Friday, February 21, 2014

LGBT Rights and US Evangelical Work in Belize 2014

Posted: 21st, February, 2014


What does this poster have to do with US evangelicals, nothing, until you look closer at the guess speaker coming at the end of the month, Dr. John Eckerdt who runs Stauron Ministries. Why is mentioning his name important, well, he can be scene here (http://www.cclmaine.org/pastors-and-church-leaders-prepare-to-defend-marriage-2/) at a meeting organized againt Maine effort to advance marriage equality organized by Protecting Marriage Maine and Alliance Defending Freedom. ADF was started in 1994, has 44 in-house lawyers and 2,200 allied lawyers with an annual budget of $30 million. According to Dangerous Liaisons, a report done by the Southern Poverty Law Centre on Belize revealed that its had incurred cost associated with its "human rights and legal work", which totaled $65,000us for Central America and Caribbean in 2009 and 2010.

Further to this, we found Patricia King back in Belize conducting sermons, this month, at the George Price Centre  in the week of  the 5th February.Why is this all important, well, King was in Belize with her associate Wesley Campbell (who organized the "Eyes and Wings at Sea cruise"). Interestingly, Campbell was implicated in a 2006 Ponzi scheme that scammed US$10M from evangelical Christians in the USA and Canada, including members of his own New Life Church in Kelowna, British Columbia (King's home town). The British Columbia Securities Commission charged that leaders of New Life Church pressured members to invest in the investment scheme by telling them it was "ordained by God". http://investorvoice.ca/PI/2722A.htm

 
Here is King and cruise member from Kelowna on a boat


Our opposition speaks to knowing nothing of the dominionists movement, we found the Belize prayernetwork site (http://belizeprayernetwork.com/ ) and its seven pillars of christian control. The site speaks of being directly accountable to the Belize Evangelical Association of Churches (BEAC) and is a branch of Tree Life Ministries which operates on the island of Caye Caulker for the last 16 years according to its site (http://belizeprayernetwork.com/about/). The site contact is George Ferrar who runs the Tree Life Ministries.
 
      
                                                               
 

The site spoke of 37 declarations that including sodomy, cultivating christian political leaders and the constitution see below and source:



We declare that Belize is under God’s special protection and care, because it is “founded on principles
that acknowledge the supremacy of God” according to our Constitution;
We declare that God is supreme over Belize, where the vast majority of people profess to be Christians,and that He is our greatest defense against foreign invasions;
We affirm with the Constitution “the equal and inalienable rights…endowed by their Creator”;
We declare the right to life endowed by the Creator, starting at conception, and the illegality of abortion;
We declare that sodomy is not a right endowed by the Creator because it violates His design for sex;
We declare that God designed sex for us to be fruitful and multiply within marriages producing families;
We declare that the effort to legalize sodomy will see defeat after defeat until it is completely defeated;
We declare that the churches in Belize will keep growing in unity as we respond to the gay agenda with God’s better plan for marriage, sex and family;
We declare that God will raise up more Christian teachers and resources with biblical worldviews;
We declare that the deception behind witchcraft, Freemasonry and cults will be exposed and weakened;
We declare that God is raising up Christian political leaders to represent Him as well as the people;
We thank God that LOVE-FM plans to have weekly broadcasts from church services;
and twice-a-month broadcasts of Christian leaders discussing national issues

More importantly, with the announcement that Patrick Andrews win for standard bearer for the PUP , it reflects an insidious development in the advancement of one of the seven pillars, control of government.




The 1000 men march coincidentally is scheduled for February 28, 2014 by the evangelicals, but the 20,000 women rally,  supported by Special Envoy, Kim Simplis, is scheduled for March 6th, 2014 as seen in the flyer below. With the recommendations of the churches submitted to water-down the gender policy (see source below page for evangelical concerns of the gender policy), and the additional announcement of Patrick King presence in Belize, 2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for bigotry. 



                                                                       


Source: http://belizeprayernetwork.com/about/declarations-for-belize/
Source:http://www.plustvbelize.com/news/patrick-andrews-is-new-pup-standard-bearer-for-the-belmopan-constituency/
Source: http://belizeaction.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Gender-Policy-2013-AMENDED-with-NOTATIONS-ADDED.pdf


 

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