Pastor Wanda Rolon, a self-appointed
apostle and influential social conservative in Puerto Rico, has
criticized the government's decision to no longer defend its gay
marriage ban in court.
The decision paves the way for Puerto
Rico, a U.S. territory, to legalize gay nuptials.
Rico drops its defense of gay marriage ban.)
Rolon, who helms the megachurch First
Christian Church of La Senada Antigua in northern Puerto Rico, said
it was “a grim day for the history of Puerto Rico” and accused
the government of “rebelling against God.”
“[B]ut the Lord has not lost a single
battle. Keep praying,” she said.
In 2011, Rolon made headlines when she
blasted out singer Ricky Martin's sexuality.
“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.”
Rolon deleted the post and denied 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.”