Baptist Academy responds to Education Minister’s “flawed and inaccurate” statements in parliament

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PRESS RELEASE

 

BAPTIST ACADEMY OF ANTIGUA

 

The general public is hereby advised that the presentation by the Honourable Minister of Education in Parliament this morning, particularly when he discussed the approval of the Elementary Division of the Baptist Academy of Antigua for in-person instruction, was flawed and inaccurate concerning how the full vaccination of the entire staff was achieved.

 

No staff member was transported by the school to any of the vaccination sites and no one was forced or threatened about any consequences if they opted to remain unvaccinated.

 

The staff was simply persuaded that full vaccination was in their best interest and they followed the example of the administration.

 

The Honourable Minister took what was a simple catch in the slips and dropped the ball. What should have been a celebration of compliance with public policy was turned into a false narrative of draconian totalitarianism.

 

The Minister is well advised to use parliamentary immunity to establish a record of truth.

 

As founder and principal of Baptist Academy of Antigua, and as the Presiding Elder of the ECBM Circuit of Baptist Churches, I want to make it abundantly clear that I support full vaccination of our population to fight this plague, but I do not support the forced vaccination of anyone.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. When will the lies end ..geeshhhh look how the minister made himself look dumb then again that’s a usual thing

  2. People still do not seem to be getting it. There is no FORCE Vaccination in Antigua and Barbuda. There is mandatory Vaccination, which is totally different. No one can ever force you to take something under our constitution. Yet we can make things mandatory to do. Driving a car requires you first have a drivers’ license. That is mandatory. Yet you cannot be forced. If you drive without a license, you will get a ticket and subsequently you may get jailed if you continue to do so. We have other mandatory vaccinations already on the books. That is why each baby when they are taken to the clinics get their vaccines. Children from parents that do not want to their child to be vaccinated will not be forced. But it is a requirement when your child needs to attend school. I hope people stop calling mandatory, forced. They know it is not the same.

    • You are a real idiot, not being permitted to work and not being permitted to be drive are two totally different situations. The fact that you wrote a long paragraph full of nonsense shows that Antiguan is full of morons ready to be publicly vocal about their ignorance.

      • @ Best ya mind ya business YOUR TOTALLY RIGHT . THAT FROM THE SIDELINE IS A TOTALLY BUFFOON AND NO ONE GIVES A RATS ASS WHAT HE HAS TO SAY WHICH IS USUALLY NOT MUCH EVEN IF YOU GIVE HIM ALL DAY .
        HE DOESN’T SEE RIGHT AND WRONG THE ONLY THING THAT BOY SEE IS RED AND MORE RED SHUUPS !

    • So if l cant go to work because l refuse the vaccine ; then what the hell is that? Isnt it force? You are saying l have no job because of my choice. Indirectly that is FORCE. What is the difference? Different words same damn consequences. Mandate = force. Did you go to school? Do the math. 6 of 1 is the same as 1/2 dozen of the other. Nonsense!

  3. Pastor Jonas is the biggest Dictator of All church pastors in Antigua and Barbuda. Just stop it about forced anything- anybody that is associated or knows what happens in Central Baptist and Baptist Academy knows that . If one of those teachers at Baptist Academy would not have gotten vaccinated would not have had a job at that school….. you guys expel students because they aren’t in line to become a possible top student- you don’t take a normal student and make them exceptional.
    Just hush

    • Umm…..how so? The “biggest dictator” is definitely a reach. It’s called DISCIPLINE. Y’all really out here calling out the man for no reason. It’s HIS SCHOOL he can do whatever he wants. If you don’t like it, leave 😂 it’s literally that simple. And they don’t expel students for not being a top student……they expel ill-disciplined students. Get it right!

  4. Isn’t the Baptist Academy Principal the brother of Dean Jonas, MP? Our Parliament is worst than a reality show.

  5. Mr Molyneux is a Good man and a great leader .. kudos to you for setting the record straight .. blessing upon you my brother

  6. Wow- why are people allowing this thing to be causing such division among people in all walks of life 😢 That’s why I know this thing is diabolical- and these church leaders instead of arguing with governments you’ll should be helping to lift them Spiritually. Sad sad times

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