The leader of Rhode Island's Roman Catholic population took to Twitter early Saturday to remind his constituents not to partake in any Pride Month activities.
Bishop Thomas Tobin, who is based in Providence, tweeted that Catholics should avoid Pride Month activities.
"A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ “Pride Month” events held in June," wrote Tobin. "They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children."
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In response to the bishop's tweets, Rhode Island Pride has organized a rally in Providence's Cathedral Square for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
"There have been a lot of calls today for Bishop Tobin’s resignation and I think that’s something that should be seriously considered," Joe Lazzerini, president of Rhode Island Pride, told WJAR in Rhode Island.