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Pete Buttigieg Faces Anti-Gay Protesters at Iowa Campaign Rallies

Apr 18, 2019

By Jeff Taylor

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced down anti-gay hecklers at two different campaign stops in Iowa on Tuesday.

The protesters came in from out of state in both cases, and at one event yelled at various points about abortion and the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, often invoked as symbols of immorality. They were led by anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, according to CNN.

Buttigieg looked at one of the men and said, “Hello again,” as he began to yell from the crowd. His supporters took it from there, drowning him out with chants of, “Pete! Pete! Pete!”

“You know, the good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa causes are up to you,” Buttigieg quipped.

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