It would be one thing if Mayor Pete Buttigieg was a non-religious man, taking swipes at the Bible as an out and proud, secular gay man. It’s another thing when he claims to be a follower of Jesus. The hypocrisy, let alone the butchering of the Bible, is all the more glaring.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone the popular, Democratic presidential candidate was asked, “What do you think about this idea that Trump has been a stumbling block to people who might potentially be interested in Christianity? They see the way that most the vocal members of the Christian faith have aligned themselves with Trump and the hypocrisy there, and it turns them away from religion.”
He responded, “I think it does run the risk of generationally harming the credibility of Christianity in our country, because if people who are avowedly Christian can get themselves into bed with a president like this, it raises the question of what ethical content at all Christianity even has.”
On the one hand, I understand Buttigieg’s concerns.
When evangelical Christians present President Trump as some kind of savior figure, or when they feel the need to defend his every word and action, they discredit themselves and they discredit their faith. I have warned about this on numerous occasions as an evangelical supporter of Trump. (Most recently, see here.)
Yet Buttigieg has absolutely no right to respond to a question about perceived Christian hypocrisy when he is a living example of Christian hypocrisy. He professes to be a committed Christian, yet he practices what the Torah calls “detestable” and the New Testament calls “contrary to nature.” Worse still, he celebrates this publicly.
And how can he possibly discuss “the question of what ethical content at all Christianity even has,” when he overthrows Christian ethics based on his sexual desires and romantic attractions?
In the interview, he also points to the Christian emphasis on “the stranger and weakest among us and the poor and so on.”
Yet he won’t even condemn late-term abortions. So much for caring about the “weakest among us.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News