Daxon Makes U-Turn and Apologizes in Wooden Pew Theft Allegation Saga
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Attorney Maria Daxon, the representative for some pastors and members of Golden Gates World and Outreach Church made a quick turnaround in a recent church saga and apologized to Singing Bishop Lawrence Rolle after accusing him of stealing church benches.
Nearly 20 benches were gifted to Rolle by the Senior Pastor of the church Ross Davis while he is embroiled in a court battle with members of the church board.
Rolle showed in a video post, he and his members, throwing away his termite-infested benches and arranging the newly donated benches in his sanctuary.
Outspoken Daxon had taken to social media, demanding that Rolle return the benches to the Golden Gates church, but after backlash from posters on Facebook, she seemed to have reconsidered her previous position.
On Thursday, Daxon is seen in a video being led by the leader of the Coalition of Independents Lincoln Bain, of which she is a part of, walking into the aisle of the church among the new benches, approaching Rolle solemnly and asking for forgiveness. She stands in tears as Rolle addresses her.
“Bless you Maria,” Rolle said.
Daxon responds, “Bishop I come here to apologize to you. I never meant to hurt you. It was just to warn you, sir.
“I do apologize that I should have done it better. I should have called you first to warn you but I didn’t. And because of that, I’m here. I have to work with you because [you and I] have the same good intention, to help the Bahamian people.
“Everything that you do, I had supported it. I never criticized you…I come here to tell you I’m sorry.
“If I could have changed it, I would have called you, spoke to you, one to one and told you what the situation was all about. It wasn’t about attacking you sir, I want the Bahamian people to know…I want you to accept my apology’ and trust me, I learn my lesson from this because too [many] things going up on social media. It’s causing discord in this country. Me as a woman, as an activist, we needed to resolve this matter.”
Rolle said, “I am all about peace. The Bible said, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers. They shall see God.’ The Bible also said to forgive 70 times seven.”
Rolle forgives Daxon and she soon makes her way out of the church.
It remains to be seen where she now stands with members of the board.