The US Ambassador arrived in Belize on Sunday, 22nd June 2014 and on Tuesday, June 24th, he was sworn in at the Governor General’s residence in Belmopan. A small protest by Alianza and Patrick Menzies quickened a remarkable response to media probing on the LGBT agenda from US Ambassador Moreno.
Ambassador Oscar Moreno stated confidently that“…there is no LGBT agenda… To say that there is any kind of homosexual or LGBT agenda I think is off the mark.“ Here is that brief statement he made.
“I can affirmatively state that from the perspective of the United States there is no LGBT agenda. I think what the mission of the United States is to promote human rights with respect to all groups…groups that are marginalized or not marginalized. So to say that there is any kind of homosexual or LGBT agenda I think is off the mark. The United States has its own Constitution and laws which I interpreted in the laws I saw fit with a fidelity to the laws as it applied in the United States. I would not presume to apply the law or take a position on any matters based upon Belizean law. That certainly is not my province. Nor would I ever comment on any pending litigation that may be ongoing in Belize. I’ll repeat and I cannot make it more clear – that the question of human rights and the freedom from violence and discrimination applies to all individuals irrespective of what their ethnic group is, background and so forth. I think that’s enough said on that particular topic.”
His skeptics did not have to decipher the US Ambassador’s use of “Human Rights” terminology because on the very same day, Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden made some public comments stating the meaning!
“I don’t care what your culture is,” Biden was quoted as saying. “Inhumanity is inhumanity is inhumanity. Prejudice is prejudice is prejudice. There is a price to pay for being inhumane.”
Earlier that day, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice had clarified the definition and their use of the term Human Rights when she stated “With … the message that gay rights are straight-up human rights — we can open more minds.”
Of note in International News is that Russia has been actively promoting Traditional Family values at the United Nations, while the U.S. is actively labeling such values as contrary to LGBT rights.
A few days ago, on June 26th, Russia introduced a resolution at the Human Rights Council that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and entitled to protection by society and the State” and requested a forum to discuss states’ obligations to provide such protection.
[US LGBT PIC 2] An amendment, proposed by Ireland, Chile, Uruguay and France, aimed to make the definition of the family more inclusive FAILED to obtain sufficient votes. The United States voted AGAINST the resolution supporting families.
However, they were outvoted by a huge margin; 26 to 14 with 6 abstentions. So, it seems that the nations promoted as some of the worlds worse violators are now coming to the aid of families and Traditional moral Values.