There is a time and a place for everything.

If the Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity Cathedral wanted to raise funds, it could have had a fashion show/Carnival band launch elsewhere.

To desecrate the sanctity and sanctuary of a holy place, to exhibit half-naked women, says a lot about what we have become as a society. Worse are the prominent radio commentators who talk about ethical relativism. Every culture has its perspective of what is right and wrong and, thus, there was nothing wrong with the show held in the cathedral. That is their view.

Jesus Christ once put ­together a “bull-pistle” to chase merchants out of a temple, and he said “it is written, my house is the house of prayer but ye have made it a den of thieves” (John 2:15; Luke 19:45).

We lost the moral compass a long time ago, when David Rudder took the most sacred of Christian prayers—The Lord’s Prayer—and converted it into a jump-and-wine calypso called “High Mas”. Up to this day, no one cares or speaks out.

It is also interesting that all the people who are, now, so aghast, have no problem when the American media, via its television and movies, profanely use the name of Jesus Christ and damn God’s name. No one says a word. Not even the hierarchy of any Christian church.

One thing about Islam and Hinduism is that they always give due respect to what they believe and their places of worship.

When the spire collapsed from the top of the Anglican cathedral during the earthquake in August 2018, God was sending a message. It is clear the Anglican church’s leadership did not get it.

When all is said and done, it is best to end with some of Jesus’ final words, while he suffered on the cross: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)


The Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT) supports the decisi…