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Buttigieg Uses Bible Verses to Slam Mike Pence

Pete Buttigieg and Mike Pence are both Indiana men who care deeply about their Christian faith. Like with their political views, though, both men come to completely different interpretations about their religion. The two have sparred in the past about exactly what the teachings of the bible say.

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The Vice President visited migrant detention camps on Friday with a cadre of aides. While Pence claimed the facilities with overcrowded, he blamed that issue on the Democrats. Buttigieg commented on Pence’s visit to the camps with a simple bible verse.

The South Bend Mayor first tweeted out a video of hundreds of men cramped in a too small cell. He wrote, “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”

Pence used the overcrowding at the camps as a sign that the borders need to be restricted. He told reporters, “The McAllen station, where our cells are overflowing … ought to be a very clear message to every American that the time for action is now and the time for Congress to act to end the flow of families that are coming north from Central America to our border is now.”

This isn’t the first time that Buttigieg has found Pence’s views to be at odds with his faith. He said back in April, “If me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade. And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand. That if you got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me — your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”



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