Via: Politico Playbook
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg swept into Iowa on Tuesday, drawing some of the biggest crowds of the 2020 race so far in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. He faced anti-gay hecklers at two events, including in Des Moines where a man in the crowd shouted ‘remember Sodom and Gomorrah!’ just after Buttigieg talked about marrying his husband, Chasten, who attended the event.
The man kept shouting but the crowd chants of ‘Pete! Pete!’ drowned him out. Buttigieg calmly looked on as security escorted away the individual. “The good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you,” Buttigieg said to laughter and cheers.
In all, three hecklers over two Iowa events were taken away and each time Buttigieg unflinchingly carried on after cracking a joke or commenting on freedom of expression. A campaign aide said it was the first time the mayor faced such security incidents since touring nationally.
The “Christian” nutjob named Randall Terry is an anti-abortion, and anti-LGBT activist who’s own son is gay, much to his embarrassment and has been arrested more than 40 times. Two of Terry’s children by adoption became pregnant outside of wedlock. Both were thrown out of the house when they became pregnant, with no help from pro-life daddy to support them.
Terry is quoted as saying: ” I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good… Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called on by God to conquer this country. We don’t want equal time. We don’t want pluralism.” – —The News Sentinel, (Fort Wayne, Indiana), August 16, 1993
WATCH:— Joshua Short (@JoshuaShortWNDU) April 17, 2019
Here’s the moment an anti-gay heckler interrupted Pete Buttigieg.
His response: “The condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you.” pic.twitter.com/oLfhnzL3PS