The View co-host Sunny Hostin said she believes Jesus Christ would attend the LGBT pride parade “with pride” after a Catholic bishop warned that the festivities were “especially harmful to children” and “contrary to Catholic faith.”
Ahead of “Pride Month,” Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin of Rhode Island took to Twitter to remind Christians to avoid partaking in LGBT celebrations.
“A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June,” he wrote. “They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.”
On “The View” Monday, Hostin slammed Tobin for his comments: “I was on Twitter this weekend and I read this tweet by the Bishop Tobin who is a Catholic bishop. And he comes out, and he says that he wants to remind all Catholics not to support or engage in any pride, participate in any pride parades or anything supporting the LGBTQ community because it’s against Christian values and it is harmful to children.”
In response to Tobin, Hostin tweeted that the bishop should be “ashamed” of his comments and asserted that her Catholic children will be attending a Pride event.
“And I tweeted out that my Catholic children will be attending pride events as this Catholic will,” Hostin said. ” And you know, my faith always taught me what would Jesus do? And I know Jesus would be attending that pride parade, with pride.”
Hostin went on to claim she nearly left the Catholic Church because of the sex abuse crisis and the church’s handling of it.
“And I also know that God is love, Jesus is love, love is love,” Hostin continued. “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.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church cites Scripture to state that homosexual acts are “acts of depravity” and “contrary to the natural law.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett