Mayor Pete Pushes Back on Mike Pence’s Issues With Gay Marriage: I Will Not Repent for Loving My Husband
— Javier (@javiergleddy) May 23, 2019
Pete Buttigieg offered a stoic response this week to right-wing evangelicals who call him a sinner because of his homosexuality.
In an interview with Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capeheart, the South Bend mayor was asked about how Franklin Graham recently blasted him in a tweet for his sinful behavior.
Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian. As a Christian I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman—not two men, not two women. 2/3
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) April 24, 2019
When asked if he had anything to say to the Franklin Grahams and “the Mike Pences of the world” who take issue with LGBT people, Buttigieg offered a very undaunted response.
“I guess I would say that we all have a lot to repent for. I have a lot to repent for when it comes to my marriage. Moments when I have not been as caring as I should be, moments when I’ve been selfish, moments when I’ve said a harsh word that I wish I could take back. But one thing that I absolutely should not be repentant for in the context of my marriage is the fact that I’m in love with my husband.”
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