With all the attention Democratic presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg has received of late, it comes as no surprise that the haters are now coming him.
In a press release, Christian activist Randall Terry announced he would be protesting Mayor Pete at five different events.
In his announcement, Terry (who had an adopted gay son who died in 2011) said he grieves for Buttigieg: “For his endangered soul, his sexual bondage – and I am enraged by what he is really doing.”
Calling Mayor Pete “a baby-killing politician,” Terry accused Buttigieg of “recruiting young people into homosexual bondage by his example, and trying to normalize what is an intrinsically evil behavior.”
In other words, the guy is a nutjob.
During an event in Des Moines, a protester began yelling, “Remember Sodom and Gomorrah!”
After the man was removed from the crowd, Mayor Pete replied with a bit of humor, “The good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you.”
In Fort Dodge, as the mayor was talking about his husband Chasten and the need for marriage equality, another protester interrupted yelling, “You betray your baptism!”
When the crowd tried to shout him down, the man continued, “We will not stop – he is misleading our children.”
Once the protester was escorted from the event, Buttigieg restored peace saying, “Coffee after church gets a little rowdy sometimes,” according to the AP.
“We’re so dug in, in such passionate ways, and I respect that, too,” Buttigieg added. “That gentleman believes that what he is doing is in line with the will of the creator. I view it differently. We ought to be able to view it differently and never question one another’s right to be an American.”
Continuing, the young mayor added with an admirable sense of grace, “America’s most elegant feature is the ability to accommodate such passionately different views and not budge from our values and still come into the public space in a spirit of respect and getting things done, but we don’t have that in Washington right now, do we?”
Here’s video of that protester at Buttigieg’s Fort Dodge town hall, and his response: pic.twitter.com/gf66B67405
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) April 16, 2019
And then in Marshalltown, the haters went full loony-toons with Terry portraying Satan cheering on a ‘Buttigieg stand-in’ who was whipping a Jesus figure on a cross.
You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
— Marcus J. DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) April 17, 2019