Cardinal to Ricky Martin: Stop Promoting Homosexuality
He should 'set an example' for his children, cardinal says
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2011 9:22 AM CDT
Updated Apr 14, 2011 10:56 AM CDT
Puerto Rico's Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez attends a mass celebrated by Brazilian Cardinal Eugenio Sales de Araujo in St Peter's Basilica at Vatican12 April 2005.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a fan of Ricky Martin's "artistic gifts," but he sure wishes the singer would stop promoting homosexuality. In an interview with Primera Hora published last week and picked up yesterday by On Top magazine and Perez Hilton, Martinez added, "Please, for the love of his children, for whom I imagine he wants the best, try to set an example to our youth of the great values we all share, besides sex.”

Further: " The Roman Catholic church does not reject the homosexual [but] their immoral actions and behaviors, and trying to promote homosexuality or sexual promiscuity among our youth, indeed, is immoral regardless of where it comes from.”

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Apr 16, 2011 8:01 PM CDT
I hate him now. I have a large box of Ricky memorabilia. I want to get rid of it now.
Apr 15, 2011 11:01 AM CDT
How is Ricky Martin "promoting" homosexuality? By just being himself? For such an anti gay church, they sure do have a lot of men who like to play with boys. I don't get their righteousness given their long history of child abuse/molestation. Your religious costumes and thrones don't make you a deity. Live and let live. I'll try to do the same. Just butt out of my bedroom. Honestly, do they really want to go there?
Apr 15, 2011 3:27 AM CDT
Ricky Martin to Cardinal..."Mind your own F-ing business"...or at least that what he should say