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May 20

Prof hounded for support of Belize anti-sodomy law

Professor Brendan Bain

Professor Brendan Bain

STOP PRESS 21st May 2014: Professor Bain has been sacked as head of CHART.

A university professor is being hounded by Caribbean homosexual advocacy groups for speaking in support of the Belize anti-sodomy law.

Thirty-three ‘gay’ advocacy and civil rights groups want the University of the West Indies (UWI) to fire Professor Brendan Bain from his position as head of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Initiative, claiming his expert testimony in Belize represents a conflict of interest.

They say his testimony in the case brought by one Caleb Orozco in an attempt to overturn Belize’s anti-sodomy law has ‘destroyed their trust in him’.  The sub-text is that they all want Jamaica, Belize and other Caribbean Commonwealth members to legalise sodomy.

In his testimony, Professor Bain said that the risk of contracting HIV is significantly higher among men who have sex with men (MSM).  He said this was true for Belize, as well as other countries, including those that have repealed the law that criminalises ‘anal sex’.

Responsibility to assess behaviours

According to Bain, 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.

“As a physician and public health practitioner, one of my responsibilities is to assess behaviours for their impact on health and well-being,” Professor Bain said in his written testimony.

“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. Together with promoting individual responsibility, it is clear that environments that enable individuals to make and practice safe and healthy choices must be provided at family, community and governmental levels,” he said.

Bain added that another of his responsibilities as a public health practitioner is to assess the cost of behaviour, not just to the individual ‘actor’ but also to the community. “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,” he said.

“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,” Bain argued.

“The risk to MSM and their intimate sexual partners is not just to their physical health. The adverse physical and physiological consequences of STIs (including HIV) in MSM create significant and avoidable financial costs to individuals, households and governments. These important considerations must be included when considering whether to give public approval to risky behaviours such as are often practised by MSM,” Bain stated.

HAART AIDS Treatment costs UK NHS £1.5bn / year

Such a view is so obviously true as to seem uncontroversial in normal times.  Since Highly-Active Anti-Retroviral Treatment (HAART) became available for those with HIV in the UK, ‘gay’ men have thrown responsible behaviour, caution (and their condoms) to the wind.  The number of people living with HIV and having HAART treatment was almost 78,000 in 2012 and is likely to be over 85,000 today in 2014.  Each one costs the Health Service £18,000 per year, according to AVERT.  The total cost of HAART treatment is therefore £1,500,000,000 (£1.5 billion) per year and rising.

But Professor Bain’s opinion prompted the lobby groups to write to UWI Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Harris expressing displeasure with Bain’s testimony and asking for his dismissal.  They did not claim that what he said was untrue, only that they had ‘lost confidence’ in him.  Prof Harris is now considering the matter.  The churches in Jamaica have rallied behind Professor Bain, but we can be sure that American universities with educational and financial links to UWI will be lobbying Professor Harris incessantly to try to force him to sack the honest Professor.

The condemnation of Professor Bain is being led by the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, a well-funded grant-giving outfit with a huge board of directors seeking to advance the cause of street-children, drug-users, prostitutes and, of course, homosexuals.  The CVC has wide international connections to groups advancing the gay cause, including to UNAIDS.  We have so far been unable to discover who funds CVC, but wealthy US groups like the Ford Foundation and Arcus are likely culprits.

Government and University figures attend Caribbean pro-homosexual meetings

Astonishingly, in a region where only the Bahamas has decriminalised sodomy, pro-homosexual advocacy meetings are regularly held across the Caribbean, and are routinely attended by government ministers or representatives of UWI.

An estimated 600 Belizeans turned out in San Ignacio on July 10, 2013 to oppose the inclusion of 'sexual orientation' in the country's gender policy.

An estimated 600 Belizeans turned out in San Ignacio on July 10, 2013 to oppose the inclusion of ‘sexual orientation’ in the country’s gender policy.

The Rt Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and Chair of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS, opened the Caribbean Consultation on Justice for All and Human Rights Agenda’, in Kingston, Jamaica, in April 2014. Naturally, Dr. Carolyn Gomes, Executive Director of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, attended. Prof. Archibald McDonald, Vice Principal of the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies called for ‘social inclusion’ of homosexuals and an ‘end to stigma’. The notorious campaigning Australian homosexual activist, Justice Michael Kirby, delivered the keynote address. The Consultation was coordinated by UNAIDS, which one might expect, but also, astoundingly, by the Government of Jamaica and the University of the West Indies.

Timothy M Shaw, PhD, Director, Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies-St. Augustine attended ‘A Conversation on the Commonwealth and LGBTI Advocacy‘ in 2009.

By the grace of God, Caribbean churches are beginning to respond.  Church leaders in Jamaica rallied to defend their island’s anti-sodomy law last year and have also given strong support to Professor Bain, a committed Christian.  In Central America Belize Action, led by the courageous Pastor Scott Stirm, is fighting a superb campaign against pro-sodomy initiatives from the Belize government which seems to have given up all hope that the country’s courts will uphold the law in the Orozco case.

Section 53 of Belize’s criminal code states that “every person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person or animal shall be liable to imprisonment for 10 years”.

Please pray for Professor Brendan Bain to know the peace and strength of Christ at this time and for the Church across the Caribbean to stand firm holding their governments to account as ministers of God.

Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

Psalm 12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

SEE ALSO:

06/04/2014 Homosexual Activists pressure Belize

02/05/2013 Landmark Courtcase To Challenge Constitutionality of Belize’s Anti-Homosexuality Laws

31/10/2011 Commonwealth ignores gay rights

 

30/11/2011 Pray for Belize to stand firm

21/10/2011 Commonwealth homosexual activist exposed

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  1. Peter Terrell

    The Bible shows clearly how sexual drive overpowers morality in vociferous groups ganging together to force their opinions on those who try to uphold God’s laws.

    They close in on their victims like a rampaging storm wreaking havoc on individual and community lives.

    Death itself, is no barrier to their lustful ways and they care not a jot for their victims.

    Peter and Hazelmary Bull are a case in point.

    £1 1/2 billion to support these people by the NHS whilst our government is encouraging their sodomy, is an illogical way to administer use of taxes.

    What motivates our government; votes? Is the gay community that powerful? Or is there another insidious force of evil?

  2. Keith Jefferson

    We dare not speak of the elephant in the room .Great strides have been made addressing the harmful effects of smoking (both in human and financial terms).Warnings are coming thicker and faster with regard to obesity and diabetes .Similar warnings are being aired regarding the abuse of alcohol…not that we see much action being taken. And yet the elephant is ignored. I was aware of the retro viral drug cost. They were highlighted in the press some years and amounted to a large part of my of my adequate take home pay!!! The professor is factual, objective,restrained and in no way confrontational and yet he will still receive a vitriolic response for making these comments .
    Proverbs 12v15 Judges 21v25

  3. Laura

    Everything that Professor Brendon Bain said makes complete sense. He wasn’t being nasty or anything, just speaking the plain truth. It’s so sad that people (especially health practitioners!) are being condemned by others for speaking honestly about this matter.

    I find it disturbing that the health risks of homosexual intercourse are being hushed up, even though they are medical facts. This defies common sense. Proof that the medical world considers homosexual intercourse dangerous can be seen when a person goes to donate blood- guidelines clearly state that those who engage in homosexual intercourse may not give blood. Why does it say this? Because with such a serious issue as giving blood the truth about the unhealthy nature of gay sex cannot be denied. Thankfully in this one instance the authorities recognise that people’s health and safety is more important than telling politically correct lies. If gay sex was truly healthy like heterosexual sex then this ban would not be neccessary.

  4. Jane Glover

    So, from that table – the majority of people were infected through hetrosexual intercourse. Is that now to be forbidden too?

    1. Stephen

      No, the table on the nat.org.uk website says ‘heterosexual contact’. That can include buggery. The vast majority of HIV cases through true sexual intercourse have historically been acquired in Africa, normally as a result of untreated lesions from STD’s. HIV is blood-borne. It has to get into the blood-stream. The rectal wall is very fragile, just one cell thick, and provides an easy route. But open lesions, or wounds, will do as well.

  5. joe

    Scripture speaks in glowing terms of Jonathan and David’s loving intimacy, exchanging clothing, embracing, weeping together, hugging and kissing each other. The Bible devotes more chapters to their love story than any other human love story in the Bible. What does God intend us to learn from that dramatic emphasis?

    1. Stephen

      I think you have forgotten the account of Abraham and Sarah, Ruth and Boaz, and of course the Song of Songs.

      Anyway, the story of David and Jonathan is a gay canard born of desperation. Look at it in context. God has told mankind sexual contact is exclusively within the male-female bond. Then you have an account of the love between two warrior chieftains, both of whom go on to be married and raise children. Where is any evidence that their relationship was sexual in the slightest?

      One problem with homosexual men is that they cannot envisage love – or what passes for it – between men that does not involve sex. It’s both sad and indicative of deeper psychological challenges.

      1. barriejohn

        What utter tosh. I am a gay man in his late sixties who has never engaged in anal sex with either men or women, as it just wouldn’t interest me. Stephen Fry, being in the same situation, made the point in his excellent two-part documentary “Out There” last year, though it was quite clear that his words were falling on deaf ears. I also have several gay friends who have been in long-term loving relationships that would put to shame many a hypocritical “straight” person whom I could name, but why allow facts to get in the way of a good argument, especially when it supports prejudice and bigotry? I think we all know who face the “psychological challenges” here, as you people are absolutely obsessed with homosexuality!

        1. Stephen

          The research shows that around 90% of homosexual men have been involved in sodomy either active, passive or both.

          I doubt there will be one of your ‘gay friends who have been in long-term loving relationships’ who are not having flings outside the relationship. What relevance does monogamy have to the gay world anyway? It is a heterosexual marital ideal.

          We are obsessed with homosexuality? No, we are merely responding to the likes of Stonewall, the National Secular Society, Schools Out, Sir Ian McK, Stephen Fry et al, who really are obsessed with homosexuality.

        2. Keith Jefferson

          Barry, I was listening to a debate on “gay” marriage and the issue of adultery came up. As you are probably aware, the muddled legislation still only applies adultery to heterosexual relationships ! ie a homosexual man who is “married” to another homosexual could only commit adultery with a woman….a bizarre idea . When his point was raised in the afore mentioned debate , the pro “gay” marriage speaker pointed out that the issue of adultery would be unlikely to arise anyway. His reason? Gay relationships tend to be more open and less exclusive by nature. This statement would tend to confirm Stephen’s response. Stephen also makes a relevant point when responding to your claim that “we” are obsessed with this issue. The issue did not arise until just a few decades ago. My wife studied sociology during the early 70’s and I remember reading in one of her text books that psychologists considered homosexuality to be deviant behaviour. Your “battle ” at that time was to change the opinion of the medical profession and in that endeavour you have been very effective. The “recent” debate regarding “gay marriage ” was nothing of the sort. ( I listened inside parliament ) It was about “rights”. There was never any attempt to define the nature of marriage itself.
          However the approach used by both sides in these type of discussions is not always helpful. I have no problem with “tosh” but I have seen plenty of expletives used by the “gay ” marriage proponents .Christians need to hold grace and truth in balance. We all sit at the same table ie we are all sinners saved by grace. The dialogue becomes problematic when only once side recognises this as a valid position . I heard 3 same sex attracted Christian men discussing this issue. All 3 had remained celibate. One had married ( having discussed this issue with his wife to be ) He is blessed by the family they now have together. These 3 men viewed sin from a Scriptural perspective and pointed out that we all face temptations and for some that might be pornography, adultery ,fornication or same sex attraction etc,etc. That suggestion will be rejected by many in todays society, where the only standard of behaviour, is that it must take place between consenting adults .

  6. Keith Jefferson

    Stephen is totally correct on this (so long as my source is accurate ). I have only heard this fact aired ONCE on the media but I have a very vivid recollection of the program concerned, the reason for which will be obvious. Those of us above a certain age will remember the time when the AIDS issue first made headlines. The Government’s response was to send an information leaflet to every house hold in the country. It was worded in such a manner that it implied that we were all at risk. This was news to me, but initially I was a little concerned until I was reassured that “those people who had intercourse with only one (uninfected) primary sexual ” partner were not at risk of contracting HIV during intercourse. I reasoned that my wife was my primary sexual partner !!!!! What an insult….they could not bring themselves to use the phrase faithful monogamous relationship let alone “faithful married couple ”
    Shortly after the aforementioned leaflet dropped on the mat, Dr Graham Greene (yes that’s correct…..of Goodies fame), presented a very informative program on HIV transmission complete with accurate models of the rectum .Using these models he explained the simple fact that the delicate rectal lining is easily damaged by any object that causes friction against the mono cell layer. (of course he was somewhat more graphic in his description than I have been). It was a case of “horses for courses”. When sexual intercourse occurs between a man and a woman the problem is avoided .Our complimentary anatomical features ensure that is the case. I have never heard that simple explanation since ! A short while afterwards another program investigated the spread of HIV amongst heterosexuals in parts of Africa .The claim was made, that due to the lack of readily available contraception, men were having anal sex with women. Of course I have no way of judging the accuracy of that report

    1. Jane Glover

      “The claim was made, that due to the lack of readily available contraception, men were having anal sex with women. Of course I have no way of judging the accuracy of that report”.

      I’ve heard the same being said about Victorian England.

  7. Bob

    This doesn’t surprise me in the least – these perverts shout long and loud for tolerance but they are unwilling to show tolerance to those who disagree with them. It is a form of liberal fascism.

    However, God is not mocked, He will bring these evil people to account and cast them into Hell if they die in an impenitent state.

  8. Mike lampard

    It is rather typical that a professor Baines who speaks the truth about sodomy has been cnesured for his remarks. It seems that officialdom cannot bear to hear the truth about health, morality, cause and effect and absolute values of right and wrong. That exposes their thoroughly evil thought process that is endemic in all our ‘official’ documentation, and those who underpin and subscribe to their filth and garbage. Truth to such people does not exist, so they continue to mislead themselves and countless others, thereby demonstrating great potential for destroying their lives. Mr. harris and his garbage retinue are utter liars, manipulators of others in their own self absorbed interests, and, like most of those in the hierarchy are utterly corrupt in their thinking, and stupid enough not to realise how thoroughly worthless they are. It is a shame that they have to be allowed to draw breath to continue theor God-forsaklen existence.

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