P.M. on Church leaders

It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone.

During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics. 

“They can’t serve two masters,” he said.

“It means the only responsibility for the pastor is to do with things of God, they cannot worship God and worship riches. They were educated on that stuff.”

 As for economics and ways to get riches, he said: “Leave that stuff to people are good at that stuff, like the Central Bank of Samoa.”

So which church leaders was he talking about?

The E.F.K.S. guys who refuse to pay their taxes of some other Pentecostal church leaders who have been spreading the gospel about cryptocrrency?


Glaringly wrong 

Here’s a couple of thoughts for today.

Pretty glaring stuff, BTL reckons.

Namulaulu Alama Ieremia is booted from the Manu Samoa and the Samoa Rugby Union and he goes on to coach Auckland to the Mitro 10 Cup final.

How does that happen?

Fuimaono coaches the Manu Samoa to the World Cup and he gets the boot while Gordon Tietjens gets one of the worst records for any Sevens coach in history and he still keeps his job.

Something is not right with this picture somewhere.

Like seriously.


A Govt. drug policy 

Across the seas last week, American Samoa's Governor, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, signed into law a bill which requires all government employees to take drug tests.

That includes elected officials and political appointees.

Governor Lolo says it will make the workforce more reliable, safe and productive.

He says the measure is in line with efforts to fight a drug epidemic in the territory.

Do you think Prime Minister Stui’s government should follow?

It might be a wise idea? 

After all, didn’t they recently find ice and equipment used to smoke the stuff in one Government Ministry?

BTL reckons we should follow Pago. 

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