Catriona responds to criticism over support for LGBT community

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Posted at Jun 16 2019 02:38 AM | Updated as of Jun 16 2019 01:57 PM

Catriona Gray knew exactly what to reply to a fan who asked why a religious person like her supports the LGBT community: "Religion is never an excuse to hate," she said. 

Under an Instagram photo of her promoting the ongoing Pride Month, one of Gray's followers expressed disappointment and asked the Miss Universe winner to refrain from compromising her faith. 

"My belief as a Christian does not limit me from fighting for the rights of others," wrote Gray in reply. 

She added: "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 best of my ability, with love." 

Catriona Gray responds to a fan who criticized her over her support for the LGBT community.

Below are just some of the other comments, a mix of those saying they were inspired by Gray's post and others who criticized her. 

Catriona Gray's post has been a talking point among those who support LGBT community and those who do not.

Catriona Gray's post has been a talking point among those who support LGBT community and those who do not.

Catriona Gray's post has been a talking point among those who support LGBT community and those who do not.

Catriona Gray's post has been a talking point among those who support LGBT community and those who do not.

Catriona Gray's post has been a talking point among those who support LGBT community and those who do not.

Catriona Gray's post has been a talking point among those who support LGBT community and those who do not.

Gray has not been shy talking about growing up Christian, as well as opening up about her support for the LGBT community — the beauty queen was among the high-profile guests of a ball held this past week that advocated gender equality.