You erred in your response, pastor


December 01, 2015

Dear Pastor,

I am a big fan of your work but felt compelled to write regarding your response to 'Concerned Friends'.

Pastor, you berated them for attempting to expose the man involved in this horrendous situation, but I fear you missed the point. For far too long, some Jamaican men practise promiscuity and Jamaican women do not challenge them enough about this immoral and reckless behaviour.

They just accept it and hope for the best. 'Concerned Friends' were merely exercising their democratic right to speak out and warn others of the dangers our own men put us in and with no thought of consequence.

This has been going on for far too long and I agree with what they tried to achieve. Albeit, not in the way they did it. Pastor, I feel you could have applauded their courage, and send a message to Jamaican men that this type of behaviour is unacceptable. With due respect, if you can't inspire people to change their behaviour, then we are all doomed and you are wasting your time.


Dear S.B.,

I am glad that you have written to try to correct me. It's unfortunate that you didn't see the points that I was making. These people who wrote me as 'Concerned Friends', were asking me to do something that was ethically wrong for me to do as a counsellor.

They were accusing a man of committing a crime and was asking me to contact the man. I would be very much out of order to call this man. I am not an officer of the law. I have no such authority to investigate anybody.


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