October 26, 2021 | Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |
As the reality and full impact of the incited self-sacrifice atrocity at the Pathway International Restoration Ministries spreads across the world and the dust has begun to settle another religious leader has been bold enough to come out swinging in condemnation. The main players are still in custody pending further criminal charges. Mostly females have been granted bail. Children have be placed in government run homes, are held in the custody of the state by emergency court order for 70 days.
We condemn Jim Jones, Adolf Hitler, and the so called His Excellency Kevin Smith, and others, but do we recall most recently former US president Donald Trump’s inciting citizens to storm the seat of Parliament causing bloodshed and even death of innocent people who were brainwashed to follow his dishonest agenda of claiming the election that he lost badly was stolen.
Trump’s false claim that his rejection at the polls were rigged was the heights of desperation. Trump had no credible or concrete evidence, yet he was prepared to incite his cronies to block the certification of Democratic rival Joseph R. Biden from becoming the 46th president of the United States Of America. The courts rejected his trumped up lawsuits. Trump again was a loser. This confirms the popular held view that:
“Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
He now wants to start his own social media network, which would enable him to further spread lies and manipulate allegedly gullible individuals, many of whom are highly educated and should know better than to allow themselves to be so used and led to spread lies. Talk about anti-Christ one does not have to look very far to identify one such example. Trump is the most celebrated antiChrist and ironically an anti vaxxer like His Excellency Kevin Smith, the bishop of Pathway International Restoration Ministries a misguided cultist with an apparently murderous mind.
Reacting publicly with condemnation at the murderous events of self sacrifice which has left three dead at the Pathway International Restoration Ministries Church. The host pastor and prayer intercessor of “Prayer Time” aired live on Nationwide News Network (NNN) on Sunday October 24, 2021 he declared inter alia:
“The church of God has called out people.
That is not a church this is a slaughter house. This is far from a church that which happened in Montego Bay last weekend. I have been hearing a lot of people saying things. Pastors don’t treat their flock like that.
A delusion is what is taking a place in the Island. This will happen when you lack the knowledge of God. When you lack God. The church is under attack.
Most people believe that pastors only depend on church money. I am not talking about those criminals. God has blessed me with 7 children and I raised additional 5. They all have good jobs. You have it wrong. Many pastors work hard. When you are behind a microphone. You are not doing the right thing. You need to apologize to honest pastors. You have man of God who will do the right thing. We have two Governor Generals when a man rise up and call himself His Excellency.”
Pastor Palmer had more to say
“I built a church building in Westmoreland because the people wanted a church building to worship in.”
Reflecting on what he said earlier Mr. Palmer sought to clarify any possible misunderstanding”
“Regarding my opening statement each person before a court of law is presumed innocent until proven otherwise. This is my final statement on the matter. We have to be careful especially those of us behind a microphone. We are not the judge or the jury.”
The technical operator, the engineer behind the glass was Damian Cunningham who did a most professional job as usual. He plays excellent religious music.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a poet, elegist, author, and senior international journalist who writes for Vision newspaper.