Belize Action organizes a peaceful demonstration in protest of Bain’s termination
Meanwhile, Belize Action has organized a peaceful demonstration for Friday at midday in protest of Professor Bain’s removal. According to Pastor Scott Stirm, despite Bain’s stellar career as a renowned expert in the study of HIV/AIDS, offering expert testimony has made him a target of the LGBT community.
Pastor Scott Stirm, Belize Action
“This man has had a stellar and a very merited award winning career in HIV and AIDS treatment where without any discrimination, regardless of people’s sexual orientation, he has served the HIV and AIDS community for his whole professional career. He gave expert witness testimony in the UNIBAM lawsuit simply stating that among homosexual males, there is a higher rate of infection of HIV and AIDS than in any other group. Simple statement of fact. And the bottom line, what happened is Ca;eb Orozco and the LGBT organizations mobilized together because basically what they are saying is that anybody that is a medical doctor over HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean has to be a homosexual or a homosexual sympathizer; and he better be crafting the message with us together very carefully. And basically that’s why they wanted him removed.”
“Now as a result of that, I understand that you guys are planning a peaceful demonstration on Friday. Can you tell us a bit about it?”
Pastor Scott Stirm
“Sure, it is a very quick response, but we felt very strongly that we didn’t want this week to go pass without being able to send a loud message—not only in support for Doctor Bain, but to UWI and in relation to whole of the Caribbean—that this is absolutely deplorable that somebody with this level of award-winning career in this as a specialist in his field that UWI would bow to pressure from the LGBT to can somebody. Actually, even when he is on an extended two yea contract after retiring, I just…the thing is absolutely deplorable and it is happening all over the world. And so what we are doing is Friday, during the noon hour, we are asking folks to skip your lunch and come down to Battlefield Park. We are going to stand together, it is going to be a silent, peaceful protest, but we are standing in support of Professor Bain. And we are saying to UWI that we are just absolutely shocked that they would cower to that level of pressure from the LGBT.”
The Supreme Court of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin is yet to hand down a decision in the UNIBAM Challenge. That judgment was to have been delivered in July 2013.