BAHAMAS – PM explains: ‘God can’t stop me now’

NASSAU – Days after joking that “God can’t stop him now” during a Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) mass rally in Exuma, Prime Minister Perry Christie sought to explain the context in which the comment was made and questioned how anyone could dare to doubt his faith or suggest that he believed he was more mighty than God.

Deviating from his prepared speech at a Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas event, Christie said his comment was in “advocacy” to God not to let his speech come to an abrupt end, adding that he thought there had been a power failure while he was on stage speaking to supporters.

Prime Minister Perry Christie

A passionate Christie seemed to attribute the immense backlash he received over the remarks to politics, saying it has become clear that both the PLP and the Free National Movement (FNM) will compete in a way that is not helpful to the country.

However, he said through it all he has tried to “keep dignity and order” because as Prime Minister, he had an obligation to recognise that despite the “lies” told, people outside the country were watching.

Christie’s remarks in Exuma caused a backlash after video and audio of his comments went viral on social media.

“We are going to in this next term, turn Exuma into a fine example of what should happen,” he said, as his microphone cut out before scores of supporters at the Exuma rally on Saturday night.

“Listen, it going so good, God can’t stop me now,” he continued, after tapping the microphone, to cheers and laughter.

But away from the rally, Christie’s “blasphemous” comment brought scorn, with Branville McCartney saying on Sunday night the remarks were “indicative of the lack of deference which he and other members of his government give to the Almighty” in a nation founded on Christian principles.

“The country has watched, many of us in utter disbelief, as the Prime Minister’s arrogance, and outright disdain for all things spiritual has ballooned to match the incompetence of his administration,” he said, making reference to Christie’s middle finger gesture at a PLP rally last month.

Source: (Tribune242)

8 Responses to BAHAMAS – PM explains: ‘God can’t stop me now’

  1. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown April 25, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    God will stop you 1 day don’t forget that

    Reply
  2. Sophia Branch
    Sophia Branch April 25, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    God is Alpha and Omega he holds all power in his hand it is through him we live and breathe

    Reply
  3. Tamiko Bajan
    Tamiko Bajan April 25, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    He is full of himself

    Reply
  4. Diane Dias
    Diane Dias April 25, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    He want to bet?

    Reply
  5. jrsmith April 26, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    This is what religion does to you confuses people minds not surprise………

    Reply
  6. amesia hall April 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    To God been the glory great things he has done,
    John 316 for God so love the world he give his own beggon son that who soever that believe in u m shall not perished but have everl

    asting life

    Pm he see today but ,he do not see tomorrow

    Reply
  7. jrsmith April 28, 2017 at 5:16 am

    All of this stupidness , thats why black people always standing at the cross with tin cup in hand ,waiting for a hand out……..
    Thats why (Massa ) rules supreme………………….

    Reply
  8. Løha May 1, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Sure Enough, Pee Emm Mr. Perry cannot stop God now ^_^

    God is Unstoppable 🙂

    If he sees you pleasing, he is pleased : )

    Reply

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