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Adventist pastor sent on leave after appearing on PNP platform

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 2:22 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer
Harvey ... confirmed Thursday that has been sent on leave as senior pastor and vice president of spiritual affairs at the Northern Caribbean University.

Seventh-day Adventist pastor, Dr Michael Harvey says he is now cleaving to prayers, after his church leadership sent him on administrative leave following his appearance on a People's National Party (PNP) platform, urging Jamaicans to stick with the governing party in upcoming polls.

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Harvey confirmed Thursday that was sent on leave as senior pastor and vice president of spiritual affairs at the Seventh-day Adventist-run Northern Caribbean University (NCU) from February 1-15.

"He violated the principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in which we encourage our members not to take partisan political lines," Pastor Everett Brown, president of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, told The Gleaner Online.

See full story in The Gleaner tomorrow.