Those who oppose the homosexual agenda and lifestyle, even with the use of health statistics, around the world, find themselves targeted and bullied by homosexual advocacy groups. Here’s a report on how UNIBAM is trying to get another professional fired because his professional opinion was used as testimony.
Bullying and intimidation tactics seem to be becoming the norm in attempts to squash the voice of those who oppose the thriving homosexual agenda. Recently we have heard more and more about persons who, because of their religious or moral views on homosexuality have been banned from US shows, or pulled off the air, fired, or verbally attacked.
Belize has the example of Audrey Matura Shepherd and Oceana, even though the country is only in its early stages of this moral battle, where supporters of UNIBAM were instrumental in Shepherd’s stepping down as President of Oceana over her personal views on homosexuality.
Well, UNIBAM is at it again and the high profile victim this time is Jamaican Professor Brendan Bain. Bain is a professor at the University of the West Indies as head of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Initiative.
UNIBAM and 32 other homosexual advocacy groups want UWI, to fire Bain because of his expert testimony in the Caleb Orozco Vs. Government of Belize case over Section 53 of Belize’s criminal code.
Bain, regarded as a pioneer in clinical infectious disease practice in the Caribbean and a leading medical authority on the HIV epidemic in the region, testified that the risk of contracting HIV is significantly higher among MSMs. He said that some public health practitioners and agencies“have hypothesised that decriminalising the practice of anal intercourse among consenting adults would lead to a reduction in the incidence rate of HIV infections among MSM“.
However, he said that to date, published data have not substantiated that hypothesis. Bain further said that part of his responsibilities is to assess behaviours for their impact on health and well-being and, “When something is beneficial, such as exercise, good nutrition, or adequate sleep, it is my duty to recommend it. Likewise, when something is harmful, such as smoking, overeating, alcohol or drug abuse, and unsafe sexual behaviour, it is my duty to discourage it.”
Bain also addressed the cost of behavior to the community, saying, “There are some private behaviours, either carried out by individuals or between consenting adults, that may either be helpful or of little adverse consequence to other persons in the community…..Behaviours that are helpful to individuals and to the community are to be encouraged. On the other hand, there are instances in which private behaviours result in considerable public cost due to illness, with accompanying loss of productivity and social disruption and the prospect of premature death. The public cost of these private behaviours must be acknowledged and actively reckoned with,”
UNIBAM and other lobby groups have since written a letter to the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) expressing disapproval of Bain’s testimony in the Orozco case, and several letters to the UWI Vice-Chancellor demanding Bain’s dismissal, saying that Bain’s testimony in Belize represents a conflict of interest and has destroyed their trust in him.
According to the Jamaican Observer, the UWI administration appears to be wilting under the pressure but the Jamaica Association of Evangelicals has expressed support for Professor Bain and has asked UWI to “demonstrate its unequivocal commitment to the cherished principles of academic freedom and freedom of expression” and to “consider implementing a policy which protects all employees and students from intimidation” to UWI Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Harris expressing displeasure with Bain’s testimony and asking for his dismissal. against the homosexual lifestyle in the case of Caleb Orozco vs. the Government of Belize.