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Democratic Candidates Respond To Pete Buttigieg Dropping Out of the Primary Race

“Christian” Activist Heckles Pete Buttigieg in Iowa: Screams “Remember Sodom And Gomorrah” at Rally (Video)

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

Video – “Christian” Jounalism Students Walk Out On Dan Savage Speech About Anti-Gay Bullying & The Bible

About a dozen or so “christian” high school journalism students walked out of a lecture by Dan Savage when he talked about the relationship between anti-gay bullying and the bible at the National High School Journalist Conference in Seattle.

Savage whose keynote address was presented in a large lecture hall for over a thousand journaliss students offended the dozen or so walkouts when he started talking about the ‘bullshit in the bible about gay people.’ despite the fact that it was met by applause by the majority of conference goers.

‘People often say that they can’t help with the anti-gay bullying acts because it says right there in Leviticus, it says right there in Timothy, it says right there in Romans. We can learn to ignore the bullsh*t in the Bible and what it says about gay people.’

Savage noticed the students disappearance and addressed it head on head on.

‘The bible guys in the hall can come back now because I’m done beating up the bible,‘ he said. ‘It’s funny, as someone who’s on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the bible, how pansy-assed some people react when you push back. 

The executive director of the National Scholastic Press Association that sponsored the conference defended Savage in the following statement:

‘We appreciate the level of thoughtfulness and deliberation regarding Dan Savage’s keynote address. ‘Some audience members who felt hurt by his words and tone decided to leave in the middle of his speech, and to this, we want to make our point very clear: While as a journalist it’s important to be able to listen to speech that offends you, these students and advisers had simply reached their tolerance level for what they were willing to hear