Church has failed in matters of deviant sexual behavior – Rev. Arlington Wilson

Wilson was among church leaders who met PM Skerrit. Photo: GIS
Wilson was among church leaders who met PM Skerrit. Photo: GIS

Vice President of Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches, Reverend Arlington Wilson, believes the church has failed in providing proper guidelines in matters of deviant sexual behavior.

Wilson was among several religious leaders who met with Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Wednesday, March 9, to update the church and get feedback regarding social ills and deviant behavior negatively impacting Dominica.

He said in an interview with GIS News that a unified front is needed in the fight against this societal ill.

“There is need, right now for us to put aside our religious views and come together to deal with the issues. What we discussed in the meeting is that the church has failed in that area and I believe that,” Wilson said. “While we cannot regulate the conduct of the people we felt that there should be programs that would assist our young people because the deviant behaviors are not only in society but they are also in the church and for reasons the information is not brought out because of church settings.”

He also outlined some of the matters discussed in the meeting.

“We spoke about pornography, the role of the media and how they handle these situations and we also spoke about having a family court. We realize that a lot of children grow up without parental figures and, therefore, we saw the need to go to the schools and the workplaces to see how we can help the children in their upbringing,” he said.

He said the meeting went well and the religious leaders commended the Prime Minister for such a ‘godly initiative.’

“The meeting went very well and the Prime Minister was commended for that. At the end of the exercise churches were asked to submit the policy that they have regarding such behaviors to the Prime Minister so that the document could be looked at to see how it can be made a national policy regarding such behavior,” Wilson noted.

He said Skerrit is willing to partner with the church in its mission to curb social ills.

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143 Comments

  1. Face the Facts
    March 13, 2016

    I got this from a Canadian Website; not a Christian one:

    Keep Your Kids at Home in St. Paul, Alta. – Alberta, Canada
    St. Paul residents don’t have to worry about their kids sneaking out late at night. It’s against the law for anyone 15 or younger to loiter in a public place without supervision of a parent or guardian between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Take that, whippersnappers!

    There you go. If instituted in Dominica and parents adhered to it, those 15 year-old children of all would not find themselves in child abuse and other situations outside of the home.
    They are minors as considered by the government and should be indoors at nights.
    Do not blame the church or the government for the failure of some parents.
    I state some for not all parents are the same. There are some strict parents who do not blame the church, the government and the police. They know better not to expect them to protect their children since they are their primary responsibility.

  2. Face the Facts
    March 13, 2016

    For those who blame the church and the government, this is one of the reasons that they should not be blamed.
    James 1:22-23 – Doers of the Word – . . . Be doers of The Word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his own face in a mirror. He sees himself, then goes off and promptly forgets what he looked like. . .
    It is in the Holy Bible!

  3. Donkey
    March 13, 2016

    Why is watching pornography ‘deviant? Sex between consenting adults is not deviant, and neither is watching porn. Making porn without someone’s consent IS wrong, and so is watching porn involving minors or people who have been forced into is wrong. But aside from that, porn is just morally neutral–neither good nor bad. The church is always trying to restrict sexuality, all the while it hides its priests’ abuses of children.

  4. out of south city
    March 12, 2016

    I must say that the church is one of the most corrupt institutions in the world. Slave masters have used the church to buy and sell our ancestors, in the name of the lord. In this so-called modern times, politicians have used the church to persuade voters for their political agendas, and some so-called men of god have used the church to connive and deceive the people by encouraging them to give a tenth of their hard earned income to god. If god is a spirit, as their bibles say, why does a spirit need money? Also, young boys have been and are being molested by men of god so what is really the place of the church in society? If all that’s needed is faith to be born again (from what?) then no one will be in hell because if someone raped, murdered, lynched, castrated and divided and sold families during slavery and just said, “believe in the lord jesus and you will be saved then all of these atrocities can still occur and these same people will go to heaven by just being born again.

    • Face the Facts
      March 13, 2016

      When you die you will find out who is really corrupt.
      God has his plans how some others as you may be saved. Therefore, do not knock the church. You should commence recognizing The One True God and worship Him as you pray for yourself, for others and perform acts of love – generosity in Jesus Name. This is how you and others will be saved. God is not deceived.
      Cease ranting and raving against the Church. You are no better than those who recognize God and worship Him. You could learn from them and if you hope to be saved.
      God is the one who decides who will go to Heaven or Hell. In fact, their works on earth will determine that. As they sow, so shall they reap in time. Pay good heed.

      • out of south city
        March 14, 2016

        Just get out of here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You seem to be god’s assistant. You are so religious it’s not even funny. Take care of yourself and stop judging and condemning others. You have a holiest than thou attitude which will get you no where. I don’t need any sermon from you. Unless you know your history as a black person, the religious garbage is of no use.

        UNAPOLOGETIC

  5. joe hy
    March 12, 2016

    It seems that the belief in God by a number of bloggers on this issue,is based on their support for politicians .those who support pm skerrit support the meeting.Those who support o.l linton oppose the meeting.

  6. The truth
    March 11, 2016

    Unless our Church leaders, Government, Opposition and citizens repent and come to God our country will not heal. I am calling on all to humble themselves, repent and forgive each other for healing of our Nation. God is calling on us and watching us. God is able to mend our hearts for he is the only one who knows our hearts. Our Nation need Spiritual HEALING. There is only one God.

    • Face the Facts
      March 13, 2016

      So where do you personally stand on repentance and repenting? Some of you think repentance is for one person or party and not for you. God is taking note.

  7. Oh No
    March 11, 2016

    The church has failed in EVERYTHING GOOD in Dominica. The church must learn to be brave enough to sanction evil, corruption, vice, stealing in high places (including rigged elections). Until the church calls a spade a spade it will not have my respect.

    For starters you guys are so busy to be relevant you find yourselves falling into the beguiling trap of the THE KING every time.
    If you all cannot be trusted to make proper judgments in such matters, why should I follow you.

    • Face the Facts
      March 13, 2016

      You are waiting for people to make the first move? God is waiting for you to make the first move. Cease looking at people and look at yourself. Life is short. God will not ask you about others but about yourself, how well you loved and served him in this life and through others. This will determine our eternal destiny.

  8. Concern citizen
    March 11, 2016

    Yes bro. I am from ur denomination c.u.c but u, just continue the way in which u are going and I am positively sure that God, Jehovah, the eternal peace , he will surely fix u up at the appropriate time, continue to defend skerrit still

  9. syncronize
    March 11, 2016

    Where that Pastor from? Well well well. These church people are so gullible, ALL of them. What has happened to the churches, God must be crying. These people supposed to be our Leaders. They say they are Christ followers, representing his Teachings. Christ must be crying foul. Is this what Christ teachings represent now. This world is really coming to an end because of all these false prophets. Are we supposed to be followers of these false profits. Skerrit really have these people by their balls for whatever reason. It appears they are really bought, they can never be real, no of course not. Look at him he looks so pitiful. But you know what, just a matter of time they will all fall together with their Leader, their god Skerrit. Weh papa

  10. March 11, 2016

    Well well, everytime this pastor speaks he gets blows. Sir you know what before you make such statements pray and think before. Dont say things just for saying sake. But look at how the christianity I once loved and cherished come nuh.

  11. March 11, 2016

    Some of them just like the name PASTOR annd REVEREND.These days they are not waiting to be called by God nuh as long as their friends put them as pastor that’s cool. Hear their members wi ‘dont touch the Lords anointed.’ Pastor Rodney, great job on Kingdom Connection this morning

  12. The Evangelist
    March 11, 2016

    ” religious leaders met with Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Wednesday, March 9, to update the church and get feedback regarding social ills and deviant behavior negatively impacting Dominica.” Over two thousand years ago Jesus Christ came into the world to update the church regarding social ills and deviant behavior negatively impacting THE WORLD (Dominica included) and commanded the church that they should preach against these ills in and out of Season. Today the churches in Dominica was waiting for a man to update them about thing happening around them. THESE RELIGEOUS PEOPLE ARE LIKE IDOLS, THEY HAVE EARS BUT DO NOT HEAR EYES BUT CANT SEE. CHRISTIANITY HAS FALLEN IN CARELESS HANDS THESE LAST DAYS

    • Really?
      March 14, 2016

      “Today the churches in Dominica was waiting for a man to update them about thing happening around them.” An unsaved man at that..smh…God bless Dominica.

  13. FRUIT OF LOVE
    March 11, 2016

    all on the same boat, satan can never correct sin. what a sad state this world has turn into.

    • Face the Facts
      March 13, 2016

      Know that Satan cannot correct your sin; by no means yours. He wants you for his eternal cauldron of everlasting fire. So where and who will you turn to?
      What you going to do when the fire fall on you? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  14. Oh La La
    March 11, 2016

    Pastor, you need to understand that we are living in a lawless country. Crimes are looked upon as normal behaivor by society and the authorities(polic), government. The authorities need to be serious about crime and stop all this talk talk talk. At some point our society will be like the wild wild west. God is absent from our soceity, the church is condoning to wrong doings, they have become blind.

    • Punjab
      March 11, 2016

      True??!!!Smh

    • Face the Facts
      March 13, 2016

      You are also in it. What are you doing to appease God?

  15. Jessie Lewis, RGN
    March 11, 2016

    Is this about the buggery stuff? Again?????

  16. Away
    March 11, 2016

    PM Paul is willing to be All Things To All Men, in order to keep his popularity rating among all groups that come to speak with him. But one thing all of us should know is a leopard can never change the spots on its skin. What measures has the authorities put in place to try and stop the moral decay that our dear country has found itself in? Our problem is from head down. The entire thing is rotting. We better do not expect them to help us fix it. When they themselves were either practitioners or are still messing with our children. As a man sometimes I do not know how a man can get involved in such things as it relates to women. Men think first, of your mother, sister(s), aunt(s), etc. Stop doing to others what you would not want someone else to do to the women in your life. I believe if all strive to live our lives by that motto then our society will be a better place to live.

    • Punjab
      March 11, 2016

      That is what PM Paul and the rest are trying to achieve…fool

  17. truth
    March 11, 2016

    pastor wilson bible reads , Seek ye first the kindom of Skeritt, …….and duty free shall be given unto you,and earthly favors .

  18. joe hy
    March 11, 2016

    Pastor wilson it is all fine to meet with the pm but the problem is in the community.i hope soon you are going to meet with people of lagoon portsmouth to discuss the problem. Civic religious and political have abandoned the communuties to be replaced by criminals,sex offenders and drug dealers.

    • Really?
      March 14, 2016

      Shame on the DAEC. What has happened to separation of State and Church? Compromised teachings for favours…smh…may partakers be accursed.

  19. Ex da lawman
    March 11, 2016

    Why wasnt the opposition leader included in this meeting?After all,he was the first to issue a public statement regarding this issue.The pm is yet to say anything.Silence speaks volume.Linton is more Godly than all these pastors.Linton had been preaching about that issue for a while now.Even aftet issuing a statement he was still criticized by some.The church had failed no one.The church leadership has failed.Take note God is watching.Woe be unto man that lead the children of God astray.

    • Punjab
      March 11, 2016

      And Woe be onto those ……….. that take people money and run…..

    • Face the Facts
      March 13, 2016

      It is not fair to blame the church. Which church for that matter? The church authorities preach on the Gospel, according to Holy Scripture. What more do you expect them to say and do?
      The congregation, who themselves are part of the church listen but some do not pay heed. They continue living according to their feelings.
      When people sin it is not the fault of the church. Why blame the church and not those who commit the act who are fully aware that it is a sin and continue to do it.
      Adults should know what a sin/crime is. Parents should counsel their children.
      There are really two sets of people to blame and where minors are concerned. They are the parents and the perpetrators; not the church or the government.
      There is a Law to prosecute perpetrators, if caught and reported.

  20. March 11, 2016

    Rev Wilson don\’t you think your statement should have read \”the Prime Minister commended the church leaders for such a godly initiative\”? This selective behavior of our Religious leaders leaves a lot to be desired as a god fearing nation and people. The once mighty church which stood on the side of righteousness; good governance; morale ethics and truth to power has now evaporated into oblivion. The part of the scripture that reads \”suffer the little children to come to me\” was not meant for perverts and crooks to take advantage of them. The PM Roosevelt Skerrit needs spiritual healing just as the rest of us, but when the religious populace see him as jesus christ then we will remain a failed and doomed society. Did he not tell us instead of praying to god come to him (skerrit\” for what we want? if you the church leaders heeded his call did you not expect the flock to follow.

    • Concern citizen
      March 11, 2016

      U could not have said it better than that, he also send them to pray

  21. stop breeding negativity
    March 11, 2016
  22. No Face
    March 11, 2016

    Everybody blaming other people. What about the teenagers? Shouldn’t they learn to stay away from grown men and keep their legs closed. They have a brain in their head. Organise meetings and youth groups for them. Take away the gadgets. They have a big part to play in all this nonsense. Parents talk to your children and don’t sootiweh them. Its two hands to clap. Dominicans too twet and sootiweh.

  23. Wounded Soldier
    March 11, 2016

    @ Rev. Donald an altar call could be given at anytime. Jesus and his diciples were at the table eating, when Jesus said “One of you will betray me’. He gave that person an opportunity to make a confession. Similarly someone at the meeting yesterday, who also spoke, has a confession to make. We are in the lent season where we suppose to search our hearts. Rest assured that person does not make a confession by easter, I will call him and the police out because no one should get prefrencial service

  24. God's Beloved
    March 11, 2016

    Whenever these church Ministers speaks they just make it worst.. THE ONLY CHURCH LEADER WHO SPEAKS OPENLY ON ISLAND ABOUT THE UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IS PASTOR RODNEY.
    BY OUR FRUITS WE ARE KNOWN.
    The problems are caused by the Leaders. Too many times these church leaders who are to sherpard the flock put the blame on (the body, the church). The church is the entire flock – the head of the church is Christ, the people, the Ministers, leaders who are to lead the people are included. PASTORS cannot lead the body of Christ in the same way as the world leader will lead it’s worldly organization. The church LEADERS MUST STAND FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS AT ALL TIMES. When these leaders sugar coat the Word of God on the pulpit , saying they must be careful what they say in order not to offend people, when they over up what is wrong then the leaders have FAILED GOD. These leaders, are only thinking of keeping people in the buildings so that their weekly income is secure.
    MAY THESE HEARTS REPENT.

  25. Watching and Listening
    March 11, 2016

    I am appalled at the behavior of these men and women who are supposed to lead us to heaven. Skerrit calls church leaders………….WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!………Some of them cannot talk independently about abuse.
    WE NEED CLEAR AND UNAMBIGUOUS LAWS,TO PREVENT ALL FORMS OF ABUSE AGAINST men, women, children and old persons. Raise the age of consent…………..TBDiscussed………… to 18………………..
    Get real man and stop letting the “tail wag the dog”……… :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  26. Wounded Soldier
    March 11, 2016

    Rev. Donald I forgive you because you don’t what’s is happening in DA. I wish I could be blunt but I know DNO would delete. You noticed my name is wounded soldier? That’s because someone at the meeting wounded me and should be arrested by the police as a forth person. Soldier also implies that I had my boots. The reason I asked for the altar call is to give that person a chance to vulunterily say he too is guilty. He knows himself, the church knows, the police knows ok. A word to the wise is sufficient

  27. Face the Facts
    March 10, 2016

    O Lord Of Hosts Be Mindful

    O Lord of Hosts! Be mindful of our pleading,
    O let our prayer find favor in Thy sight;
    Hark to Thy Church triumphant interceding,
    Pity Thy Church that groaneth in the fight;
    O God of truth, no battleline can shake Her,.
    Trusting in Thee, we shall not lose our hope,
    Hast Thou not said, that Thou wilt not forsake Her,
    Hear then our prayer for the Church . . .

    O Master dear, we sink, and Thou art sleeping;:
    Dark is the night, the waves our vessel fill;
    Wake, wake O Lord, Thy children here are weeping
    ;Speak to the winds and waters:“ Peace be still!”
    Let not men say Thy promises are failing,
    Let them not boast, Thy Church has lost Her Hope
    Let them not deem the gates of Hell prevailing,
    Hear Thou our prayer for the Church . . .

    • Face the Facts
      March 11, 2016

      Shepherds of souls, the wolves are all around us,
      Whisper again: “O fear not, little flock.”
      Jesus our King, the enemies surround us,
      Tell us Thy fortress stands upon a rock;
      Show us Thine Angels camping round about us,
      Strengthen our hearts, in Faith and Love and Hope,
      If Thou art with us, legions shall not rout us,
      None shall prevail o’er the Church . . .

      When I read this article and comments and later commented, the thought of this Catholic Hymn crossed my mind. I can only hope it was through Divine inspiration and so I decided to type it. There is a fourth verse. It is a consoling hymn I love to sing to this day.
      I hope it will also be consoling for each one of you, especially Christians.
      God is not blind, deaf and sleeping. He knows what has occurred in D/ca and continues to occur. He is in control. He will never allow you more than you can handle.
      What He wants from us is to pray, do what we can and leave everything in His Holy Hands.

      • truth
        March 11, 2016

        face the facts ,you speak foolishness,you have been praying for too long ,
        faith without works is dead, so shut up and go help make it right
        did you pray to put the prime minister there, . eh, no , you took your hand and make a move, ,so you used your hand to put it , then use your hand to take it out, hypocrete , god didnt put him there for you ,and he will not take him out for you either

  28. Looking On
    March 10, 2016

    Pastor Wilson you harbour so much hate in your heart. How do you expect to be effective in any sphere? Examine yourself first, encourage others to do the same. When we love others as Christ have loved us and we do unto others as we would like them to so unto us, only then will we see a change in our nation. Let the change we wish to see first be reflected in us.

  29. %
    March 10, 2016

    Imagine Mr saying somebody like Skerrit will partner
    with church to cure social ills.Man shut the hell up!!! Does Skerrit
    have the capacity to cure social ills?People like you all deserve the hottest place in hell!HYPOCRITE!

  30. Joan
    March 10, 2016

    Rev. Donald Hill you all are too late you should have come out and caution the young prime minister wh en he said No law or Constitution ca nnot stop him…. or You can go to helll dont ask me where i get money… Too late too late All these ills under his 15 years has any one been punished you religious fellers are jokers May God have mercy on you all.

  31. March 10, 2016

    When the Shepard is weak the flock becomes scattered. The church really did not fail the people and children it is the padtirs/religious leaders who have abandoned their duty and opted for the faustian Bargain,diplomatic passports,duty free on vehicled,chandeliers etc.
    National policy on deviant behavior? Isn’t that what the Bible is nuh.what no sense am I hearing. The way I see it thus us just a,save face reaction and for Wilson to come give Skerrit praise.
    Wilson you guys sat on the way side and watch immorality rain down on the country. You all said nothing while young girls were abused by those in high office. When others voice their concern you guys call it politics but when you all accept the checks from the same politicians I guess you call it Devine intervention
    Two institutions I will never be part of is Political Party and Religion. Both are machineris of deception.

  32. Face the Facts
    March 10, 2016

    Some people blame the Church and not themselves. Take a look at your lifestyle especially in the past. Have you asked God forgiveness with a humble and contrite heart?
    Did you form your own church? Consider the numerous different churches there are in the world, in Dominica for that matter. There are many religious divisions which cause disunity and enmity. They displease God. How can you expect D/ca to be a better place?
    As long as there is disunity and division, do not expect D/c to be free of this evil.
    The PM cannot help you. Leave him out of this. Some of you have weaved this tangled web of evil in D/ca and now you are calling for help from the Church authorities (whichever you mean) and the PM, to the point of criticisms.
    Pray to God with a humble and fervent heart and ask him to help D/ca. As St. Paul said, pray without ceasing and do not faint. This is where the battle is won, Ask other D/cans to do likewise. People must pray! Less criticisms.

    • looking
      March 10, 2016

      Religion is another topic and there is a lot of division just as politics, but when religion is dragged into politics that is a dangerous mixture. Rome dragged Christianity into their politics, ever wondered why? Emperor Constantine never was a Christian he used religion to bring the falling Roman empire together. The church does have a role to play only God knows who are true in heart. We like to use scriptures that are convenient to us to suit us. Example “he who as no sin cast the first stone” or words to that effect. Friend the church should be the one spearheading financial aid directly to people. This government has made poor people more poor by not empowering them. They have bought a few influential people per community, including church members. When people are given cash or some form of payment they feel obliged to support till death. This is wrong. Help comes from God not from man. society has decayed because people see and observe those in authority. Leadership is…

  33. I doh like hungry gut people
    March 10, 2016

    Doesn’t the church stand for everyone? How comes the Leader of the Opposition who stands on the side of righteousness, truth and justice was not present? He is the only one it seems that has not failed in that quest so far. Sorry for allu papa. If the church failed, they should turn to God not Skerrit. Call on the nation to humble, pray, seek God’s face and turn from their wicked ways. Not seek Skerrit face….

    • Punjab
      March 11, 2016

      They do that all the time, but do people take heed? That is why now it is believed that a different approach is needed. You all are too quick to bash Skerrit…

    • Face the Facts
      March 13, 2016

      Why the church and government? Why not the parents who failed their own children – minors? They brought them into the world. They have a responsibility toward their children, to ensure their well-being.

  34. Jaime Lewis
    March 10, 2016

    The Church should be meeting with the Prime Minister to present solutions, and to demand that action be taken to implement those solutions. Form an NGO with the goal of protecting children, supporting youth, families, and helping the elderly live with dignity. Demand that the government provides financial support to this NGO, and provide services to the weak and the helpless.
    Both victims and perpetrators need services.
    Find scholarships to train social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists. The government needs to invest in our human capital.
    Set up Family Support Centers in the various districts; youth centers; mentoring programs; community service; life skills programs; youth leadership; anger management; social skills; workforce development. Create a 2-year post-secondary school paid internship program.
    Address unemployment and work to eliminate poverty.
    That is the church’s role.
    Develop a policy on how we are going to elevate our standard of living-give…

    • Punjab
      March 11, 2016

      You think churches have the answer? This is not about somebody caused somebody to do something..this is not an accident…it is about values….how people value themselves…what they stand for. No church can cause or prevent these ills in society. The penalties with regard to the laws of the land, may deter these ills to some extent, but it is all about the values each of us place on each other and ourselves.

  35. March 10, 2016

    Unfortunately it is near impossible to publish a positive news article like this in DNO without a negative backlash of comments from people badmouthing both the church leaders and the P.M. I am aghast at some of what I have read but it explains why progress is so slow in Dominica when it comes to beating back this satanic evil.

    First let me say I am pleased that church leaders are speaking out against deviant sexual behavior. To say the people of God have a unique role to play in this battle would be an understatement in light of Matthew 5:13-15.

    It is encouraging to know that PM Skerrit is of one mind with church leaders in this matter because at the
    end of the day it is hard to imagine any real change without the help of the government.

    • March 10, 2016

      To have the ball is one thing. To run with it is another! Team members must be held accountable. It will require meeting after meeting. Every goal must have a time line. You want to know when it will be done. When you delegate a task you want to hear good news at the next meeting!

      What is that noise I hear with my ear to the ground? Is it the sound of marching? Some believe a new Dominica is in the making! Are the prayers of God’s people getting through?

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

      • Princess Natari
        March 11, 2016

        If skerrit “is of one mind with the church leaders” then that is what convinces me that the church leaders in Dominica are not living up to the words of Almighty Yahweh, and that is why so many things have been happening and the churches even the one I attend is not speaking out against the evils of society. Look at the prophets and how they went boldly to the kings of Israel giving them the word of God. Some had to go in hiding from the wrath of the kings but guess what they were “Men of God” and so he took care of them. All of you guys are afraid to speak out against the evils in our country: what about speaking out against corruption in government, victimization of those who do not tow the party line. denying people jobs and scholarships because they did not vote labour or the young ladies refuse to prostitute themselves for jobs or the scholarship, bribery during the elections, selling out our passports for the gains of a few party supporters.

      • Princess Natari
        March 11, 2016

        As I continue: what about the alleged perpetrators of child sexual crimes having to face the courts but the government seeking judicial review for their minister, what about the Gon Emanuel and his wife attempted murder charge that cannot reach the courts because of all those excuses. Yes Mr. Wilson there are many in Dominica who are God fearing people ready to stand up for truth, but we cannot tolerate the hypocrisy of our church leaders being partial in condemning what is wrong. Wrong is wrong and sin is sin no matter who does it. Call a spade a spade and we will be with you.
        Too little Too late.

    • indira Ghandi
      March 10, 2016

      Only now all you see the church fail.
      when all you pastors begin to take political sides and refuse to condemn corruption that is what will happen.
      who Skerrit think he can fool.
      Now he calling all you. Do not let him buy you all..
      Speak the truth in love.
      money cannot buy the kingdom of God.

    • Faith
      March 11, 2016

      Mr Hill thats where u lack faith.nothing is impossible with God.God dont need the governments approval to do anything.Thats where we as christians play the role to pray without ceasing to break down strongholds,but instead we are just too comfortable and at ease in Zion.God has given us power and authourity to trample on lions and scorpions.God first,the family,the church,and then the government.Read again2Chronicle 7.14.

      • Face the Facts
        March 13, 2016

        Some people do not see the cause of the problem and get down to the root of it all to try and solve it.
        Who caused the dividing walls? Who, in recent years went to Dominica, opened their churches, influenced some people to join them and caused this?
        There are two many different religious factions in Dominica which cause division, disunity and lack of love. God knows who they are.
        God is not divided but some members of humanity caused this. As long as these exist, leave God out of it. He cannot work with those and within them who do not promote genuine love, peace and unity. It looks as though this situation will not get better except that the Law prosecute the guilty.
        Pray for Christian unity

    • Punjab
      March 11, 2016

      Well said.

      • Punjab
        March 11, 2016

        Referring to the comment by Mr. Hill which started “Unfortunately…..

  36. FBI Agent
    March 10, 2016

    I will respond to this thing later. To me it is just a distraction when we have so many more important issues to deal with as it relates to our minors that are being sexually abused by big grown men.

    DNO, it is in this light I am once again posting my question to the Hon. PM, which you have failed to post five times.

    I am calling on the Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, to condemn any attempt (s) by anyone, who made calls to the USA to offer $500K hush-hush money, to family members whose young girl may have been sexually abused by Big grown men. All I want the PM to say is, I condemn such practice and if anyone can bring any evidence, I as Prime Minister of Dominica will do ALL that I can, to ensure this thing is properly investigated. DNO, I am not implicating anyone; I just need the PM to condemn it

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      Why do you not write to the PM, be it incognito.

  37. Wounded Soldier
    March 10, 2016

    Rev. Wilson, in light of the present atmosphere in Dominica as it relates to what you outlined so beautifully regarding social ills and deviant behavior that negatively impacting Dominica, I thought a meeting of this magnitude between pastors and the Hon prime Minister, who represents the people and cabinet of Dominica, I expected to highlight two important things that took place at the meeting:

    1. Scripture Reading and brief exortation. I would select Rom. 3:23 which reads: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

    2. An Altar call. Altar call is very important because we need to give people a chance to honestly search their hearts to see if anyone might not make a personal confession re the social ills and deviant behavior that negatively impacting Dominica. Bro, we never know who needs help even if all those present in such a ‘godly initiative,’ the prime minister initiated.

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      Know the truth and the reason for this dilemma. As I stated, as long as there are religious factions, divisions and disunity, they will have to pray a lot, make much penance and sacrifice so as to appease God, to move His Holy Hands to action.
      Much harm befell Dominica because of that. Those religions factions, the heads who formed their churches down through the ages may not be aware of that.

    • March 10, 2016

      We all know there are many different types of “meetings” conducted for various purposes.

      You seem to be suggesting there should have been a scripture reading, an exhortation, and an altar call. I am an evangelist. I have these things in my crusades in Canada and foreign lands. They are wonderful. I see many come to Christ in these meetings.

      However I must inform you that the meeting between the church leaders and the PM was not a church service. It was for a different purpose altogether. Please read the news article.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 11, 2016

      What you wrote, may sound good to you, but in reality, it is nonsensical sweet sounding words with no value!

      What purpose has it served consulting with a vicious politician like Skerrit who is practically to blame for as it is now called in Dominica, the underground economy in the country.

      Here is an extract from one contributor in another forum where we talk about matters such as this affecting the country:

      ” poverty numbers declined is that the equivalent number of persons comprising the decline had opted out of the formal economy and became the occupiers of the underground economy.”

      That is a representation of what is happening, in regards to the inappropriate behavior which got these officials into trouble. Francisco Telemaque did not coin the “underground economy” nevertheless, it involves prostitution, where mothers and daughters sell sex for money.

      We understand that even homosexuals prey on young boys for money. If the county was economically developed…

  38. the wise
    March 10, 2016

    I stop go to church I don’t want to hear nothing u so call pastors have to say at all when so call pastor turn the back from god and turn to man as their god I don’t want to hear from u guy u all are not men of god because of you guys calling all u self pastors the country is in that mess it in today fall on all you knees and ask god forgiveness for calling his name in vain when i see u so call pastor coming to my house to talk bible u know what i do i run under my bed and hide before u gays bring demon inside my house I will stay home and pary

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      You are on the path of perdition. Did you leave the Catholic Church? This accounts for your attitude.
      Some of you form your personal opinion and turn away from God. He gave you a free mind which He will not touch. He expects you to practice the faith with no coercion. He does not want you to look at others, at what they do but to see about your soul.
      One day you will stand before Him for your eternal judgment. He will not ask you about others but about yourself, how well you loved and served Him in this world and served others. This is what Our Lord Jesus Christ taught us. Beware you fail it and to arrive at Heaven’s Gate.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        March 11, 2016

        “You are on the path of perdition. Did you leave the Catholic Church? This accounts for your attitude.”(Facts).

        Facts, here you go again with this bull! How special is your Roman Catholic so called church in comparisons to any other church?

        In the first place the word Catholic simply means the foundation of Churches! Your agents in Rome attached Roman to Catholic, and then claim that they were the first Church, with Peter being the first pope.

        If you are able to refute what I said, by showing me Biblical proof that Jesus ever appointed Peter a pope, or show me where in the word of God pope or papa is mentioned, I promise I will pay my way to Rome only to apologized to all the Bull-poppers in Vatican for everything negative I said about your priest, and pope!

        Mind you; the word pope is defined as father, or papa! As I told you in another post nobody is interested in your Roman catholic crap! keep that in your house!

    • March 10, 2016

      It may be best if you stayed in your house especially on Sundays. I cannot imagine a pastor wanting you in the congregation unless you are seeking an encounter with God. Then he (she) would like you to come and get saved.

      A pastor is a God called person chosen by God to shepherd His people. He (she) is not a “so called” pastor. Your lack of respect shows you are in the enemies camp and your only motive in writing is to cause hurt feelings and strife.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

      • Face the Facts
        March 13, 2016

        God knows this too well, not all are genuine. Wolves in sheep’s clothing. Deceivers of every sort. St. Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, said it very well.

    • %
      March 10, 2016

      WOW!

  39. Tampa
    March 10, 2016

    In my humble opinion, the church, by and large, has lost the moral authority to lead on such issues. Most have compromised their position for material gains. The church can no longer convince followers to listen to its advice. What a sad state of affairs in this our failed state!

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      Which church are you referring to? What have you ever done for the Church? The pot always calls the kettle black. Be careful your words do not condemn you. They may already have.
      God knows your sins and what you should be doing to building up and defending His Church.
      I visualize how some people will be shocked and disappointed when they die and are faced with their eternal judgment. There will be no going back to make amends.
      As Holy Scripture: “Be holy as your God is holy.” Are you!
      St. Paul said: “Examine your conscience to see whether you are living in faith. Hope you do not fail the test.”

      • March 11, 2016

        Look whose talking, you Facts should be ashamed of yourself, are you for real, or missing some crews in your brain. Each and everytime Mr Linton’s name is being called in anything, you are all over the place calling him all sorts of names left right and centre, you are cutting on two sides of your tongue, you are also one of the pots

      • Oh No
        March 11, 2016

        Face the Facts has no moral authority to comment on that.

    • Punjab
      March 11, 2016

      No person, no church can make up peoples’ minds. God gave us the ability to discern right from wrong and that is where each of us have failed.

  40. March 10, 2016

    Jesus emphasized the kingdom as the only solution for mankind’s troubles. He taught people to pray:There are church members who have the bible and even study it.of person like that, the Bible says; “They publicly declare they know God but they disown him by their works “Titus 1;16 2 Timothy 3:5) church members who get drunk or do other wrong are permitted. Mother’s and father’s need to educate their children about sex things of the world cell phones money name brand things that not of God the bible says seek the. Kingdom of God every other things will added on to you.

  41. The Evangelist?
    March 10, 2016

    He said the meeting went well and the religious leaders commended the Prime Minister for such a ‘godly initiative.’

    My God in heaven! Here is Skerrit hiding his government’s failed, ungodly, and deviant sexual behavior under the skirts of religion and those guys are so blind that although they admit the social ills and deviant behavior negatively impacting Dominica under Skerrit, yet they find a way to praise him for his “godly initiative.”

    Rev Wilson, you really remind me of a mother whose son abandoned the church, but when his mon died he sat with the pastor to plan the funeral. Would you call that a godly initiative? That’s exactly what Skerrit did by calling you all to a meeting to plan the funeral of policies he and his government brought on us.

    As a believer I am so ashamed of these leaders. Quite clearly they admitted that they do not have an answer and therefore they look to their jesus Skerrit, who caused the problem and he to does not have the answer.

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      Pretending you are holy of hollies? You are not a sincere believer. If you were you would pray for them and not criticize them. You assume that you are better than they. God knows better.

    • Punjab
      March 11, 2016

      Is under Skerrit alone those things have been happening? Is this administration totally responsible? What about technology and the control that parents have on their children? What about parents who have no parenting skills and values and who therefore cannot instill moral values in their children? What about the I want it now syndrome that’s plaguing society all because of greed and envy of what others have? I can go on and on and it may not have anything to do with the present administration! Times are changing and so do men, and guess what the devil is more busy and his offers appear to be more enticing than the works of the men of God, thus evil always seem to win. Stop focusing on the messengers and heed the message, come up with solutions rather than trying to get rid of Skerrit and looking for an earthly saviour.

  42. Child of the King
    March 10, 2016

    SERIOUSLY Mr Wilson!!!”church have failed”……………..pastors and church leaders have failed!!! when was the last times we heard from you. Few pastors have spoken on hard issues:Pastor RODNEY and the others .Where are the rest to rally together with them?
    Most are servants of political leaders

    “SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD”……

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      First of all, ask yourself, have you lived a good Christian life and are you living as one?

  43. Shaka Zulu
    March 10, 2016

    Funny. Church leaders failed yet they meet with Skeritt. Lmao. He must be God or better than God. Pastors don’t go to politicians for solutions in moral decay. Pastors never need the consent of politics to preach against the ills in society, be it rape, killings, stealing, lies, propaganda unless they themselves are involved. There are times public policy and religious activities intersect, but we must understand Christian way of life must be driven by faith and the word of God, not public policy. Your failures are mostly due to selective preaching and practice to appease a few and gain favours with thev elits. Why do you think the PM donated 500k to the church right before elections. I know the church is lost when it cannot identify deception. Christianity in Dominica as we knew it has long been gone.

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      On the other hand, he is the PM of Dominica. He can enact laws. God knows that Dominica needs some stringent laws. The occurrences in Dominica may help.
      The PM must proceed carefully.

      • Shaka Zulu
        March 11, 2016

        God has given Dominica all the laws it need to follow. If he has to update the laws it is not through the PM but through those annointed to do his work. The ministers and preachers. I don’t know why you keep shinning your stupidity here.

      • Face the Facts
        March 13, 2016

        What anointed? God knows who are the genuine ones and who are not. In recent years the crime and child abuse situation in Dominica got worst.
        Some of you keep blaming the church (which one?) and the government. Sit back, criticize, lambaste and do nothing and blame them. The day will come when these will see their error; too late for regret. Their works will be exposed for all to see.
        When we stand before God for our judgment, we will know who is stupid and who is not.
        Know that those who are responsible for causes of divisions have not genuinely done the work of God and served him well. You and some others are deceived. I am not.
        Pray to God for this enlightenment.

  44. Faith
    March 10, 2016

    Sometimes its best you guys just shut the #ell up … You all are complete failures one day you all will answer to the creator

  45. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    March 10, 2016

    Anything involving Church and State must become controversial; or must be controversial!

    Skerrit would not have to be involve if you were preaching the word of God! What did Jesus say?

    Render unto Caesar the things are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are? You are serving the god of this world, and not the God Almighty!

    The problem with hypocrites like you Wilson is that all of you are poppet’s of of Skerrit rather than being servants of God! Your duty, and that of everyone who profess to be preaching, and not playing church ultimatum is to preach the word of God as it is written in the Bible.

    If you were into the word of God, you would know what the Bible teaches about fornication, adultery, and the principals of marriage! What meeting with Skerrit have to do with it!

    Preach the word of God as it is written in the Bible to the people, and let the Holy Sprit work in their life’s. You all are so busy craving to be called reverend, though many of you went…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 10, 2016

      You all are so busy craving to be called reverend, though many of you went rather being called to preach by God that is why you can identify so called church failure!

      Politics has no place in the church, you can consult with your god Skerrit from now until eternity, sexual promiscuity will continue in Dominica.

      One of the reason so many young children and their mothers are selling their body for money is all due to the state of affairs in the country which Skerrit is responsible to develop in order to attract industries into the country in order to provide employment: when people are unable to find work they will do whatever it takes get money.

      Prostituting themselves is the easiest option! So what your meeting with Skerrit is going to produce besides you fifteen minuets of fame on DNO?

      • @ Telemaque: “If you were into the word of God, you would know what the Bible teaches about fornication, adultery, and the principals of marriage!”

        So since you have that information –then you did not need the pastor, priest, bishop, etcetera to preach it to you; but you belong deep in sinfual practices–don’t you? You are not ashamed to boast about it either.

        And if you knew, the God of the Bible you would know that His last covenant with His people, was instilled through the mission of Christ Jesus–all of those who applied sincere faith to receive Him

        God said through His prophet Jeremiah, that His New Covement would be instilled on His People’s heart and in their mind –He would teach them to know Him, by their faith–no man would have to teach someone else to know Him.

        Jesus sent Holy Spirit to the world, 10 days after His ascension into heaven; this happened on the Day of Pentecost. Read the Scrpture below:

      • A New Covenant–Jeremiah 31: 31-34

        “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— — ” But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”—The Scriptures–

        “THEY ALL SHALL KNOW ME” This means that everyone should know God and His Laws, as Holy Spirit has to be the One teaching them, by their faith; without the indwelling of Holy Spirit, no one can teach or learn about God–whether priest, bishop, pastor or pope.

      • The Leaders of the Churches are like the Shepherd of a flock of sheep. And as we have learned their is will always be the black sheep among the flock–that means many of them go their own ways Isaiah 53: 6 says .

        “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way;
        And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all”

        It is kind of foolish to blame the Church and the leaders for the massive amount of social conflict in this world–what do they do when people decide they want to live their Life as it pleases them.

        Your thing about “Render to Caesar what is Caesar and to God what is God” is irrelevant here. Jesus was simply telling those unbelieving Jewish Leaders to obey God when it is His command and Caesar the same way.

        Your continuous rude disrespect to PM Skerrit is not in God’s favor –you should have nothing to say when it comes to morality and not immorality

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 11, 2016

      “God said through His prophet Jeremiah, that His New Covement would be instilled on His People’s heart and in their mind”(Elizabeth).

      I think he actually said he will write his words in their hearts and mind.”

      I can’t look it up verbatim: Since I am leaving to go to the hospital to have some surgery done on my eye. But I just wish to remind you that you are changing the word from the way it is written.

      And remember when you were seducing me, we both were dealing contrary against God Word eh.

      Doh, let me talk eh Miss. Elizabeth!

      • Face the Facts
        March 11, 2016

        You are a bad egg and not to be trusted. You have no scruples. I would think some women regret immensely they ever knew you. You are one of them who cannot keep some things private but must divulge it to everyone, people you do not know and may never meet. You have the markings of an extremely bad man.
        This is so sad. You cannot comment without throwing words at people and spilling private matters. This depicts one who has no class and dignity. Your day is coming.

      • Telemaque you have nothing to about, except the nasty lies you write to get attention –but that attention is simply vanity, those who attending to you do not know that you are a DAMN DARK, EVIL AND WICKED MINDED CREATURE.

        No woman would want to seduce you, because you are not qualified to satisfy their needs.

        According to Reverend Hill “Your lack of respect shows you are in the enemies camp and your only motive in writing is to cause hurt feelings and strife” I applaud him! We need more people on DNO to see your nature, which is definitely nonhuman–you sinful parasite.

        You are so damn stupid trying to contend against me! Did you not see that the Scripture is written as part of my comments? And if you knew how to find it, it would only take a few seconds –but you are too much of a fool to know how to those simple things–you have no excuse whatsoever–you are just a damn STUPID!

      • @Face the Facts, unfortunately he is a despicable liar; there is a lot of things which he says that is not true at all–like that one of his above, what he said here never happened. And you are right I would never get myself acquainted to him–even if that acquaintance was short lived

        That is why I have to say that this individual looks like a human being physically, there is nothing human about his mentality. I am glad that people like you will call him out against his nonhuman behavior. Thank you!

  46. March 10, 2016

    But hear the pastor nuh. He should first begin with his community possie. The morals and standards of believers are below zero and no one seem to care. I was saying a few years ago when a christian backslide that use to be so shameful but right now backsliders are in their comfort zone in church. Who cares the more members the fatter the salary. Since after the popular pastor fell possie is left with no pastor who can really guide and counsel the flock. Thats why I admire Pastors Randy and Jack. When you listen to these men you can see they are psychologists and bible scholars. Pastoring is more than wearing a suit and holding a mike on Sunday morning

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      Some believers; not all of them. The problem with some of you, you renounced your Catholic faith and joined other churches which Our Lord Jesus Christ did not establish. This is why the situation in Dominica is in turmoil and sexually so.
      There are some faithful Catholics who are praying for you and others. Return to the Catholic Church and pay God true homage.

  47. Truth
    March 10, 2016

    Well, I am sorry but this is all too late! You have prominent men of society who presumably go to Church and are Christians on bail for their behavior to a underage teenage girl! God did not start wars, religions have throughout the ages! The Ten Commandments are very good rules to live by. Religion, especially the Catholic Religion is full of sexual deviancy specially with young boys as the award Oscar winning film this year “SPOTLIGHT” just highlighted. PM Skerrit knows the men who are on bail personally he must be embarrassed and ashamed of them. Those men have children of their own and are married it is so very sad. I feel very sad for the families involved in this. The worst thing with technology today there is film of the abuse to the girl on the internet, a lot of my fellow Dominicans have viewed the video! This will stay there forever. I do not think this article is relevant to this situation.

  48. Jayson
    March 10, 2016

    The Church Failed when they stopped teaching and preaching UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and RIGHTEOUSNESS and started preaching MONEY and PROSPERITY.

    It stopped being about God’s will being done. It has become making God our genie-in-a bottle for him to perform our own selfish desires.

    Just listen to the way we pray when taking offering in church. It’s ALL ABOUT how much money we will GET BACK FROM HIM (God)if we give. Nothing about giving because we show empathy and love for those less fortunate. Nothing about giving because God commanded it. It’s all about giving because we want to get back MORE and More MONEY!

    The church has set the precedent for greed in this country sad to say…

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      Which Church? Throughout the years to today, many people formed their churches. Furthermore, let everyone take a look at their conscience and their lifestyle.
      God has everyone’s number, how they lived and how they are presently living. Who is perfect?

  49. jonathan st jean
    March 10, 2016

    I would have thought that the church leaders were beholden to their membership, and since they have failed them, by not protecting the most vulnerable in their church,then they should reach out to their membership,seek forgiveness and instruct them how they are going to move forward. Instead they reach out to their god Skerritt. This is a double failure. These church leaders should turn to” God”to seek forgiveness and get guidance for how to minister to the flock.These politically motivated pastors need to know that Skerritt has his Attorney General,minister of national security, minister of youth affairs,and a cabinet to advise him.These preachers are not legal minds so they should stop wasting time and providing cover for the failure of Skerritt.It’s a comedy of errors. Separate your duties from the politicians and do your good work with your congregants.The sexual abuse scandal blew up on Skerritt’s watch,you were part of the problem now go clean your house let Skerritt clean…

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      What do you know? So do you not know that parents are primarily responsible for their children? They are the ones God will hold accountable for failing to nurture their children appropriately. Need I say that some parents have done a poor job of bringing up their children? Notice their lifestyle.
      When the congregation leaves the church, they are to, “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” How many have done that and how many are presently doing that?
      Place the blame where it belongs. Generally, on the congregation who, themselves do not pray for their Church and those who serve in the Church. Some do not pray for their country and the world in general. Who have really failed?

  50. charles
    March 10, 2016

    the churches in Dominica is in too much politic we can recall crazy T calling the bishop OUR BOY,

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      No exception, some nationals as you. It takes one to know one. Furthermore, it is a small country. What do you expect otherwise?

  51. flabbergasted
    March 10, 2016

    What an utter shame is all I can say. You have failed, don’t speak for others. When being true to a colour has become more important than speaking against injustice what do you expect? DNO did he really say “the religious leaders commended the Prime Minister for such a godly initiative?” What a bunch of inept and spiritually blind leaders. God WILL hold you all responsible for plunging the church into this political and destructive union. The church now moves at the command of political leaders. God must be weeping. Pastor, you along with your team need to go do some SERIOUS SERIOUS introspection. God help us all.

  52. Frank Talker
    March 10, 2016

    I do not understand what the dear pastor is asking for when he said , “There is need, right now for us to put aside our religious views and come together to deal with the issues.” You want to put aside your religious views, Pastor? It is your religious views which got you an audience with the Prime Minister. If everyone was to put aside his religious views, there would be no association of evangelicals. Without the ethical and moral counsels in the graphe’, you really have nothing to contribute to the debate on the orgies going on in society. Leave out your religious views, and you become an empty barrel; a whited sepulchre. Without the counsels in scripture to guide you, all hell will break loose on earth. So please do not put aside your religious views, rather, take counsel on how to prevent such ills plaguing our society.

  53. ELIYAH
    March 10, 2016

    Teach the people to turn to Yahweh, Elohim of Israel and these evils will cease. The earth have turn away form Yahweh to serve another in his stead and so has the curse of disobedience taken hold on the children of disobedience – for it is written – cursed be the man that trusteth in man, that maketh flesh his arm. Teach the people to Yahweh and his son Yahshua – to love the name of Yahweh and of his son Yahshua and to do his commandments – only then can this curse be lifted from the childen of men. It will happen some day when it shall come to pass – “Our father who art in heaven. Set-apart be thy name. THY KINGDOM COME THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.” We await the fulfilment of this beautiful prophecy – then shall the earth be filled with the knowledge of Yahweh as the waters covers the sea.

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      You are not a Christian I suppose. Our God is the Almighty God and Father. He sent his Blessed Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ to earth, to teach you and it appears that you rejected him.

      He is Lord, He is Lord
      He is risen from the dead and He is Lord
      Every knee shall bow,
      Every tongue confess
      That Jesus Christ is Lord.

      We know Him as Christ the King, Prince of Peace, Lord of all, King of Mercy, The Just Judge and some other divine names.
      He said, among his other teachings: “Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.”

  54. no justice, no peace
    March 10, 2016

    wilson ,everybody knows you, poto labour,,you forget when skeritt brought morgan heritage ,you fill your bus with labourites to go to the show?, shame on you pastor,
    you know not GOD, , pretender, the bible told you, accept not gifts , because it will blind your eyesand still your tongue ,and this is just what happensd to you ,and many other pastors and once believers, neither you nor skeritt cannot fool people anymore, you are the wrong person to be in this position, pastor wilson ,,,go repent and stsrt telling skeritt what GOD want you to tell him

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      In all fairness he must eat. How you expect him to survive? So what is your problem?

  55. %
    March 10, 2016

    This meeting started of on the wring foot.Was
    the leader of the opposition invited?Did he accept or decline the invitation?His name did not feature, although he seem to be the one championing the fight for politicians of good moral standings in Dominica..Well pastor I am very happy that you know that the churches have failed Dominica.One of our terrible leaders has bought them all for $$$$$$$ANd thus is a huge shame…I do not think that it is too late to meet with honourable
    LENNOX LINTON,since he is in the estimation of many deserving to be called HONOURABLE!

    • %
      March 10, 2016

      wrong foot.

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      What if God were to come down and inform people as you, you have failed and Him of all? Too many think they are perfect when they are not.

      • %
        March 12, 2016

        Oh you accomplice of evil….Go turn away from your SATANIC ways!!!

  56. Business Minded
    March 10, 2016

    There comes a time when we have to put politics aside and put the country first. Rev. Wilson this is what necessary in the country at this time, and I am proud of you for taking the stand you took. Your political affiliation has nothing to do with your spiritual values, and ecclesiastical responsibility to provide moral leadership to the country, especially at this time of crisis.

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      We need to first place God first. This does not mean by joining other churches. If we place God first, everything will be in the right perspective.
      Ask yourself, how many sincere Christians are there in Dominica? God knows!

  57. cameron
    March 10, 2016

    Corrupt country.Corrupt leadership.Corrupt pastors and priests .The country is doomed.What the prime minister needs too do is call a conference and get the entire nation involved.Also we are still waiting on hi to condemn the acts.

  58. Lead singer
    March 10, 2016

    After the church, through it’s leadership literally dedicated itself to Skerrit and was even presented with a dedication certificate,; now they seeing how their hypocrisy has destroyed Dominica they now going back to their Lord for solution? They should have known that the great commission is more than Skerrit ‘ diplomatic passport, duty car in the name of chuch that don’t exist etc. Shame on the chuch!

  59. Zandoli
    March 10, 2016

    If the church leader stuck to their role in spreading the word of the Lord and not the word of Skerrit, perhaps they could provide some guidance on moral behaviour. Now their guidance is all political.

    That sir, is where you (and your ilk) when wrong.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 10, 2016

      I had to give you, thumbs up on this one because you said it right, these guys are so damn hypocrite, and so illiterate they are unable to interpret the word of God to the people.

      They stand in front of people and talk all crap, which serves no useful purpose. To crown it all he and others goes and bow at the feet of Skerrit as if Skerrit is god. Dominica will never be any better than it is right now as long a the earthly god Skerrit takes precedence over the true God.

      Wilson need to get lost with the crap he is talking, he is just another tool of satan, and a puppet of Skerrit!

    • Ex da lawman
      March 10, 2016

      Amen to that Well said.

    • @Zandoli March 10, 2016

      The Spreading of the Word of God belong to Evangelism–as people of God we are given different gifts of Service–only that Holy Spirit is doing the works through us all.

      The Evangelist must go out into the world–through physical travel and speaking or writing on various media–large or small.

      The pastor or the priest belong with the congregation, for worship and fellowship–their responsibility is to guide the worshippers into the works of Love, through faith. What is spoken from the Bible on any given day of worship, should have already been heard by the majority of the congregation, as they should have learned about it from Holy Spirit–otherwise it would make no sense to them.

      Do you ever wonder why some of the congregation is always sleeping when a sermon is being preached?
      One smart little girl, when she was asked: Why should we be quiet in Church? She said: “Because people are sleeping” Lol!

  60. dissident
    March 10, 2016

    You say de church has failed to give proper guidance against sexual ills.
    That is a strong worded admission of guilt!
    So you went to speak with de PM………for what???
    De government itself has failed us with it’s resistance to strengthen our laws to protect our children from perpetrators and nasty adults!!!!
    Government people not being abused……you should have sympathized with the victims!!!!
    you late…..justice delayed is justice denied…….so you MUST ADMIT FAILURE!
    But you could have met with de minister for social services or welfare division…….even provide insightful counselling for victims.
    De best advise you should give is to strengthen sentencing of de perpetrators.
    25 and 30 years jail.
    safe house for victims…no one should be able to reach dem to offer bribes.
    public officials and big public heads appear not to be setting de example
    YOU ALL HAVE FAILED US!!!!
    THANK YOU FOR ADMITTING!

  61. Viewsexpressed
    March 10, 2016

    Rev. I applaud your concerns and trust me this is not gong anywhere near resolution in the future. You found yourself in bad company who they only engage in ungodly promotional stunts.
    I read nothing in this news item which begins to address this scurge. This government has to clean up their act first in prostituting us Dominicans and the country of its limited financial resources. Where were you all when professionals spoke of the prostitution of the Red Clinic, taking advantage of poor families. This is psychological abuse, taking advantage of the poor by offering nothing good but hand outs from Big Dada.
    Training is not the key factor, number the resources to work with poor families and those are risks are taken up by this incompetent government lavishing away with 18 ministers plus advisors?. So you see where the money is going, also their travel benefits when every minister flies out of Dominica. Did you ask the PM incompetent as they come, on matters of good governance?

  62. Wilderness Voice
    March 10, 2016

    Then more pastors were bought and Sherrit began to invest in giving churches cash, air condition, roof just to name a few. The church in return would close down the church on a Sunday to go his rally. A pastor from the north literally dressed his church in RED and he to wore a RED suite for a Sunday Morning worship Service. That’s where the decline started.

    Another well respected pastor opened a DLP convention in prayer, the same time a former minister referred to Skerrit as Jesus. The Church never distanced itself from that. Then we saw the church getting deeper into politics when Bobbles had the nerves to go on nation radio to lie about villas he knew nothing about, and the church said nothing. In fact at that time, his pastor was spiritual advisor, and attended every caught case with Bobles and even signed the appeal, and said nothing. It was not until they fell, the pastor said how he would fell embarrassed to see Bobbles holding the bible at the court, to lie! That’s how it…

    • Viewsexpressed
      March 10, 2016

      Bunch of prayful idiots………..

      I respect Pastor Rodney to the bone. Bless you sir. You and some notable people are to be respected. We know who they are. They speak out loud clearly and with clarity.

      • syncronize
        March 10, 2016

        Hypocrits. I thought all along they were partnering with Skerrit in their support for him and all his ills. Why behave as though the social lives of these young people are the worse thing a church would be against. You talk about one thing with Skerrit, raise all the government ills, boss. He is not happy about the things to do with sexual abuse or molestation, but alas, isn’t all the corrup things of the government just as bad. He should have mentioned other things Skerrit and his gang doing. Hypocrits again.

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      There are times it is better to say nothing. Silence is golden. This means, speak less to people and more to God. You do not know how many prayers the church, especially the Catholic Church offers to God on behalf of Dominica and nationals and people as you. You do not know half or a quarter of what is going on in prayers behind closed doors. God knows. Therefore, cease your criticisms. They do not help one bit.
      God is displeased with you because you criticize the money the PM gave to the Catholic Church for church repairs. You project your ungodliness which amount to lack of generosity to God Himself.
      How can God bless you for your words which are thoughts as embedded in your mind and heart? People as you are digging a deep and wide hole for yourselves. The only thing, you are too naive and lack godly enlightenment to know it.

  63. derp
    March 10, 2016

    church which churches specifically, name them…

  64. Wilderness Voice
    March 10, 2016

    “What we discussed in the meeting is that the church has failed in that area and I believe that,” Wilson said

    Pastor Wilson, is the church really convinced that Skerrit is Jesus? I mean the church had a meeting with Skerrit to tell him the church has failed? If the church has failed what can Skerrit do to correct that? Will he forgive the church for it’s failure?

    In the 80’s the church was one of the most powerful, respected, and feared voices on island. Even Mamo said that. The question is, where have we gone wrong and when did that start.
    As a person familiar with the situation I can say the slide began in 2004, when Skerrit became PM, and began from day one to buy our pastors to silence the voice of the church, From day one he appointed a once powerful pastor as spiritual advisor, and the pastor would boast of how he and Skerrit met daily for prayer and gave the church the impression that Skerrit was a believer. Then it was not long after when a leading evangelist was…

    • Viewsexpressed
      March 10, 2016

      YOu are so right sir, madam. Bless you for the truth.

  65. looking
    March 10, 2016

    That is exactly where the problem is brother. The church has been in bed with politicians. The church is the conscience of the nation. Independent. And should condemn all ills of society. Be it the opposition, government. Honestly i can’t understand that logic

    • FORKIT
      March 10, 2016

      lol and he is one of skerrits soldiers who was given a political job… more rubbish

    • March 10, 2016

      Agreed, they should be well separated, no matter who is in power. C.S. Lewis wrote that “I think almost all the crimes which Christians have perpetrated against each other arise from this, that religion is confused with politics. For, above all other spheres of human life, the Devil claims politics for his own, as almost the citadel of his power.”

      Christ Himself focused on spiritual matters and remained aloof from politics. Priests and pastors could scarcely find a better example to follow.

      • looking
        March 11, 2016

        I love C.S Lewis, the struggles are real.

    • Face the Facts
      March 10, 2016

      Christians who have been practicing the faith for years should know what they should do and not do according to Holy Scriptures, as the Church teaches. As adults, they do not need directives to live the Word of God.

      • looking
        March 11, 2016

        Oh man! really sorry for you. I will have you in my prayers for enlightenment. This comes from my my heart.

      • Punjab
        March 11, 2016

        It is true…People do not need DIRECTIVES to live the word of God because it is there for all to read for themselves. Pray for me too, make me wiser.

      • Face the Facts
        March 13, 2016

        You want this further explained to make it explicit for you? It means, they were taught according to Holy Scriptures. Their duty is to practice it.
        This is why I stated, they do not need directives to live the Word of God. They were already taught and know what they should do and not do. It does not have to be repeated to them. It was ingrained in them. Furthermore, they have a Holy Bible at home and should refer to it, The Word of God.
        When they left the church, it is to “love and serve the Lord”; not themselves or solely themselves, the latter selfishly. I hope you got this straight.
        Christians are the Church. They are out in public. They have an obligation to perform to God and to others. Hope you comprehend it and not misinterpret and distort it. Some who are quite capable of doing that because you do not appreciate godly words and godliness. Does God not know the heart of everyone?
        He knows I am not wrong and that I do not give bad advice.

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