I am the state – render unto me whatever I command
Bainimarama’s arrogance reached new heights yesterday when he proclaimed that hi so-called secular state was the way of Christ. Last month Wadan Narsey exposed this as a non-issue. SODELPA was simply responding to the persecution of the Methodist Church and did not want to change the long-standing religious freedom observed in Fiji before the so-called secular state was declared. If Bainimarama wants us to believe he’s sincere he has to answer two questions. Why was the Methodist Church the only religion subject to restrictions on its activities? And, secondly, why does the RFMF have a Christian chapel, and a Christian Chaplain with Christian church services? Bainimarama has made a religion a political football just like it was in the bad old days after 1987.