On Thursday night during the second round of the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate, Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., tried to shame Republican Christians into silence by attacking immigration policies that the Trump administration either never employed or that the Obama administration also employed.
“The Republican Party likes to cloak itself in the language of religion,” Buttigieg, a member of the liberal mainline Episcopal Church, began. “Now, our party doesn’t talk about that as much largely for a very good reason — which is we are committed to the separation between church and state and we stand for people of any religion and people of no religion.”
“But we should call out hypocrisy when we see it,” he added. “And for a party that associates itself with Christianity, to say that it is okay to suggest that God would smile at the division of families at the hands of federal agents, that God would condone putting children in cages, has lost all claim to ever use religious language again.”
Buttigieg has long directed his liberal Christian ire against conservative Christians who follow the clear teachings of the Bible on sexuality. My church actually withdrew from his denomination because the Episcopal Church started saying that Jesus was not the only path to salvation, and because it was rejecting the Bible on sexuality issues. It is ironic for Buttigieg to slam conservative Christians as insufficiently Christian when he does not follow the Bible on these issues. . . .
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— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 28, 2019
First, the narrative that Trump’s administration put “kids in cages” is entirely false. The infamous photos of “kids in cages” by the border came from 2014 under the Obama administration, not under Trump. Photos showing immigrants sleeping on the concrete floor also date from Obama’s tenure, in 2015. (Read more from “Debate Crowd Cheers as Buttigieg Attacks Christian Republicans” HERE)