By Robert T. Smith
Another recently announced Democrat presidential contender, Mayor Peter Buttigieg, has a problem with evangelical voters who support President Trump. He has determined that they are hypocrites. "It's something that really frustrates me because the hypocrisy is unbelievable," Buttigieg said. "Here you have somebody who acts in a way that is not consistent with anything that I hear in scripture in church." Mayor Pete’scomments came hours after he made critical comments about evangelical voters' support of President Donald Trump during an appearance on Meet The Press.
As a self-identified Christian, Mayor Pete’s acrimonious statements regarding President Trump and his Christian supporters seems a bit misplaced. A fundamental basis of Christianity is that we are all sinners in need of salvation by grace. Based on Mayor Pete’s belief system, he has determined that his fellow sinner President Trump’s inappropriate behaviors are somehow unworthy of consideration in comparison to his, and by extension he should have no Christian support, lest the Christians be hypocrites. An interesting concept of Mayor Pete’s self-serving, fantasy theology.
Mayor Pete is fully in support of the murder of innocent babies through even late term abortion. The murdering of a baby is probably the most evil act one human could perform or condone, certainly not in any way normal, moral, or Christian. However, the self-avowed Christian Mayor Pete is good with that. The President’s Christian supporters would likely take listening to Donald Trump’s childish insults and hearing of his boorish behavior on a continuous tweet- loop in substitute for Mayor Pete’s approval of the murder of babies any day.
In the Genesis account of man’s sinful nature, God asks Adam why he ate the apple? Adams reply was the woman you (God) sent me told me to. Adam assigned the blame of his sinful nature as God’s fault.
Mayor Pete wears his homosexuality on his sleeve, it defines him and is his niche in the homogenous socialist agenda of those already in the Democrat party primary race. In particular, he has chosen to attack Vice President Pence as the substitutional biblical Christian to represent all others. According to Mayor Pete’s media statement, "If me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade," Buttigieg said. "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."In essence, just as in the Genesis account of man’s sinful and fallen nature, Mayor Pete’s sinful acts are God’s fault. There really is nothing new under the sun.
If Mayor Pete’s logic is to be followed, then by extension God also made Donald Trump the way he is. Why then is this a problem for Mayor Pete? In fact, God made all of creation, so any amoral, unnatural, inappropriate, or just plain wrong behavior is God’s fault. What wonderful news. Mayor Pete has provided a world in which anything goes because God made people that way. God made a murderer, an adulterer, a liar, and even Messrs. Buttigieg and Trump. Hypocritically, Mayor Pete’s belief system allows his own behavior to be fine by God, but Mr. Trump’s is not. Worse, as an act to divide us, if we support President Trump, according to Mr. Buttigieg are we really Christians?
In Mayor Pete’s world, anything goes if it feels good and he, Peter Buttigieg, acting in lieu of God approves. The evolving and reinterpreted new Christian Peter world in which man-is-God and anything goes.
Robert T. Smith is an environmental scientist who spends his days enjoying life and the pursuit of happiness with his family. He confesses to cling to his liberty, guns and religion, with antipathy toward the arrogant ruling elites throughout the country.