Professor Brendan Bain was officially terminated from the University of the West Indies on Tuesday May 20th as a result of LGBT pressures. The backlash has been loud as cries of “foul” have been heard across the Caribbean.
Students and other concerned persons, had silently protested in front of the UWI campus in Jamaica to make their displeasure known. Belize Action is now joining the protests with a peaceful demonstration of its own on Friday May 23rd, at the Battlefield park in Belize City.
According to Pastor Scott Stirm, President of Belize Action, a peaceful protest is the least they can do to express their solidarity with Dr. Bain and voice their outrage at his wrongful termination.
“I think one of the most important things is that when we get pushed, we are going to push back, respectfully, graciously, but strongly. So, what happened with Dr. Bain, he is an award winning highly merited, literally the top medical professional in the area of HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean, and basically he was scanned simply because he spoke the truth; he gave professional opinion on the basis of the facts. It is another form of bullying. So, anybody that speaks anything that doesn’t go along with their crafted message, they push for their termination; you see it happening in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, left, right and center. So, here it comes to Belize”.
Reporter: “Tell me about the plans for tomorrow”.
“Tomorrow at noon, we are going to be at Battlefield Park, downtown. It is going to be a peaceful protest standing in solidarity with Dr. Brendan Bain. We feel that it’s the least that we could do to demonstrate our support and express our outrage on its wrongful termination. We are going to urge citizens. If you feel outraged at the wrongful termination, we are asking you that you skip lunch and come tomorrow at noon together for a silent protest”.
The protest takes place Friday May 22 at noon.