Miss Universe Catriona Gray has reaffirmed her commitment to defend and stand with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) community.
In a now-deleted Instagram comment, Gray responded to a comment that questioned her wearing a rainbow-printed shirt with an accompanying invitation to join her in Pride Month discussions.
“What happen @catriona_gray about your testimony about your christianity? Please do not compromise. :(,” @smith_discoverer commented.
Gray defended that “religion is never an excuse to hate”.
“@smith_discoverer my belief as a Christian does not limit me from fighting for the rights of others. I love my God and love my fellow brothers and sisters. Religion is never an excuse to hate, put down or act indifferent to the suffering of others. I believe God is love, and I will treat everyone- no matter who they are, to the best of my ability, with love”.
Gray drew more support from netizens, including one who posted that “We decided to stan harder. Everyone, here is Catriona Gray.”
We decided to stan harder. Everyone, here is Catriona Gray 👑 pic.twitter.com/RDG2VmI7SC
— noeh (@johnxnoeh) June 15, 2019