The sacred text Exodus 20:16 states, “You should not bear false witness or testimony against your neighbour.” It forbids speaking falsely in any way whatsoever, lying, equivocating and speaking unjustly to prejudice the reputation of another.
The letter appearing in the Kaieteur News on the 4th day of May 2018, titled “A Bishop Edghill never seen before”, is a fabrication and is carefully design with ulterior political motives to prejudice my reputation.
For the record, I, categorically, deny ever having a conversation with Bishop Joseph G. Fisher or anyone whatsoever about the alleged matters contained in this piece of mischievous narrative, in or out of Guyana.
The only two statements that are of some factual basis are publicly known, those are:
- that I am indeed a member of the International Communion of Charismatic Churches (ICCC) since February 1995, and have travelled around the world attending conferences;
- and that my mother resides in the USA.
Finally, this falsehood must be seen for what it is, that is, desperation on the part of political opponents on a smear campaign against me and the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C). My activism and political engagements are premised on positions of principle and morality.
My prayers are with those who admire me awkwardly.
Bishop Juan A. Edghill