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POLITICS, RELIGION COLLIDE – Guy Joseph Suggests Nomination Day Change

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Guy Joseph

IT’S been a week of controversy as we head towards the June 6 general election.

The Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony’s announcement of a change in Nomination Day from yesterday to today, a move that was intended to facilitate the preparation for the poll, has only sparked a series of controversies after the election date itself had earlier raised questions about its clashing with students doing examinations.

The presence of three candidates whose Sabbath is Saturday has brought religion and politics in contention as never before and even raised questions about the religious convictions of the Prime Minister himself.

Campaigning for the elections continues unabated with public meetings all over the country, interrupted Thursday by the religious holiday of Corpus Christi, observed by Roman Catholics. But in the media and on platforms, the latest issue is the change of Nomination Day.

Guy Joseph, the United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for Castries South East in the June 6 general election wants Nomination Day be either pushed back to Monday or be extended today to allow him to take part in the exercise/

Joseph sent a letter to Electoral Commission Chairperson Cynthia Combie yesterday making the proposal after protesting announcement by Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony that the date for nominations had been moved from May 27 to today, May 28.

A Seventh Day Adventist, Joseph is contending that the shift in dates to his sabbath means that he is being prevented from practising his faith.

He told the Commission Chairperson: ”The Constitution of St. Lucia in its very first chapter, ‘Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms’ 9 (1) gives every citizen of Saint Lucia ‘Protection of Freedom of Conscience’ in the following terms: “a person shall not be hindered in the enjoyment of his or her freedom of conscience, including freedom of thought and of religion, freedom to change his or her religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others, and both in public and in private, to manifest and propagate his or her religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance.”

He reminded her that there has been a long held recognition in Saint Lucia of the observance of the Sabbath of Seventh-Day Adventist and Church of God congregants as being from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday.

Joseph said: “This recognition of Saturday Sabbath keepers has historically been observed by employers, commercial entities and the general population. It would therefore be most unfortunate if the State forced any believer in either of these faiths to compromise their spiritual convictions to have to undertake the nomination process for an election on Saturday 28 May 2016”.

Joseph said that as district representative for Castries South-East, he was desirous of being nominated to contest the election and as a Seventh-day Adventist, the State would be imposing a burden on him to break his Sabbath for which he was offered protection under the Constitution.

He added: “Furthermore, in keeping with the tradition of elections in Saint Lucia, my nominees and constituents will be denied the opportunity of accompanying me to the nomination.

I am therefore requesting that the nomination process for the constituency of Castries South-East take place on Monday 30 May in keeping with both the letter and spirit of our Constitution and the required notice period of the Elections Act or alternately that the period for Nominations for Castries South-East be extended to 8.00 p.m. on Saturday 28, 2016. Further, I would have no objection to this arrangement being extended to any constituency where the nomination of a candidate on Saturday would compromise the religious doctrine of that candidate”.

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  1. Guy Joseph is a seventh days Adventist he sure is ?
    but is he a practicing christian?
    Ok DR. OPTICAL: HE IS A church goer !!!!
    SABBATH ?…………………….WHAT IS THE SABBATH OR IS THE CHRISTIAN PERSON SUBJECTED TO THE SABBATH LAWS?
    THIS GUY JOSEPH JUST WANT 2 FOOL HIMSELF.
    there are many kind of those so-call christian people like this fool ?
    1. BELIEVERS
    2. MAKE-BELIEVERS
    Guy is a make-believer.
    Any so-call christian who will talk about putting Sabbath before their national duties is a damn fool and do not know their own bible .
    man was not made 4 the Sabbath but the Sabbath 4 man.
    i now will show Guy Joseph what his bible say concerning the keeping of the Sabbath day 4 the christian ? ……………………………………………THROUGH ALL IT’S PAGES FROM GENESIS 2 REVELATION NOTHING……………………………SWEET NOTHING…………………………SWEET FU**ALL………………………………….0=0=0+0+0========000000 FOOL-/FULL STOP?
    THE SABBATH WAS UNDER THE WORKS OF LAW SO WAS TITHING ?
    THE CHRISTIAN WAS NEVER AND IS NEVER UNDER THE WORKS OF THE LAW?
    THE CHRISTIAN IS FOREVER UNDER THE DISPENSATION OF GRACE THROUGH FAITH?
    THE WORKS OF THE LAW WAS FOR THOSE SO-CALL JEWS BEFORE THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS THE CHRIS (ACCORDING 2 THE BIBLE )
    THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH STARTED ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST (ACTS 2: 1- 14)
    CHRIS FULFILL AND MAGNIFIED ALL THE WORKS OF THE LAW
    THEN REMOVING THE CHRISTIAN FROM DEAD-WORKS OF THE LAW AND REJUVENATING ( OR EMPOWERING ) THEM WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ( ACTS 2: 17 )
    SALVATION WAS NEVER GAIN BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW.

    PLEASE read Matthew 12 : 1- 14
    11, And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep and it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out.

    I REST MY CASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Please read TITUS 2 ; 11

      then, read

      PSALM 119 ; 172

      Grace teaches us to OBEY GOD’s COMMANDMENTS: the word of GOD is truth!

      What is righteousness? the Bible answer is in Psalm 119 ; 172. We have got to live Holy lives N O W!

  2. What conditions are necessary in order for our Heavenly FATHER to answer our prayers?

    1. Perseverance. “Praying . .. . with all perseverance.” .. EPHESIAN 6:18

    2. Faith. “But let him ask in faith . .. . JAMES 1:6

    3. We need to forgive others. “First be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.” .. . Matthew 5:24

    4. We should not have unconfessed sin in our lives. “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the LORD will not hear me.” … PSALM 66:18

    5. WE NEED TO KEEP GOD’s LAW (The Ten Commandments). “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the LAW (the Ten Commandments), even his prayer shall be abomination.” … PROVERBS 28:9

    6. Pray according to GOD’s will. “If we ask any thing according to HIS will, HE hearth us.” … 1 JOHN 5:14

    *People, have we not mis-represented GOD enough: we dis-respect HIM at every turn; yet! HE continue to love each and every one of us….. JESUS is coming back for a prepared people: this is time to put aside all that we know is unlike GOD.

    Take Extra N O T E of the following ….

    *Go to the book of TITUS chapter 2 notice what the Holy Bible says about “GRACE”; the bible says in Titus 2 and verse 11; says, “For the grace of GOD that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
    Teaching us ……. (in other words “Grace” is a teacher; what does grace teach me, it says, “TEACHING US THAT, DENYING UN-GODLINESS; (praise GOD: did you know that grace teaches us to deny ungodliness), it says teaching us to deny ungodliness , AND WORLDLY LUSTS, (and that we should live how?) SOBERLY, (what else?), RIGHTEOUSLY, AND GODLY, IN THIS PRESENT WORLD. You know what, “GRACE” teaches us to live righteously, is that right? What, according to the Bible is righteousness? Come on saints, what according to the Bible is “RIGHTEOUSNESS?” Go to PSALM 119, in PSALM 119: 172 we will find out exactly what righteousness is; you see there is NO way around it! They try to take away GOD’s truth; they try to water down, but brothers and sisters, GOD’s truth, always prevail. The Bible says in PSALM 119:172, what is righteousness, GRACE, the same people who try to say LAW and GRACE, are at variance with one another, my Bible DO NOT tell me that, Grace teaches us to live righteously, but what is “RIGHTEOUSNESS”, notice what the Bible says in Psalm 119:172, ” the bible says: “MY TONGUE SHALL SPEAK OF THY WORD: FOR ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE (WHAT!), RIGHTEOUSNESS.” ALL GOD’S COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS. Grace teaches us to OBEY GOD’s LAW (the TEN COMMANDMENTS), NOT to BREAK it! Grace teaches us that.

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    This practice of the worshiping of LUCIFER, that naked abomination of an image of a Caucasian you Negro slaves call God, God-the -Son, and God the Holy Ghost, has reduced you Lucian savages to the big joke in the European Capitals of the world.

    I have appealed to you in private, and made public proclamations that you end this worship of God as an image of a White man, and end the cannibalistic savagery of eating the flesh of that white man nailed to that electric crosspost dripping blood from his little cock, and his anus; a blood that you savages drink to make you live forever, but you have refused to end this White Slave Master’s Religion forced upon you during slavery and perpetuated through miseducation and Negro traitors like Black Pete Josie, Rick John Wayne, Linus Clovis, Sarah Flood, Michael Chastanet, and the litany of brain damaged Negroes who have sold their souls to this Satan that you, your wives and little daughters kneel and look at his little naked cock while on your knees begging him to piss on you with his blood.

    Well now you see how evil this slave masters’ religion really is. All of you are so-called Christians, who follow the works of a perverted homosexual pervert called King James who was one of the most evil persons to have ever lived, yet you claim to follow the “King james version Bible”. Now Satan has caused you to kill each other over when God took a Nap/Rest, after he Created the Universe in six days, and he was tired, and all his muscles hurt??? you people who worship Satan are insane Negroes.

    BLACK CHRISTIANS UNCLE TOMS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLwUA3CHumk

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    Unless you read the Quran, you will continue to worship Satan who you call Jesus

    Surah Qaf
    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

    Qaf. By the glorious Qur’an, (1)

    Nay, but they marvel that a warner of their own hath come unto them; and the disbelievers say: This is a strange thing: (2)

    When we are dead and have become dust (shall we be brought back again)? That would be a far return! (3)

    We know that which the earth taketh of them, and with Us is a recording Book. (4)

    Nay, but they have denied the truth when it came unto them, therefore they are now in troubled case. (5)

    Have they not then observed the sky above them, how We have constructed it and beautified it, and how there are no rifts therein? (6)

    And the earth have We spread out, and have flung firm hills therein, and have caused of every lovely kind to grow thereon, (7)

    A vision and a reminder for every penitent slave. (8)

    And We send down from the sky blessed water whereby We give growth unto gardens and the grain of crops, (9)

    And lofty date-palms with ranged clusters, (10)

    Provision (made) for men; and therewith We give life to a dead land. Even so will be the resurrection of the dead. (11)

    The folk of Noah denied (the truth) before them, and (so did) the dwellers at Ar-Rass and (the tribe of) Thamud, (12)

    And (the tribe of) A’ad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot, (13)

    And the dwellers in the wood, and the folk of Tubb’a: every one denied their messengers, therefor My threat took effect. (14)

    Were We then worn out by the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a new creation. (15)

    We verily created man and We know what his soul whispereth to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein. (16)

    When the two Receivers receive (him), seated on the right hand and on the left, (17)

    He uttereth no word but there is with him an observer ready. (18)

    And the agony of death cometh in truth. (And it is said unto him): This is that which thou wast wont to shun. (19)

    And the trumpet is blown. This is the threatened Day. (20)

    And every soul cometh, along with it a driver and a witness. (21)

    (And unto the evil-doer it is said): Thou wast in heedlessness of this. Now We have removed from thee thy covering, and piercing is thy sight this day. (22)

    And (unto the evil-doer) his comrade saith: This is that which I have ready (as testimony). (23)

    (And it is said): Do ye twain hurl to hell each rebel ingrate, (24)

    Hinderer of good, transgressor, doubter, (25)

    Who setteth up another god along with Allah. Do ye twain hurl him to the dreadful doom. (26)

    His comrade saith: Our Lord! I did not cause him to rebel, but he was (himself) far gone in error. (27)

    He saith: Contend not in My presence, when I had already proffered unto you the warning. (28)

    The sentence that cometh from Me cannot be changed, and I am in no wise a tyrant unto the slaves. (29)

    On the day when We say unto hell: Art thou filled? and it saith: Can there be more to come? (30)

    And the Garden is brought nigh for those who kept from evil, no longer distant. (31)

    (And it is said): This is that which ye were promised. (It is) for every penitent and heedful one, (32)

    Who feareth the Beneficent in secret and cometh with a contrite heart. (33)

    Enter it in peace. This is the day of immortality. (34)

    There they have all that they desire, and there is more with Us. (35)

    And how many a generation We destroyed before them, who were mightier than these in prowess so that they overran the lands! Had they any place of refuge (when the judgment came)? (36)

    Lo! therein verily is a reminder for him who hath a heart, or giveth ear with full intelligence. (37)

    And verily We created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in six Periods, and naught of weariness touched Us. (38)

    Therefor (O Muhammad) bear with what they say, and hymn the praise of thy Lord before the rising and before the setting of the sun; (39)

    And in the night-time hymn His praise, and after the (prescribed) prostrations. (40)

    And listen on the day when the crier crieth from a near place, (41)

    The day when they will hear the (Awful) Cry in truth. That is the day of coming forth (from the graves). (42)

    Lo! We it is Who gives Life and give Death, and unto Us is the journeying. (43)

    On the day when the earth splitteth asunder from them, hastening forth (they come). That is a gathering easy for Us (to make). (44)

    We are best aware of what they say, and thou (O Muhammad) art in no wise a compeller over them. But warn by the Qur’an him who feareth My threat. (45)

  5. a young boy in the spelling “B” competition was ask 2 spell “GUY JOSEPH” so he ask the question : Is it the guy that make all things sent to the island of St. Lucia after hurricane TOMAS put under his care disappeared ?
    ANSWER YES !

    SO HE SPELL:
    “J..A..C..K W..A..R..N..E..R”……………………………..GUY JOSEPH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    CORRECT. ……………………….CLAPPPPPPPP…..CLAPPPPPPPPPPP. BRIGH SPELLINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

  6. “All of you are so-called Christians, who follow the works of a perverted homosexual pervert called King James….”
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    These so-called Christians, in my opinion, are similar to those Muslims (including Son-of-Man) who follow the works of a child-molester named Muhammad.

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    King James Homosexual:

    The Bible, most popularly known by it’s King James Translation was ordered into the English language during the early 1600s. The interesting part is King James was 100% certified homosexual.

    King James Homosexual, nicknamed affectionately: “Queen James”, by his closest subjects including in a official capacity by “Sir Walter Raleigh”.

    In fact most of the verses that Christians attribute in the bible to be anti-homosexual didn’t appear until 1946, when someone came along and revised the King James Version of the bible into modern English.

    In fact there are many (about 26 condemnations of homosexuality) in the original Greek New testament with several in the Hebrew texts as well.

    It wasn’t until about 100 years after the church stopped performing gay marriages that “English” translations stopped deliberately mistranslating the texts to ignore homosexuality.

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    Jack The Ripper Reincarnated in the person of Ezekiel.

    Anyone of you Lucians willing to put the future of our country in the hands of a mentally retarded Michael and Allen Chastanet are nothing better than suicide bombers willing to go to hell where you will be given a white woman. Allen Chastanet has his pale white woman, and so has John Wayne, but Ezekiel Joseph couldn’t wait, so this lustful Gorilla saw Jeannine Compton-Antoine as close enough to a white woman, and so the Negro went ballistic, sexually assaulting Jeannine Compton almost ripping off her breast — this Negro should be arrested forthwith, before he rapes any more Lucian girls to satisfy his Lust for White women, or any Shabin that will suffice for this Jack the raper reincarnated

    http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/ezechiel-joseph-accused-of-sexual-assault/

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  9. EasyKill is a d**k head
    A pirate enforcer aboard the Jolly Roger of Chas Inc.
    He looks like a bully
    Talks and writes like a bully
    and now that there is a truly SOULFUL candidate to upset the MICOUD PURCHASE
    In come the goons to INTIMIDATE the Troumasse delta
    Is it not worthy of research- More Labourites have both respect and SUPPORT for the Compton Wife and daughters
    while dad enjoys mostly respect.
    The Compton ladies have demonstrated a commitment to MODERN nation building , wheras Chas Inc like any captain of a pirate’s lair is committed to the STOCK-piling and BONDing of BURYING TREASURE
    @ OFFSHORE accounts………..N’est pas ???????????

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