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Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2022. 4:04 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: While not specifically mentioned by name, the National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB) and its associate churches across the nation hope to benefit from dialogue with the Minister newly in charge of religious affairs, Henry Charles Usher.

The Association this afternoon sent a brief statement commending Usher and Prime Minister John Briceño on the new initiative.

The Association explained, “Recognizing that over 73% of Belizeans self-identified with a Christian denomination or Church body in the last Census, and our Constitution clearly invokes the Supremacy of God in affirming that “nations only remain free with the embracing of moral and spiritual values,” it is appropriate and fitting for such an initiative to be in place for the betterment for ALL Belizeans.”

Presumably, that includes those of the LGBT community, for which advocacy group Our Circle has asked the Minister to clarify his remarks on “merging the Public Service with Christian fundamental principles.”

The Minister, according to Our Circle, has since indicated that he does and will continue to advocate for legislation based on equality and inclusion.

But the organization noted that there is still more clarity to be sought on “how morality, Christian values, and principles interact with the needs and concerns of vulnerable communities.”

Our Circle notes that the Minister has invited dialogue with the National AIDS Commission, Human Rights Commission of Belize, and National Women’s Commission on these and other issues.

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