Bishop Thomas Tobin says he’s now a registered Republican

August 13th, 2013 at 9:18 pm by under Nesi's Notes

By Ted Nesi

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence Thomas Tobin revealed Tuesday night that he recently became a registered Republican, while emphasizing that the church and its mission shouldn’t be viewed through a narrowly partisan lens.

“The a-ha moment for me was the 2012 Democratic National Convention. It was just awful,” Tobin told the Rhody Young Republicans. “I just said I can’t be associated structurally with that group, in terms of abortion and NARAL and Planned Parenthood and [the] same-sex marriage agenda and cultural destruction I saw going on – I just couldn’t do it anymore.”

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One Response to “Bishop Thomas Tobin says he’s now a registered Republican”

  1. Eric says:

    Actually surprises me that a man of the cloth could actually affiliate himself with democrats.