• Dem Prez Candidate Commits Hypocrisy … in the Act of Denouncing Hypocrisy

    Glad to see someone is speaking out forcefully, and stating the exasperatingly obvious, about Dem presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg galling attack on real Christians during last week’s first Democratic debate. Good for The Resurgent’s Peter Heck.

    Many are saying that [South Bend, IN] Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s strongest moment of last week’s Democratic presidential “debate” was this rant on religion:

    “The Republican Party likes to cloak itself in the language of religion. Now, our party doesn’t talk about that as much, largely for a very good reason, which was we are committed to the separation of church and state and we stand for people of any religion and people of no religion. But we should call out hypocrisy when we see it. And for a party that associates itself with Christianity to say that it is OK to suggest that God would smile on the division of families at the hands of federal agents, that God would condone putting children in cages, has lost all claim to ever use religious language again.”

     Heck snarks, properly, that “an unthinking party loyalist” on the lookout for a “mindless strawman” to whack will deem this juicy stuff and, doubtless, be giddy over the opportunity. “For a discerning mind,” he goes on to say, “it’s a mess.”

    First, I admit I tend to agree with Buttigieg’s criticism of the Republican Party cloaking itself in the language of Christianity. … [T]hat’s dangerous for the universal appeal of the Christian faith and it’s also patently anti-Biblical to use the holy name of God to give authority to any manmade agenda that is not in His revealed Word.

    He further takes issue with the assertion that

    the Democrat Party avoids talking about religion because they’re committed to the separation of church and state. …

    Heck reminds us,

    Shoot, Mayor Pete himself told an audience last month that God wouldn’t be a Republican.

    And if that wasn’t enough, “Mayor Pete” essentially echoed similar conclusions during his anti-GOP blast on that very June 26th debate stage.

    Not to mention that it’s kind of embarrassing to boast of your loyalty to the separation of church and state in the very same rant where you advocate a public policy preference on border families based on your interpretation of what God would condone. …

    … Mayor Pete said himself, “We should call out hypocrisy when we see it.”  If that’s the case, anyone watching Buttigieg’s mini-sermon should have been shouting at their screen.  And not just because he managed to contradict himself in the same paragraph, though that’s quite a feat.

    Here’s where the columnist goes for the kneecaps:

    Mr. Mayor, I struggle coming up with much that is more hypocritical than a presidential candidate who pretends to have the compassion of heaven for “children in cages” while simultaneously supporting the physical dismemberment of children in wombs.

    Indeed, let’s not forget that awkward incongruity. Speaking up sanctimoniously for “children in cages”, greasily toting your party’s line on snuffing them out while they’re open-game inside mommy.

    Seems hypocrisy has found a home in northern Indiana through at least one of its prominent  residents and Oval Office aspirant.

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