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Al Miller should go into exile

Published:Friday | October 7, 2016 | 12:09 AM


I have long learnt that even the devil can cite scriptures for his purpose. So, I am unmoved by the Rev Al Miller's article in The Gleaner ('Matthew speaks! Can we hear his voice?', October 6, 2016).

Don't get me wrong. I am not saying that Rev Miller is a devil. However, having been criminally charged and convicted, not once, but twice, in five years, with both judges asserting that the pastor was less than truthful in giving evidence, I have difficulty believing the words of the reverend without being able to prove it for myself.

Following his latest conviction, Rev Miller held a 'press conference in reverse', leaving everyone who was looking forward to him bringing clarity to a number of grey areas surrounding the Driving Miss Dudus saga more discombobulated than before.

His attempt to hide behind the cloak of confidentially is, at best, ridiculous, especially since he is insinuating that he was betrayed. Nonsense! He, of all persons, should understand and appreciate that 'the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do (say) nothing'. Equally, I am not saying that the reverend is a good man. I am simply indifferent towards him.

Since the reverend is in the business of dispensing behavioural advice, I doubt if he would be resistant to receiving some. Under his current circumstance, he is obligated to effect a self-imposed exile from the religious society to conduct a comprehensive introspection and assessment of the type of religious leadership he wants to provide the nation. At present, his brand of leadership seems delusional.