Politics

Mayor Pete Says God Shouldn’t Be A Political Weapon — Then Uses Him As One

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg argued during a Tuesday interview on NBC that God should not be used as a political weapon.

But his argument came just before he claimed that if God were to ascribe to a particular party, it wouldn’t be the party of President Donald Trump.

CNN reported on the interview:

Buttigieg told NBC that he talks about religion in an effort to convince people to “stop seeing religion as a kind of cudgel as if God belonged to a political party.”
The mayor immediately followed up that comment by adding, “And if he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president into the White House.”
People immediately began to call out “Mayor Pete” for doing exactly what he had just argued against doing. (RELATED: Tucker On Pete Buttigieg: ‘Whining Is Power’)

The Resurgent’s Erick Erickson agreed with Buttigieg that God would not be a Republican — but he argued that was because God is not a political being. “Buttigieg is right,” Erickson explained. “God couldn’t be a Republican. He couldn’t be a Democrat either. He’s God. One day every knee will bow to Him. He will never bow to us. And He will judge His church for bowing to popular culture in defiance of His commandments.”

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