Talk to me or else Re­vival­ist vows dras­tic ac­tion to protest child mur­ders

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS -

Bishop Bryan Cameron, pres­i­dent of the Chris­tian Re­vival­ist Coun­cil of Churches, is threat­en­ing to chain him­self to the of­fices of a govern­ment es­tab­lish­ment un­less some­one speaks to him about what is be­ing done to pro­tect the na­tion’s chil­dren. Cameron, 52, staged a one-man protest at var­i­ous in­ter­sec­tions in the Cor­po­rate Area yes­ter­day, be­fore pick­et­ing out­side a num­ber of en­ti­ties re­spon­si­ble for the well­be­ing of the coun­try’s chil­dren. He wanted to show his dis­gust at the alarm­ing rate at which young­sters are be­ing mur­dered in Ja­maica. And he plans to hit the streets again to­day, but said his demon­stra­tion won’t be as sub­tle. “I was very mild. To­mor­row (to­day), it is not go­ing to be the same. I am go­ing to de­mand at the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion to see Floyd Green. I need him to help me voice this, even if I have to lie in the streets across the road at the Min­istry,” he told THE STAR.

PLAY­ING GAMES

Cameron is up­set by what he con­sid­ers the lack of ac­tion on the part of some State-run en­ti­ties to deal with vi­o­lence against chil­dren.

“You have all these chil­dren as­so­ci­a­tions that are do­ing noth­ing for our chil­dren. All they do is sit in their A/C of­fice and go around their com­put­ers. Maybe they play­ing games on their com­puter but they do noth­ing, there is no re­sult,” he said. “All they do is talk. I want to see what they have been do­ing and how ef­fec­tive their or­gan­i­sa­tion has been in help­ing chil­dren. As a Chris­tian, he said he be­lieves that the church’s voice is not heard enough as some de­nom­i­na­tions have be­come too com­fort­able

“The church talk ev­ery day how much they love chil­dren and yet we find pas­tors and bish­ops that are go­ing to prison for mo­lest­ing chil­dren. These are the same per­sons who we take out and put up on plat­forms to pray for the na­tion,” he told THE STAR.

Cameron, who said he was on the street from 7:30 a.m. un­til min­utes after 2 p.m. yes­ter­day, said he was forced to take to the streets after hear­ing that at least 40 chil­dren had been killed so far in 2018.

He re­called the mur­der of Ye­tanya Fran­cis and noted that no one has yet been held re­spon­si­ble for her mur­der.

And with some per­sons con­demn­ing the re­vival­ist church, he said he wants Ja­maicans to know that the re­vival­ist peo­ple, who ‘wrap dem head’, care for Ja­maica.

“We as adults, we pass big men and see dem in com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tions with chil­dren and we pass them as if it is the norm. That is the Ja­maica that we live in and that is the Ja­maica that we have to stand up against,” he said.

KENYON HEMANS

Bishop Bryan Cameron said he is fight­ing for the rights of our chil­dren.

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