Buttigieg is Sure God is Not a Republican

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Democratic candidate for president, was being interviewed by NBC when he started musing about the intersection of theology and politics and the importance of religious faith in his life.

“It’s important to me. I think it’s also important that we stop seeing religion used as a kind of cudgel as if God belonged to a political party. If he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president to the White House.”

Roughly translated, Mayor Pete was saying that God knows no political party, a very sensible thing to say. Then he went on to suggest that the Almighty is a Democrat.

The Mayor of South Bend was dancing around one of the interesting questions of the current, political age.

Why are so many evangelicals supporting a man for the presidency, Donald J. Trump, who has been an unabashed sinner.

The gentle reader knows what is being talked about, the Access Hollywood tape in which then candidate Trump made all those icky boasts.

The opposite of what Buttigieg suggested is that the Lord must belong to the political party that nominated Hillary Clinton for president and sent her husband to the White House twice.

If one supposes that God decides the outcome of elections and does not support sinners, then clearly what the mayor of South Bend said makes no sense.

In any case, Buttigieg seems to have forgotten the concept that exists in all the Abrahamic faiths called free will.

Free will means that God does not intervene to make people behave virtuously.

He provides guidelines about how to do so in scripture, but the decision is left up to us.

Then we must answer for what we do in the afterlife.

But why have evangelicals thrown their support to a man who lies as easily as he draws breath and had, in the past, pursued women with reckless abandon?

Several answers present themselves.

First, it should be remembered that the choice was not between Trump and a person of impeccable virtue, but between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Ms. Clinton is a proven rape enabler.

Besides covering up her husband’s various sexual assaults, what she did to 12-year-old rape victim Kathy Shelton would turn the stomach.

She is also arguably guilty of several felonies.

Second, religious folk who support Trump will note that the president has attended to the interests of people of faith and has paid them respect.

That is more that can be said of either Clinton or Barack Obama, who seemed disdainful of religious people.

Bill Clinton would often show up at the church door with a Bible under his arm after the latest scandal, but likely to offer a prayer of thanksgiving that he got away with it once again.

Third, if there is anything that religious Christians believe it is the power of redemption.

No evidence exists that Trump has ever played around once having announced for president. In any case, a man married to a lady like Melania would be crazy to stray.

To be sure, Trump still likes to tweet things that may not be true, but does he prevaricate more than other politicians or, strictly speaking, his enemies in the media?

God has a proper place in political discourse.

Praying in public, despite what atheist scolds say, is certainly appropriate in certain circumstances.

President Franklin Roosevelt offered a prayer on the radio on June 6, 1944, for the men then fighting and dying on the beaches of Normandy for the righteous cause of ending the Third Reich.

Yes, it can be honestly said that the All Mighty would never be on the side of Nazis or any with similar totalitarian beliefs.

Remember the concept of free will.

Aside from that, it is good policy for anyone, president of the United States or ordinary person, to not think that God is on his or her side but hope that he or she is on His side.

If one falls short, then at least one of the major religions holds with the power of repentance, forgiveness, and redemption.

All that is required to try as best one can and learn from mistakes.

25 thoughts on “Buttigieg is Sure God is Not a Republican”

  1. Just another AOC’S style BOVINE FART BLOWER BRIGADE MEMBER! His take on the BIBLE is a typical ” TEABAGGER ” rant attempting to justify his life style!

  2. The very last person we need in the White House is a man who can’t accept the plain fact that he’s a man and not a woman. Will he be able to determine what is critical when it comes to making major decisions regarding life and death. Don’t call me a homophobic, I’m just a very concerned Veteran of the USAF that only wants what best for our Country. Mayor Pete would be a disaster.

  3. Mayor Buttgig does not know his Bible, does not know political science, and seems to forget about Sodoma, Gomorrah (and Holliwood} but he opens his mouth wide and pontifies over politics and religion. Spare us.

  4. We have been patient with the liberal dem bloodsuckers and queers for a long, long time,
    I suspect that retribution is on the way

  5. God would never vote for the Democratic platform .. It is very obvious they don’t read the Bible and don’t know Jesus.. Yes God put Trump in the White House to clean it up. And His people know that.

  6. A prophet has risen from the American Heartland and he is Pete Buttigieg! Forget about Mose, Elijah and Isaiah, PB is the real thing!

  7. Reading this,,,,,,, I caved to wonder if he gets elected,,,,,,,,,, how long will it take him to get up from his husbands bed for national security??!!

  8. Apparently, Democrats don’t care for the values and morals that are also taught by the great philosophers of our Western Heritage such as Aristotle either. Democrats have no value system that substantiates their credibility or that embraces freedom as most religions and accepted pilosophers do. Their contributions to the social recipe has always been tainted with some kind of dung which only adds to anither flavor of shit. Let’s “Make America Taste Good Again”! Stomp out the liberals, socialists, and the progressives.

  9. Some one should tell these idiots, that we vote for the person, that can FILL the duties of the Presidency, with talent, and determination, and fortitude of duty to the country, the constitution and the people of this nation. NO ONE is a saint, and NO ONE is without sin. Remember Jesus spoke to those ready to stone, with “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”…. Think these people can do as good of a job as Donald J. Trump… vote for them, BUT if not, then it should be absolutely clear who should get your vote for 2020!

  10. Hey Butthead… I’m sure God finds you repulsive. You claimed earlier that being gay brought you closer to God… Thing is you must be serving a different God than the God of the bible because his holy word is quite clear what he thinks of homosexuals! I tend to believe you have been deceived by the master of deception, Satan himself. And just for the record, the majority of us do not want any part of you serving as President!

  11. For sure GOD is NOT a Republican. but most assuredly he is not a demorat, and HE surely is NOT a Homosexual Mr B (Romans 1:24-32/Lev 18:22 KJV ) And, oh by the way, Mr. B. God did put Donald Trump into the Office of President as per Colossians 1:16-17/Titus 3:1 KJV Mr. B You know about as much aboutthat Bible (KJV) as wolk\d fill the left eye of a Blind spider, so plaese don’t show your ignorance by saying what you have NO idea about! I am praying you will “SEE” the Light of Jesus Christ!! Do the words “Sodom and Gomorrah” mean anything to you?

  12. LOOK; IF I have to be Modrated and my comments will be scrutunized etc to be allowed to comment, BIBLICALLY, and NOT disrespectfully, I beg out of this web site! I desire NOT to be deprived of MY persuit of the TRUTH and the FREE Expression of the same! Proverbs 27:17 KJV I am trying to give someone, anyone who will receive it, some TRUTH and sharpen their resolve and Countenance towards the TRUTH! I preceive that’s to much for this site, so, I am done! I will NOT associate myself w/those who must Moderate the TRUTH! You will NOT moderate GOD, so, why the TRUTH here? 1 Peter 3:18 KHJV

  13. I’m a very conservative Christian who voted for Trump. I do NOT agree with Trump’s negative comments, name calling, disrespectful talk, past moral failures etc. HOWEVER…I do agree with building a wall to enforce our laws and allow for LEGAL immigration, I feel abortion is killing innocent babies (science backs this up), I am a STRONG 2nd Amendment supporter, and believe if we do not KEEP America great…America will be in NO position to help anybody.

    Hillary had NO message, NO moral background, had achieved NOTHING in politics, was blatantly negligent in handling sensitive, confidential, secret and top secret material and is as big a liar as ANYONE that has been in politics before or after her.

    We had a choice between someone who had already proven she would have furthered the damage Obama did to the USA or take our chances with someone that we found almost as deplorable as Hillary…but at least was promising an agenda that would turn America back to the parameters that made this country great.

    BTW…Trump is making good on his campaign promises more than any president since Ronald Reagan. He fights like a junkyard dog…because Washington has become the dumping grounds for liberal/socialist politicians that spew trash, garbage, and lies every time they open their mouths.


    Trump: I don’t LIKE the man…but I SUPPORT him as our president.

  14. But he would vote as a Republican. Why would He? He is Pro life! Pro male & female marriage! Pro Religious Freedom! Pro Love! – Neighbor as Himself! Pro keep my commandments! Pro U.S. Constitution! Some Democrats may follow His lead but seem unlikely. Jesus remembers the last sentence written before our founding fathers all signed this Declaration. “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” Seems the Democrats have forgotten all about this pledge. And we know Jesus has given us His Pledge, His Life, His Fortune and His Sacred honor that all who will come to Him will in no ways cast us out!

  15. God is probably not gay, as He condemned this action in the Bible. And God is probably not a Democrat, as He condemned lying.

  16. I don’t think God would want to see a Butt boy in in the White House, the bible is very clear what God thinks of gays.

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