Too X-rated

Pastor wants children shielded from Kadooment

If one local church leader had his way, Kiddie’s Kadooment would be a thing of the past.

In fact, Fitzroy Wilson, the senior pastor at the Kingdom First International Church, sees no reason why children should be heavily involved in the annual Crop Over festival, particularly Grand Kadooment. Wilson said the street parade was “almost an X-rated event”, usually highlighted by the wearing of skimpy costumes and exposes them to indecent behaviour.

Fitzroy Wilson
Fitzroy Wilson

“[These] children grow up to be adults wearing little or nothing on the streets and it sends a message of indecency,” Wilson said in explaining his position on Kiddies Kadooment.

“ What I am saying is that you cannot tell the younger generation to behave. You cannot say to the younger generation respect authorities and have manners when as an adult, you are modeling for them very lewd behaviour or you are encouraging it in the formative years of their lives with Kiddies Kadooment,” he stressed.

Echoing many of the concerns that had previously been expressed by other religious groups, Wilson told Barbados TODAY he was not against children having fun, but insisted that it should be done in “a decent manner” that would contribute to the well being of society.

“We can start with making sure that the kids are decently attired. We can look at making sure the message they are sending out is consistent with values that we want to build this nation with. So we have to look at the messages that come through the songs,” Wilson suggested.

“I would say that there needs to be role models for them so they can see what they are aspiring to,” the church leader said, adding, “The annual Kadooment Day is almost an X-rated event. It is not something that you can have a family day and go out and see it.” 

12 Responses to Too X-rated

  1. Kim Marshall July 16, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I totally want to disagree with this point of view! Has this pastor even attended Kiddies Kadooment……ever?
    Does he know that many kids actually make their own costumes? They actually are encouraged to be creative and proud of what they can produce with their own hands!

    Kiddies Kadooment costumes are not skimpy or trashy and unlike many of the adult bands; actually depict the themes they say they do and are not just feathers and beads in different colours and attaching themes to these colours like many adult bands do and many of these costumes are not even produced in Barbados!

    Kiddies Kadooment is not where our kids learn the lewd behavior he sees adults displaying. That behavior is happening every day in the media they see, in their homes, schools and their neighborhoods.

    Playing mas is not lewd. People doing lewd things and making the excuse that they are playing mas is the problem. Crop Over is we thing. Kiddies Kadooment helps plant the seed that our culture is not negative. It is part of who we are and so you should be proud of that. It is not knowing who you are that leads to the lewd behavior pastor.

  2. Donna Harewood July 16, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Well said, Kim!

  3. seagul July 16, 2016 at 11:34 am

    And I totally agree with his point of view. The kids creativity and the many costumes made with their own hands does not mean they’ve escaped the influence from the lewd behavior.

  4. Alex Alleyne July 16, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Just running his mouth with “a wall-of worlds”.

  5. seagul July 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I believe the children are our future
    Teach them well and let them lead the way
    Show them all the beauty they possess inside
    Give them a sense of pride to make it easier…..

  6. BoboTheClown July 16, 2016 at 4:35 pm


  7. Smiley July 16, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    The pastor is correct ! I am not impressed with the kadooment day and the vulgarity.My family abandoned that year’s ago.Lost the meaning of Crop over to Trinidad and Brazil carnival.

  8. Tony Waterman July 16, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I Guess that the Pastor would like them to be at Bible Class instead of being at kiddie Kadooment, i don’t have a problem with that, but i sincerely hope that he (The Pastor) intends to teach them about David and Uriah, and explain to them how King David (The Psalms) put Uriah to Lead the Charge at Battle, knowing that he would be Killed,and that he would then have unfettered Sexual access to Uriah’s Wife, which he did end up having. Perhaps he could teach them about Sodom and Gomorrah, and how LOT had offered up his two Daughters to be Gang Raped by Sodomites, or Perhaps he could teach them about Lot’s incestuous Relations with His Daughters.
    Let’s hope that this helps our Children to grow up as better persons, better than if they had attended Kiddies Carnival.

    • Coralita July 17, 2016 at 8:59 am

      So what’s wrong with the pastor teaching what is in the Bible to the children, isn’t it history, didn’t it happened? Don’t they get teach history at school where they are taught about all the evil that happened in the world? When children are taught history at school do they go out and enact what the history teacher expose them to? Don’t we understand that when we look at history whether it is taught from the Bible or other history materials that it is an opportunity for us to learn and do better?

      The Bible is about HUMAN BEHAVIOURS and those behaviours have gotten worst over the years. King David and Lot were men just like the men who exist today. Men today doing worst things and we have mothers who use their daughters to get income.

      It seems some of our minds are so myopic and under- developed and because we seem to hate the Bible and christianity we just talk bare ish. If you people hate the Bible so much, hate more the world we are living in today because far more evil is taking place. Back in Bible times there were those who stood for RIGHT int the midst of the evil and today there are those standing for right in the midst of the evil.

  9. jrsmith July 17, 2016 at 11:06 am

    The bible teaches history what history does the bible teaches , the bible never condemn slavery because thats was good for the white man, nothing about black people, that was good for the white man as well .. decade after decade black people follow the same verses from the bible, why ,because thats how the new generation of pass slave master want it to be..

    Black people have in they homes 5-6 bibles no food in they fridge if they have one, but they blessed.. they have 300 plus religions they are allowed to build churches everywhere and every day , thats how the white man brain wash black people make them confuse and frighten , that god will punish them in they lay any challenge to the white man..

    Just look at the region of the Caribbean look at our islands neither one can economically or financially help each other, we all wait in line at the cross roads with tin cup in hand year after year decade after decade, waiting to see who will help us the help which in itself dictates as to how our untrustworthy politicians behave in our them and us societies…

    Let all black people around the world play an honest game, our young people lay down they guns and the religions swap on a one on one basis , a church for a small business employing above 30 people , I wonder what difference would that make…

    • Coralita July 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      You are always talking a bunch of nonsense and the sad thing is, you believe the gibberish that comes from your thoughts/mouth.

      Give me book, chapter, and verse in the Bible where slavery is upheld and sanction by God and while you are at it, give me all the text in the Bible where God endorsed sinful or wrong behaviours. You are always on with the stupid slavery crap in the Bible. Is slavery the only issue in life you see mentioned in the Bible? Slavery still going on today and it has nothing to do with the Bible it has to do with people not having respect for each other.

      One only has to read the first two lines of all of your posts and you see the bitterness and resides in you. Go and purge yourself for your own sake.

  10. Smiley July 17, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Well sad,train up the children in the way they should grow if we don’t we will see the evil behavior we nurtured.Then we wonder why six young men raped a uwi girl at their carnival this year.Why the campus Trend man caused those young women to die prematurely.Why parents crying out for their lawless children.Need I say more? I don’t see the Muslim community in this carnival or in our courts.If we are ashamed of Christ He will be of us wait and see.Let children be children and stop abusing them .Crop over Kadoomentl has lost its way long time ago.It’s bikinis and wukup.Not suitable for the family.


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