Belize Council of Churches issue press release on homosexuality

In response to the lawsuit filed by Orosco, the Belize Council of Churches issued a press release today. The Belize Council of churches is made up of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan, The Anglican Diocese of Belize, The Belize/Honduras District of the Methodist Church, The Salvation Army, The Black Cross Nurses and the YWCA. The release says, ďThe Belize Council of Churches believes, maintains, and upholds the Biblical position that: God created human beings and purposefully made them male and female. He created them male and female that they may complement each other; that sexual companionship must be between a man and a woman; that they will reproduce and multiply the world. No one can refute the fact that two men or two women cannot reproduce naturally. From Godís plan we see that same gender sexual activity is wrong. In the eyes of God homosexuality is a sin. The Bible clearly condemns all homosexual practices. The Belize Council of Churches further believes that, The arguments from the Homosexual Community supporting their view on sex and sexuality, sexual orientation and behaviour, the concept of the family and human reproduction, the promotion of same sex union, are biblically unfounded and theologically unsound. The Belize Council of Churches condemns the lawsuit filed against the Government of Belize and declares that the laws of Belize must reflect Godís law and therefore takes a stand against any and all changes in the Constitution of Belize that will not promote the sanctity of human sexual relations as established by God. The Belize Council of Churches also condemns any act of violence, intimidation, and discrimination towards any individual, group or organization, despite their orientation and/or preference, including and especially that which may be as a result of homophobia. The Council believes that violence is not the solution to our differences within our society, and therefore encourages a peaceful and pastoral approach in dealing with the social ills that affect our nation.Ē