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