Religion, Faith and God in the Bahamas
Christianity is the dominant religion in the Bahamas. The religious denominations
in the Bahamas include Anglican, Assembly of God, Ba'hai Faith, Baptist, Bretheren,
Christian & Missionary Alliance, Christian Science, Church of God of
Prophecy, Greek Orthodox, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jewish, Latter Day Saints
(Mormon) Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Seventh Day
Adventist and other smaller denominations. Quite a few Bahamians are even
[For chart: Baptist 32%, Anglican 20%, Roman Catholic 19%, Methodist 6%, Church of God 6%, other Protestant 12%, none or unknown 3%, other 2%]
In New Providence, the three largest denominations are Baptist, Anglican and Roman Catholic, respectively. Since 1976, over 60% of the children born in the Bahamas, were born to mothers out of wedlock. According to the Christian Bible, sex before (and outside of) marriage is forbidden.
Interesting Editorial Tidbits
on Religion in the Bahamas
Writes Oswald Brown in the Freeport News:
Sweethearting is ingrained in Bahamian culture, and in this so-called Christian nation some of the more egregious purveyors of this social disease are charlatans who shroud themselves in religious vestments and purport to be servants of the Lord. Indeed, there are many "sisters" in churches around this country who have been subjected to the amorous advancements of their "pastors." [January 7, 2005]
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