BELIZE JOURNAL. In the past two weeks, Belize Action held Constitution Marches for biblical marriages and families in five of Belize’s six districts. Three marches were held during the work day and still drew big crowds. Popular support has stayed high for the churches’ two-year-long awareness campaign about the destructive effects of the gay agenda in Belize. Now that the Belize Cabinet has approved a new pro-LGBT gender policy, Belizeans are quickly realizing that it would undermine one-man one-woman biblical marriages and families. This gender policy aims not only to legalize sodomy . It legitimizes sex within and between numerous “genders.” And it seeks to legalize prostitution or “sex work”! These Constitution Marches help show how contrary to the Belize Constitution the gender policy is.
Legalizing sodomy—and unnatural sex in general—can be seen as unconstitutional in the opening statement of the Belize Constitution reads: “WHEREAS the People of Belize—affirm that the Nation of Belize shall be founded upon principles which acknowledge the supremacy of God, faith in human rights and fundamental freedoms, 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…”
The “supremacy of God,” who is here called “Creator,” implies a monotheistic God. The only major religions which believe in monotheism are Christianity, Judaism and Islam. In Belize 84% of the population identify themselves as Christian, 1% as Jewish and 0.6% as Muslim. So the Creator God cited in the Belize Constitution may most safely be interpreted in Christian terms. Christians share the Bible as the authority for their faith, especially the New Testament for the era after Christ. Christianity is responsible for our dating system. On every page of our newspapers, we see the current date counting the years after the birth of Christ.
The New Testament passage which deals most extensively with sodomy is Romans 1:19-27. It affirms that God through His creation “has made it evident” to people “that which may be known about God” (verse 19). But the more people turn away from Him, the more He gives them over to the corruption of their desires (verses 21-27). Some go so far from sex within biblical marriages as to indulge in “degrading passions, for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the women and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the penalty of their error” (verses 26-27). Here, sodomy is viewed as an offense against nature and against the Creator. It is also an offense against sex partners, since it is “degrading”, and against one’s self, since it carries a “penalty for their perversion.”
In 1 Cor. 6:9, a sodomite is one of the kinds of people who cannot “inherit the kingdom of God.” But verse 11 offers a remedy: “And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” It is possible to be washed and freed from homosexual desires. Thousands of former homosexuals have personal testimonies of this freedom. They have gone on to have opposite-sex biblical marriages and healthy families. (See more below video)
That’s the way the Creator made us. According to the very first chapter of the Bible, we were created as men and women and encouraged to be fruitful and multiply into families. The one-man one-woman marriage model is consistently the basis for family throughout the Bible and all of human history. This holds true for every tribe and nation and tongue. More than ten thousand studies show important advantages for children raised by committed moms and dads (see Dr. James Dobson, Marriage Under Fire, Sisters, Oregon, Multnomah, 2004, pg. 54). Legalizing sodomy would legitimize the choice of same-sex partners, and undermine biblical marriages and families as the building blocks of society.
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