EDITOR, The Tribune.
ONE word…freedom. Is the Bahamas not a free country? Whether you agree or disagree with people’s choices, all of us living in this country have the right to free speech and free expression.
While this march apparently offends some people is beside the point. It is everyone’s right as a citizen to speak out, march, or protest as they see fit, regardless of any backlash. Squelching freedoms is the actual slippery slope here, Mr Evans. Without these freedoms afforded to us, this country would become a place run by fear and intimidation. My suggestion to you and everyone else out there who disapprove of other’s choices is to stay home and not attend. That is your right. But by the same token, this march is their right as well.
As a country, let’s not continue to promote this negative thinking which only serves to divide us and harm those trying to live their lives.
Isn’t that what freedom is truly about?
July 16, 2019.