Evangelical leader calls on Buttigieg to repent after comments about God and politics

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2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is facing increased criticism as he rises in early polling results.

Fellow Democrats are reportedly deep in opposition research while much of the backlash is coming from the right. Among those who weighed in on the South Bend, Indiana, mayor’s recent comments on faith is Franklin Graham.

The son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, he has publicly aligned himself with President Donald Trump. After Buttigieg asserted that “God does not have a political party,” Graham shared his interpretation of scripture.

He began by saying the candidate “is right” in asserting that God is apolitical.

“But God does have commandments, laws & standards He gives us to live by,” Graham tweeted. “God doesn’t change. His Word is the same yesterday, today & forever.”

A followup tweet addressed Buttigieg on a personal level.

“Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian,” Graham wrote. “As a Christian I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman—not two men, not two women.”

His response spilled over into a third tweet:

“The core of the Christian faith is believing and following Jesus Christ, who God sent to be the Savior of the world—to save us from sin, to save us from hell, to save us from eternal damnation.”

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