Bishop Thomas Tobin says he’s now a registered RepublicanAugust 13th, 2013 at 9:18 pm by Ted Nesi 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.”