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Sep 14, 2016

Will UNIBAM have a place on Morality Commission?

Outspoken gay rights activist Caleb Orozco has met with Church/State Commission Chairman Patrick Faber to discuss a place for minority groups, including UNIBAM, to be represented on the task force.  Will government afford him that opportunity?  Here’s what Faber had to say about his constituent.

 

Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister

Patrick Faber

“He made a point that I believe in strongly.  He was on the news on Friday night after the meeting with the churches saying that he would love to have some kind of representation when it was being dubbed the Morality Commission.  Well, after I went to so much pain to explain that it is not a morality commission that it is a church/state commission, he’s not a part of the church, as I know, then there is a place or there should be a place, I should say, for other stakeholders outside of the church to have that same kind of opportunity to dialogue with the government, but the church/state commission is not that body.”

 

Reporter

“So will the government afford him an opportunity since the church has such a strong position… or will he remain voiceless in this?”

 

Patrick Faber

“I will tell you this, he has already had an audience with the Attorney General, he has had an audience with myself and in fact, he is requesting and the prime minister has already agreed in fact, there’s just a matter of scheduling, a meeting with the prime minister.  So his concern was much larger than that I will confess, he said that he would like for other minority groups, not only UNIBAM, he wants other minority groups to be able to have that opportunity to be heard and I am saying on the record, whether or not my colleagues in Cabinet agree with me that it is my personal view that in fact if we are to make decisions for all the citizenry in this country, if we are going to give an opportunity to the church to have that kind of Church/State Commission that would allow for that dialogue to flow then we should also give that opportunity.”

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2 Responses for “Will UNIBAM have a place on Morality Commission?”

  1. Steve says:

    Ridiculous Caleb Orozco, this is a morality commisison, not an immorality commission. Therefore, you have no business there.

  2. Belizean expat says:

    Agree

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