Mayor Pete Buttigieg: We Need to Move Towards a ‘More Humane Vision of Faith’ Than What Pence Represents
Presidential candidate and South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg criticized Vice President Mike Pence’s version of Christianity when speaking with reporters.
He said it’s time to move towards a more humane vision of faith.
“You know, I think people are responding to it because hopefully it’s a reminder that all of us deserve equal claim on the blessings of life in this country,” Buttigieg said.
“Just because you are LGBTQ doesn’t mean it’s okay to discriminate against you. I think most people get that, I think most Christians get that, and it’s time for us to move on toward a more inclusive and more humane vision of faith than what this vice president represent,” he added.
Buttigieg had also questioned the faith of President Donald Trump during an interview with USA Today.
“I’m reluctant to comment on another person’s faith, but I would say it is hard to look at this president’s actions and believe that they’re the actions of somebody who believes in God,” he said. “I just don’t understand how you can be as worshipful of your own self as he is and be prepared to humble yourself before God. I’ve never seen him humble himself before anyone. And the exaltation of yourself, especially a self that’s about wealth and power, could not be more at odds with at least my understanding of the teachings of the Christian faith.”
Buttigieg appeared to have tweeted criticism of Pence after many people have pointed out the positive interactions the two had when Pence was the governor of Indiana:
People will often be polite to you in person, while advancing policies that harm you and your family. You will be polite to them in turn, but you need not stand for such harms. Instead, you push back, honestly and emphatically. So it goes, in the public square.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) April 9, 2019
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