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Aug 19, 2013

Belize Can will protest in the Capital

Patrick Menzies

There is also news of a political nature, rising in the capital. It doesn’t involve the politics of the two main parties, but instead body politics. If you’ve been following the anti-Gender Policy marches and rallies held across the country, then you’ve probably seen community activist Patrick Menzies on the front lines. The very vocal Menzies is the head of an organization called Belize Can, and along with Belize Action, they’ve been a very big part of the organization of the religious crusades denouncing the revised Gender Policy and homosexuality. That crusade moves to the capital to protest on Tuesday morning – sending the message that the policy document must be retracted. But tomorrow BELIZE CAN will march on Belmopan alone…with no participation from Belize Action. Menzies today told News Five that in the face of inaction from Belize Action, Belize Can can…and will lead the charge.  


Patrick Menzies, Belize Can

“We are not marching with Belize Action. Belize Action is Scott Stirm. And so Scott Stirm and his group have decided to wait this one out for reasons I guess…waiting for the Prime Minister or whatever. We are not waiting on the Prime Minister…we are not meeting with the Prime Minister. Belize Action has called for the policy to be modified. We are calling for it to be retracted. Big difference!  We don’t want anything to go forward. If the PM decides I will freeze and fix, then that’s fine. But we want it retracted and fixed…not working out and fixed.  I know it will be a lot smaller because we have folks sending out texts lying to people and using all kinds of terminology because the Prime Minister as a very intelligent politician has sat with some pastors who in my view, my personal view, are maybe sold on what the Prime Minister is selling. I don’t buy the Prime Minister’s goods. What I buy is the Constitution. What I buy is the fact that the gender policy fights against it and the pastors in the alliance that I work with which are ninety-eight percent Spanish churches are agreed and we have sat together and agreed that this is why we need to do this.”

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  1. BT says:

    Menzies has never explained exactly how the national gender policy “fights against” the constitution. Just saying so does not make it so. When will the self proclaimed professor (who can’t keep a job at UB) provide actual examples of the unconstitutionality of the NGP? Why is anybody giving this guy any attention?

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