PRAYER ALERT! With very little advance notice, yesterday the US Embassy in Belmopan, Belize staged a discussion or web chat on promoting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) agenda in Belize. Representatives of the US State Dept., the UN and other international organizations are determined to push the gay agenda on 80 nations which have not accepted it. They are targeting Belize as the first nation where they will take their case to court. They have avoided our elected legislature and the referendum process because it is clear that the vast majority of Belizeans are opposed to the LBGT agenda. They limited participation in this web chat to a limited number of people in Belize, Jamaica, Barbados, Suriname and Trinidad. We must keep informed and active, and pray! The policy of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the LGBT agenda was reiterated throughout the web chat. Below are ways we can respond.
Secretary Clinton states: “In our work as a department, we must openly and explicitly affirm our commitment to the human rights of all persons, including LGBT people.”
A Response: All people in Belize already do have the same “equal and inalienable rights with which all members of the human family are endowed by their Creator”–Belize Constitution Preamble (a).
The lawsuit before our Supreme Court aims to create a new right to commit sodomy. On what grounds then do we deny people a new right to commit bestiality? Our law calls both sodomy and bestiality unnatural acts. They are not rights “endowed by their Creator.” The Creator designed the rectum as a one-way street, like a sewage pipe but much more vulnerable. In violation of the body’s design, sodomy exposes participants to infectious and contagious disease, as does bestiality. In our Constitution, laws can limit personal liberty “for the purpose of preventing the spread of infectious or contagious disease” (Article 5g).
Secretary Clinton states: “The goal is to eliminate violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.”
A Response: Violence against any person is already against the law in Belize. And in our laws there is no discrimination against any person. In fact, all laws discriminate against behavior, but not against persons. In Belize, there are many more violations and violent acts by homosexuals against heterosexuals–including child rape–than vice versa.
Secretary Clinton states: “Human rights are universal – no group or individual falls outside the framework of human rights protection.”
A Response: We agree, and we ask the U.S. State Department and international organization representatives to respect our right to uphold and enforce our Constitution and our laws, which are meant for the protection of the rights of all our people. Our Constitution begins by stating in its Preamble that the “People of Belize affirm that the Nation of Belize shall be founded upon principles which acknowledge the supremacy of God” and “recognise that men and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and upon the rule of law” ([a] and [d]).
We call on non-Belizeans to refrain from promoting activities which cause disease and violate laws meant for protecting the “public safety, public order, public morality [and] public health” of Belize (Constitution 9[a]). .
PRAY WITH US: Father God, we thank You for creating all things to be good, and especially for creating us to be very good, “in the image of God…male and female” so that we may “be fruitful and multiply” (Gen. 1:27-28) We affirm that of all creation only woman is “a helper suitable for him” and that only one man and one woman “shall become one flesh” according to Your design (2:18,24). We agree with You that any other sexual union is an abomination which we must warn others to flee, since it brings awful consequences (Lev. 18:22-25). We ask for Your light to shine upon the goodness of Your design, and Your power to set captives free from this terrible deception, so they may find their true identity that You created them for.
We thank You for overseeing Belize’s constitution which has enshrined many of Your principles and values. We are a young nation; help us to live up to it. Let us not be tempted by nice-sounding words but be led by Your word, made flesh in Jesus Christ. We declare one-man and one-woman marriage as holy because it reflects Christ and His church. Let Belize not be the first of 80 targeted nations to bow to this demonic agenda, but be the first to stand against it, in the courtroom and every other public arena. Thank You that You have led the churches and many political party spokesmen to be united in this stand. Let Your church keep speaking as the conscience of Belize, with one voice for the nation and the world to hear. In Jesus’ name, amen.