Church Protests Univision's "Obscene" Ricky Martin Interview

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A church group gathered outside of an Univision affiliate office this weekend to protest an"obscene" interview the channel recently aired with Ricky Martin. In the interview, conducted by journalist Maria Elena Salinas, Martin talks about his initial sexual experiences with men and the first time he fell in love.

The special, entitled Ricky Martin ... Without Secrets, caught the attention of the conservative Miami-based Oscar Aguero Ministry who released a statement explaining that they were protesting Univision's support of "sexual promiscuity and homosexuality as a gift of life." The church went on to say, "These are not our Latin roots, and the Latino people of South Florida have decided to stand up and defend our family values."

The group concluded by claiming that Martin promotes hedonism by telling his fans to live "la vida loca."

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I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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