For one reason or another, this Pride month has brought out a lot of feelings from people who don’t “agree” with the same-sex loving lifestyle. We saw it when Marlon Wayans tried to show love to his daughter. I saw it in The Shade Room comments when they attempted to celebrate EJ Johnson’s birthday.
At the onset of the month, Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin hopped on Twitter to share his thoughts about Pride Month events.
Host of “The View,” Sunny Hostin, who also happens to be Catholic, felt strongly enough about this issue to sound off about it from the table.
“I was on Twitter this weekend and I read this tweet by Bishop Tobin who is a Catholic Bishop. And he comes out and he says he wants to remind all Catholics not to participate in an Pride parades or anything supporting the LGBTQ community because it’s against Christian values and that it’s harmful to children. And I tweeted out that my Catholic children will be attending Pride events as this Catholic will. My faith always taught me, ‘What would Jesus do?’ And I know Jesus would be attending that Pride parade…with pride. And I also know that God is love and Jesus is love and love is love.
And for a Catholic Bishop to come out and say something like that given the history of pedophilia in the Catholic church, given what the Catholic church has hidden about the abuse of children, some would say that being at a Pride parade would be much safer, for a child, than it has been to be in a Catholic church for many years.”
As Hostin delivered this message, you could hear affirmations and encouragement from the audience, with at least one woman borrowing from the Black church tradition to exclaim, “Say it.”
After Hostin’s remarks, Whoopi repeatedly rang a bell in support of that message.
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