Thu Apr 25, 2019 - 1:13 pm EST
April 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Protestant evangelist Franklin Graham took to Twitter to point out the incongruity of presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s claim that he is a “gay Christian.”
The president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association rebuked Buttigieg’s declaration, informing the South Bend Mayor that homosexuality is a “sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted.”
Buttigieg has consistently attempted to assert that his brand of Christianity is superior to that of Evangelicals and Catholics who see engaging in homosexuality as an arrogant rejection of God’s will in defiance of natural law.
Earlier this month Buttigieig claimed that his “marriage” to another man had deepened his faith, while simultaneously taking aim at Vice President Mike Pence, saying, “If you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
Buttigieg had previously implied to an interviewer that conservative religious beliefs are used to “harm other people.” Then on Monday, Buttigieg said during a CNN town hall meeting that “God doesn’t have a political party.”