A far-left presidential candidate is getting a lot of support from millennials – including from some evangelical homes.
Professor Paul Kengor, who teaches political science at Grove City College, has witnessed left-wing college classes transform what he calls a “solid, Bible-believing, evangelical kid” into an “LGBTQ-crusading leftist.”
“All it takes is two or three semesters at these colleges,” he tells OneNewsNow.
Kengor, a conservative scholar most well-known as a Ronald Reagan biographer, recently witnessed that transformation when the daughter of a close friend jumped on a plane and went to Iowa, where she campaigned for Pete Buttigieg, who is now South Bend's ex-mayor as of January 1.
The latest polling numbers according to RealClearPolitics show Buttigieg in single digits but maintaining a fourth-place position behind Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren respectively.
Kengor says the young lady's political choices surprised him because he knew her to have conservative evangelical values that are at odds with every policy position of the mayor of South Bend – or at least she once did.
“She was valedictorian of our classical Christian school, went to our church,” he says of the student, who is now at an Ivy League college.
Buttigieg, meanwhile, alarmed Evangelicals in past months by claiming his “marriage” to another man “moved me closer to God,” and suggested anyone who disagrees with that belief has a “quarrel” with God, not him.
"Mayor Pete" also claimed the Bible allows abortion because, he claims, the scriptures state life begins with a baby's first breath.
The world's three largest religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam --condemn homosexuality as a sinful act and certainly don't condone same-sex marriage, and the issue has divided even more liberal denominations such as Presbyterians, Methodists, and Episcopalians.
In that same statement, Buttigieg also attempted to pick a fight with Vice President Mike Pence, even though the famously evangelical V.P. has never said an unkind word about the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
Kengor says a further conversation with the young woman's father was even more confusing: the daughter supports Buttigieg because he’s a homosexual who is “married” to another man.
“That's the primary reason why she and others like her are campaigning for him,” Kengor says of the teen, “because they want a gay, married man to be president of the United States."