The year is 2019 A.D. but some people’s views remain decidedly Biblical.
In a disgusting moment in the already grotesque spectacle that is American politics, 2020 Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was heckled by a homophobic audience member ranting about “Sodom and Gommorah” in an obvious and hateful reference to Buttigieg’s sexuality. The heckler was drowned out by Buttigieg’s supporters before being led away.
According to The Hill, the incident occurred at a campaign rally in Fort Dodge, Iowa and Buttigieg kept his cool as the nutjob was ushered out, remarking:
“The good news is the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you.”
Buttigieg, who is gay and a Christian, has recently emerged as a vocal critic of Donald Trump’s supposed religiosity and Mike Pence’s views on homosexuality.
According to The Hill a second protester also heckled Buttigieg at the event leading the candidate to dryly remark:
“Remember the beauty of our democracy. Everyone here gets the exact same voice and vote. Feels like the numbers are on our side.”
One of the protesters apparently got downright theatrical, staging a skit in which “Mayor Pete”, er, whips Jesus while the Devil looks on. Totally normal.
— Marcus DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) April 17, 2019
Needless to say the internet supported Buttigieg and not the homophobic wackadoodle.
Horrible and heartbreaking https://t.co/mjizNvhnHx
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 17, 2019
I will vote for Mayor Pete for many reasons if he faces off against Trump. But I’ll enjoy it most of all to stick it to clueless and hypocritical “evangelicals” and say…”Well, it was God’s will.”
— Ed Rakowski (@g_rakowski) April 17, 2019
This man is the real deal. I saw this today and he’s a class act. #PeteButtigieg2020 https://t.co/sUZViCrOAd
— Jennifer Burke (@MeSoOrnery47289) April 17, 2019
— Tee Panic! (@rabidhamster69) April 17, 2019
When Trump was cheating on his wife why didn’t y’all holla Sodom and Gomorrah or even better yet talk about the Abomination before God but yet you think that Trump is so Godly but this man is no earthly good https://t.co/1xczLJhIdg
— Debbie Sams BROWN (@DebbieSamsBROW1) April 17, 2019
Yup, the separation of church and state must be enforced. I’m tired of listening to people who want to control everyone else through their religion. Blech.
— KimbellsMowgli (@KimbellsMowgli) April 17, 2019
are these protestors okay with the part of that story where Lot just gives strangers the okay to have sex with his daughters? or is it just the part about anal they don’t like https://t.co/7DGkMIIhpK
— Aaron Daum (@aaron__daum) April 17, 2019
Every idiotic fundamentalist attack will just make him more popular among the rest of us. Keep it up, magamorons.
— steve laredo (@stevelaredo) April 17, 2019
He’ll get through this. His honesty is his armour and his loving relationship his shield. 😊🌏
— Kat Barclay (@KatBarclay2) April 17, 2019
h/t: The Hill