Pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church (TBC), Randy Rodney, has said he regrets comments made recently about Evangelist Peter R. Augustine on his radio show.
He described his comments as an “emotional response” when he blasted Augustine for describing Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, as the best Prime Minister of Dominica so far at a recent ceremony.
He stated on his radio show last week that his comments were not wise at that time.
“I admit that my intimate knowledge of prior comments and insidious actions presented by the subject, as well as my total frustration over the absence of anyone able to restrain these mis-statements and actions prompted my emotional response, which was not wise at the time,” he stated. “I have already committed the same to my church family, my regrets at the place of the emotional comments.”
He stated that he is accountable to his church family “and they better than anyone of you, in the listening audience or anyone else, they have a better appreciation of the surrounding circumstances, they being the prime affected.”
At the handing over ceremony of 300 petrocasas by the President of Venezuela Nicholas Maduro at the Douglas Charles Airport, Augustine had high praise for the Prime Minister for what he said was Skerrit’s handling of recovery efforts after the ravages of Tropical Storm Erika.
“I believe I said it once, and the press took me to task. And I repeat it here that I believe that God knew and God knows exactly why he allowed us to have this Prime Minister for such a time as this. And I still believe that he is the best that we have had in this country so far,” he said.
But that did not go down well with Rodney who said the statement did not come from someone with a seasoned, mature or spiritual and theological mind, but from a “sycophant.”
“That’s a dumb statement, that’s a very dumb statement, in fact that’s an extremely dumb statement for anybody in their right minds…” Rodney had said.