Co-host of “The View” Sunny Hostin argued on the show Monday that Catholics critical of PRIDE events are wrong to judge, saying that Jesus would attend PRIDE parades.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg began the segment with an impassioned speech encouraging the LGBTQ community, saying, “A lot has happened in the gay community very quickly. People have to catch up. You have to understand that, as well. Just never put your head down. Always be proud of who you are. God does not make mistakes.”
Hostin responded by criticizing a Bishop Thomas Tobin over a tweet encouraging Catholics to avoid PRIDE events. (RELATED: Sunny Hostin Says We Owe Michelle Wolf An Apology For Last Year’s WHCD)
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 (@ThomasJTobin1) June 1, 2019
“He wants to remind all Catholics not to support or participate in any LGBTQ events,” Hostin said. “I tweeted out my Catholic children will be attending pride events as this Catholic will. My faith always taught me what would Jesus do. I know Jesus would be attending that PRIDE parade … with pride.”
“I also know that God is love. Jesus is love. Love is love,” Hostin continued, arguing that the church’s history of sexual abuse and pedophilia left it little room to criticize the LGBTQ community. “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.”
Hostin was not the only one to make that particular comparison.
A reminder that Catholic clergy has been a lot more dangerous to kids than LGBT. Just so you don’t forget….
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) June 2, 2019
Annnnd we wonder why there’s a crisis in the Catholic Church. The countless accounts of sexual abuse by your priests is HARMFUL TO CHILDREN.
— Cheryl Reeve (@LynxCoachReeve) June 2, 2019
You know what’s proven to be actually harmful to children..? The Catholic Church.
— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) June 3, 2019
Not as much as the horrific mass sexuall abuse that the church continues on the children of the church. The Pope could put an end to it. Take the tax exceptions away until they right their church. Nothing is more harmful than the Catholic Church to our children.
— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) June 3, 2019
Yeah, I read something else about the Catholic Church and the safety of children a few other times before but I forget the context
— PICKLEDAD (@Lyricoldrap) June 2, 2019