NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - Popular Catholic comedian Jim Gaffigan is drawing ire from thousands of Catholics after posting a picture on Facebook of his children waving rainbow flags at the New York City gay pride parade Sunday. Gaffigan captioned the picture of his five children with the words, "I'm so proud of my gay kids. Happy #pride2017#pridenyc."
A number of Catholics voiced criticism of the image in the Facebook comments thread. Gaffigan has long been public about his Catholic faith, making appearances with Cdl. Timothy Dolan on Sirius XM's The Catholic Channel and appearing in a documentary film on the original Divine Mercy painting. He also performed at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' visit to the United States in 2015.