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Jul 11, 2013

Minister Alamilla appalled by hanging of UNIBAM effigy in P.G.

The lynching of an effigy depicting one or, symbolically, all members of the United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM), during a pro-constitution march held in Toledo last Friday, has raised grave concerns.  That image led a procession of approximately three thousand villagers from across the district, as they made their way on foot from Silver Creek to San Antonio.  Among those who have expressed unease with the message being sent by organizers and participants of the countrywide movement is Minister Lisel Alamilla.  In a recent blog posted on her Facebook page, Alamilla raises the question of whether those involved in the anti-gender policy campaign have gone too far in conveying their disdain.  While the constitutional challenge to repeal Section Fifty-Three of the Criminal Code is an unrelated matter, factions within the religious community seem to have combined both issues.  According to Alamilla, the Revised Gender Policy 2013 is “…not a homosexual policy.  It is a policy that guides how government will protect the rights of all its people.  Furthermore, the hanging of a figurine representing members of UNIBAM, says Alamilla, perpetrates a hate crime.  The Punta Gorda resident also calls to question the possible discrimination that one can face if a woman aspires for leadership, if an individual is born with a disability, or if a couple embarks on an interracial marriage.


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15 Responses for “Minister Alamilla appalled by hanging of UNIBAM effigy in P.G.”

  1. Brightman says:

    This is outrageous and completely unacceptable!! The leaders of these events have gone too far! This is no longer about God and bona fide Christianity. This is hate at work and dangerous agendas being pushed on to the gullible by wolves in sheep’s clothing! Bravo, Minister Alamilla for taking such a bold stance! These fanatics have gone too far. This form of incitement to violence needs to be stopped now! We can not be dragged back to medieval dark ages where fear was the rule of the day and the church got away with murder, literally! And with Pat Andrews joining the PUP ranks, the UDP is guaranteed another win for general elections, because no PUP nor UDP in their right mind will vote for that self-serving, self-righteous opportunist.

  2. sickntired says:

    As long as none of the disadvantaged people di tek b@^%y then we will look out for them. Dis ya minista di do wah terrible job inna she own portfolio now she got chats bout promoting b@%^yman. Why she no stick to she own portfolio and try save wah two trees and di rights of di maya and garifuna instead. Belize wah rush fi be like di states but they forget that we no function like di states. All we people get treat bad so why suddenly we will reward di ones weh tek b@%y

  3. Belizean says:

    They should have displayed another 10 hanging UNIBAM’S !!!!!!!!!!! It comes from hell anyways…People that are against God, disregard Gods commandments, go against the order of nature etc. need to listen up !

  4. Bzean says:

    Ok, I agree with the Minister on the fact that the effigy is perpetrating hate and very unnecessary given that the event was deemed as a Christian one. This is very un Christian. The part I don’t get is on this “interracial marriage”. I myself been in an “interracial marriage” for 13 years and have suffered no discrimination for it. Most people in Belize are mixed we are already interracial without even marriage.

  5. Punta Gorda says:

    Hate Crime? really its a point that you interpreted the wrong way and u want to know what hate is? as a conservationist burning natural resources that is so valuable while its not a drug you burnt it that’s natural hate. that we will remember. remember that.

  6. Shaking head says:

    Belize really have too many ignorant and backward people!!!!! They are so stupid!!!!

  7. Brightman says:

    This is outrageous and completely unacceptable!! The leaders of these events have gone too far! This is no longer about God and bona fide Christianity. This is hate at work and dangerous agendas being pushed on to the gullible by wolves in sheep’s clothing! Bravo, Minister Alamilla for taking such a bold stance! These fanatics have gone too far. This form of incitement to violence needs to be stopped now. We can not be dragged back to medieval dark ages where fear was the rule of the day and the church got away with murder, literally! And with Pat Andrews joining the PUP ranks, the UDP is guaranteed another win for general elections, because no PUP nor UDP in their right mind will vote for that self-serving, self-righteous opportunist.

  8. jill says:

    so typical of these gays wanting to interpret stuff the wrong way to look like they are victims this hanging man represents to me the killing of the idea of the gender policy and not really conveying the idea to hang no gay. sensible people could see it for what it is so try again. and @bucking your head, because Belizeans be it Christian or non Christians are against unnatural act they are backwards? I think you are the stupid and back wards one!!!!!!!!!!! gays are anti life and we don’t need to promote that here so they can corrupt the young minds displaying their behavior as being normal. no matta how you twist it, turn it or churn, it’s unnatural and it is what is no matter how bad it sound .

  9. toledo says:

    I condone demonstration on social issues, but I DO NOT CONDONE religous groups using an effigy against another. THIS IS WRONG!!! Belizeans have this “gender issue” wrong. For once, I don’t support their social demonstration. Its those RELIGIOUS LEADERS MISTERPRETTED this gender issue and the religious followers just doing what the leaders are telling them to do. Its a recreation of the Death of Jesus. The people didn’t believe in Jesus and brought him to Pontius Pilate for judgement. What happened after? He was crucified. I hope this gender issue demonstration ends. TOLERANCE NOT HATRED!!!!!

  10. brazwax says:

    Somebody much smarter than myself once said:

    “Nature has always corrected itself and balanced life in many ways. Could AIDS be the panacea for the sickness of homosexuality. How can one argue that same sex is not a disease, against the law of nature. Yes. It exists but it is unnatural. Life’s sole purpose is to procreate. Along the way, we try to enjoy life as best as we can by acquiring pleasures but in the end the cycle of life is……continues, forever and ever Amen. I don’t ever use the bible to bolster my arguments but in this case, the destruction of the sodomites was necessary for the continuation of life. A farmer plucks out and destroys from his orchard all the non-producing plants. We can allow those who are different to be isolated less they corrupt us all with their disease. Homosexuality is a disease, an addiction. Consider recent events, priests porking deaf kids, others porking drunk old men, the disease is strong and they will do anything to satisfy their addiction.”

  11. alleycat says:

    Live and Let Live… God will judge us all… Now if these guys really wanted to make a point they should have had the effigy all dressed up in tight shirt , pants and dye hair and start beat it like a pinata…

  12. Moses Sulph says:

    I am a human rights defender, I would like to ask those who are so concerned about the advancement of homosexuals, why aren’t they concerned about the over 132,000 Belizeans living below the poverty line, the 24% of the work force who are unemployed, the numerous amount of Human right activist who have been Politically Victimized, these are this issues that are affecting us as a nation that needs to be attended to urgently…

  13. Islander says:

    Agree with the minister with regards to the effigy. Completely disagree with her on the inter racial marriage though. INTERRACIAL MARTIAGES ARE THE NORM AND NOT THE EXCEPTION IN BELIZE.

    I am a product of an interracial marriage and have never felt discriminated against or have heard my parents complain about discrimination. Currently dating a Caucasian woman and I know for a fact that if we had kids Belizean society would adore them.

    Get your story straight minister

  14. suicide7 says:

    Ok all you unibam and gaylebs. Stop get your panties in a bunch. And yes, Pat Andrews got my vote and many others. Saldivar better enjoy these last years caz afta dis he gawn!!!!!

  15. Brightman says:

    No suicide 7, you’re completely wrong!. Just because the open-minded and progressive belizeans have not been vocal, and not gone on like zealots on a mission, doesn’t mean that they in any way support Pat, Lewis or those bunch of hypocrites!

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