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60,000 Reasons For Mcphee

EDITOR, The Tribune.

As Parliamentarians from the FNM and PLP continue to vouchsafe alleged secret plots against high ranking government officials and Save The Bay officials, Mount Calvary Baptist Church Pastor Dr Philip McPhee spoke graciously of Canadian billionaire Peter Nygard, the embattled Lyford Cay resident.

McPhee’s statement to the press that Nygard has the best interest of the Bahamian people at heart is nothing more than an endorsement. This comes at a time when the Canadian fashion designer is currently undergoing a public relations bludgeoning by his detractors. In homiletic fashion, McPhee admonished the daily that interviewed him not to judge Nygard. However, by rendering a value judgment, albeit positive, of Nygard, he did the very thing he warned the newspaper not to do, which was not to judge anyone.

If you recalled, in 2013 McPhee  celebrated 23 years of pastoring Mount Calvary, a church he inherited from his father, the late Rev W G McPhee. In attendance at his anniversary service was one Peter Nygard, a man who ‘‘blessed’’ McPhee with $10,000.

As a philanthropist, Nygard had dumped $50,000 into the Independence Day Regatta at Clifton Pier on Independence Day in 2013 – an event which was headed by none other than the Rev McPhee.

Based on my calculations, McPhee has either directly or indirectly been the beneficiary of at least $60,000 from Nygard. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that he would come to his benefactor’s defence. Had Nygard never contributed money to McPhee and his regatta committee, I wonder if the prominent clergyman would have vouched for him.

KEVIN EVANS

Freeport, Grand Bahama

March 17, 2016.

Comments

Zakary 4 years, 10 months ago

  • Had Nygard never contributed money to McPhee and his regatta committee, I wonder if the prominent clergyman would have vouched for him.

Heard about this the other day and quite frankly, it's a whole other can of worms. I'm just hanging my head in shame...

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themessenger 4 years, 10 months ago

Now he, McPhee, by his own admission is half an inch from entering politics. I guess if ya can't make it from the pulpit, what the hell, might as well try politics. As one of his peers so quaintly put it, "Principle don't put bread on the table."

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Economist 4 years, 10 months ago

You see the good Lord guided Nygard to him so whatever he received came from......well you know the rest of the spin.

By the way rev. how are you helping the poor, the uneducated, the sick? Do live better than they do? How about your car, or your house oh ye follower of Christ.....you do know who Christ is?

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Emac 4 years, 10 months ago

Why is everyone so surprised??? 99% of those who have churches are in it for the money. When you accept that reality you take these kinds of situation as a grain of salt.

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sheeprunner12 4 years, 9 months ago

He is the pastor of the church where V Alfred Gray is a deacon ............. nuff said

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