Suriname evangelists want Rick Ross banned

Monday, April 01, 2013

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — At least two Evangelists are spearheading efforts to prevent United States rapper Rick Ross from performing in Suriname on Saturday.
Bishop Steve Meye of the Volle Evangelie Church is calling on the authorities as well as Parliament to revoke the work permit granted to the singer whom they claim glorifies the illegal drugs trade and does not believe in God.
Bishop Meye said he had also spoken to President Desi Bouterse about the singer’s performance at the concert, which is being put on by Romeo Bravo, a promotions company of former guerrilla leader Ronny Brunswijk, who is now a Member of Parliament.
Bishop Emile Ritfeld told his congregation in Grote Stadskerk that they must not allow their children to attend the show at the Andre Kamperveen football stadium.
“Parents, watch out for where your children go. I heard that there is an artist coming to Suriname who serves Satan. Watch out for our youth,” Bishop Ritfeld said.
The 37-year-old bearded, burly rapper whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, has bragged of his life on stage and the US-based women's rights group, UltraViolet, has launched a petition to encourage sportswear brand Reebok from using the singer as a spokesperson for its goods.
Ross released his first album in 2006 and last year MTV named him the “Hottest MC in the Game”.

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