Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, believes that Barbadians have gone ‘soft’ on a lot of issues.
“We are not prepared to take a position on certain matters,” he said, thereby stating his position on the issue of same-sex marriage.
“I do not embrace it and I remain fully of that particular persuasion,” he told the media.
“I am aware that internationally a lot of things are happening. Courts are passing various rulings on these issues, and in Barbados we are apparently open to anything… Our mortality is under question, because we are not firm on who we are.”
His comments came on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Youth Congress, yesterday.
The Minister also spoke to the need for parents to ‘poke’ their noses more into what their charges are doing.
“I fear that we are being a bit too liberal when it comes to how ...