HONDURAS: Ricky Martin Ain’t Welcome
The Advocate reports:
Some people don’t want Ricky Martin to visit Honduras this month as part of his world tour, but it’s not entirely clear if it’s right-wing religious leaders or government officials objecting.
Martin is scheduled to perform in Tegucigalpa on October 16. The minister of interior of Honduras, Africo Madrid, is telling the media that evangelical and Catholic leaders want Martin’s visa denied in order to “protect the moral and ethical principles of our society.” Madrid says the Christian officials don’t approve of Martin’s homosexuality or the fact that he’s a proud father to two children. “His nuclear family is not the type of family that Honduran society and laws approve of,” Madrid said, according to Fox News Latino.
The odd thing is that El Heraldo newspaper reports that sources in the Honduran secretary of state’s office claim there have been no written petitions to deny Martin entry into Honduras. Considering this as well as Madrid’s statements to the media, it may be Madrid who really doesn’t want Martin coming to his country.