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Pete Buttigieg Was Asked to Hire a Secular Outreach Director. (He Didn’t Bite.)

Nov 4, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

Atheist activist Justin Scott, the Iowa State Director for American Atheists, wasn’t picked to ask Pete Buttigieg a question during a town hall in Iowa.

But while waiting to shake hands with the Democratic presidential candidate, Justin asked if he’d consider hiring a Secular Outreach Director now that he’s already hired a person to connect with people of faith.

Buttigieg didn’t offer a straight answer. But it’s hard to blame him. It was one of those “I don’t know who you are, guy with a camera, so I’m hesitant to answer a potentially controversial question” moments… I can understand why he’d avoid it.

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