In an April 2019 interview with LifeSiteNews, Bishop Strickland commented on how he would minister to those in same-sex relationships seeking to be faithful Catholics. Strickland stated, “we respect the individual, but the greatest respect is to share the truth with them that we believe they’re called to chastity,” and he added, “Marriage, between a man and a woman, as the Church defines it — a permanent lifetime commitment open to children — that’s the only place for sexual intimacy.”