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Homophobic bishop told Catholics not to support Pride celebrations

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2008 file photo, Bishop Thomas Tobin speaks during an interview in his office in Providence, R.I. In an essay published Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Tobin wrote his opposition to legalizing marijuana in the state. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

Bishop Thomas Tobin has been condemned for his homophobic tweet (Picture: AP)

An American bishop has been told to look at your own house after telling his flock to not support the LGBTQ community during Pride.

Bishop Thomas Tobin said the Pride events encourage activities that are contrary to the Catholic faith.

The Roman Catholic bishop was immediately condemned after sharing the homophobic reminder to Catholics online.

He 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.

TV presenter Sue Perkins kicked off the backlash, telling the bishop: Investigate the paedophiles in your ranks who use their power to predate on the innocent.

Homophobic bishop

(Picture: Twitter)

Send your countless riches, stored in vaults and crypts and offshore accounts, to those who starve and live in penury.

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Then come and tell me how to live my life.

LGBTQ activist Brian Sims said: I think you meant to say that Catholic priests have promoted a culture and encouraged activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals.

One that is especially harmful to minors.

He added: Theres not one ounce of authenticity of integrity here. Attacking families, attacking people fighting for their rights, attacking people celebrating their community, all the while molesting thousands of kids with self-righteous impunity.

The current bishop of Providence in Rhode Island, Tobin, 71, calls himself a Pittsburgh native and is proudly pro-life.

[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Two men kiss while twirling rainbow flags at the Gay Pride Parade in New York City in front of the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in the West Village.

Bishop Thomas Tobin said the Pride events encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith (Picture: FlickrVision)

He was Pittsburghs auxiliary bishop from 1992 to 1996 – a period which has since been rocked by allegations of child sexual abuse.

Tobin reportedly said he was aware of the sex abuRead More – Source

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