The charges arose from the arrest of then fugitive Tivoli don Dudus Coke on June 22 of the same year, Coke was arrested on Mandela Highway after being found in a vehicle driven by Reverend Miller poorly disguised in a wig and a dress and glasses much to the laughter of the cops and soldiers who came upon the scene; subsequent photos which went public had sections of the public in stitches while others were not amused. To think this most vitriolic man of the cloth who demonises gays as liars and such and has gone as far as to describe transpersons as mad found it necessary to use the very female impersonation of Coke to evade the police under the guise of taking him to the United States embassy as Coke supposedly feared he would have been killed otherwise. Miller made his first court appearance in July of 2010. This is outside of another court matter involving his gun going missing and to date has not been found.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges of the present matter and maintained his innocence; in court police testified that Miller led them on a high speed chase before his vehicle with Dudus Coke aboard was forced to stop. Miller denied the claim, he said he was transporting Coke to turn himself in to the aforementioned US embassy. A no case submission from the defence was dismissed last year in June and within an hour of today’s proceedings he was told he was guilty and is to be sentenced on September 15.
Speaking outside the courtroom Miller said:
“We have to respect it and so we accept it; as her findings, sure ........ to put into perspective but we just really accept and leave it for that fo now. When it’s all finished we will see what is the next move.”
His attorney Jacqueline Samuels Brown says they will await the sentencing before deciding their next move.
“The case has been pending sometime and as you know today the parish judge for the parish of St Andrew gave her decision, she also gave the reason for her decision with of course respect, at this time our concentration is on however is the sentencing hearing which she has set for the fifteenth of September.”
His repeated use of his Word Power TV show over the years to scold homosexuals and promoting the strident antigay advocay by the aforementioned groups yet this is the outcome of his trial. Just goes to show not all who wear collars are clean it seems. His credibility has always bee n murky in my eyes and his appearance and the last two Rallies in Half Way disguised as addressing concerns when what it really was and still is a antigay imperative while preying on an already homo-negative climate nationally. No formal response has come from the groups he is aligned with nor his Fellowship Tabernacle church at the time of the preparation of this post.
Let us see where this goes upon sentencing and what if anything will be said by his colleagues even as the pending buggery constitutional matters had a wrench thrown in the mix recently has posted some days ago.
Some members of the public are already snickering suggesting Miller got his just deserts in this matter. In chapter 12 of the aforementioned Tivoli commission report released earlier this year Miller was named again despite he did not testify before it as he had the other case answering to in court.
Peace & tolerance
also see Anti gay pastor and restorative therapy advocate in trouble with the law again from sister blog GLBTQJA on blogger
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