Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ricky Martin has upset Wanda Rolon

It would be wrong to assume that Wanda Rolon speaks for anyone besides herself and her First Christian Church of La Senada Antigua, but her tiresome rantings about Ricky Martin aren't reflecting that greatly on Puerto Rico:

“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.”
When people pointed out that this was a bit - well, very - hateful, the post vanished to be replaced by one of those not-actually-sorry "explanations":
Rolon deleted the post and denied claims she was homophobic in a second post: “I never promoted hatred, but the love of Christ. ... God calls us as only man and woman because it was how He created us.”
Yeah, how on earth would anyone think saying someone was "wanting to take people to hell" was promoting hatred, eh?

Wanda had another go at explaining herself:
In an interview with Primera Hora, Rolon, a self-appointed apostle, chided Martin for being open about his sexuality, saying she worried that children will think being gay is okay.

“They continue being sons, brothers and cousins. They have always existed, but glorifying this behavior no. I do not glorify a drug addict, an alcoholic,” she said.
Right. Let's just let the whole 'comparing gay love to drug addiction' thing for now, shall we, and just wonder who was asking her to glorify anything? Couldn't she just, you know, not worry about it at all? I'm sure gay people would be happy not to seek her glorification in return for her setting aside her vilification. Deal?