Just last week, the US Ambassador to Belize, Vinai Thumallapaly, handed over checks to eight organizations who work in some capacity with HIV and AIDS related issues. As we’ve reported, at least two of those organizations are actively promoting the homosexual agenda in Belize and one of them, UNIBAM, is presently challenging the constitutionality of Belize’s sodomy laws. Well, today, was a significant victory for those promoting the homosexual agenda in Belize. That is because the Mayor of Orange Walk Town made a proclamation on behalf of the citizens of that Town that today Tuesday, October 11th, is officially declared Peace and Equality Day. PICS This happened at the unveiling of a mural painted on the wall of the Orange Walk Town Hall. That mural was designed and painted by a youth group called EquALL Belize. The group was founded by a Peace Corp volunteer, Zachary Pullin, for the main purpose of getting young people to advocate for the homosexual agenda in Belize. The US Ambassador was also present at today’s unveiling of that mural. That mural displays a rainbow and as you probably know, the rainbow of multi colors is the symbol used by the LGBT and Gay Pride organizations. Prior to the unveiling, Mayor Philip de la Fuente made a proclamation saying that “Orange Walk Town has long fostered and supported diversity and acceptance; and WHEREAS, peace, tolerance, acceptance and equality benefit the families and youth in Orange Walk; and WHEREAS, on this day, a Peace and Equality Day is planned in Orange Walk, featuring the unveiling of a colorful and exciting mural that promotes peace, tolerance, acceptance and equality at the Town Hall for our entire community to enjoy and support”. We spoke to the Mayor this afternoon about his proclamation.
Phillip de la Fuente, Mayor of Orange Walk Town Peace and equality, that is something I think all leaders should be working towards. If we would have peace and equality, this world would be a better place to live in, because peace and equality is when everyone is considered equal.
Louis Wade Jr. Are there people in your town who are less equal than others at this time and who are those people?
Phillip de la Fuente, Mayor of Orange Walk Town Actually I wouldn’t say less equal, but they are less privileged. Let’s be real, the bulk of Belizeans I would say are less fortunate; some of them have a hard time getting their kids to school and paying school fees and things like that and that’s when the ones who are more fortunate should assist. Equality is when we try to make everyone equal; just because I have more does not mean that I am more important than you.
Louis Wade Jr. Those people who you consider to be less equal in Orange Walk include the homosexual community? Phillip de la Fuente, Mayor of Orange Walk Town I would say definitely say so because they are a smaller group, but again the tolerance is there, because people put up with it, but that is their belief, that is not mine. Orange Walk on a whole is a very religious community and would not tolerate the other group, the smaller group, trying to impose.
According to the Mayor, he was unaware that EquALL and its founder are advocates of the homosexual agenda even though Pullin’s objectives and agendas are clearly stated on his internet site.
Phillip de la Fuente, Mayor of Orange Walk Town I would proudly like to have an open meeting after I discuss the issues with my Town Council so that we can decide what we will do. Anything that would assist my municipality to move forward, we would be more than happy to embrace.
Louis Wade Jr. Even if it includes the homosexual agenda?
Phillip de la Fuente, Mayor of Orange Walk Town As long as we know exactly what we are dealing with, yes. I am speaking for myself. I have some friends who are from the other side, but they do not impose their beliefs on me, and I am speaking for myself. If the group would come out and say that they are specifically targeting those groups, I would not be able to stop; I would not want to stop them, but I would then have to re-think the way I am working, but now I am working openly with everything.
Orange Walk pastor Antonette Young says that there are many things that a society should never tolerate. She says that too many people still don’t understand that intolerance of sin does not mean inequality in any way as God loves all equally, even though he does not tolerate sin.
Antonette Young, Orange Walk Pastor The logo on the wall, which is the rainbow, is the international symbol for the homosexuals which signifies to them, gay rights. According to the Word of God, homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord and us as Christians cannot pretty it up; we cannot compromise, we cannot say that it is not wrong, because if we say that, as spiritual leaders, we will also be in the same category of the ones who are denying what the Word of God says. The logo on the wall, to me, is an insult because Orange Walk is declaring a day that represents homosexuality or equality that would allow men and women in the gay community to marry. It is an abomination to the Lord and it is very sad to see that our nation is coming to this point. There is no way we need to publicly have this as an awareness to our young people. If we are saying that our youth are the future of the nation then we must steer them in the right way, and the right way is God’s way.
According to a press release, the Peace and Equality initiative has been spearheaded by DAVCO (District Association of Village Councils), Peace Corps Volunteer Zachary Pullin and the Orange Walk Town Council