Many cities around the world are hosting pride parades and shows, and benefits supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and we think it’s fantastic.
Unfortunately, though, wherever there’s a pronounced LGBTQ+ pride, there are also a bunch of anti-LGBTQ people ready to proudly wave their flags of fear and misinformation.
And, to make things worse, in cases of religious homophobia, the bigotry is often hidden in terms of faux morality and the notion that God has specifically designated that only people from opposite genders can be together.
The church’s obsession with policing LGBTQ+ people is full of hypocrisies, and watching a sanctimonious anti-LGBT person go down for their words is one of the most satisfying things ever.
That’s why we absolutely loved it when Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin got absolutely shut down when he decided to weigh in “a reminder” that Catholics shouldn’t celebrate Pride Month.
This is what actor and former wrestler Dave Bautista had to say about it:
People absolutely loved Dave Bautista’s call-out, and he really pulled off the loving and protective vibe of Drax the Destroyer.
This is what they had to say about his response to the bishop: