.
Executive Member of the DAEC, Pastor Marcus Francis, said the church has been very vocal on other issues of morality in Dominica.
“The church is not silent on other moral issues,” he stated at a press conference on Wednesday. “The church may not speak in forums where they are heard in the public but the church is not silent on moral issues.”
He noted that if there is going to be a change in society, there must be a change of heart. “We believe if you are going to have a changed society you need to have changed hearts because it is the heart of man that is evil,” he stated. “The only way you can have a changed heart is through Jesus Christ.”
Francis noted that the church recognises it has a role to play “like other institutions and each institution is playing its role and we are doing ours.”
Francis said there are quite a number of churches in Dominica and if they are visited, one will see “ministers of the gospel preaching against the evils and against immorality.”