Senator Kay Bacchus Baptiste Now An Ordained Pastor

Lawyer Kay Bacchus Baptiste entered 2019 in another capacity other than serving as an opposition senator.

Baptiste was ordained as a minister of religion on 30th December 2018.

She was ordained as a minister of the gospel to serve in the state of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

According to the ordination certificate the induction took place at the Chebar Evangelical Church under the guidance of Rev Lemmew Samuel.

Is it not clear if Baptiste would resign from her parliamentary portfolio as senator since it is in conflict with the Representation Of The People’s Act.

Under the Heading (Disqualification For Representatives and Senators ) 26 (1) B, states:

No person shall be qualified to be elected or appointed as a representative or senator if he/she is a minister of religion.

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  1. Is this yet more Religion from the Legal Senator? Most societies have always advocated a clear separation between Church and State, between Religion and Administration. That is not to say there is no role for Religion in our government and society.

    In our Christian Bible at Mark 12: 17 New King James Version (NKJV) we learn of this clear distinction from the God/Man himself as reported by Physician Mark, in Jesus’s reply to a question on what was considered to be foreign state rule taxation. “And Jesus answered and said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

    Religion, especially the Christian Religion should always be profoundly distinct from the affairs of State rule.

    However, true God given Religion (Christianity- a religion given to men by God himself and is not in any way a man- made Religion) can only serve for us as our true guide to a relationship with our Creator God and for an appropriate and proper guide for good Government in society, in addition to a necessary guide for our own relationship with one another.

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