I’m against Pride marches – there, I said it

Jun 4, 2019 by

by Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman:

OVER the weekend, American Bishop Thomas Tobin tweeted: ‘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.’

You can imagine the meltdown on Twitter. Some people were genuinely shocked that a Catholic bishop might actually still be Catholic and give advice to his flock in line with Catholic values.

[…]  It should be a truth universally acknowledged that many things can be true at the same time. These truths are that the Catholic church as an institution has a problem with child abuse and covered it up; this problem destroyed its moral authority; the Church has only itself to blame on that one; it must put its house in order. But do you know what else is true? LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June do promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. It is also true that they are especially harmful for children.

When people get in a twist because families do not bring their kids to an event and just sit at home instead, then I think we are heading towards a pretty intolerant society. Since when was attending Pride mandatory? It is looking increasingly likely that if you do not attend a Pride march you will be stuffed down the memory hole, you will be turned into a non-person, you will be declared persona non grata. This is all getting very authoritarian.

If you want to attend Pride, that is a matter for you. If you want to bring kids, that is also a matter for you. But Catholic families should not be attending, that’s all the Bishop was saying.

I admit my experience with such events is very limited, but this is an account of a Pride March in New York. 

Read here


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