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Crawford in controversy again over 'God not pleased with Jamaica’ comment

Published:Friday | August 15, 2014 | 8:24 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Another feud has developed between parliamentarian Damion Crawford and dozens of his followers on social media site, Twitter, over his statement that Jamaica is no longer pleasing to God.




The East Rural St Andrew Member of Parliament reportedly made the comments at a function in Canada to mark Jamaica’s 52nd anniversary of Independence.



In an article published by the online news website, Pride News Magazine, Crawford reportedly said ‘Jamaica has moved too far from God, and has stopped pleasing God'.



The MP then lectured on the importance of freedom, and its relationship to growth and prosperity.



According to him, for Jamaica to progress, its people must also progress adding that the people’s responsibility is to please God.



However, those statements have angered many followers on social media who have criticised the parliamentarian, saying Jamaica is a democracy and not a theocracy in other words a form of government ruled by religious leaders.



However, Crawford has hit back telling the followers to leave him alone as he answers to no man.



One of his followers, Marlon Williams, retorted saying as long as Crawford remains in the Parliament, he is subjected to being questioned.



The East Rural St Andrew MP was last in controversy in May, when he likened some People's National Party supporters to ‘dutty labourites’.



He has since apologised.



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