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Religious organizations condemn Qereqeretabua’s social media post

September 13, 2019 5:50 am

Two religious organizations have condemned Opposition MP Lenora Qereqeretabua’s recent social media comments against Government MPs.

This as the NFP Member last week launched a tirade of attacks against FijiFirst party members which included curses bestowed to children and family members.

President of the Fiji Council of Churches, Reverend Tevita Banivanua says this is not a good image for the MP as cursing is not part of Christianity.

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“Whether it’s a member of parliament or anybody else – it is not a normal thing to curse descendants because Christianity is a religion of love.”

President of the Shree Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji, Sarju Prasad says Qereqeretabua’s behaviour is unacceptable.

“Whether it is a parliamentarian or anybody – in our religion that is prohibited altogether. You should not curse anybody. I am saying that anybody who tries to curse the family, the children – we keep ourselves out of it as we don’t support these sort of things.”

Meanwhile, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Coordinator, Shamima Ali has joined the two religious bodies in calling out the MP.

“Totally unacceptable and it’s setting a very bad precedent for people and particularly a very bad example for the young people who are watching and who should be learning from the example of the leaders.”

NFP Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad had earlier said that the post was inappropriate.

The post loaded on Friday was later modified from the original post which cursed family members.

FBC News approached Qereqeretabua for comments on the matter and she has refused to make any comment.

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