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‘Forget the nuclear family; make more children!’ – Rev. Dr Bentley Thomas

-said the nuclear family unit, thought of as the modern thing to do, is nothing ploy to weaken the black family
Dr Bentley Thomas believes there is a campaign out to prevent black Caribbean families from becoming too large and this traces its way back to slavery when families were torn apart. Photo: VINO
Persons listening keenly to Dr. Thomas during his presentation. Photo: VINO
Persons listening keenly to Dr. Thomas during his presentation. Photo: VINO
A section of the congregation. Photo: VINO
A section of the congregation. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There is a campaign out to prevent black Caribbean families from becoming too large and this traces its way back to slavery when families were torn apart, said Reverend Dr. Bentley Thomas, who presented a sermon on Sunday August 3, 2014 at the Sunday Morning Well.

The service at which the Reverend spoke was the culmination of an earlier march by the Christian community as part of the Emancipation commemorations.

In his uplifting and lively style of delivery, Dr. Thomas said he believes encouraging the limiting of family size is a strategy to restrict the growth of the black family.

“Have you noticed what they (foreigners) are doing to these islands? They are breeding a whole lot of children. You know why? Because they want to replace us. But we don’t realize what is happening. We don’t realize the time of the day. They have already gotten us down patted to let’s have a nuclear family…just us four and no more. I want us to wake up, because a part of preserving the posterity of our future is in children. We have to have children,” he said.

“Stop letting the mastocracy still use this slave mentality upon us to tell us we don’t need more children because we can’t afford it. We came out of homes where our parents couldn’t afford it but we survived,” he said.

He said that in contrast the Jews always think of their children and their children’s children. “We ought to be thinking of preserving our children,” he said. “During slavery the black family was divided; separating husbands from wives, parents from children, brothers and sisters and friends from friends,” he said.

37 Responses to “‘Forget the nuclear family; make more children!’ – Rev. Dr Bentley Thomas ”

  • 111 (07/08/2014, 15:20) Like (58) Dislike (6) Reply
    racist idiot!
    • v (07/08/2014, 16:19) Like (5) Dislike (27) Reply
      Thats not racism, that is the truth..... I can tell you know nothing about the history of MAN.
      • 111 (07/08/2014, 17:42) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
        Did you ever actually read your Bible? Try studying it instead of thinking what you would like it to mean. Its the history of God you need to focus on, not man - remember?
    • just asking (07/08/2014, 16:39) Like (27) Dislike (4) Reply
      For real what is he smoking?
  • 222 (07/08/2014, 15:32) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Read your Bible and don't be so offensive. Do you realize that you steer people away from searching for God by such stupid comments?
  • Martin (07/08/2014, 15:34) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    I agree 100%. Some of us are still mentally enslaved.
  • voter (07/08/2014, 15:35) Like (9) Dislike (13) Reply
    This is the kind of racist ndp associate themselves with
  • white man (07/08/2014, 16:20) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
    And my tax dollars paid for this hate speech
    • . (08/08/2014, 12:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You come here from your home to make money and you made the money here. Taxes are due on earnings, they are not a means to buy a vote or foreign influence in this country. Don't like it? Go home!
  • NICK (07/08/2014, 16:20) Like (36) Dislike (1) Reply
    glad festival is over and this guy will go back home soon.what the point to have ten kids if you can't feed them or educate them.ho yeah,to have more criminals in the streets.
    • VG (08/08/2014, 09:13) Like (1) Dislike (13) Reply
      "nick" you are white.. I have been reading your comments a while now and realize that. what you are saying is exactly what the man is talking about.
      • NICK (08/08/2014, 17:26) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        vg,i'm not white i am a citizen of the world.all i am saying is don't make childrens if you can not support them.zip it or use a condom.
      • @VG (09/08/2014, 13:43) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        You are an idiot! What was offensive or racially provocative about that statement by Nick? I had the same thought. Who will feed them when we make them? Especially in the current state of the world? Are you kidding? Is he?
  • zoe (07/08/2014, 16:39) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is he goin to support the picknee
    • open wide (07/08/2014, 23:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      ...if the head dutty so is the lower part. Fire dem then send them to jail
  • doc (07/08/2014, 17:44) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Is this man for real. Black people is making more children today than any other race. How can he preach the spirit of devide. Not in these parts of the world sir. You should take that message elsewhere
  • ABC (07/08/2014, 19:08) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Everyone today is a Doctor. I am going on line and get my Doctorate. Unfortunately most of them are associated with churches of different denominations. Did Jesus go around calling Himself KING JESUS? NO!! We are faced with a whole lot of self centered, glory seeking "ministers" who are costing the "Church " dearly.
  • ndp (07/08/2014, 20:17) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    He against gays and whites
  • BOOB (07/08/2014, 23:21) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mastocracy means rule by the breast! Where do they find people like this?
  • Native Boy (07/08/2014, 23:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    While emotions are running high, we need to remember that there is another elections
  • she the cat mother (07/08/2014, 23:26) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is just crazy...what the hell is happening In my BVI. How can this happen under the watch of those who say that we must be tolernt?
  • well sa (08/08/2014, 04:40) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    This man is a real wacko. Lets hope this was his 1st and last speech/sermon here.
  • jus i (08/08/2014, 07:33) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    You don’t have to have a ton of insight to know that Dr. Thomas feels he is right
  • ARRP (08/08/2014, 07:39) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Those who are not religious should read and not comment. We already know you don't believe and are not trying to convince you. Despite his religious persuasion he has a right to his opinion as you. Everyone trying to tell this man because he believe in God that he must accept societies new norm because that's what Jesus would do. Unfortunately, that is a lie and a cover for those who wants to do whatever and Jesus will accept. Jesus threw out those that were gambling in the Church. He preached confession, change your dirty ways and become a new person, leading a new life. So all who want the church to be all they wished it to be must understand that Jesus stand against the wrongs that was done then and because of that they Crucify him. For those who believe he is a racist well look how the pot calling the kettle black. Every time anyone say something about slavery there are those who quickly jump with this Racist label garb. The beloved history of the great Kingdoms laud their prosperity as it were on the backs of people they enslaved for hundreds of years. Your history book say that.
  • for real (08/08/2014, 08:26) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    dis man needs to see a shrink, he does be a crazy man.
  • hard times (08/08/2014, 09:10) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    It is difficult to see this as anything but a racist rant.
    The nuclear family is a model that provides the needed stability to nurture children into becoming responsible adults. The opposite view of baby mothers and baby fathers simply encourages the no responsibility culture that unfortunately prevails in many parts of the Caribbean.
    It is well documented that the lack of father role models in our youth causes many problems in society, though the valiant efforts of single mothers should not be forgotten. The nuclear family, though sometimes an ideal, should receive support not attack.
  • Battar Duntin (08/08/2014, 09:43) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    The stories in the bible are made up stories . Those same stories existed in the Nile Valley in Egypt, Africa , thousands of years before the Adam and Eve story. And even those earlier stories were just that...figments of man's imagination. Reading the bible and believing anything in it is like believing in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy. Actually the writers of the bible should be charged for plagiarism and thievery. No heaven, no hell, no rapture, no resurrection, no virgin birth, no Noah's Ark, no walking on water, no fish and loaves to feed a multitude. Religion is just about controlling weak minded individuals and having them pay 10 percent of their earnings to the pastor for his efforts
    • Hmmm (08/08/2014, 18:22) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      I hope you will find the way, and the truth before it's too late for.
  • sound soo dumb (08/08/2014, 10:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    battar duntin
    you sound like job wife go sit down
  • Didn't last long (08/08/2014, 12:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I can't believe that this is the same man that gave a speech warning women about men who are lazy and dont want to work (check bvinews.com for article). I was on your side until I read this article. So you want the women make more and more and more children? So that they would end up with more to struggle with? Where do you live? People with one and two children, heck those with none, here in the BVI trying to keep their heads above the water and now you say this. I feel for those to whom you are of influence. I want to hear your views on interracial coupling.
  • Love (09/08/2014, 05:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Instead of saying forget the nuclear family, you should have asked those coming in to leave Virgin Islands families alone. Let the husbands stay with their wives. Do not start a family in one.
  • @Love (09/08/2014, 13:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You tripping on a whole other vibes and have revealed much more about yourself than you wish too. The problem in your scenario is not the other woman (how much flak I will get for this one I know) but the HUSBANDS. They are the married ones, not the other woman and should be the ones to uphold his marriage vows! It is not the responsibility of the other woman to ensure that your husband is not an adulterer. It is his responsibility. Why do we put that on her?

    Now what is on her (the other woman) is a whole other story!
  • who to blame (10/08/2014, 01:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We stopped listening to each other and as a small island we are failing.
  • Billfargo (10/08/2014, 12:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Truth! Carter G Woodson said: (When you controls a man thinking then, you don't have to worry about his action). The Truth has no past,. no future, it is ever present.
  • Impersonator (26/02/2017, 22:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I just cant get it. Its another means of control. Either gender can control. Is it why he made so many children and didnt spend time with them because of acompolishing a lonnggg list of degrees (decoration) behind his name and had the poor uneducated fragile wife to deal with them. Who went astray? his sons!!!


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