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Shameful! Puerto Rican Cardinal Slams Ricky Martin For 'Promoting' Homosexuality!

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Truly unbelievable, and most importantly, WRONG.

Now that Ricky Martin has come out as a proud gay man, Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of San Juan Puerto Rico, has condemned the pop star and begged him to stop 'promoting' his homosexuality - all for the sake of his children!

He said:

“Personally, I admire Ricky for the great artistic gifts the Lord has endowed him, but 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. 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.”

Ugh. We wonder if he even realizes how deeply hurtful those comments must be.

Homosexuality and promiscuity DO NOT come hand in hand, and the fact that he would even suggest that him being a brave, open man unafraid to be honest about sexual preference is damaging to his CHILDREN, whom we're sure he would put everything aside in order to protect, is just shameful.

If anything, he's teaching his kids to accept and love all parts of yourself, which is something we thought that Roman Catholic Church ALSO teaches!

We think gay rights activist Pedro Julio Serrano said it best when he responded to the criticism with the following:

“Homophobia disguised as religion and under the pretext of freedom of speech is still homophobia and it kills. Enough of wanting to impose a moral vision of human sexuality. Sexual orientation is an innate characteristic of the human condition that cannot be changed, it is not a behavior, it is not a disease, and it is not synonymous with promiscuity as argued by Cardinal Aponte Martinez.”

Well said!

The Cardinal should be ASHAMED of himself, and we hope he seriously re-evaluates the kind of message he's trying to promote to families who may not have a 'traditional' background!

And, as for Ricky, we hope that he continues to do exactly what he's doing, because he is, and continues to be, an inspiration for many!

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44 comments to “Shameful! Puerto Rican Cardinal Slams Ricky Martin For 'Promoting' Homosexuality!”

  1. 1

    These homophobic priests should just shut the fuck up already! The only "immoral actions" I can think of is when these scumbag priests molest young boys. It seems to be more prevalent within the Catholic Church than it does with in gay community. Hello pot? It's kettle black! Idiot.

  2. 2

    i am Puertorrican, I am Catholic and I love Ricky, but one sided big mouths like Mario who keep shoving homosexuality down out throats do NOT help the cause at all. How dare you critize people who do not see eye to eye with you? you attack the very principle you defend. When it comes to religion, the best way to approach it is to NOT approach it at all. We all should practice tolerance and unconditional love for each other. The right vs wrong and judging part should be left to the one the can judge: God.

  3. 3

    Homosexuality is immoral Perez. The man is simply speaking truth.

  4. 4

    Re: RED–SONJA – amen sonja….

  5. 5

    You understood everything wrong Perez. The cardinal said "Roman Catholic church does not reject the homosexual".
    He is basically saying he doesnt want homo and hetero people to promote promiscuity and sexuality, because sex outside marriage is forbidden.
    Gosh Perez, try to understand things instead move them to your side!.He never said "Ricky Martin should stop being homosexual". Get it right.

  6. 6

    once again, who gives a fuck what a priest or the church says these days? just old stupid unarticulated ladies!

    WE LOVE RICKY, GAGA, THE GAYS AND GOD.. yes all in the same sentence!

  7. 7

    i am Puertorrican, I am Catholic and I love Ricky, but one sided big mouths like Mario who keep shoving homosexuality down out throats do NOT help the cause at all. How dare you critize people who do not see eye to eye with you? you attack the very principle you defend. When it comes to religion, the best way to approach it is to NOT approach it at all. We all should practice tolerance and unconditional love for each other. The right vs wrong and judging part should be left to the one the can judge: God.

  8. 8

    Oh, I thought you were saying Ricky was shameful. He's pretty blatant about it. It would be better if he weren't so obvious.

  9. 9

    The Cardinal phrased his comments very genuinely, honestly and gracefully. Please stop bashing and others who have a different viewpoint than you, Perez.

  10. 10

    Hey Cardinal, stick to raping little boys and stay out of Ricky Martin's business, OK???

  11. 11

    Sigh, When are gays going to be eradicated? Seriously…..

  12. PepeX says – reply to this


    The Church and RED–SONJA are OK with gays as long as they don't expect to be equal to heterosexuals,
    to do what every heterosexual does in public or on stage.
    F*CK OFF!

  13. 13

    The gay community is very quick to demand punishment to anyone that doesn't fall in good favor with them (look at Kobe Bryant). If you want people to be more open minded stop chasing them away. Stop being hypocritical, judgmental, and just plain annoying.

  14. 14

    Mario, promiscuity is the natural, genetic condition of any male - be that human or animal. It is only natural that a large percentage of human males, when untempered with the need to please a woman's need for settling down - to be promiscious. That said, I don't see how promiscuity is a bad thing, as long as all participants are consenting adults that practice safe sex.

  15. 15

    I heard that he was beratting one of his nannies, over the fact that she did not wash her hands after bottle feeding one of his kids, and she responded: " O.K….Let me get this straight. YOU are complaining to me about my hygiene, and YOU like ASSHOLES …?". Needless to say, Consuela is no longer in his employ ! LOL !

  16. 16

    Ricky Martin is start'n to get bor'n….Just say'n …..

  17. 17

    i am sure the priest would want ricky to be around 6 years old so he could 'pray' with him…with his mouth open and tongue out, his prayers will be 'felt' by ricky and the catholic god will forgive ricky for his sins…

  18. 18

    hate to say this, but gay men are pretty promiscuous

  19. 19

    the cardinal should focus his remarks on the catholic pedophile, child molester priests. ricky hasn't done anything wrong, but live his life gracefully. he's got his other half and his kids. he sings and performs…and as far as i know he's lived a very decent admirable life. this cardinal disgusts me…

  20. 20

    OK Perez, let's just make the entire fucking catholic church change all their beliefs so you can pack fudge.

  21. 21

    With all the skeletons in its closet, the catholic church needs to shut the fuck up.

  22. Wrenn says – reply to this


    I hate the word "homophobia". "Phobia" is defined as a "fear". Just because one doesn't agree with a particular lifestyle does not mean they "fear" that lifestyle. If a Christian truly believes in the Bible, then they know that homosexuality is a mortal sin in the eyes of God. We don't fear it…we know that it is a Hell bound lifestyle and we detest the sin. Homosexuality is a disgusting, immoral lifestyle.

  23. 23

    In 20 years, the Catholic Church (and probably most Christian churches) will accept homosexuality and then they will be apologizing for this crap. Oh well, people have a right to their views.

  24. 24

    A CATHOLIC priest? Child molesters calling someone out for being immoral? Laughable!! Ricky's kids are much less at risk of being molested being raised in a gay parent household than they would if spending ONE day in that idiot's church of child-love!

  25. 25

    red–sonja, skilla, nookies & wenchtits - YOU ALL SAID IT BEST. perez does not condone people saying homosexuals are immoral. that's their opinion. but he can say homosexuals are okay. alright…that's his opinion. if they are saying it, it's an opinion but once they start killing, hurting people…it's a crime. I BELIEVE BEING GAY IS IMMORAL. you can start/stop choosing to sleep with the same sex. a black person cannot choose to stop being black. it's the way they are born. but a gay person can STOP sleeping with the same sex. what gay man cannot tell me that young gay men are NOT promiscuous??? please! [snap]

  26. 26

    god ,you commenters are stupid–gays are not promiscous–single men maybe, but not all gays –if u all hate gays so much,stop reading perez -"blatant" "obvious" ??? STUPID

  27. 27

    Re: darisa1019 – god ,you commenters are stupid–gays are not promiscous–single men maybe, but not all gays –if u all hate gays so much,stop reading perez -"blatant" "obvious" ??? STUPID

  28. 28

    you can't stop being gay in the same way you guys can't stop being mentally challenged

  29. 29

    Ricky you are my idol! You are helping change the world so that one day no matter race, sex, orientation or anything… no one will have to live in fear and hate! Teach your boys that love is love and to not judge… thats what will save our world.

  30. 30

    When are you going to start slamming the rest of the world's religions, so many of which are anti-homosexuality?

    The Christian church is a BIG effing easy target, You're boring.

  31. 31

    do you have kids, its great to have a father screeming all the time i´m so gay look at me.. i perfectly understand the cardinal, he´s looking in the best interest of the children, maybe they are not gay just maybe and they want to have a drama queen father that needs nannies all over the place to protect his own children, thing that a real man could do easily…you are so brain fucked

  32. 32

    Rickey's the one traveling the world telling everyone he digs man meat. LEAVE YOUR SEX LIFE OUT OF THE PUBLIC Rickey and focus on your dumb music and raising money for whatever!

  33. 33

    The Cardinal laid out it out excellently and is 100% correct.

    Perez, you are most certainly a moral authority on Nothing. You should take note!

  34. 34

    The truth does "hurt", doesn't it?

  35. 35

    Re: Wenchtits – Couldn't have said it better!

  36. 36

    The Catholic Church makes my head ache. I've been a member of the Catholic Church for my entire life, and let me tell you how disillusioned I am with what goes on. First of all, why would you confess your sins to pedophiles and thieves? Not only that, the hierarchy of the Catholic Church then proceeds to cover up the evil deeds. committed by their priests. Second, remarriage after divorce is not recognized by the Church; in fact, if you commit this awful sin, you're excommunicated from the Church (which I'm beginning to think isn't a bad thing). Third, Cardinal Martinez is berating Ricky Martin for "promoting" homosexuality. Excuse me, but Cardinal Martinez should be slamming his "messengers" who break at least two rules of the Ten Commandments All I can think of is the pot calling the kettle black. Furthermore,God's message to us is to love one another and give to those less fortunate than ourselves. I agree with Red–Sonja, when we meet our maker, he will be the one to judge us.

  37. 37

    Lots of gay hate in Puerto Rico. I don't think it will ever change. You have to be very careful. It took a lot of courage for Ricky to come out. Lots of "machismo" in Latin American culture. I don't know what to say, the Cardinal is entitled to his opinion. Ricky is entitled to be himself. Hate crime toward gays and lesbians on the island has always been a fact of life there. Ricky has the money to protect himself. Others don't. I think you're better off safe than proud.

  38. 38

    Why is it still shocking when priests say this? Some are close minded and there are others who aren't. Flop post.

  39. 39

    I am the mom of five, a non-Puerto Rican, and Catholic. I love Ricky Martin. His music is beautiful and his voice is amazing. He is a beautiful person. Haters should learn to leave him alone already. He obviously had a hard time coming to terms with his sexual preference - but he is so happy now that it's out in the open. Give him a break already. Live and let live. To Ricky - bravo to you and your beautiful boys. You are a great man and a fabulous father. Don't listen to the naysayers - I don' care if they are priests or not. We should all remember - God makes no mistakes. Live it. Be love.

  40. 40

    Re: lvprincess – Well said!

  41. 41

    Well, Gays should be happy..If there's one thing worse than a gay its a spic..So damn I guess Ricky should probably slit his wrist.

  42. 42

    I'm Roman Catholic… and Gay… and God sill blesses me everyday… I ain't got no contract with the Devil or smth like that u dumbass… So What??!!! This Priests and homophobic idiots should stop speek for God and the religion they think they are representing… Because they are NOT!!! SHAME ON YOU!!! Religion could be smth powerfull and wonderfull… but only without this retarded poeple…

  43. 43

    I wonder if he was thinking those views while he was fucking his alter boy?

  44. 44

    Re: darisa1019 – HAVE YOU SEEN MICHAEL JACKSON, SAMMY SOSA AND OTHERS !! If you black you can be white now! Some Mormon sects thinks blacks are the cause of all bad in the world and the cause of many illnesses (Ebola , Cholera, HIV?) Hate is hate i'm not christian and that fiction book call ”the bible” is for weak minded people like you!