(JustPatriots.com)- Sonny Hostin, co-host of “The View” claimed that Jesus would support pride parades earlier this week. Rather than a shepherd, Jesus would be the “grand marshal,” she said according to The Daily Caller.
The panel was discussing the Colorado shooting that left at least five dead and 25 injured. The shooter, identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, reportedly entered a gay nightclub and immediately began firing before he was stopped by two.
Co-host Sara Haines said that people “weaponize” their religion to score political points. The remark proceeded with Hostin, who proclaims to be a Catholic, suggesting that Jesus would lead a 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.”
Whoopi Goldberg piled on top of the comments, saying that those who are allegedly scared of gay people should just stay away from them, adding that real Christians know that everyone is “made in God’s image.”
But homosexuality is explicitly condemned in the Bible, according to The Daily Caller. In Leviticus 18:22, homosexuality is called an “abomination.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church corroborates that view, calling homosexual acts “intrinsically disordered” and “contrary to the natural law.”
Authorities are continuing to investigate the motive behind the Club Q shooting, while many pundits are speculating that the crime was motivated by hate. A year before the shooting, Aldrich was arrested for making a bomb threat at his mother’s home, according to a report from conservative magazine American Pigeon.
The suspect is now alleging that he is non-binary and goes by “they/them” pronouns, court documents obtained by The New York Times show. Some political pundits are suggesting that this recent move was to avoid hate crime charges.
Many advocates and organizations have reportedly come out in support of the LGBTQ community, including the first openly gay U.S. governor. Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis ordered flags in all public buildings in the state to be flown at half-staff for five days to commemorate the victims killed in the tragedy.