Pastor concerned over ‘gutter politics’

Daniel is concerned over what is being said on political platforms
Daniel is concerned over what is being said on political platforms

One local pastor is expressing concerns over what he described as ‘gutter politics’ and the use of it as campaign for a general election heats up.

“I am calling on all political parties to refrain from gutter politics,” Rev. Griffin Daniel said.

He said he is very concerned about what is being said on the platform, radio and television and pointed out that nation building should be the main focus.

“We must remember we have a nation to build not forgetting people around the world are listening to what is being said,” he stated.

He is hence calling on all political parties “to be careful of their choice of words.”

The pastor also had words of advice for journalists, pointing out they have to be careful of what is being said in the media.

“I would also advise that our journalists be careful as to what is being said on radio and television at all times,” he stated.

He noted that a great person once said there are four things that cannot come back and they are “the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life and the neglected opportunity.”

“As a spiritual leader I am calling on all concerned politicians and others to be extremely careful as to what you say during the time of campaigning,” Daniel remarked. .

 

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130 Comments

  1. Views Expressed
    June 8, 2014

    Concerned Dominican…….
    I sometimes think that these men of God speak only when their eyes do open and close it to the real social issues affecting this country. If not they better hold their peace.
    Squatters were evicted just like that, did I hear any so called men of God ask about where these families were evicted to and what circumstances and how many children and mothers have been affected????….when at the same time, $5000,00.00 is given to Bishop just like that to buy loyalty from followers…

    Are you not interested in the so called abuse of our many school students and young women allegedly committed by high ranking government ministers and interested people …are you not concerned?
    Are these pastors (some) and (some) priests not concerned over what brought about poverty and suffering in this country??
    We have a very corrupt and dangerous government in place.

  2. 50.0000 birthday
    June 8, 2014

    50.oooo dollars that was how much a PASTOR on island wanted for his birthday gift. when he was critic for his request, his wife was all over the radio speaking tongue cursing the ones whom saying the pastor was out of order

  3. BooHoo
    June 7, 2014

    Don’t worry pasta, you will still get an opportunity to star at the swearing in ceremony. No need to start kissing a** this early. I don’t like hypocrisy hence my comment. So many immoral and wrong things happening around us. I cannot remember the last time I heard your voice. Now elections are nearing, you are trying to influence people by telling them what to listen to and what to say? Ridiculous! You know how long the catholic church has been trying to re-roof the cathedral? How comes suddenly $500,00 becomes available? I don’t want to go into the many issues I wished I heard your voice. You were silent then, please remain that way!!

  4. Doc Love
    June 7, 2014

    It would appear that Tony has no intentions of leaving the political mapuis out of the homes of Dominicans who listen to the so-called animal show. How can Tony justify blatantly calling Dr. Thomson Fontaine, Mr. Joshua Francis, Mr. Joseph Issac, Mr. Claudius Francis, Mr. Ronald Charles and Mr. Hector John dunce cats. If Tony wants to call those Dominicans dunce cats, that will he call Regie, Blackmore, Kelver and Petta St. Jean. I wonder if them feller even have a school leaving certificate .

  5. No lie
    June 7, 2014

    Larger lang moi, parlez parley parley, talk talk talk, gossip gossip gossip, vla bla bla bla. The rooster is running and 5 sexy chickens chasing him: simply the truth, atheina, abk, mammy, and fast n idiotic. Chirp chirp chitp; chim chim chim; boy look chim and dribble for karma to lick.

  6. June 6, 2014

    My fellow Dominicans have you no fear for God and his servants?
    A man of God has spoken and you can’t tell the spirit when to move. Don’t be like the Isrealites who complain and murmur about everything. Stop mixing politics and religion, be not decieved God is not mocked.
    Good word pastor i love you.

    • Papa Dom
      June 7, 2014

      Same to you and the gentleman “be not deceived God is not mocked” you evil people hide behind quotes like, touch not the Lords anointed, spiritual things are spiritually decerned and your one above to hide you true nature and fool the people. The “spirit” would never move him to speak when Mr Linton spoke the truth that we all know.

    • Gary
      June 7, 2014

      Your opening sentence say’s a lot about what religion has done to your mind. What is all that nonsense about Dominicans have no fear of God and his servants, who appointed The Rev. a man of God.

      When you said do not mix Politics and Religion i wonder if you really understood how these two things affect the lives of people, yes both are man made, they both have the same goals, to hoodwink the human race, just look at the world we live in and tell me where all the deception is coming from. Here is something to think about. In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.

      I do understand the message the Rev. is sending out, any person of intelligence can arrive at the such conclusion, this has nothing to do with a message from a servant of God.

    • Views Expressed
      June 8, 2014

      Concerned Dominican…….
      I sometimes think that these men of God speak only when their eyes do open and close it to the real social issues affecting this country. If not they better hold their peace.
      Squatters were evicted just like that, did I hear any so called men of God ask about where these families were evicted to and what circumstances and how many children and mothers have been affected????….when at the same time, $5000,00.00 is given to Bishop just like that to buy loyalty from followers…

      Are you not interested in the so called abuse of our many school students and young women allegedly committed by high ranking government ministers and interested people …are you not concerned?
      Are these pastors (some) and (some) priests not concerned over what brought about poverty and suffering in this country??
      We have a very corrupt and dangerous government in place.

  7. Miriam
    June 6, 2014

    But seriously though. It is easy to tell who a preacher supports. I think he is right in what he is saying but how comes he only responding now that the DLP has issues with the truth Lennox spoke of. The Prime Minister sat directly at the back of Austrie in St. Joe on May 5th, they remained mute. Better late than never. Amen

  8. hard cure dca
    June 6, 2014

    pastor u looking for a big check too:

  9. Preacher
    June 6, 2014

    Even if the country needs a new government who are they going to put in
    Not Lennox for sure the man is mad drunk angry

  10. PASTOR $50000
    June 6, 2014

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUfpLI9LDmg

    Me papa – I doh even want to see those so called preachers of god

    • Simply the Truth
      June 7, 2014

      Shall we say go to Hell, where those who do not want to hear the truth and the Word of God, the damned go to? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  11. Barbara Saunders
    June 6, 2014

    Frankly, whoever is responsible for this attitude in Dominicans these days, cursing Pastor Priest and King and badmouthing everyone for everything, I really wouldn’t like to be in their shoes when they stand before the maker. We can’t spend our time poisoning the minds of ordinary people so that they are now so hate-filled and irrational. That will be a heavy burden to carry I am sure. What a legacy to leave behind.

    Thought for the week –
    “I will pass through this world but once, any good that I can do let me do it now as I will not pass this way again!

  12. Simply the Truth
    June 6, 2014

    He must also speak to those who support UWP and who never fail to lambaste the DLP government. They are also causing “gutter politics” on this Website with also their accusations which could land them and DNO (for posting them) in hot water, in Court to respond to a libel case and to be sued for millions of dollars.
    In addition, it appears that DNO favors those who are UWP supporters and those who are against the Catholic Church and Bishop Malzaire for accepting the PM’s contribution. Their comments are quickly moderated and posted.
    The comments of those who are on the side of the Catholic Church and DLP are not moderated and sometimes for days. This could be a cause for a Court Case of favoritism and discrimination.
    Be fair DNO. All things are temporary. It also includes a business.

    • gsamuel
      June 6, 2014

      The glory of God shines brighter! DNO has even approved numerous comments criticizing our own company so why not those of political and religious persuasion?! Kindly note that DNO is an independent company serving Dominicans and is not aligned politically nor religiously. Funnily our staff has two staunt Catholics who approve comments. Maybe they even read from the lectionary on Sundays at your Church :)

      • Simply the Truth
        June 9, 2014

        “staunch”
        I did not start this. Readers have stated that DNO is pro-UWP. I wonder why are there so many UWP supporters commenting and few DLP’s?
        Why is it whenever there is an article pertaining to the PM as posted, so many UWP supporters comment who also give thumbs up and those who support the PM gets thumbs down?
        Something is radically wrong. Others have complained about their comments not moderated and posted. Makes me wonder.

    • Not Me Alone
      June 6, 2014

      What a big lie! Man something has to be wrong with. I am voting UWP and since yesterday I posted and DNO has not mode3rated me. You such a big religious cloak you.

    • My own poll
      June 6, 2014

      @Simply the truth, Do you have a brain? If yes, where did you put if? you seem to want to correct everybody that disagrees with Skerrit. Are you being paid by him. Even if you are being paid, your many comments on this site are just pure crap and I really don’t understand why DNO keeps putting out so many of your stupidity. I posted about 5 comment and they only posted 1 of mine; yet I have seen two of your crap. You need to go to bed because you making Dominicans feel bad when they read your crap.

  13. yes
    June 6, 2014

    Spiritual leader? doh make me laugh

  14. Sun's Eye
    June 6, 2014

    Amen pastor… another name for this is DISTRACTION.. because the youth arm displayed so many wonderful presentation in the rally in st joe, non of which was highlighted but Mr Lennox expounded on the fact that some women are asked to be prostituted for public assistance based on a few testimonies and reports and they making a whole other issue out of that just so we forget about the youths presentation and the matters at hand..

  15. i was there
    June 6, 2014

    that same pastor was at a political rally in lindo park when skerrit was introduced as Jesus and he said nothing… too little too late pas…. he said prayers at that rally mark you….

    • stunned
      June 7, 2014

      u are so right !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • June 8, 2014

      Pastor I cant believe you did that and now you want to complain about peoples attitude towards politicians and their behavior so why speaking out now especially right after the Bishop accepted a donation after sitting behind his robe with his mouth shut for years, please don’t get me wrong the church roof need the repairs and that was put out there for the pass three(3) years so what happen why the GOVT didn’t make a donation since then why now and why shouldn’t the people believe that it’s all about election and votes. Pastor I don’t know if your church will be next but don’t think we as a people cant understand what is going on.
      So to all spiritual leaders please do as the bible teaches go out in the byways and highways and try to win souls for the kingdom of God and not for any political party or parties…

  16. clean talk
    June 6, 2014

    Hi Pastor too little too late the relationships in the church have been destroyed since church and state became one . The Church should be neutral not bias we know what is happening every pastor is looking for their pocket those who praised God because money was deposited in their bank account or given to them directly . now no church or Pastor can speak because none is neutral they speak publicly telling their sheep who to vote for . do not come now and talj about gutter politics you are in the gutter as well. we are not hearing of any crusades are all souls won for Christ in DA? let us go back to preaching the BIBLE not promoting that corrupt Government. You all have become blind and leading the blind so we must not follow and emdup in the pit with the blind. See the wrong and speak about it Do not be a spiritual advisor to a party but to a state and speak on all issues not on some issues Thank you

  17. hiker
    June 6, 2014

    Pastor,
    DNO on September 30, 2013 capped “Evangelical churches to stay away from politics”

    is there renegading in the church or something else I don’t understand, please someone tell me.

  18. a soul winner for Go
    June 5, 2014

    Pastor Daniel the bible say remember the Sabbath day to keep holy so long you reading your bible you yet to preach the truth to the people . Sir devil cannot correct sin .

  19. one in a million
    June 5, 2014

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: gutter politics….is so we like it.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :-D

  20. vission man
    June 5, 2014

    Pastor u a too late after all these years when the priminister started to do alot of wrong things you stand thers and said nothing a true leader advise those in power and condem wrong doing by leaders you are not real

  21. Concerned
    June 5, 2014

    When the men of God don’t speak there is a problem. When they speak there is a problem. Dominica make up your mind , do you want to hear the pastors or not? As far as i am concerned it is not to late for the pastor to speak. SPEAK PASTOR whether or not they want to hear they will hear and they will read it. so SPEAK. God bless you Pastor Griffin.

  22. yetti
    June 5, 2014

    yes all what d pastor saying is true . but i am saying there are too many dogs around all where u pass is a tray dog ,DO SOMTING PLZ

  23. dominican
    June 5, 2014

    it is sad when well respected spiritual leaders and POLITRICIANS are placed in the same bag….. it is true Dominica has issues that needs to be taken care of but Dominica is not worst than other countries, in as much as the island needs good political leader they also need the wisdom of good spiritual leader, not leaders who are concerned about the weight of their own pockets at the end of the day, MY PRAYER FOR MY COUNTRY IS THAT THE ALMIGHTY GOD AND FATHER OF US ALL RAISE GOOD LEADERS AND GOD FEARING ONES TO RUN THE AFFAIRS OF THIS ISLAND! in any case if you guys need me to go up and represent you i am available !

  24. True Dominican
    June 5, 2014

    Why now Pastor Griffin? Why are you not speaking out about the corrupt government that you support? The pastors such as yourself have not taken up your mantle as a leader when it comes to speaking out on what is just and right. This is one of the reasons Dominica is the way it is today. You uphold a leader whose vision is to keep Dominicans poor and begging…and the list goes on!
    Your message should be that Dominicans should pray to remove the wicked and corrupt men in office and replace them with men of moral and character.

  25. mujahardin
    June 5, 2014

    It is so amazing that the PRO of the DLP, Philsbert Aaron told the World that UWP under the leadership of Lennox Linton believes in the politics of truth and truth has no place in politics. When Aaron made that statement, we expected all bishops, pastors and preachers in Dominica to advise and implore their congregations to support the UWP because they believe in truth. We expected the spiritual leaders of the land to denounce the DLP strategy of lying and deception. Their silence remains deafening on this phenomenal statement coming from the DLP. In the mean time we continue to live and experience the lies and deception of the DLP. Skerrit tells us that our economy is the best in the region, when in fact Dominica is the worst performing economy in the region. DLP say unemployment is at the lowest level in our history, when we see the amount of small businesses which have closed down, the thousands of jobs lost, the poor state of the agri sector, bad feeder roads, declining tourist sector and last ca-ca rat in foreign direct investments. Our debt to GDP ratio is over 100 percent, with nothing sustainable to show.

    We know of the lies about the bin and fertilizer bobols, the illegal land tranfer deals, robbing the treasury of thousands of dollars. We also know of the PM villas and multi-million dollar house. Didn’t the bishop hear about the Chinese ambassador huis who paid for sexual entertainment for the PM and his ministers in Macua?

    We want the spiritual leader to be specific. I challenge him that if he has to cite specific examples of gutter politics in Dominica, all of his examples will eminate from the camp of the DLP. The bishop heard Reggie vulgar and disgraceful attack on Monelle, he listens to Tony spue hate and venom. The spiritual leader knows very well where gutter politics and lies are coming from, he just lacks the moral strength and testicular fortitude to confront the PM on the issue of lies and gutter politics. JOHN THE BAPTISTE WAS SPECIFIC AND CONFRONTED THE LEADERS ON THEIR SPECIFIC SINS. HE LOST HIS HEAD IN DOING SO. IT IS TIME FOR OUR SPIRITUAL LEADERS TO BE LIKE JOHN THE BAPTIST IN THESE TIMES.

  26. fal
    June 5, 2014

    Its sad so very sad of the comment of waht the pastor said. You all the people that are destroying the Island. You all must change that wicked attitude.

  27. FAST N FURIOUS
    June 5, 2014

    One expects nothing better from those who are bashing and making those foolish comments at the pastor. That’s what their LEADER taught them..”take the oil out of the anointment of any man of God who speaks”.

  28. man of GOD??
    June 5, 2014

    i just do not call any of these people man of GOD

  29. Observer
    June 5, 2014

    Oh Lord please help my people!

    Dominicans are so hard to please. When the church remain silent they are blamed for society’s ills. When they speak out they are cursed.

    Have we become a stiffed neck generation?

  30. Dominica First
    June 5, 2014

    Pastor, good words, but direct them to PM Skrit and his ministers especially Reggie. UWP is running a nice and clean campaign; they always start with prayer and praise. God is in the centre of the campaign. DLP’s modus operandi is movay lang and mepuisay

  31. Wilderness voice
    June 5, 2014

    I do not like general statements because one side will always blame the other and that leaves too much room for guessing who and what. If the pastor is serious and concerned about ‘gutter politics’ then he should point out such statements so all could see what he talking about. Now after pointing out gutter politics he could go ahead address both camps; about what is expected. By his statement he has some bloggers like @ mee suggesting that calling people rapist is bad. I hope that’s not what the pastor is referring to as ‘gutter politics’ because I have heard pas. Griffin and others refer to unmarried persons involved in sex as Fornicators and non tithers as Thief. So let’s stop playing technical and defensive.

  32. June 5, 2014

    Accordingly, “He noted that a great person once said there are four things that cannot come back and they are ““the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life and the neglected opportunity.”” And on that note I say, TAKE HEED, and do the right thing, Dominicans.

  33. Instant Dominica
    June 5, 2014

    So long Team Dominica is talking against gutter politics, why didn’t join them in condemning it. Why all of a sudden the Catholic church got $500,000.00, you talking up to make it seem like it’s UWP that’s doing that. Why don’t you talk to Austrie, Skerrit and the others personally?

  34. Jejy
    June 5, 2014

    How much do you need Pastor?

  35. clap
    June 5, 2014

    Yes pastor they get the massage. Some will take it, others will not. but the good thing is you did your part. Read all the comments and you will know the massage has gone out. We need more men of God like you pastor Griffin. God bless you and your family.

  36. Help Us Lord
    June 5, 2014

    Pastor Daniel, before you shoo you need to learn to be precise because otherwise you may harm innocent people. Pastor, I agree you must not be seen as being political and therefore you have to try to address both sides. However, because the Church sat there and said nothing when Skerrit was laying his foundation for gutter politics, it has almost too late to correct him. Let’s be honest guys and please point me to at least one gutter politics style statement made by the Lennox Linton UWP. I beg u please! On the other hand just go back to the DLP May Day rally and you will see what gutter politics is especially from the lips of PM Skerrit and Austrie. I have an 12 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. If I am going to listen to a UWP meeting I can put up the volume because I know I will not hear anything gutterish from them. However, it is different with the DLP starting with the leader. The man has no problems telling the nation to “Go to hell x 3 times; he has not problem describing the ugliness of Lennox. Sometimes he behaves like a person that is under the influence and you never know when he going to curse. The same is true with Regie and his cow meat none sense. So the pastor should call out the “gutter politics” he referring to.

  37. Doc. Love
    June 5, 2014

    I wish to agree with the pastor. He knows were the gutter politics is coming from. I am sure he has never heard Mr. Linton, Mr. Fontaine, Mr. Francis using those choice words to describe other politicians or supporters of a party. For instance, mosquitos, kakadors, jokers, school drop out, sconce, diarrhea mouth, pathological liar, black sigatoka, eating like pigs from a trough, big black ugly politician, rottweiler, to name a few. The Pastor should also be concerned about talk show hosts, both man and woman, who listen to these obscenities and not intervene.

  38. Concerned Citizen
    June 5, 2014

    i wish for a time when politicians will stop backbittin and slandering each other and address the CRY OF THE PEOPLE.
    For we are crying ALOUD and they still don’t hear us. Instead, they are looking for tactics in gaining political points.

    • Simply the Truth
      June 5, 2014

      What else is new? Other countries have the identical problem. I just heard a commercial pertaining to one of the Parties campaigning for the Ontario Provincial Election which takes place next week. A Party Leader was criticized. It was stated, why vote for that Party. The name of the leader was mentioned. This is politics which heats up prior to an election. An exciting time I would say, primarily for the Parties coupled with anxiety and stress. I am as cool as a cucumber,waiting for the day to caste my vote to get it over and done with. :lol: This is how I feel about voting and the aftermath. Then the excitement of anticipation to find out which Leader will be elected. I hope the one I support wins. :)
      Granted, they must weigh their words and be careful of defamation of character. Also, on condition they do not swear at each other and tell lies about each other in addition to making lavish promises which they are aware they will never be able to fulfill. Keep the campaign clean and honest.

      • My own poll
        June 6, 2014

        DNO, is this blogger named Simply the Truth have shares in your business? He talking so much crap and keeps accusing you so many time of being political, and yet you keep posting every thing he says on every given subject. I guess I need to criticize you as well to see if I will not get more favor with you. Man this man is a lunatic

    • C
      June 6, 2014

      “if wishes were horses beggars would ride”

  39. love
    June 5, 2014

    look troble in dominica :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Simply the Truth
      June 5, 2014

      It is no trouble at all. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  40. JahandI
    June 5, 2014

    Well said Pastor…but wait a minute; why now? why didn’t you stop the PM and Reggie when they were going on their rampage before or is it only the part about prostituting you to understood? Or is it that you find the Bishop get more than you? Or maybe its the fact that now the roof fix and all you have more flat screens than COURTS you suddenly find your voice? Well since your mouth open lets just speak…about the corruption in Government, The ministers who exploit their positions for Physical and personal gratification, about the Government refusing to Help the CUC primary just up from you because some of their pastors not YES boys like you, about the level of poverty in the country. Can I get an AMEN? Pastor even the devil can give MONEY under false pretense.

  41. Just as he said it
    June 5, 2014

    I am appalled at some of the criticisms leveled at the pastor- exactly as he was saying. This is the level of divisiveness in the country as a result of politics. Come on folks we are better than that. Regardless of the time, date or event that statement was made some folks would still be negative. Then again is Dominica we are talking about where politics is center stage 365 days and not every 5 years. I believe if Jesus Christ himself had delivered that same message, politically colored folks would stone him, shame on us, regardless of colors. Remember they are POLITICIANS

  42. Pondera
    June 5, 2014

    Dear Pastor,

    I am at lost as to what motivated you to speak. My humble opinion is that you have said nothing. You would have been in a better position to shut-up. You mean after all what is going on that’s what you come to say to the public? You have remained silent on all the corruption and immoral acts in the governance of this country. And now you come like Pontius Pilate and make a mockery of what Christ stands for. Please don’t be a hypocrite. Call a spade a spade. Go back to the drawing board and say something that make sense. I am tired of you guys!

    Regards!

  43. Observer
    June 5, 2014

    A wise leader listens then speak and this is exactly what the pastor has done.

    Great words Pastor!

    A word of advice to those who choose to assassinate the pastor’s character, “Be careful what you say to and about the man of God”

    • Papa Dom
      June 5, 2014

      Who is these of God? You know exactly what he is referring to. He never had anything go say about all the negative things labour has to say about members of the opposition now the devil that Mr Linton has called sin by its correct name, something the pastor should be doing, he opens his month.

    • June 8, 2014

      If you keep yourself from the truth you will never ever understand that pastors are men just like all others therefore you cannot put your hand in fire for any of them, Yes you would like to believe that they are keeping their commitment to the teaching of the almighty father but sometimes they go astray.

  44. Anonymous
    June 5, 2014

    A wise leader listens then speak and this is just what Pastor Griffin Daniel has done. Both political parties need to adhere to wise counseling.

    Good words Pastor!

    A word of advice to those who choose to curse the pastor, “Be careful how you treat the man of God”

  45. Keen Listener
    June 5, 2014

    Falling on deaf ears! So much curruption and you all are quite! be quiet now! You should also be concerned about what is happening in your church!

    • mary douglas
      June 5, 2014

      Keen u are the best wat about his family I wish I cud tell u how shattered his home is, y he doh tell d pm to give his heart to the lord n stop tell lie, u doh c bill n griffin needs jesus themselves they have all strayed and think is via politics they will get back on track they beter go n repent before. I go public

    • Zanndoli
      June 6, 2014

      Typical throw back from someone who does not want to hear.

  46. country girl
    June 5, 2014

    A man of god speaks and yet still the low mined people still complain and make foolish comments on his remarks when will some of us Dominican come to realise that we need to grow from our childish thinking

    • fearless
      June 5, 2014

      Man of God? or Good words? these men are not genuine. this pastor told me he had no problem with the gay boats because the country needed money. according to him “we have to make sacrifices.”
      he should speak forthright and call a spade a spade… say it as it is, which is ask crazy t, ghost, mammies, Astapahan, etc.. and Skerro and Regie to cool out..
      Is the world listening to Kairi fm? now I know why there is no Direct Foreign Investments.

  47. linky
    June 5, 2014

    i smeel a rat but pastor i have a mind is the money u smell

    • mary douglas
      June 5, 2014

      Wat else ui tink he smell?

  48. possie
    June 5, 2014

    Pastor I will amen that big time. I am out of Da now I seeing them people here where I am at just passing playing music waving flags and none of them gutter politics going people in da seek God stop them nonsense that’s going on in Da with politics

  49. Anonymous
    June 5, 2014

    Is either pastor Daniel vex the bishop malziare get .5 mil or he want his own to…so he putting his little penny. Try dear Pastor. nothing beats a trial.

    • Anonymous
      June 5, 2014

      a spiritual man has spoken but hear foolish remarks people like u guys say poor pity on us

      • Papa Dom
        June 5, 2014

        What spiritual man? Tell de man he is a Dominican so speak directly to the specific acts of gutter politics and condemn them. Unless he is prepared to do that he should keep quiet as he has been till mo.

      • Simply the Truth
        June 6, 2014

        Who is spiritual? No more spiritual than Bishop Malzaire.
        You show your bias against the Catholic Church. Do you not speak foolishness when you speak evil against the Catholic Church and the Bishop?

    • pimple
      June 5, 2014

      hehehehehe :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • mary douglas
      June 5, 2014

      Smh at the pastor so who can’t decern that’s a crookery statement. Lord help these pastors to stand clear of politics and worship n serve u lord help them pastors to watch over the flock that u have given them and stop watching over politics as if politics is the flock,

    • Simply the Truth
      June 6, 2014

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • My own poll
        June 6, 2014

        @ Simply the Truth, there has to be something about you DNO likes because they keep moderating all these crap of yours. Are you retarded? If you are, I’m sorry for not understanding your desire to express yourself so at list you could feel accepted.

    • Simply the Truth
      June 6, 2014

      Let us get all and only genuinely faithful Catholics here on this topic and the restoration of the Catholic Church.

      I love that! He wants his share too! :lol: :lol: :lol: You may have an excellent point. Singing for his supper. Does God not know that? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • My own poll
        June 6, 2014

        You keep calling God’s name in your crap but to be honest with you when people read all those nonsense you preach on this site, truly you turning them away from your DLP party, the catholic Church, which you claim to be part of and God himself. You really sound like a A…..e

    • Not Me Alone
      June 6, 2014

      @ Simply the Truth,I have read a lot of foolish comments on this site but truly, none to beat this big f…l. you are an embarrassment to Skerrit and the catholic church and if I were the Bishop I would expel you for this nonsense.

  50. South
    June 5, 2014

    Well said Pas you were referring to all politicians in general and I hope they take hid to wise counselling

  51. Jail-corrupt-leaders
    June 5, 2014

    Geez u might as well put up your hand say me next for
    $300,000.00

  52. Views Expressed
    June 5, 2014

    Pastor Daniel….where have you been, in solitude….in confession? Have you not been about to know of the political nonsense going on. Your concerns and ours, the public, does not seem to match, it seems your are out of touch of the problems plaguing Dominica.
    I have not heard you talk of the prostituting matter in Dominica. Are these men protected by you, pastor?
    Can you please speak of:
    1, The level of abuse of our young girls….by top ranking people. They don`t have a voice, please be theirs.
    2. The increasing poverty in Dominica
    3. the abuse of power going on in this government
    The abuse f public funds to churches where poor people and families are neglected and deny help while people enrich themselves.
    Pastor Daniel, get real until then you have no authority to advice us, we are poor, desperate and in poverty while the states funds and being prostituted for personal wealth. Just look around pastor, also go to Savanne Paille, go to Bois bwa.
    Pastor Daniel, the country needs prayer and new government , good governance and decency in high office. Please preach to us and the government on these disciplined themes.

    • country girl
      June 5, 2014

      the country needs prayer!!!!!!!! we need to pray for ourselves and open our eyes n stop putting politics in everything, he speaks in general, both parties have issues 8)

      • mary douglas
        June 5, 2014

        U no wat I suspect u want to be good but u have a problem with stability, and the word of Gods says a double minded man is unstablke in all his ways. My advice to u is to get a side n stay on it change is a must not an obtion, is dah quote dere allu fraid off yes

    • kingman
      June 5, 2014

      @Views Expressed…I will personally remove the ointment from the anointment of you and Rev. Daniel, and you know none of you including the pastarod and the others on the morning praise show on Q can say anything after. hahahaha

    • Keen Listener
      June 5, 2014

      I Sooo agree!Triple thumbs up!!

    • Anonymous
      June 5, 2014

      Point 2 There will always be the poor among us but God promised to meet our every need. His word – “You have never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seeds begging bread” He promised to meet our every NEED. Give God what is
      due to him and stop blaming other people for our condition.

    • I wonder
      June 5, 2014

      I am reflecting on us as a nation and wondering what makes us tick. We call on religious leaders to speak out, when they do we use anonymity to hurl derogatory comments at them. Am I to understand that one must speak out on every issue that affects the country. To my mind that individual would soon be viewed as a public nuisance. Pastor Daniel I believe was just too vague, he needed to be more specific but the call is a timely one. God bless you Pastor Daniel, never you mind the detractors.

    • Zanndoli
      June 6, 2014

      Tongue no ha bone. You can say what you like about the pastor, but mind maketh man. He is a pastor trying to put peace in the place but who are you and your kind? What are you doing to make Dominica better – tearing it down? Setting one against the other?

  53. tee
    June 5, 2014

    These days u cannot trust noone…the persons you think that cares the most, are the ones who are the biggest hypocrites and pretenders….let everybody examnine themselves….theres no sincereity in MOST church leaders these days!!!

  54. jus sayin
    June 5, 2014

    yea i respect dat pastor

    • June 8, 2014

      not when he is using his profession to gather votes for political party or parties I say no way, and if you read the bible you will understand why church and politic don’t add up.

  55. June 5, 2014

    Amen!

  56. Cyrique
    June 5, 2014

    I agree. There should be some dignity amongst politicians whom should be an example for our future generation.

  57. madame dominique
    June 5, 2014

    I am becoming fed up of this politic thingy. Well said Pastor our main concern should be Nation Building.

  58. June 5, 2014

    And who is telling you to be careful about what u say and do as a man of God.. Give me a break. You all riding wit de PM all de time. why dont u tell him dt yourself. No need 2 make na open statement

  59. June 5, 2014

    Pastor Daniel, I can see Skerrit standing next to you. As a member of The Pentecostal Assembly of The West Indies, my question to you is why now. Pastor as a man of God you and the others pastors, evangelist ect should have come out earlier, where were you, dominica is too far gone, you need to pray for deliverance, healing etc for our nation

    • FORKIT
      June 6, 2014

      I guess his outgoing brother passing the baton to him

      • Anonymous
        June 6, 2014

        Why not? Is a family business.

    • BEB
      June 6, 2014

      Did the pastor refer to any particular politician? He spoke in general. I guess he was referring to all the politicians on either side.

  60. Judge Makie
    June 5, 2014

    THAT’S IT MY PROPHET!!!! all the negative comments don’t be bothered. A natural man CANNOT understand the things of God.

  61. June 5, 2014

    Concerned fool…That statement by Pastor Griffin Danie wasn’t directed to any particular party…This was said in a general context. .
    They all are guilty of dirty gutter politics, including Jesus Skerrit….Of course NOT. .Skerrit cannot pay to wash his sins..

  62. June 5, 2014

    I hope they listen, well said pastor.

  63. forkit
    June 5, 2014

    now not time to hear people like allu talking because allu talking on one side of allu mouth while stretching allu hand to receive the monetary assistance.. there is so many issues pasted you should comment on like murder abortion, sexual conduct of ministers, bobol, prime minister telling people go to hell, attempted murder of senior citizens, theft of government money, pastor and priest sexual conduct, homosexuality, and the list can go on and on….
    I watching,

  64. i must speak
    June 5, 2014

    it was time that one spoke up!!! gutter politics for real! these ppl sicken me with their nonsense all the time

  65. Help Us Lord
    June 5, 2014

    Pas. Griffin, why only now? Where have you been? What about all your prophesies? Pas. Griffin, the fact that when gutter statements were made you said nothing, you should know that it is too late now. You should have said something when Lennox chastised ministers for alleged sexual misconduct but you said nothing! You should have said something when your friend and fellow preacher, now education minister compared Skerrit to Jesus but you said nothing. I expected you to say something about the half million dollars Skerrit gave to the Bishop yesterday, but again you said nothing and instead,, you tried a leg-break this morning. No one respects the voice of the chuch in Dominica today, so you just speaking to beat the wind

    • mel
      June 5, 2014

      Better late than never btw he did not take any side he spoke in general .

      • Wilderness voice
        June 5, 2014

        @Mel, If I know Tom cursed Harry and instead of telling Tom he must not curse, I went on to make a general statement like “Both of you must stop cursing” wouldn’t it be clear that I took sides? Preachers ought not to take sides because they are servants of God put there not only to preach salvation but to be forthwith and cry aloud against wrong doing in the land like John Baptist did to king Herold.

    • Anonymous
      June 5, 2014

      You appear to be a born again Christian. Your church teaches you that you should be like Christ. So what is the problem with referring to someone as being like Christ? Please refer to the section on figurative speech in your English Language textbook.

  66. mee
    June 5, 2014

    Calling people rapists thats bad.

    • St. Joe new voter
      June 5, 2014

      @mee : when will you all stop spreading untrue stories. Did anyone call anyone a rapist? Now what about when somebody calls Skerrit Jesus? Or what about when somebody says” GO TO Hell?” how would you describe this? One thing for sure” The evil that men do will haunt them.” God is Good! We all know what those ministers are doing to the citizens just for assistance. Go and ask Ettiene in the business unit!!

    • Help Us Lord
      June 5, 2014

      calling a person that stole ‘Thief’ whether caught or not is also bad. Calling a person that killed another person ‘Murderer’ is bad too, right?. You all too like to twist and condone evil instead of condemning ungodliness.

      • Wilderness voice
        June 5, 2014

        @mee, In Dominica we call a person that repairs a car Mechanic whether he is certified or not. We call a person that can put up blocks Mason whether he is certified or not. I hope the pastor was not trying to say statements made by Lennox about what is plaguing our nation as “gutter politics” because if that is gutter politics then the pastor might and the church might be guilty of preaching a gutter message too when they are rightly calling a man and woman sleeping together and not married “Fornicators’ and members that are working but do not pay tithes Thief.

    • LAY BAR RIGHT
      June 5, 2014

      so how do you want them to call rapists?

  67. tell
    June 5, 2014

    Pastor Danial thanks for your message you are 100% right the type of names calling its really a shame and disgraceful.

  68. My Own Pole
    June 5, 2014

    Griffin Daniel, your words are correct; just that they are lacking substance. If you were and are concerned about gutter politics, why are you not and did you not condemn the gutter politics as soon as those gutter statements were made over the radio, Tv etc. so we would which statement you did not like? Don’t try to be technical because we know you as well. If you are a true Spiritual leader as you claimed to be, why not stand on God’s side like Jn Baptist did, and say, Lennox, this is what you said and it is wrong, Or Mr. PM, my very good friend, these are the statements you made and they are wrong. To come now and try to play with words is just pure hypocrisy and I rebuke it. I guess you just trying to give people the impression that you are ready to pastor one of the largest Evangelical churches on the island, so you trying to sound nice. However, no one will listen to you because they know you as part of the problem

  69. ohoh
    June 5, 2014

    Gutter politics only come from Reginald Austrie. So don’t blame all of them. The journalists who has to be careful what they saying are on Kairi. So there you have it. Please tell them to stop. Anthiny Astaphan you hearing DAT. The Spiritual leader tell you to stop.

    • kingman
      June 5, 2014

      it is not Austrie that say all you prostituting, you too is afraid of the one who made this statement? before he declaway you!!!

      • Focal Point
        June 5, 2014

        @kingsman, are you referring to Alix Boyd Nite??

  70. dias
    June 5, 2014

    they have no idea how bad these words and fueds make Dominica look bad to outsiders. I live overseas (stx) and whilst traveling on a passanger bus i heard news on Dominica come on saying things that i know to be untrue. i felt so bad especially knowing how some of the other islanders think low of us. to have them hearing these untruth of my beloved Dominica. it hurt to the core. we must speak better of our country. the opposition does not need to defame the country like this in order to be considered for office. all the had to preach is ” the government has done a good job, but we feel we can do better by doing this and that.” simple . but by not laying out plans they are just defaming the name of Dominica in an ill fated attempt to grab power. good luck to them.

    • mujahardin
      June 5, 2014

      You must be living in Mars

    • Looking in
      June 5, 2014

      In other words, you are saying it is OK to do wrong, as long as no one speaks about it and the rest of the world does not know. I am not political but wrong is wrong. Satan cannot correct sin!! If the pot bottom is black…hell ya, say it is black. Is not ministers of gov’t alone that is involved in ‘quid pro quo, it happens all about. Now some people doh want their business to be made public, they busy asking to stop all this “gutter” politics. Pastor, it is not gutter politics…it is the truth being revealed.

    • LAY BAR RIGHT
      June 5, 2014

      you talking foolishness! Which sane opposition political party in the world does go about boasting the sitting government? That’s left for lackeys like you to do, people who benefit from the handouts of the government whilst many others suffer.

    • meses
      June 6, 2014

      Your shameful labourite,
      when they talking about de Sochi skating people who gave money for children hospital you did not feel bad
      Dominica is the least recipient of Direct foreign Investment you did not feel bad.
      when Dominica could not vote at the UN because they had not paid their dues you did not feel bad…….. I could go on and on
      Plus the visible filth and sleaze that happens almost on a daily basis in Dominica you do not feel bad………..
      But as soon as Team Dominica try to educate people you feeling bad.
      who really loves Dominica

  71. justice
    June 5, 2014

    Preach it Pastor Griffin!

  72. concerned
    June 5, 2014

    skerrit doh pay that one?

    • Barbara Saunders
      June 5, 2014

      Concerned

      I didn’t realise he was speaking to one party? Perhaps I can read the article again!

      • concerned
        June 5, 2014

        lol well skerrit is synonymous with gutter politics….u instantly think of the dlp when such phrase is uttered

    • john doe
      June 5, 2014

      yet?

    • i_love_you
      June 5, 2014

      lol

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