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Apr 10, 2019 by Helena

Pete Buttigieg Says Gay Marriage Brought Him Closer To God

Openly-gay Democrat presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, has drawn criticism for declaring that his same-sex-marriage has moved him “closer to God,”. He even told Vice President Mike Pence and conservative Christians to “quarrel” with God if they have a problem with his homosexuality. Christian Post reports on his comments. 

My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man — and yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God

"My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man — and yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God," Buttigieg declared during a speech at the LGBT Victory Fund's annual brunch in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, according to USA Today. "And that's the thing I wish the Mike Pence's of the world would understand, that if you've got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator."

37-year-old Pete Buttigieg, a Harvard graduate is married to Chasten and lives in South Bend where he grew up, with their two rescue dogs, Truman and Buddy. 

Last month, during a Q&A at The South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas, he shared that he tries to live a life that is “consistent with Christian teachings” and questioned whether Pence truly believes in Scripture.

“First of all I try to live a life that is consistent with Christian teachings. I know that it is my responsibility not to ever do anything that would in public life, not be equally beneficial or make as much sense to people of another faith or people of no faith. But in my life I believe in that Christian ethic, the idea that was drilled into me in Catholic school even though I’m not Catholic, I’m Episcopalian,” he said.






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