Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Mayor Pete And God

South Bend, IN mayor and Democrat clown car occupant Pete Buttigieg doesn’t believe the Christian talking points that are taught in churches and Sunday schools fit in with the tenets of the Republican Party platform.

In church “I hear about taking care of the marginalized and defending the weak and supporting the poor and visiting the prisoner and welcoming the stranger and humility and decency.”

Buttigieg is quick to accuse evangelical Christians who support President Trump of hypocrisy.

“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 said, adding that Trump worships himself and never humbles himself before God.

He has feuded with Vice President Pence over the 2015 Religious Freedom Restoration Act he signed into law.  The Indiana law allowed businesses to use religious liberty as a defense if they believed government was burdening their exercise of religious beliefs in much the same way as the 2014 Supreme Court ruling favored Hobby Lobby.
Last month during a town hall on CNN, Buttigieg told the audience, "I get that one of the things about Scripture is different people see different things in it. But, at the very least we should be able to establish that God does not have a political party."

In an interview with NBC's Today Show this morning he said, “It’s important that we stop seeing religion used as a kind of cudgel, as if God belonged to a political party. And if he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president into the White House.”

Buttigieg has made clear throughout his presidential bid he believes Democrats should embrace religion and decry those who try to suggest God belongs to one political party or another.

I find this particularly rich considering the fact that on Day Two of the 2012 DNC Convention in Charlotte, NC God was stricken from their party platorm.

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said taking the word "God" out of the Democratic platform proved that the party was "veering further and further away into an extreme wing that Americans don't recognize."

The 2012 Republican platform mentioned God twelve times.

Romney’s needling forced the DNC to update the language to include mentioning "God", specifically the 2008 language saying "we need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential."

The embarrassing reversal was compounded by chaos and uncertainty on the convention floor. Three times then-Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, called for a voice vote on the changes and each time the yes and no votes seemed to balance each other out. On the third attempt, Villaraigosa ruled the amendments were approved — triggering boos from many in the audience. 

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