Seriously? Has Pete been eating those ‘special’ brownies?
If he thinks he’s dialed into what it will take ta bite out of the support Trump has enjoyed from ‘religious’ voters, he’s only off by about 180 degrees.
While other members of his party are taking a special effort to denigrate Christians while embracing the irreligious and unaffiliated, Buttigieg is going for another approach.
Ripping a page right out of 1984, he is trying to redefine Christianity out of existence. Traditional Christianity, anyway. He is giving us the Orwellian “2+2= 5” imperative and expects us to accept his claims unchallenged.
God — as Preachy Petey defines him — just can’t get enough abortion. He loves it. Shines his divine blessing upon monsters like that creepy abortionist from Pete’s hometown that had a ‘trophy’ collection of unborn babies in jars stored at his private home.
THAT kind of a death penalty — in Pete’s world — is a GOOD thing. But a death penalty visited upon anyone who has committed actual crimes? Well, that’s a bridge too far.
Here’s Pete ascending the stairs of his pulpit and moralizing to his Christian voters.
Buttigieg, a practicing Episcopalian, says Democrats have a chance to win over religious voters who have formed the core of the Republican base in recent decades, if only his party would make the case to those voters that President Trump’s policies run counter to their own Christian faith.
“What I see right now is a lot of religious voters who are looking for options, because what’s happening in Washington and especially in this White House is an affront to any number of religious traditions, including somewhat conservative ones,” Buttigieg said in an exclusive interview with The Hill during a campaign swing through Nevada.
“There’s just so many people in America who are sitting in the pews thinking, wait a minute, am I supposed to be on board with family separation, with policies that benefit the wealthiest only, with the behavior of a president like this one, and wondering who’s going to speak to them and let them know that they have a choice and that they are welcome in the coalition we’re trying to build,” he said.
He’s being awfully selective on what morals he thinks we are supposed to value. Suddenly, when it’s a Democrat doing it, all those ‘Church and State’ agitators fall strangely silent.
Because when the Church is hijacked in service of the Left’s political agenda, suddenly all is forgiven. How convenient.
As a consequence of his selective reading of scripture, he can’t even figure out some basic ideas that have been broadly understood for centuries.
“I do believe that the moral consequence of killing somebody who is defenseless for any reason goes against certainly what I’ve been taught about the way we’re supposed to treat human life,” he said.
Asked whether his opposition extended to someone like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, he said yes.
“If you mean it, you mean it,” Buttigieg said. “There are people who may deserve to die. I just don’t know anybody who deserves to kill them.”
He is missing the point completely. This isn’t a question of ‘deserving to kill someone’. This is a question of following through on a just penalty.
The principle that was indicated by stoning in the Old Testament — meaning it was a COMMUNAL Execution, one where society generally participated in the death of the guilty.
This has been expressed in other contexts by way of firing squad, where nobody knows who fires the fatal bullet, or in the modern context where a nation is organized in such a way that some respected citizens are chosen to administer justice.
If that justice includes imprisonment, that would require jailers. If it includes the death sentence, it would require an executioner.
We could just as easily turn the question back on him — which of us really has the right to strip a ‘defenseless’ man of his autonomy and freedom by locking him involuntarily in a cell?
There are people all over the world who improperly imprisoned. By what authority to we send people to jail? It is by that very same authority we execute ANY criminal sentence — up to and including death.
Since he pretends to like scripture so much, here’s the relevant one, as an expansion of what Jesus said about giving what was due to Caesar was given by Paul in his letter to the Romans.
Here is a portion of the larger text.
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.
Source: Romans 5
We’ve all seen the dishonest games the left have played with the power they’re entrusted with, they’re obviously unworthy of that trust.
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