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The VI has forgotten God!- Edmund Maduro

The topic of gay rights has been a highly debated one across the territory as of recent and has drawn many views for and against. Photo:
Mr Edmund Maduro claims the VI failed to take the UK's advice and went ahead to include the Bill of Rights in the Constitution, which he said has paved the way for gay marriages to be allowed in the territory. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Edmund Maduro claims the VI failed to take the UK's advice and went ahead to include the Bill of Rights in the Constitution, which he said has paved the way for gay marriages to be allowed in the territory. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Quoting scripture after scripture from the bible, talk show host Edmund Maduro said the Virgin Islands has forgotten God and warned of the consequences.

Speaking on his TV show BVI Forum on CBN Channel 51 on September 28, 2013 Mr Maduro said the evidence of the VI having forsaken God lies glaringly in the Constitution of the Virgin Islands.

“Right now there is a big discussion going on right here in the British Virgin Islands about same sex marriage, it is approved under the present constitution that we have. If people want to do that it cannot be stopped because it is constitutional,” Mr Edmund Maduro, a former Chief Immigration Officer, claimed.

“When I was before telling you don’t allow that Bill of Rights to go into our constitution you didn’t hear, you didn’t listen but now it’s upon you."

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance. The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God,” Mr Maduro quoted from his bible.

He said Britain had warned the government of the day about the consequences of having the Bill of Rights. “When we were getting this new constitution I told you that Britain had in fact warned us not to put the current or present Bill of Rights into the constitution but we went against advice from the United Kingdom and we allowed ignorance to now get us into a position that we don’t really know who we are,” contended Mr Maduro.

The talk show host said VIslanders have come to the point where they are afraid to say something wrong is happening to them. “Ladies and gentlemen I couldn’t believe that I Edmund Maduro would have reached that day in my life.”

While asking the rhetorical question as to whether the VI has forgotten God, Mr Maduro challenged persons to read and understand the Constitution of the Virgin Islands where he claims all the evidence lies to support his claim.

Back in November of 2012, Mr Maduro had taken on issue with the Bill of Rights claiming that it paved the way for ‘Obeah’ in the territory and Gay rights.

In an article carried on November 6, 2012 with the headline ‘Edmund Maduro still thinks “Bill of Rights” in VI Constitution not a good idea – says bill opens door for ‘obeah’ and ‘satanism’ to be practiced in the VI, Mr. Maduro also had issues about homosexuality which he had said was becoming very prevalent in society.

According to that article research had shown that anal sex is technically a criminal offence under Virgin Islands law as the crime of buggery under the British Virgin Islands Criminal Code, buggery between two consenting adult males in private has, however, been expressly legalised by an Order in Council in the Virgin Islands (and other British Caribbean territories) by the British Government pursuant to the Caribbean Territories (Criminal Law) Order, 2000 Sections 3(1) and 3(7).

According to section 4 of the order, the law was passed retrospectively. However, there were two exceptions to the law where group gay sex, or sex in public, remains a criminal offence and may also lead to a charge under gross indecency and other minor sexual offence laws.

Back then Mr Maduro had said, “I don’t know why you would want to include this Bill of Rights when Britain was against it in our constitution. The Bill of Rights should not have been in the Constitution. They should have taken advice from Britain because they said if we put it in we would have more difficulties controlling our way of life here and if we had left it out it would be a smoother operation because the Common Law would have been in place.”

30 Responses to “The VI has forgotten God!- Edmund Maduro”

  • Now-n-later (04/10/2013, 08:25) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    If the Constitution is the highest law of the land, and enshrined in the Bill of rights is freedom from discrimination as to race, religion or sexual orientation, then Parr-ner, that individual has the right to be in a same-sex relationship without discrimination, and the next step is should they be barred from applying for a marriage license to get married? My opinion in layman's terms is no, but this is upon us and it will be addressed one way or another. This is the right the Constitution gives its citizen, and many may not agree, but that is what it means.
  • Here we go (04/10/2013, 08:55) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Here who talking!
  • ziggy (04/10/2013, 09:12) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Look who's talking"
  • reality (04/10/2013, 09:22) Like (11) Dislike (13) Reply
    The Reality is that the BVI is slowly understanding that god is a man made set of nonsense that has no relevance in the 21st century.
    • God is God all by Himself (06/10/2013, 17:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You will soon understand who Gos is for yourself and will live to blog about Him!
  • Hands of Zeus (04/10/2013, 09:31) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply

    Is this NINJA serious? should be standing behind that banner too talking bout Tortola forgot God. I guess if you repent all them years will get cleaned up.

    • l (04/10/2013, 13:19) Like (0) Dislike (12) Reply
      i was really really hoping that ud give him a couple of zeus slaps
    • @Zeus (04/10/2013, 13:51) Like (4) Dislike (75) Reply
      The whole of BVI needs to repent. Those practicing obeah and witchcraft and binding others with spells need to repent. Those stealing big time from their employers need to repent. The compulsive liars need to repent. The whores and prostitutes need to repent. The murderers need to repent. Adulteresses need to repent. Adulterers need to repent.


      Looks like nature's little secrets becoming a Sodom and Gommorah!!
  • Hmmm* (04/10/2013, 09:38) Like (9) Dislike (11) Reply
    This is a perfect example blind hate, perpetuated by reading and buying into a philosophy that should have died out along with its creators and followers a long time ago. Imagine being so consumed with the sexual acts of consenting adults that you would make it law that they should be subjugated as a result of their sexual orientation and not afforded the common luxuries afforded to all other citizens of a country. All this to further some medieval agenda in blind pursuit of an unattainable standard of righteousness in hopes of pleasing a God whom is silent & absent, until conjured into existence by indoctrinated fools in order to breathe fear into the minds of otherwise rational people!
  • Eyes Wide Open (04/10/2013, 10:54) Like (4) Dislike (23) Reply
    Judgement day is better believe it!! And ALL will give an account to God. Don't believe it's a Man Made religion. If you realise what is happening in the world will get to understand that 'something' soon will happen. Remember Noah...if you don't fully know the story...go and search the Bible. Better still history will tell you. Be wise...
    • jokes (04/10/2013, 11:56) Like (5) Dislike (26) Reply
      Something has been happening for years, except it's been about to happen for the last 2000 years. Face the facts, Jesus has gone, he is not coming back, he was the son of two peasants and that's it. Just a nice story like Cinderella.
  • slam (04/10/2013, 10:58) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Edmond you are right, our country gone to the dogs .
  • laughing girl (04/10/2013, 11:01) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You too Edmund you too
  • SHAME (04/10/2013, 11:28) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with being gay, if you are DL then keep quiet and don't make anti gay comments, very wrong of you to bring up this subject Edmund.
  • Binocs (04/10/2013, 11:38) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Edmund is on a downhill slide. It's so sad to watch this train wreck LIVE!
  • YOUR PAST (04/10/2013, 12:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look like people's past will always be with them. Every time you walk down the street or people hear your name they know you either as a whore or faggot. Those who were whores will they always be whores, wrecking homes and families, sleeping in bed with married men etc.? Those who were faggots will they always be faggots? Tell me, an inquiring mind wants to know....
  • Sickness (04/10/2013, 12:35) Like (3) Dislike (141) Reply
    god did not made adam and steve he made adam and eve. when judgement day come you all better be ready cause god don't like ugly.
  • STONE THEM? (04/10/2013, 13:14) Like (0) Dislike (26) Reply
    The gays, adulterers and adulteresses making headlines these days... The women are the worse!!! Some of them exposing their very young children to these NASTY Sodom and Gommorah type behaviour.. Do you exoect their children to come off any better???? In biblical days these people were stoned to death. that should tell you how gross such actions are. They should now thank the Almighty that they are no longer stoned. They should show their gratitude for his grace and what he has done for them via his Son, Christ Jesus. Some of them even up in the pulpit either preaching or reading from the scriptures.
    • @STONE THEM? (06/10/2013, 08:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Look at all the dislikes at this blog. Clearly, these people don't want to see moral principles in this country raised. What goes on in the dark always come to light. Planting EVIL seeds produces EVIL fruits!!! When we up and down crying out to God, we should remember the evil seeds we planted are now just being reaped.

      What is to dislike about showing gratitude to our Creator for what he has done for us? He is watching all of you pressing the dislike button. Call out to Him concerning the mess you are in. Seek His deliverance today!!
      • That's Enough!!!! (06/10/2013, 11:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Listen all of you! Jesus and God been teaching us one thing and one thing only "LOVE"! You ain noticing that the more you hate on someone is showing that you would not be welcome in the kingdom of heaven at all! The Bible was written by men and men only God may have given them the words to write but like all centuries men would always have an evil heart towards man kind! None of you nor I were there when anything was written or any actions happen all we know is what we read in a book that was written by men! If the Bible tells you to kill all cows and you will be bless with money would you really do that? I hope the answer is NO! Long story short god made Adam yes but as far as we know we do not know if they was a Steve or Eve there with him or maybe both! But one thing I know is that man will always put stuff in a way that will have you men and women hating against each other! Come on if the Bible suppose to be a book of LOVE why is everyone hating each other and what they doing in their private life so much! That is why this world is the way it is, I'm if you in the BVI would focus more on loving each other as one family no matter where u from things would be easier, no one wont have to steal, no child will have to have sex at a young age, no child will drop out of school, violence would be down 0 to none. Think about it! God would not teach no one to hate others at all! And to the Sodom and Gomorrah story get it straight first the city was build on a area that had a high sulfur counts in the soil so it would be easy to catch fire with the right starter liquid and next god wouldn't kill his children for sin he would rather try harder everyday to help and teach them! Whats funny is in that city everyone treated everyone with respect and love and other's who follow another man's writing in a book lead to violence so when ahyo want to consult that book you better dam make sure you was right there when all the incidents happen!
  • TALK THAT (04/10/2013, 15:07) Like (1) Dislike (16) Reply
    too much devil in the churches
    • Xxxx (04/10/2013, 15:20) Like (1) Dislike (14) Reply
      More like too many DEMON POSSESSED people in the churches. There is only one devil but millions of demons! So them DEMONISED... Them DEMON POSSESSED people (homosexuals, gays, adulterers, adulteresses, compulsive liars and thieves, etc) need plenty prayers!!! They need to pray Psalm 51 over themselves every day and as many times a day to get deliverance from the Most High.
  • in fact (04/10/2013, 15:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    what does he know about god? strupps
  • MS WISE (05/10/2013, 05:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply


    • @ms wise (05/10/2013, 16:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

  • talk dis (05/10/2013, 07:31) Like (0) Dislike (14) Reply
    Let he without sin cast the first stone...
  • Well Sah (05/10/2013, 22:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    These People Jus Sick.....!!!
  • Queen (06/10/2013, 20:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We have a more serious issue than Gays getting married. The Law needs to go after the whores and home wreckers because when it all boils down the poor innocent children are suffering.
    • I Agree!!! (07/10/2013, 08:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Queen, I agree. There is a law greater than man's law and that's the law of the spirit...the law of Christ. He will deal with these types in due course. That is a fact!!!

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