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An open letter to Peter Lawrence of Caribbean Villas Hotel

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015. 9:41 am CST.

Thursday, July 02, 2015. By Pastor Jim Duncan : With last week’s decision by the US Supreme Court to make same-sex marriage the law of the land in the US, it is more urgent than ever that we let the world know that We Are Belize.


We Are Belize.

The US Supreme Court may be known as “supreme” in America – but NOT in Belize. The Constitution of Belize begins with this statement: “WHEREAS the people of Belize- (a) 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;”

We acknowledge that God is Supreme, and that He is our Creator. We Are Belize.

So – what does our Creator have to say about marriage? Jesus, our Creator, quoted Moses, saying, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?’” (Matt. 19:4-5, Gen. 2:24)

America was founded on a belief in God as our Creator. The second sentence of the US Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

What happens when a nation – so dedicated to Truth – and to a Creator God – rejects its founding principles and rejects a Creator God? Warnings! Calls to Repentance! More Warnings! More Calls to Repentance! And then – finally – Judgment!!

In fact, there is a key principle of accountability that guides God’s judgment, which was expressed by Jesus, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required..” (Luke 12:48b)

America has received blessing after blessing after blessing – and yet, has rejected our Creator God. Much has been given – much will be required. It has now received warning after warning – after warning – and calls to repentance time after time.

Is Judgment soon to follow? Many of America’s leading Men and Women of God are loudly proclaiming just that – Judgment is coming on America.

In fact, many are shouting that it is time to move out of America – speaking the Word found in Rev 18:4,5 “Come away from her, my people; do not take part in her sins, or you will be punished with her. For her sins are piled as high as heaven, and God is ready to judge her for her crimes.” We are NOT America!

We acknowledge that God is Supreme, and that He is our Creator. We Are Belize.

What Judgments may be coming to America? First – what Judgments came to other nations who denied God and embraced sin and perversion?

Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for their sin and perversion: “But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the LORD.” (Gen 13:13.) “Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;” Gen 19:24

The Nations of Canaan were destroyed for their sin and perversion: “Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. …But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves: For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:” (Ex 34:11-14)

Israel was destroyed for their sin and perversion: “But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. (2 Chron 7:19-21)

So – what about America? Is the judgment and destruction of America prophesied in the Bible? Many Godly Bible scholars believe that it is. Although America is not mentioned by name there are numerous prophesies in the Bible that refer to the judgment of a nation that is the superpower of the world. It is known in Scripture as “Mystery Babylon.” Is this America?

One thing is certain. Judgment is coming to America. God will hold America accountable for her sins. The unsinkable, unstoppable arrogant “Titanic” America is on a collision course with the giant “icebergs “ of the judgment of Almighty God. The “ship” will go down. Only those in the “lifeboats” will be saved from certain destruction.

We acknowledge that God is Supreme, and that He is our Creator. We Are Belize.

We must be a “lifeboat” that is spared from destruction – by continuing to “stand tall” in support of our constitution and our laws – laws such as section 5 of our Immigration Act.


Subject to section 2 (3), the following persons are prohibited 



any prostitute or homosexual or any person who may be living

on or receiving or may have been living on or receiving the

proceeds of prostitution or homosexual behaviour;

We acknowledge that God is Supreme, and that He is our Creator. We Are Belize.

But, according to Channel 7 “Not so for British Belizean owner Peter Lawrence. He’s decided to conduct a social experiment to see if it can reap a sufficient financial reward. He’s tailored a vacation package to the LGBT population in the international communities.” “Lawrence wants to tap into a market that no other hotelier has tried to penetrate before.”

Again – according to Channel 7, “This new vacation package, Temptation Island Pride Week Vacation, touted in the hotel’s PR campaign as the “Biggest LGBT Pride Event in Belize’s History”.

How can a business be allowed to openly defy the Laws of Belize – and advertise and promote illegal activities such as these? Are we so desperate for “foreign exchange” that we will “exchange” our laws – which are based on God’s Supreme laws – for a “foreign” “invader” that is headed straight for the Judgment of Almighty God?

What did our national forefathers do? “Our fathers, the Baymen, valiant and bold drove back the invader; this heritage hold.” We must do the same – “by the might of Truth, and the Grace of God!!”.

We acknowledge that God is Supreme, and that He is our Creator. We Are Belize.

This “offensive” attack against the moral fiber of our “Jewel” is certainly not the first. There was The US Peace Corps HFLE Curriculum – the UNIBAM offensive against Section 53 of our Criminal Code – the 2013 Gender Policy – the pro-homosexual world wide US Obama offensive – the “offensive” pro-homosexual US Ambassador to Belize offensive – just to name a few.

This latest “offensive” will likely not be the last.

Arise! ye sons of the Baymen’s clan,
Put on your armour, clear the land!
Drive back the tyrants,
let despots flee –

Land of the Free by the Carib Sea!”

Channel 7 also quoted Peter Lawrence, “It’s not my fault some people don’t have vision. You can’t stop what most countries are allowing anyway.”

Thank God – most Belizeans do have vision, Mr. Lawrence. We are NOT America – we are NOT Canada – we are NOT Ireland – we are NOT Britain.


We’re the jaguars; we’re the tiger cats. We’re coatimundis too:
Tapirs and royal gibnuts, Howler monkeys, kinkajou,
Macaws, toucans, and eagles, The majestic jabiru.
We are dolphins, crocodiles, and manatees.
We Are Belize!

We’re the barrier reef, the mountain peaks, The rivers and the plains.
The mangoes and bananas, Cashews and sugar cane;
Exotic wild black orchids In the jungles’ dark domain.
We’re the royal palms and great mahoganies!
We are Belize!

We’re the Mayan in Toledo; Kriol in Lucky Strike.
Garinagu in ‘Griga – Shipyard, the Mennonite.
East Indian, Mestizo; Brown and yellow, black and white.
We’re together as one people – all of these!
We are Belize!

We are Belize – We are Belize;
From the mountains, to the forests, to the Cayes.
We’re the jewel of God’s creation, a chosen generation.;
The future of our nation. Hear us please!
Hand in hand – We love our land.
We are Belize!

But our chosen land’s in danger. We must waken,
And protect our precious heritage for we.
United we must stand – to defend our chosen land.
Standing tall together on our knees.
God Save Belize! God Save Belize!

We are Belize – We are Belize;

From the mountains, to the forests, to the Cayes.
We’re the jewel of God’s creation, a chosen generation.;
The future of our nation. Hear us please!
Hand in hand – We love our land.

We are Belize

Mr. Lawrence, we will stand tall against the “foreign Invasion.” We will “stop what most countries are allowing anyway.”

We acknowledge that God is Supreme, and that He is our Creator. We Are Belize.


The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the Belize Media Group.


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  1. me says:

    I applaud your courage for your words. Although with the type of government we have, it might go to deaf ears. There are many people who would support gay marriage in Belize but, this government just to look good with America will accept it. People no longer look towards God for guidance. They look towards where there is money…

  2. Concerned Belizean says:

    Given that the constitution does not indicate which god or creator it refers to… And given that the constitution provides the freedom to practice which ever religion one chooses… Doesn’t this allow an individual to practice homosexuality if it is consistent with his religion or “freedom of conscience”? Belize’s constitution is outdated and flawed. I’m tired of seeing these Bronze Age arguments being brought over and over. Every other developed country in the world has settled this debate and I dear say fire and brimstone did not immediately engulf them. Maybe it’s time for us to open our eyes and understand that what two consenting adults agree to in the privacy of their own home has no business being regulated by government or religion. If you truly believe then let God deal with the matter in the afterlife. See the below for relevant section of the constitution and also see the position taken on homosexuality by the (Anglican Church) Church of England. “11. PROTECTION OF FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE Share 1. Except with his own consent, a person shall not be hindered in the enjoyment of his freedom of conscience, including freedom of thought and of religion, freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others, and both in public and in private, to manifest and propagate his religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance.” “The Church of England, the mother church of the Communion, currently maintains (according to the statement Issues in Human Sexuality) that same-sex partnerships are acceptable”

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