Al Miller’s strong suit, he is keen to establish, is not logic, or trading in facts. Neither, by extension, is his gift science. Science is founded in logic and facts.
That does not mean that Mr Miller, a fundamentalist Christian pastor who owns a megachurch, is without influence and status. Thousands of people listen to his sermons. He has been appointed by Jamaican governments to oversee social initiatives and to important boards. He is often called on by the press for his views on serious matters.
Even after falling into trouble, and convicted, separately, for transporting a disguised fugitive and the irresponsible management of his firearm, Mr Miller has been recognised with a national honour. This month, on the Independence honours list, he was inducted into the Order of Distinction, Commander Class.
It is the self-absorbed Mr Miller’s status and influence that make it vital to call out his nonfactual,