“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin said Monday that Jesus Christ would be the “grand marshal” of a pride parade.
The panel lambasted LGBTQ hatred following a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado that left at least five dead and 25 others injured. Co-host Sara Haines argued individuals “weaponize” their religion to score political points, leading Hostin, a self-described Catholic, to claim that Jesus would lead the annual pride parade.
“I don’t know that they hide behind religion because I said this on this show once before, Jesus would be the grand marshal at the pride parade,” Hostin said. “I really mean that.”
“I don’t mean about gay people, I mean in every argument we have, we weaponize religion,” Haines replied.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg argued those who are scared of gay people should stay away from them instead of attacking them. She argued that real Christians recognize that all people are “made in God’s image.”
The Bible’s Old Testament states in Leviticus 18:22 that homosexual acts are an “abomination.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered,” “contrary to the natural law” and “do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity.”
Authorities are investigating into a possible hate crime given that the alleged suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, opened fire upon entering Club Q. Aldrich has been investigated in connection to a bomb threat at his mother’s home in El Paso County in June 2021, according to an El Paso County press release.
When police arrived at the time, Aldrich refused to comply with the authorities’ orders, prompting neighbors and people in nearby residences to evacuate, according to the press release. Police eventually arrested Aldrich after he walked outside, and no explosives were found in the search.
The district attorney’s office pressed no charges against the alleged suspect in connection to the threat, CNN reported.
LGBTQ advocacy organizations and many in the public have shown support for the community. Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, the first openly gay governor in the U.S., ordered flags at all public buildings to be lowered to half-staff for five days in honor of the deceased victims, according to CNN.
* Article from: The Daily Caller