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Thursday April 14, 2011

Puerto Rican Church Condemns Ricky Martin’s “Promotion of Homosexuality”

Puerto Rican Church Condemns Ricky Martin’s “Promotion of Homosexuality”

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Cardinal Luis Aponte Martínez, from San Juan bashed the pop star in an interview with Primera Hora.

“Personally, I have admired Ricky for the great artistic gifts that the Lord has donned him with, but I beg of him, for the love of his children, for whom I imagine he wants the best, try and try to set an example to our youth of the great values we all share, besides sex. That way, he’ll be thanking the Lord for the gifts he was given,” said cardinal Luis Aponte Martínez, in an interview with Primera Hora.

At 88 years old, and with 61 years of service to the church, the only cardinal in Puerto Rico added that the church “doesn’t reject homosexuality, but the actions and conducts which go against morality.”

The cardinal’s comments come just after pastor Wanda Rolon used Facebook to present Martin with hell in a (embassy) hand basket:

“This weekend Puerto Rico will receive a man who God rescued from hell,” Rolon wrote, referring to evangelist Nicky Cruz. “On the other hand, there is another one who wants to take people to hell! RM is its ambassador.”

Martin hasn’t commented, but gay activist Julio Serrano came out to defend Martin:

“Sexual orientation is an innate characteristic of the human condition, it can not be changed, is not a behavior, not a disease, and is not synonymous with promiscuity, as Cardinal Aponte says”, Serrano said.