Monday, 25 June 2012

Former government minister blames the Catholics for being fired

Mrs Verna St Rose blames the Catholics for her being fired from the position of Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development. She was, after all, "piloting the controversial draft gender policy which addresses issues of abortion and gay rights".

Well first off Mrs St Rose Greaves, I am sorry that you feel that way. Many religious leaders protested that policy not just the Catholics. Sure we raised our voice, but maybe you are not aware, there are only about 60,000 active Catholics who go to church on a regular basis. The population of this country is 1.3 million.

As it turns out, the POPULATION did not agree with the policy as expressed through the groups that made their voices heard.

Lastly (on this matter) we Catholics are all about proper treatment of homosexuals - love the sinner, hate the sin.

There are other issues that might have been responsible for you being removed from your ministry. How could you overlook the major fallout and media frenzy after one of your staff was forcibly removed from the office and sent to the St Anns asylum, with your full knowledge. Even if that woman needed to be hospitalized, the government looked like the big bad guy. That was your ministry, on your watch. Perhaps the Prime Minister thought that you did not handle the situation well.

What I am trying to say is... we catholics are not your enemy. We never were.

God bless you in your new endeavors.

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