A leading Christian website has published a column in which a preacher and author describes 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg as bringing the “death rattle of a nation” with his homosexuality.
Writing for Charisma News, a website associated with the popular Christian magazine Charisma, Bert Farias decried how people are celebrating that a presidential candidate is publicly introducing, and even “kisses without shame,” his husband in the name of progressivism.
“The constant compromising of preachers to avoid controversy is creating much damage—not only to the world, which is looking for a clear sound from preachers, but also to believers who have little discernment or are growing tired of ambiguity,” Farias wrote.
“For example, one very influential and popular minister who has millions of followers was asked if homosexuality was wrong, and his general response was that his views were evolving. Evolving? That’s like saying the Bible is evolving. How pathetic of an answer.
“In fact, when those who practice such things that are ‘deserving of death’ also approve of others who practice them (Rom. 1:32), it is one of God’s final signs of His wrath on a society.
“This is a description of gay activism and constantly pushing for its normalcy and marginalizing those who disapprove. This is present-day America. How far we’ve fallen.”
Farias went on to claim that the shock factor of seeing two men kiss has been so reduced so much that “the rest of us are numb and desensitized to this most shameful and abominable behavior.”
Farias also suggested it was hypocritical to attack President Donald Trump over accusations of adultery and sexual assault if you do not question Buttigieg‘s “abominable lifestyle.”
He added Trump has apologized for his past behavior, including boasting how he grabs woman “by the p****,” whereas Buttigieg is “pushing his homosexuality, not apologizing for it.”
“Buttigieg and others of his kind will do everything in his power to normalize homosexual relationships even more in the eyes of America,” Farias added. “They are products of what the Bible calls a “debased mind” or a mind void of judgment (Rom. 1:24, 26, 28) that God Himself has given them over to.
“Buttigieg will also do his best to marginalize those who are convinced that these relationships are contrary to the will of God.”
Buttigieg and his husband Chastern have been the subject of a number of homophobic slurs during the former South Bend mayor’s surprising rise to one of the frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic candidacy.
Buttigieg was also confronted by protesters from a group called Queers Against Pete at a fundraising event at the National LGBTQ Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Friday.
In an open letter on the group’s website, Queers Against Pete say they cannot support his campaign to become president because of “gaps” in his policies that will affect the LQBTQ community.
“We cannot in good conscience allow Mayor Pete to become the nominee without demanding that he address the needs and concerns of the broader Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) communities,” the letter said.
“While many see different issues in silos, we are clear that LGBTQIA people are directly and disproportionately impacted by police violence, incarceration, unaffordable healthcare, homelessness, deportation, and economic inequality among other things.”
Buttigieg‘s office has been contacted for comment.