THE BAHAMAS – Archdeacon: Black people breed too much

NASSAU –– Anglican Archdeacon James Palacious said on Tuesday that “black people breed too much”, adding that Bahamian women “should stop having babies” they cannot afford.

Addressing a crowd of supporters at the end of a march to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Majority Rule on the Southern Recreation Grounds, Archdeacon Palacious said unless “we find a way to control our reproductive processes” The Bahamas will be stuck recycling poverty.

The archdeacon said while Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn’s proposal for state-sponsored sterilisation of women was “most unfortunate”, he agrees with the principle of what Lightbourn was trying to say.

Archdeacon James Palacious addresses supporters at the Majority Rule gospel concert on Tuesday.

While speaking at the Free National Movement’s (FNM) televised convention last July, Lightbourn proposed that the country adopt legislation that mandates unwed mothers with more than two children have their “tubes tied” in an effort to curtail the country’s social ills. His comments drew the ire of many people, with some parliamentarians, local advocacy groups, and others swiftly condemning him for his comments.

“We live in a society where the rich gets richer and the poor get children,” Archdeacon Palacious said on Tuesday.

“What I mean is this, unless we can control our reproductive process we will always be recycling poverty. My member of Parliament Richard Lightbourn made some most unfortunate remarks at the FNM convention, which he later apologised for, and that is important. Having said that let me say this too: the principal of what he was trying to say I agree totally.

“Black people breed too much. We have too many children we cannot afford and as a result of that we digging ourselves more and more into poverty. If we can’t see that then something is radically wrong with us.

“You have children on the lunch programme right now mothers, and you going having some more, come on man. Give me a break, give yourself a break. God didn’t put you here as any baby machine, he put you here to be a productive citizen of this country. That is what we need.”

Archdeacon Palacious also criticised the Bahamian people for “relying too much” on the government and not taking “responsibility” for their “own lives and actions”.

“We blame the government for our own failures . . . . We complain about what the foreigners doing to us, what the white man doing, what the Chinese doing. Unfortunately, many of us are doing it to ourselves. The Chinese don’t have our girls pregnant over the hill,” he said.

“They aren’t robbing us, they aren’t killing us. We are the ones who are doing it to ourselves. We need to take personal responsibility for where we are right now. [Sir Lynden] Pindling already dead. Sir Roland [Symonette] already dead. They dead. We are here. We are the ones here that have to make sense of all of this. This day would mean nothing if we cannot show that we are better off. We need a zero tolerance for the bunch of excuses we make. There is so much more to be done, that mission of Majority Rule is accomplished but the struggle goes on.”

Archdeacon Palacious also said he is “dismayed” that the 2016 gender equality referendum did not prevail and he is disappointed that on the 50th anniversary of Majority Rule, that the “majority of the people in the country still do not have some fundamental rights under the Constitution”.

Source: (Tribune242)

11 Responses to THE BAHAMAS – Archdeacon: Black people breed too much

  1. Ed Sealy
    Ed Sealy January 11, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    He is just another Coon Cooing.

  2. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince January 11, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Who is this person, how dare you?

  3. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince January 11, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Meanwhile be peobably has quite a few children all over. Looking for attention.

  4. Thomas Bailey
    Thomas Bailey January 11, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    People overall breed too much.

  5. Mhizzjoan Moore
    Mhizzjoan Moore January 11, 2017 at 11:08 pm


  6. Anton Shepherd
    Anton Shepherd January 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Tell that to the next 3 generations when the elderly social services and pensions can’t be maintained

  7. Camille Bowen January 12, 2017 at 4:33 am

    This is an example of someone having the right idea but no clue how to express it. His words are harsh and inappropriate and his suggestion at controling women’s bodies is completely out of order. However as someone who works in health care in the Bahamas I see the consequences daily of women not having adequate contraception. In fact, many women are refused the same tubal ligations he speaks of. The answer is not to shame women for having children while not holding men accountable for their role in this and not acknowledging what we in the medical community can do to help but rather to educate these individuals both men and women on contraception and the importance it plays in progress both personally and socially.

  8. Cyrus Faulkner January 12, 2017 at 11:07 am

    This man is happy that he is alive, that his mother did not abort him, the state did not caused his mother to be sterilize. He now has a stage to spew his garbage. It is the failure of our so called politiclans whom we elect to chart a better way for us since our emancipation. Some if not all of our politician are visionless and care only for their wives, their children and concubines.
    A politician whom I knew said that old people are living too long and they have to care for them, but at election time those same old people whom he want dead are taken to the polling stations on stretchers to vote for him. It is no wonder when Hitler came up with the same solutions to sterelize the jews ,blacks and Gypsy he end up killing them in the gas Chambers in Europe. People with those kind of thinking can be described as lunatics they should not be given a stage to spread their lunatic ideas.

  9. Laura January 12, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Camille Bowen, you are absolutely correct. Contact the Archdeacon, and have a meaningful dialogue with him.

  10. jrsmith January 12, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    On the continent of Africa a black child dies every 5 seconds but that makes no difference , the same bible whackers are the ones who refuse contraception, to they manufactured group of religions
    saying its against what the bible says…
    They are all at it interfering with the young girls ,as though the parents is not against they behaviour..

  11. Kevin Green January 12, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I think he was saying be responsible for your action , jus worded it wrong !!! Education not sterilization is key! !! SEXUAL DRIVE IS VERY POWERFUL IN THE MOMENT !!


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