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Letter of the Day | The Gov’t should respect Christian sentiments

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2021 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

In The Gleaner of Wednesday, June 2, Rev Devon Dick indicated that the Jamaican Government as regards to Christians “Dem tek we fe eediot”. Rev Dick is correct. I see the lack of regard for the Church as a smack in the face of thousands of church people who have voted for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government. A significant portion of JLP supporters profess Christianity. It should inform their decision making and actions that they were elected in large part by members of the body of Christ in this country. We put them there and the same people can vote against them in the next election.

There is a growing sentiment among us church people that our Government is leaning towards an anti-Christian agenda. I call on the prime minister, government ministers, members of parliament and councillors to pay attention to the Church and heed our call. Injunctions are already being filed in the courts. We are a force to be reckoned with in this nation of more churches per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Mr Prime Minister, “Tek heed”. The power you’re holding on to may soon be taken away, you recently won an election.

Remember who elected you. This is a democracy, not a dictatorship.

ANDRE THOMAS