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Christian Bigot: If Pete Buttigieg Gets Elected, People Like Me “Will Be Hated”

Apr 19, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

It’s been fascinating listening to anti-LGBTQ Christians flip out over the popularity of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. They act like he would get gay cooties all over the Oval Office if he won the election, while trapping the nation under the spell of his rainbow wand.

The latest bigot to speak out is Peter LaBarbera of the group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, which exists to spread lies about homosexuality. He was on VCY America’s “Crosstalk” program Wednesday and made the argument that a Buttigieg victory would be a loss for Christians.

“The question is: Is America so far gone morally and spiritually that we would elect a person who brazenly and openly defies God?” LaBarbera asked. “Declares himself not just homosexual, but preaches on scripture as a member of the religious left, openly so-called gay, talking about his husband … His open homosexuality is very important because were Pete Buttigieg to rise to vice president or president, it becomes a very bad role model and lesson for America’s children. They will be indoctrinated even further into thinking that it’s acceptable, normal, and OK that instead of having a First Lady or a Second Lady, we would have a, I suppose, a First Husband for a man. Imagine what we’re teaching our children. Is America that far gone?”

“This is a whole new level,” he added. “Anybody who disagreed with that would be labeled a bigot and a homophobe and all the names they come out with.”

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