What’s Trending: Time and place
Sat, June 23, 2012 - 12:54 PM
The Nation’s Online Editor Carol Martindale looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados.
Many readers agree with Reverend Dr Lucille Baird, of Mount Zion’s Missions Inc., that there is a time and place for everything.
Reverend Baird was commenting on Reverend Curtis Goodridge’s position to ban funerals with “mourning colours optional” requests at his church. Goodridge is the rector of the St Lucy Parish Church.
Chairman of the Barbados Christian Council, Monsignor Vincent Blackett, also lashed out at those who throw rum and marijuana into graves.
Both gave “1000 per cent backing” to Goodridge.
This is how readers felt on this matter.
Raul Singer: “There is a time and place for everything! You church leaders need to put your house in order first before you come out looking to ridicule people for the way they choose to dress to attend a funeral service.”
Conchita Moseley: “Truth, there is a place and time for everything, and there is a time and place to dish out comments about people's attire, and not during the funeral service of a love one. Disgraceful and no respect for the grieving family. If young people dress inappropriately for a funeral no one can change that, it is entirely their choice. As for the criticism of the food and other items thrown or place in the grave that is normal. Yes Raul, the Pharaohs were burred with gold food and in fact all their worldly possessions.”
Paul Sivers: “Respect has to be shown somewhere I am not saying preachers are saints let God deal with them. But when entering the people’s church please show some respect. This is one time I am backing the church. People have to know when and where.”
Noelle Slinky: “There is a time and place for everything. If you want your funeral in a church, yes, I believe "colours optional" is valid, but respect the rules of the place where you're going. I cannot walk into a bank in Barbados in a bikini because it is deemed inappropriate and if they asked me to leave then they are within their rights to.”
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