Ricky Martin: 'My God doesn't make mistakes'

By: Michael Matson

When Ricky Martin came out in a letter posted on his website last March, the Grammy-winning singer wrote, "I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am." In a new interview with Details magazine, Martin explains that he was referring to God.

Asked what he meant with that comment, Martin responded, "Well, I don't know who your God is, but my God doesn't make mistakes." He also said he believes the holdup for marriage equality in the U.S. has more to do with religion than Congress.

"I don't want to blame the government," says Martin. "I think there is a stolen faith—an interpretation of what God 'says.' That's your God—I have my God. It's about civil rights. I'm not telling you what to believe. I wish people understood that love manifests in different ways. Allow me to have my life and I won't mess with yours. That's when I struggle and get angry and punch the table. And then I talk. Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.'"

Martin, who's been with in a relationship with Carlos González Abella for the past four years, also says that making love "helps" keep him young, and parents don't have to be too tired to have sex.

"You just have to know how and when to do it," says the father of three-year-old twin boys. "But it's funny. Sometimes it's like, 'What, now? On cue?' No, it's not on cue. You just have to be creative."

Martin can be seen as Che in the Broadway revival of Evita beginning in March.

Read Q&A: Ricky Martin on Details.com.