By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
FORMER DNA candidate and social activist Rodney Moncur took to Twitter yesterday to warn women against the medical and spiritual dangers of contraceptives.
Condemning the use of "evil cancerous birth control pills", Mr Moncur commanded Bahamian women to "take seed" as the Christian doctrine outlawed the preventative method.
"Satan, your weapon against The Bahamas, them wicked birth control pills. Let man's sperm 'bust' through those pills and the woman take seed!" read one post, which was typed in all upper case.
Another read: "Satan in the name of Jesus, those birth control pills which lead to breast cancer in The Bahamas we rebuke them in the name of Jesus!"
Mr Moncur said he was moved to make the sporadic posts after he learned the female preacher at a church he was attending used birth control.
Although he had been invited to the service, the DNA candidate said he refused to listen to the woman's sermon.
One post read: "How can you expect the man of God to listen to you speak in the church when your body is consumed by the pills of destruction of life."
"We should rebuke sister woman and pray that she will see the wisdom in not using the pills of baby destruction," Mr Moncur posted.
While he admitted that his opinions can be "weird", Mr Moncur explained that the spate of posts reflected his hardline position against contraceptives.
"One of the problems I'm faced with is I don't believe you're saved if you taking the pill. I don't think you should testify, or preach in church, if you are taking the pill," Mr Moncur told The Tribune yesterday.
"If a woman proclaims to be Christian, whether Anglican, Catholic, Adventist, Church of God of Prophecy, or Jehovah's Witness, I am of the view that if she is taking pills she is not saved."
Last night, Mr Moncur would not confirm whether or not he held the same views towards other forms of contraceptives such as condoms.
In one post, Mr Moncur said the pills were introduced to the country in 1966, and have since encouraged infidelity.
He posted: "If you say that you love the lord and your noble husband, then lovingly submit and throw away those unholy birth control pills. Baby tonight."
"Blesseth is the woman who walks away from the evil birth control pills. For she shall be called blesseth wife, the giver of baby's life," stated another post.