I commend the courage of a handful of Christians in Guyana who have taken a stand to call out Mr. Granger’s transgressions regarding the attempts to scuttle the electoral process.
Brother Joshua Emmanuel (https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2020/05/04/the-quicker-you-concede-the-faster-you-can-rebuild-the-party-to-return-to-government/) and Jerry Singh (https://guyanatimesgy.com/an-open-letter-to-my-pnc-apnu-afc-brethren/) have had the fortitude to let APNU/AFC leaders know that though they have supported that party, it is time to give up attempts at skullduggery, and that party should exit gracefully. Apart from them, the Christian community has been silent on the shenanigans orchestrated by government supporters to skew election results.
The ‘Global Prayer for Guyana’ session on the Globespan Youtube facility on May 21 is a case in point. Apart from Dr. Punalall, who made references in her prayer to the “corrupt counting of the ballots”, and prayed that God should “cancel fake tabulations”, no one touched on the recount debacle that has been plaguing Guyana. Instead, some of the participants patted themselves on the back and made some outrageous claims. Pastor Alvin claimed that that was a “historic night” and that they (the pastors) were doing “an awesome work of the Lord”! Similarly, Mr. McAllister asserted, “We are the legislative authority on the earth… we are taking the affairs of our nation by force”! (If that is the case, why is there much corruption in the country? Why hasn’t that “legislative authority” put in place a system for politicians to respect what Mr. Granger has repeatedly referred to as “the supreme and sacrosanct” document of the land? Why do they allow operatives to (blatantly!) fraud the system?)
Rev. Clarke prayed regarding social ills of the country: illiteracy, poverty, prostitution, violence, women who have to leave their children and work, love for all races, nepotism and discrimination, and corruption, and for a “greater heart of love.” However, she was careful not to mention topics of thievery and fraud, which are on every Guyanese mind these days.
Instead of condemning the President’s sin, Mr. McAllister chose to pray affectionately for “our dear, beloved President!” His spiritual tone was remarkedly different when he referred to the Opposition Leader, because God needed to “take hold of his life”.
Mr. Duncan was more manifest in demonstrating his partiality and prejudice; he seemed disgusted that they (the opposition party) “will oppose everything just for the sake of it”. He went further to pray that “justice may characterize the operations of the Opposition – characterized by dealing and scheming for one’s own ends”; there was no such prayer for Mr. Granger or any of his operatives – nothing even close to it.
The deafening silence of the large Christian denominations are also conspicuous; one hears their cacophony only when the PPP is in power.
Perhaps Guyana would find itself out of the political, social and spiritual morass when those who identified as “God’s people” would humble themselves as they pray. When they truly seek his face and call ‘sin’ for what it is regardless of who is the transgressor, then God will listen, and forgive their sins, and heal our land.
Dr. Devanand Bhagwan
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