|Mayor Pete and the First Lady of South Bend|
I was thoroughly prepared to (mostly) be nice and just ignore the homosexuality of Mayor Pete Buttgig, the honorable Mayor of South Bend Indiana, as just another one of the multitude of occupants of the Democrat presidential candidates clown car seeking the 2020 nomination. I said I was, until I read this in USA Today:
“That’s the thing that I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand,” Buttigieg said of the vice president, who has opposed same-sex marriage. “That if you have a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
It’s unusual for Democratic presidential candidates to talk about faith as often as Buttigieg does. It’s groundbreaking that he uses his marriage to another man to illustrate his personal relationship with God. Buttigieg gets easy applause lines at Democratic-friendly audiences, as he did Sunday, for criticizing Pence when he talks about being gay. (His first mention of Pence on Sunday, when Buttigieg described coming out while Pence was serving as Indiana’s governor, generated boos and hisses.)....."He just had to go there. So if he’s going to campaign as the 'homosexual candidate', then we certainly have every right to note his sexual orientation in discussing him. Butt, of course, there’s more: if Mr Buttgig is going to introduce religion into the campaign by criticizing evangelical support for Donald Trump and Mike Pence, then he has also introduced religious criticism of his position concerning Christianity and homosexuality. He might come to regret that.
But I will admit to some amusement at the fact that Mr Buttgig’s wife Chasten Buttigig, gave some guidance on the pronunciation of the candidate’s name: “boot-edge-edge,” “buddha-judge,” “boot-a-judge” and “boo-tuh-judge.” A homosexual male named “booty judge”? It is to laugh. And how long ago was it that we were told that it was nobody else’s business what other people do in their bedrooms? Seems that nowadays that is something that homosexuals believe they should shout from the rooftop. It seems to me that any expectation of privacy on that matter was ended by Mr. Buttgig himself.
So, we have a Democratic candidate criticizing the religious faith of other people, calling them hypocrites. OK, fair enough! It also means that we can criticize Mr Buttgig’s odd interpretation of Christianity and what the Bible allows. Let’s have at it!
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