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Bishop says homosexuals threaten Belize’s sovereignty

Bishop says homosexuals threaten Belize’s sovereignty

The Anglican bishop of Belize Bishop, Philip Wright, has joined with other religious leaders in an anti-gay statement.

LoveFM reports:

The release says UNIBAM is heavily influenced by foreign interests who seek to impose a world view that directly contradicts the supremacy of God as reflected in our laws by seeking to abolish the nation’s sodomy laws.


The church leaders say that the action challenged our national sovereignty and threatens our very way of life. Their statement says, and we quote: “We declare that God is the author of all creation as our Constitution affirms by recognizing the supremacy of God,” end of quote. The leaders make known in their release, that what they describe as the homosexual agenda insists on the promotion of homosexual acts in the schools and society and undermined the rights of parents as primary educators of their children. Ultimately the release concludes, is that the promotion of sodomy and immoral behaviour, disguised as comprehensive sexual education will lead ultimately to a call for same-sex marriage in Belize. According to the clergy statement, quote: “this lawsuit was filed to establish a new right to engage in homosexual acts in Belize. In every country that has granted a new right to homosexual behaviour, activists have promoted and steadily expanded this right t trump universally recognized rights to religious freedom and expression,” end of quote.

The Diocese of Belize is part of the Province of the West Indies. Belize is the only country in Central America with colonial ties to the UK.

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tobias haller

Rights are, well, rights. It's no good trying to play them off against each other. Freedom of religion does not mean the freedom to dictate that others must think as you do or be punished. Nor does it mean freedom from living in a society some of whose policies you may find disagreeable. Besides, religion is a lifestyle choice, not a created reality...

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tgflux

"heavily influenced by foreign interests"? Would that be a reference to foreign tourist dollars/pounds/Euros?

Belizeans DO realize that, if they keep this anti-gay drumbeat up, that "foreign interest" cash can go elsewhere?

JC Fisher

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Len C

Oh, that would be the former British Honduras that still is suffering from the blaming and shaming game that is ever´so popular and deadly to LGBTI Christians/others in Jamaica, Kenya and Uganda! The animals changed but the CIRCUS MAXIMUS remains the same.

Leonardo Ricardo

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