‘I’m not gonna tell other Christians how to be Christians, but …’
Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday again went after Christians who support President Donald Trump.
Responding to a question during a CNN town hall, Buttigieg said there is no compatibility between Trump’s actions and the moral ethic prescribed by the Bible, which means Trump is not worthy of a Christian’s endorsement or support.
“Do you think it is impossible to be a Christian and support President Trump?” CNN host Erin Burnett asked.
Buttigieg responded, “I’m not gonna tell other Christians how to be Christians, but I will say, I cannot find any compatibility between the way this president conducts himself and anything that I find in Scripture. Now I guess that’s my interpretation but I think that’s a lot of people’s interpretation and that interpretation deserves a voice.”
Buttigieg’s critics likely find the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor’s line of critique hypocritical. They argue that Buttigieg’s personal lifestyle as a gay man is not compatible with Christian values, nor is his unequivocal support for abortion.
Indeed, the Bible establishes the equality of humanity and sanctity of all human lives, born or unborn, by declaring that every human being is created in the “Image of God.” And despite progressive objections, the scriptures, apostles, and Jesus himself are clear about what constitutes God-honoring expressions of sexuality and that which is considered “sexual immorality.”
Tuesday’s remarks were not the first time Buttigieg has criticized Trump’s Christian allies.
Author: Chris Enloe