The View hosts spent a segment on Monday’s show celebrating June as gay pride month. As usual, the hosts found a way to bash President Trump and religious conservatives.
Whoopi opened by fretting about some rainbow gay pride flags in New York City that were allegedly tampered with by homophobes. Whoopi gushed that God loved the LGBTQ community and “did not make mistakes” so to be proud of their sexuality. Co-host Sunny Hostin took that as her opportunity to trash Catholics who didn’t believe in celebrating homosexuality.
She brought up a tweet from the Bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, that was lambasted by the left, adding her own criticism of Catholics in general:
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
Hostin claimed Jesus would attend a pride parade and children were safer there than at church:
HOSTIN: I'm so glad you brought that up because I was on Twitter this weekend and I read this tweet by Bishop Tobin who is a Catholic bishop. He comes out and says he wants to remind all Catholics not to support or engage or participate in any pride parents or anything supporting the LGBTQ community because it’s against Christian values and that it is harmful to children. 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.
WHOOPI: With pride.
HOSTIN: With pride. I also know that God is love. Jesus is love. Love is love. 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. [ Cheers and applause ] [ Bell ringing]
Immediately after that fill-in co-hosts Ana Navarro and CNN “Republican” Tara Setmayer slammed Trump as a hypocrite and coward for starting an initiative to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide after the transgender soldier ban.