Catholic Bishop Forced to Walk Back Comments About Church Members Attending Pride Events
A Catholic Bishop in Rhode Island was forced to apologize for a Tweet disapproving of LGBT Pride Month.
“A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June. They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children,” Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence said on Twitter.
The Bishop was met with ridicule for his comments, which are not unusual for any Christian, much less a Catholic Church leader. The rainbow flag brigade chastised him on Twitter, forcing an eventual apology.
“This is pure ignorance & bigotry. Ignore this hate-filled hypocrite. His mind set leads only to suffering. He brings to mind those priests who molested my brothers. Of COURSE we should embrace our LGBTQ brothers and sisters and children. Jesus spoke of love,” said actress Mia Farrow.
This is pure ignorance & bigotry. Ignore this hate-filled hypocrite. His mind set leads only to suffering. He brings to mind those priests who molested my brothers. Of COURSE we should embrace our LGBTQ brothers and sisters and children. Jesus spoke of love ❤️
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 2, 2019
The political left – particularly the non-religious members – loves to prattle about the parts of the bible that preach love, conveniently forgetting the parts that preach God’s wrath.
“Fuck yourself, dickhead,” said another verified nobody (because love trumps hate, or something).
Fuck yourself, dickhead.
— Brandon Boyce (@Brandon__Boyce) June 3, 2019
“May God strike you down Bishop, at His earliest convenience,” said alleged comedian Julian Clary.
May God strike you down Bishop, at His earliest convenience.
— Julian Clary (@JulianClary) June 2, 2019
The Boston Globe described the Tweet as “homophobic.”
Tobin was goaded into walking his comments back, saying he regretted “that my comments yesterday about Pride Month have turned out to be so controversial in our community, and offensive to some, especially the gay community.”
“That certainly was not my intention, but I understand why a good number of individuals have taken offense,” he said.
Once again, the church was forced to roll over to the LGBT agenda.
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