Letters — 08 July 2017
Rosales takes Elrington to task

Dear Editor,

Please allow me space in your very valuable newspaper to direct this letter to our Foreign Minister, the Hon. Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington, who seemingly endorsed homosexuality in comments made by him and published in the Tuesday, June 27, 2017 edition of the Amandala.

I am asking the Hon. Minister and the Government of Belize to not consider and make our beloved country Sodom and Gomorrah. Mr. Minister, if you are a believer in God’s Holy Words, I ask that you acquaint yourself with the Book of Leviticus, Chapter 18 verses 1–30, especially verse 22, which says “No man is to have sexual relation with another man;” “God hates that.”

Again, if you are a believer in God’s Holy Words, acquaint yourself with the Book of Genesis, Chapter 19  verse 5, about “The Sinfulness of Sodom” and verses 23-29, “The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Mr. Elrington, I concur with you that under our Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Rights tabled and endorsed by the late Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the late US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1948, and I quote Article 29, Section 2: “In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing DUE RECOGNITION AND RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF OTHERS AND MEETING THE JUST REQUIREMENTS OF MORALITY, PUBLIC ORDER AND THE GENERAL WELFARE IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY”.

The Belize Constitution in Part 2, Section 3 states and I quote: “Whereas, every person in Belize is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, creed or sex, but subject for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest.”

Please, Mr. Elrington, acquaint yourself with the beginning of the Preamble to the Constitution which states: “Whereas, the people of Belize affirm that the Nation of Belize shall be founded upon principles which acknowledge the supremacy of GOD”.

Both the Belize Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, when speaking about the freedom of a person, do speak of “With DIGNITY and MORALITY”. Please, Mr. Minister, do not subscribe to positions and dictates of the United States of America. Do not be engaged in these immoral matters of sex that are of interest to a minority.

We have bigger fish to fry. Speak about and deal with issues that you are being paid for, like the unfounded Guatemalan claim to our Jewel and use better legal and common sense with this issue. Your constant repeating of going to the ICJ and the “Compromis” you signed in 2008 continues to give credence to Guatemala’s claim, even though you stated in a document that going to the ICJ – “There is no guarantee.”

Respectfully submitted:

Adolphus A. Rosales

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