Sex Affair: This Lady Came On My Show To Denounce Her Pastor

The Sunday night just passed, I had on my radio talk show this lady who was in a clandestine relationship with her divorced pastor. She said she kept it clandestine upon his advice because he would not want her to go public with it.

She came on the show to testify how she caught him in his house having sex with this other woman, who is a deaconess in the church and whose husband has an immeasurable trust in him.

She used her cell phone to film the lady and the pastor together. She made a big scene inside the house and even threatened to beat the crap out of the lady.

Two Sundays before she came on the show, she went to church as though nothing happened; he stopped and told her she was not allowed in and in the vicinity of the church anymore.

After she was denied entry, she left to go sit inside her car parked on the road passing in front of the church to talk to a friend on the telephone. As she was talking, a cop came to question her about the exchange she just had inside the church with the pastor. That’s when she found out that he (the pastor) was the one who called the police on her.

She said she is not the first to have fallen in the pastor’s prey. For that reason, she has been touring all the media outlets in the Haitian community in New Jersey to denounce the pastor’s mischievousness so other women will not have to experience the same setback.

What happened to that lady is nothing new. Some of these guys have been doing that for some time now. They have been preying on women in their congregations, causing many families to be destroyed. It was about time someone, a victim, as courageous as that lady could come out to blow the whistle on these kinds of sexual abuses these pastors have been perpetuating on the women in their congregations.

PRESIDENT MARTELLY: KEEP THE CHURCH & THE STATE SEPARATED

President Martelly of Haiti

President Martelly of Haiti

In this article entitled “Attention Danger!!!” published yesterday, Thursday, June 02, 2011 on the Radio Kiskeya website, the author, Lyonel Trouillot, did a tremendous job calling President Martelly out on his issuance of the executive order making Ascension (a Catholic Holiday) a National Holiday. http://www.radiokiskeya.com/spip.php?article7793

The issuance of that executive order was a reckless and miscalculated move on the part of the president. Doing so, he opens the door for people (friends and foes) to question his motives. Many, myself included, tend to assume that, by that decision, he is favoring the Catholic Church over the other religious conglomerates.

There is no question that the president was ill-advised. Whoever advised him to issue that executive order making Ascension a National Holiday has shown lack of democratic judgment; therefore, he or she has no place in the president’s team of advisers. Such decision is an embarrassment, and it is making the president look very bad. What has happened of the basic democratic concept of separation of church and state?

The democratic concept of separation of church and state demands that the state be kept away from matters of faith. As Mr. Trouillot eloquently stated in the piece in corroboration of the aforementioned notion, “The duty of the state and the government is to assure free exercise of religion and atheism by the citizens in their private domains.”

During and after the campaign, Candidate and President-elect Martelly had met many times with many leaders from the Protestant and Catholic communities; not even once, as far as I can recall, has he met with Max Beauvoir, the Ati or Supreme Chief of the Vodou religion. I was very bothered by that. This is suspicious on his part, and he needs to come clean on that.

Vodou, as a religion, had suffered in the past many atrocities from many of our political and Catholic and Protestant leaders. Today, we will not stand by anyone’s action sought purposely or otherwise to ostracize or treat it as a second class religion.

If the president claims to be of a certain faith, that is his business, not that of the state. Therefore, regardless what that faith is, in the exercise of his presidential duty, he needs to separate it from his handling of the affairs of the state.

Haiti is not a theocracy; it is a democracy. So we are calling on President Martelly and his advisers to keep in mind that this executive order has set a bad precedent for our democracy. Please, Mr. President, for the sake of our democracy, keep the state out of matters having to do with faith. This is not what we are paying you for.

CUT THESE PASTORS’ BALLS AND FEED THE DOGS

Less than a year ago, a pastor in Nairobi, Kenya -who was engaging in an aggressive campaign against fornication and adultery -was flagrantly and blatantly caught in an adulterous relationship with the wife of a police officer.

The people of his congregation, who found out about the malicious, deceitful and embarrassing act, took matters into their own hands. They stripped both of them naked, beat the crap out of them, and forced them to kiss (all these happened in public and in broad daylight).

This situation of married pastors messing around with members of their congregations is not happening only in Kenya; it is happening in many religious circles in Haiti. In fact, not only are these guys preying on the female members of their congregations, they also at times do get them pregnant.  And when that happens, they would find a way to throw the situation under the carpet just to keep their stature clean and revered. And these defenseless and voiceless women, vilified by the rest of the congregation and society as a whole, are left to live with shame and in despair.

That was a nice way to teach this hypocrite bastard a lesson of honesty, trustworthiness and dignity. I do believe such practice needs to be instituted in my own Haitian society. I say if we catch them, let’s cut their balls and feed the hungry dogs with them.

IS RELIGION LOSING GROUND IN AMERICA?

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 -a scientific research study  -found that young Americans are remarkably less religious than their parents and grandparents were when they were their age.

The study also found that one in four American millennials -Pew’s name for those Americans who were born after 1980 and came to age around the millennium -are not associated with any religion. They see themselves as “atheist,” “agnostic” or “nothing in particular.”

When it comes to religion, these millennials have a different philosophy than most people. They believe that “there are ways of practicing faith and being religious outside of belonging to a religious organization or attending services.”

In your opinion, what has gotten the young Americans to be so less religious than their parents and grandparents were when they were young?

CHRISTIANITY CALLS FOR DEATH PENALTY FOR GAYS

Both the Ugandan president, Mr. Yoweri Museveni, and Mr. David Bahati, a Ugandan lawmaker, are members of “The Family,” an American faith-based and anti-gay organization.

In March of 2009, after several members of the organization had traveled to Uganda for what they called the “Seminar on Exposing the Homosexuals,” containing claims that gays pose major “dangers” to society, and that a “gay agenda” was in the making to “defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity,” Mr. Bahati introduced an anti-gay legislation calling for the death penalty against gays in certain cases of same-sex intimacy.

Not only does that inhuman, cruel, insane and ridiculous legislation call for the death penalty for gay men repeatedly having sex with other men, and for HIV-positive men having sexual relations, it also calls for tough penalties for anyone who fails to report gays to the authorities.

This is what would happen to any human society where the practice of religion is not closely monitored and controlled to prevent it from interfering with the running of the state’s affairs.

This is another case of religious insanity, which we find almost everywhere around the world, particularly in the third world countries. This guy David Bahati needs to be ashamed of himself. I cannot believe he would allow these foreigners to travel thousands of miles to come order him (like a master would order his slave) to introduce a legislation calling for the death penalty for his own citizens.

Wait a minute! Let’s put things in perspective here. Don’t we have gays in the United States? How come these American evangelicals don’t push for their crazy and nonsensical agenda in their own country? They cannot be acting out of love for the Ugandan people. There is no way they could possibly love the Ugandans more than their own.

These Christian foreigners need to get out of Uganda’s socio-political life. They take it upon themselves to travel to other countries, with the complicity of their local slaves in the government, to act in ways they could have not possibly acted in their own country -the United States.

This insanity could have taken place in my own country, for these American evangelicals travel to Haiti every year to hold their “evangelical crusades” in an attempt to soil the soul of the people.

There is a good reason why you see them in countries such as Uganda and Haiti. And the reason is POVERTY -the best fertilizer for the seed of religion to grow. Wherever there is poverty, you can expect religion to mushroom.

The poverty in my country makes my people very vulnerable to the paws of these evangelicals to prey on. So we need to keep eyes on them so that, with the complicity of their political cronies in the government, they don’t turn Haiti into another Uganda, where politicians want to send gays to death row.

RELIGION: THE ADDICTIVE DRUG TO BE MADE ILLEGAL

Before I get deeper into this, I think it would make sense to define for your edification the “illegal drug” concept. Drugs are often called “illegal drugs” but in reality what is illegal about them is not the fact that they are being consumed but rather because of their unlicensed production, distribution, and possession. On what basis would a drug be classified as illegal?

The government would label a drug illegal because its use/abuse tends to lead to health problems, social problems, morbidity, injuries, unprotected sex, violence, deaths, motor vehicle accidents, homicides, suicides, mortality, physical dependence or psychological addiction.

In the case of religion, I think we would be better off without. Religion has caused more tribulations than good to humanity. It has brought us social problems, violence, deaths, homicides, physical dependence and/or psychological addiction.

Aren’t we told that there is one God and one Holy Spirit to inspire and teach us the way? If that is so, why do we have around the globe so many religions? Not only that, why do we have so many religion-driven fights over influence, supremacy and domination? There can’t be anything holy about all these turbulences religion has caused.

Religion divides us more than it unites us. All the great wars/conflicts our world has known stemmed from religion.

  1. Wars of Religion –a series of wars that erupted in Europe during the sixteenth and seventh centuries, as a result of the onset of the Protestant Reformation.
  2. The French Wars of Religion (1562–98) –this name is attributed to a period of civil disturbances and military operations primarily between French Catholics and Protestants. The wars also involved the aristocratic houses of France –the House of Bourdon and House of Guise. These wars ended with the issuing of the Edict of Nantes by Henry IV of France, which granted to the Calvinists a certain degree of religious tolerance.
  3. The Crusades –a series of religious-driven military campaigns waged by much of European Latin Christians against Muslim expansionism, over a period of nearly 200 years (between 1095 and 1291). The intent of these crusades was to regain control of Jerusalem and the Holy Land from Muslim rule.
  4. Jihad –an Arabic term that means “struggle.” We are all aware of how this concept has been used by Islamic extremists to get the kind of attention they are looking for.

Religion can be very addictive. In Haiti, my homeland, for instance, we have more religious conglomerates than hospitals/healthcare centers. We are amongst the most religious people on earth, yet amongst the most underdeveloped and divided. In our case, as a nation, religion has not helped a notch.

Most Haitian religious crazies are walking the earth with their spirits and souls in a perceived holy world yet to come. These people are completely detached from the real world. They would not engage in the politics of things in the country, though they are greatly impacted by it. They would not work and even go to school to get an education because they believe that Jesus did not go to school, nor did he have to work to sustain himself and his family. For them, going to school to get an education and working to contribute to the development of the economy are all against the word of God. They view themselves as celestial citizens whose country is in heaven; they are only in transit in this world. Therefore, they don’t have anything to do with what is happening in the country, nor do they have to do with the reality of life they are living. In other words, they are in this world, not of this world. How ridiculous that is!!!

Before I put an end to this, I want to make a serious distinction. I believe there is a big difference between being religious and being spiritual. The difference is simple -being religious is for dummies, whereas being spiritual is for intelligent people. See how simple that is?

In conclusion, for all the pains and sufferings religion has brought us, it should be classified as illegal drug. Why it is not being categorized as such is beyond my pay grade. Some people would tell you, and I tend to agree with them, that the reason why it is not classified as illegal drug is because it is good politics, and politics rules the world.