Democratic Presidential 2020 hopeful, Pete Buttigieg, decided to take on a new enemy this week by attacking people of faith.
In a speech to an LGBTQ PAC fundraiser, Buttigieg claimed: “If me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade. And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand — that if you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
To date, no one on the campaign trail – left or right – has publicly commented about Buttigieg’s sexuality, including Mike Pence. To use Mike Pence as a target for hate to a group of LGBTQ donors is a misrepresentation of the Vice President’s character and beliefs.
In this deceitful attack made in effort to use his sexuality to fire up the Democratic base, Buttigieg uses an anti-God argument to question people of faith. By saying our problem isn’t with homosexuality, it is with God – Buttigieg delivers a sharp blow to the Biblical teachings people of several faiths – including Catholics, Jews, Evangelicals, and others.
Buttigieg doesn’t have to agree with the teachings of religion, but to blame people of faith for being wrong for following Biblical teachings – is crossing a line.
Ben Shapiro weighed inon the controversial comments saying, “It seems to me that Buttigieg and a lot of folks on the left are a lot more judgmental about religious people than religious people are even judgmental about sin – especially because religious people all know that we all sin.”
The left has long been fighting Christianity and religious teachings in our country, but the 2020 candidates who continue to attack people of faith, unprovoked, is intolerable.
We should be able to live in a country that respects our religious beliefs – something our nation was founded on. Americans United for Values condemns Buttigieg’s comments — religious Americans shouldn’t be attacked by someone who hopes to someday be our President.