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Ross calls priest a liar

A bitter war of words between self-styled child rights advocate Shelly Ross and Anglican priest Charles Morris has escalated, with Ross calling Morris a “liar” in the latest salvo.

Morris yesterday challenged Ross’ objectivity in addressing the recent violent attack involving a student and teacher at Ellerslie Secondary School, and questioned her qualification to lobby on behalf of children.

In roundly condemning Ross’ “public posturing”, the controversial Morris told Barbados TODAY in an interview: “It is a bad precedent because she is not availing herself of any facts,” adding that as a teacher, he found Ross’ utterances to be quite worrying.

“If we follow closely what Miss Shelly Ross did last week without any facts, without listening to any interview or anything, she came to a conclusion that the teacher was wrong and the child was right and the poor child this and the poor child the next,” the outspoken Morris complained.

But it was the clergyman’s reference to Ross’ daughter that infuriated the activist, who has threatened to unleash her attorney on the Combermere School senior teacher.

In his biting criticism of Ross, Morris suggested that she was not fit to address such issues by implying that her daughter had been dismissed from St Winifred’s School in 1998.

A furious Ross struck back this morning in an equally scathing manner, accusing Morris of lying about her daughter and challenging him to support his claims with evidence.

In a post on Barbados TODAY’s Facebook page, Ross also listed her daughter’s accomplishments from St Winifred’s through secondary school and university.

She later told Barbados TODAY that Morris had libelled her daughter and she had turned the matter over to her attorney.

Ross insisted that her daughter had never been dismissed from any school and had been a model student.

“Tell Morris to bring the proof. He has my permission to go to St Winifred’s and find out . . . and if he can’t find any proof, he should then come to public and apologize. He is a liar,” she declared. (EJ)

11 Responses to Ross calls priest a liar

  1. Sherlock Holmes. April 27, 2016 at 6:22 am

    IF he has misled the public and has caused you unwarranted embarrassment you have the right to vigorously pursue this in the law courts,and please do not be drawn into anything with Mr Morris it is an attempt to derail you,if you believe in your cause then be steadfast in your resolve,some people are animal rights activist if you choose to defend children in any circumstance where you believe that they need representation,with the explicit permission of their parents of course,then go for it i see nothing wrong with it,but i would suggest that you be very careful in such matters because like some, if you start wrong you will end wrong,wrong.

    • miche April 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      She embarrassed herself, from the inception….All this lawyer talk is to seemingly justify her wounded pride. she was wrong in flying out the blocks ,before the starter fired his pistol

  2. Lisa April 27, 2016 at 7:18 am

    This foolishness has got to stop. All this back and forth so all the time? if you two have axes to grind, grind them outside of the public domain. I for one am not interested in the achievements of your daughter, so putting all that info in the media was unnecessary in my opinion. If it was in response to the Rev. then text him. STUPIDNESS.

    • Leroy April 27, 2016 at 7:30 am

      If someone speaks ill about you in public you sometimes have no choice but to respond in public, not speaking in public will show weakness and reinforce what the person said as gospel, so you must mount a strong defence in public. Mr. Morris should not speak about this womans daughter in such a negative light, he is out of place more so as a man of the cloth.
      As it relates to the ellerslie child and childs rights,,Mrs Ross is on the right side of history, please see the leaked sniplet of the police report and tell me if a teacher should be acting that way with a child. This kind of teacher behaviour has been happening for years in bds and it reinforces in kids disrespect to power and authority. without anyone in authority stepping up and disciplining the teachers.

      • Coralita April 28, 2016 at 7:57 am

        “Man of the cloth what!!!! This man professes to be a priest, yet condemns the Bible

  3. Sue Donym April 27, 2016 at 7:59 am

    The Rev Morris has acted irreverently and should apologise. This actually goes to show that even if it were the people and circumstances identified by Rev Morris, a well guided and focused pupil can be navigated to a path of achievement and excellence.

    Nothing was achieved except to prove that teachers are not infallible and Ms Ross motives are not selfish as she is clearly not taking the popular or easy cases.

  4. dave April 27, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Some people do not like to face reality , do not like to face facts/the truth. To suggest that the lady text Rev. Morris is really puzzling . Some people just like to push everything under the carpet. Cannot deal with nothing, run away from everything. That is why we are having problems in the society, in the schools and everywhere else.

  5. mostmark April 27, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Charles Morris is all HOT AIR. A few weeks ago he was calling for the resignation of his immediate Supervisor. Now he has unleash an attack on some one else.

  6. Carson C Cadogan April 28, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Morris is a nuisance.

  7. Art April 28, 2016 at 6:03 am

    This Priest, as a man of God should be making peace, not inflaming the situation.

  8. Donna Harewood April 30, 2016 at 6:05 am

    My Lord! How low can we go?


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