'Gay' pres. candidate: Pro-Trump evangelicals' 'hypocrisy is unbelievable'
Monday, April 8, 2019
Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)
Openly homosexual mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg – who's expected to declare himself a Democratic presidential candidate for 2020 – called evangelical Christians who support President Donald Trump hypocrites.
“It’s something that frustrates me because the hypocrisy is unbelievable,” Buttigieg told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday about evangelicals supporting Trump, according to Breitbart News. “Here you have somebody that not only acts in a way that’s not consistent with anything I hear in Scripture or church, where it is about lifting up the least among us and taking care of strangers – which is another word for immigrants – and making sure that you are focusing your efforts on the poor.”
Taking punches, not looking in mirror
Besides claiming that the Bible is pro-immigration, Buttigieg – who touts himself as a homosexual Episcopalian – attacked Trump for his self-confidence, arguing it to be a lack of biblical humility.
“Also, personally, how you’re supposed to conduct yourself – not chest-pumping look-at-me-ism, but humbling yourself among others,” the 37-year-old LGBT activist lectured from his take on Scripture. “Foot washing is a central image in the New Testament. We see the diametric opposite of that in this presidency.”
Avoiding any mention about God’s condemnation of homosexual behavior in the Bible, Buttigieg went on to accuse Trump of faking his pro-life convictions to lure evangelicals to vote for him.
“I think there was a cynical process where he decided to – for example – begin to pretend to be pro-life and govern accordingly, which was good enough to bring many evangelicals over to his side,” the leftist politician from Indiana ventured. “But even on the version of Christianity that you hear from the religious right – which is about sexual ethics – I can’t believe that somebody who was caught writing hush money checks to adult-film actresses is somebody they should be lifting up as the kind of person you want to be leading this nation.”
Buttigieg’s Sunday interview was just a continuation of his assault on Trump’s character and Christianity from last week, when he essentially accused the president of being an atheist.
Warning: 'Anybody' can get elected, says LaBarbera
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)
A pro-family activist who works to expose the truth about homosexuality says if Americans can elect Barack Obama, Americans can elect "anybody" – including an open homosexual.
As reported earlier, Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, recently finished third in an Emerson College Democratic presidential poll in Iowa, trailing only former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders. And Buttigieg has done well in other polls, prompting some political pundits to say that he is a serious contender for the Democratic presidential nomination.
"I wouldn't put it past America to elect anybody," says Peter LaBarbera, founder and president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality. "If we could elect Barack Obama – an unqualified, left-wing Democrat, despite his entire record and his past – then I think we can elect anybody, including this openly homosexual mayor."
LaBarbera says America cannot afford to shrug off Democratic progressives.
"Barack Obama is proof that we can do anything in this country because the left is so active in politics – and they have the media, the powerful media, to do their bidding," he argues.
"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," Buttigieg insisted to USA Today.
He also challenged the pro-life stance of Trump – and the evangelical Christians who support him – contending that Jesus had nothing to say about abortion in the Bible.
“Buttigieg criticized right-wing Christians for ‘saying so much about what Christ said so little about, and so little about what he said so much about,’” USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers recounted, who is also a CNN News analyst. “Let’s parse this insightful formulation: ‘Saying so much about what Christ said so little about’ applies to the religious right’s treatment of abortion as a litmus test for Christian faith, when in fact Jesus never mentioned the issue.”
Saying nothing about Buttigieg proudly touting his homosexual lifestyle in the face of biblical teachings condemning sinful practice, Powers attacked the president for sexual immorality he allegedly committed in his past, while accusing Bible-believing Christians of not caring about his moral convictions in order to forward their pro-life agenda.
“That omission has not stopped many right-wing Christians from using President Donald Trump’s anti-abortion rights judicial appointments as the president’s ‘get out of jail free card,’ and license for them to support a leader who consistently behaves in a way that is antithetical to the teachings of Jesus,” Powers added.
Let actions, not accusations speak
It is widely contested that evangelicals were the main demographic group that put Trump in the White House, and most have justified their support for him by pointing to his vows to champion biblical principles while in office, while recognizing that the president is a sinner – like all Christians – with a repentant heart to do what is right before God.
Despite the left-leaning mainstream media’s incessant attempts at character assassination of the president, seven out of 10 evangelicals support the president today, and eight of 10 backed him at inauguration time, but evidently succumbed to journalists’ ongoing anti-Trump coverage.
“Last January, a Pew Research Center poll found that Trump’s approval rating among white evangelical Protestants rested at 69 percent – having fluctuated during his term, but declining overall only by 9 percentage points since the start of his presidency,” the Huffington Post recounted.
Evangelical leaders, including Rev. Franklin Graham, Dr. James Dobson and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr., have often come under attack by the leftist media for supporting the president – as reporters typically either resurface actions the president has admitted and apologized for or recite anti-Trump allegations that have been vehemently challenged as false.
“Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. is perhaps one of the best-known evangelicals whose loyalty to Trump has proven unshakable – even after a wave of scandals, from his bragging about sexually assaulting women, to making racist remarks, to failing to stand firmly against white supremacy, and to ordering hush money payments to cover up alleged affairs with a porn star and a Playboy playmate,” the ultra-left Huffington Post’s Amy Russo wrote.
Falwell, who has defended the president from many sensationalized accusations, has admitted that Trump has had moral failures in the past, but he has remained confident that Trump’s true convictions are to restore America as a successful, powerful and God-fearing – and God-honoring – nation.
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