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September 16, 2014
Pastors: PM has lost moral authority to govern

Two prominent pastors said yesterday the "inappropriate" comments about religious leaders made by Prime Minister Perry Christie and Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis underscore their lack of "moral authority to continue to govern this nation under the current circumstances".
In a statement, Pastors Cedric Moss, of Kingdom Life Church, and Lyall Bethel, of Grace Community Church, said Christ...

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September 13, 2014
Pastors say Bahamians have lost trust in govt

Pastors Lyall Bethel of Grace Community Church and Alfred Stewart of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church yesterday encouraged Bahamians not to support any member of Parliament who votes in favor of the Gaming Bill, in the next general election.
Bethel, Stewart and several other prominent religious leaders have been sparring with Prime Minister Perry Christie over the gambling issue.
The pasto...

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January 29, 2014
Pastors urge govt to respect web shop referendum result

Grace Community Church Pastor Lyall Bethel last night warned that if the government does not enforce the results of last year's gambling referendum, the public would be apathetic over this year's planned constitutional referendum.
Bethel and other pastors behind the Vote No campaign held a victory celebration in Rawson Square to commemorate the referendum's anniversary.
The event drew about 60 sup...

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January 23, 2014
Pastors 'urged PM against referendum'

Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) President Rev. Dr. Ranford Patterson said yesterday he told Prime Minister Perry Christie prior to last year's gambling referendum that he should make a decision on whether to regulate the web shop industry, instead of holding a vote.
"There was no need for him to come to the Bahamian people," said Patterson during a press conference.
"I told him to go ahead and do ...

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January 21, 2014
Disappointment at PM's referendum admission

Following comments from Prime Minister Perry Christie that he should have regulated the web shop industry instead of holding a referendum, Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church Lyall Bethel said yesterday he felt frustrated and undermined by Christie's remarks.
"You better believe it," said Bethel, who was among a group of pastors who led the Vote No campaign.
"I run a church and many pastors th...

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January 02, 2014
1,000 encouraged to become Lamplighters

With the start of a new year, many people are making resolutions that they hope will help them to change their lives for the better. This year, the Lamplighters, a group at Grace Community Church...

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July 19, 2013
Eumenical Service for Bahamas 40th Independence Celebrations Draws Crowd

A capacity crowd of Bahamians, Bahamian descendents, and friends of The Bahamas, gathered at the Historic St. Agnes Church, Miami Florida on Sunday to take part in an Ecumenical Service celebrating the Bahamas 40th Anniversary of Independence.

A cross section of Bahamian spiritual leaders from the South Florida area took part in the service. Highlights included the introduction of the new Baha...

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May 14, 2013
Smith: Time to ban discrimination on grounds of sexual preference

Former parliamentarian George Smith said it is time to amend the constitution to ban discrimination on the grounds of sexual preference or orientation.
Smith also recommended instituting a provision in the constitution that would allow a member of Parliament to be recalled.
The comments were among 13 suggestions he made for constitutional reform.
Smith also called for the country's head of state t...

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February 28, 2013
Activist: Gays should have right to marry

Human rights activist Erin Greene yesterday called the church a "special interest group" that should not prevent the government from carrying out its obligation to its citizens and their right to same-sex marriage.
"For the church to think that they can define the entire institution of marriage according to their rules is dangerous and I think legally it is wrong," said Greene, who appeared before...

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Licking His Wounds
February 04, 2013
Licking His Wounds

Let me state it at the top. We love the fact that Prime Minister Perry Christie is so accessible. He loves a microphone and we love headlines. But on Tuesday morning, the day after the failed gambling referendum, taking questions from reporters was the last thing that Christie was interested in.

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