BELIZE JOURNAL, Pt. 2. The Belize government’s new pro-LGBT gender policy would not only legitimize unnatural sex acts. It would legalize the prostitution of those acts. It would allow the public marketing of sodomy. This is also contrary to the Belize Constitution’s opening statement. It affirms “the position of the family in a society of free men and free institutions, the dignity of the human person and the equal and inalienable rights with which all members of the human family are endowed by their Creator.” Sodomy is not a “right endowed by their Creator.” It is contrary to the Creator’s clear design. It exposes participants to infectious and contagious diseases. The Constitution allows laws to limit personal liberty “for the purpose of preventing the spread of infectious or contagious disease” (Article 5g). We need such laws just as we need laws to limit the abuse of one’s body with harmful drugs.
Serious health problems for practicing homosexuals include increases in AIDS, in other STDs, in colon and rectal cancer, and in hepatitis. More than 82% of all known AIDS cases in 2006 that were sexually transmitted were the result of sexual contact between men, according to the Center for Disease Control. Also, the CDC has reported that there are thousands of innocent people who have contracted AIDS through blood transfusions.
Sodomy proponents argue that they should be free to “love” each other the way they want to. But it is not loving to knowingly spread disease to a partner. Nor is it moral, just as sharing harmful drugs is not moral. And the Belize Constitution repeatedly affirms the value of “public morality.” Who decides public morality? The public. And the public of Belize, in every poll taken so far, is overwhelmingly against legalizing sodomy. The large public support for the Constitution Marches is one more proof of this. No one has tried a “gay march” because it would have very little public support.
The sodomy court case is scheduled to be decided this month by one Supreme Court Justice. But one judge’s decison cannot change public morality. The entire legislature cannot claim to do that. The only way to prove that public morality has changed is through a voters’ referendum. And we can fully expect the public in Belize to vote an overwhelming no to legalizing sodomy. (Read more below video)
Even a yes vote could be ruled as unconstitutional. The “supremacy of God” over the nation and laws preventing the spread of disease would still be constitutional. And the Belize Constitution has no inalienable rights endowed by the Creator for unnatural behavior contrary to the Creator’s design. To make the new gender policy constitutional, they would have to insert special LGBT rights. They would have to redefine God, family, morality and disease prevention–or strike down constitutional provisions that affirm them. But judges and representatives have taken a solemn oath to uphold the Constitution. Violating the Constitution is an impeachable offense. No one will be able to get away with that the public knows what the Belize Constitution says.
It is the state’s job to defend, and not re-define, marriage and family. Nations which are now redefining those institutions should take warning from the city from which sodomy takes its name. Law against sodomy are neccessary and healthy in any nation. The penalty should be similar to that for distributing harmful drugs. Drugs damage one’s body, as does the act of sodomy—the more often, the more harm. A sodomy habit may be as hard to break as a drug habit. As with a drug habit, the remedy is not legalization but effective treatment. This is what the Christian believers must offer with the same grace that we have received from God.
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New gender policy would have to change Belize Constitution