Ricky Martin, above performing on stage at Casino Rama during his tour in Orillia, Ontario, is under fire for his sexuality by some clergy from his native Puerto Rico. Two major Puerto Rican church figures want Martin to stop promoting his sexuality. This isn’t the first time someone has blasted Martin after he came out as a gay man last year.
The Huffington Post states that Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of San Juan urged Martin to stop promoting his sexuality, claiming he needs to think about his children. Pastor Wanda Rolon, from a northern Puerto Rican church, said, “Ricky Martin wants to take people to hell!” on her Facebook page, “RM is its ambassador.” Pastor Rolon enjoys keeping it classy on her social networks “groups” pages. She won’t let any Ricky Martin fans added as admin to her church’s page.
Last month, Martin was honored at The GLAAD Awards for his work as a gay rights advocate in Latin America. Martin has been open about his sexuality for over a year, has published a book about his life and has had many people thanking him for helping them understand acceptance and for being an advocate for the gay community.