What Would Jesus Do? Pete Buttigieg Has No Idea

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  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    Right now this guy is the flavor of the month. The media and liberals are swooning over his every word all because he’s a gay man who quotes the Bible and claims Christianity as being aligned with progressivism. But as this article rightly points out Mayor Pete is nothing more than a liberal version of Jerry Falwell Jr. It’s so amusing to see liberals embrace religion when it’s in service of advancing a progressive agenda. Religion is bad if it’s used to support traditional marriage or protecting the unborn but good if it is used to promote global warming and redistribution of wealth. And with Mayor Pete everyone on the Left has religion now apparently.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/opini...aim-on-christianity?__twitter_impression=true
     
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    AS MUCH as I like liberals taking each other out, you need to step back and think for a second, AOC makes gaffes but it appears that she just like this guy are a threat to the democrat establishment, so maybe, just MAYBE AOC and Pete are NOT as bad as they are portrayed. AOC has surprised me a couple of times already.
    bloomberg opinion article .......
     
  3. appleisking, Apr 16, 2019
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    What only republicans are allowed to use religion for political purposes?
     
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    We would be hard pressed not to point out that the current president had an affair with a porn start just after the birth of his fifth child with his third wife, yet evangelicals love the guy. As stated, Republicans preaching the moral high ground about a Democrat who doesn't follow scripture note for note is a bit ripe.
     
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    I find most political references to religion to be manipulative and pandering, so in general I would rather he not reference his religion in this way. I don't have a problem with politicians discussing their own personal beliefs, but turning it into "the Bible supports my politics" tends to make me cringe.
     
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    correction, they love him NOW, most did not support him in 2016 , at least in the conservative forums he was viewed as worse than Romney.:eek:
     
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    This is whataboutism. No where in my original post did I defend right-wing evangelicals or Donald Trump.
     
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    NOBODY should use religion for political purposes. Especially not Christians. Da Man himself wanted Church and State kept separate. Mark 12:17
    and John 18:36
    As for the thread title, "What Would Jesus Do?" That's easy. Matthew 18:6.
    It's a pity I'm banned from political debates where politicians claiming Jesus wants this, Jesus wants that.:rolleyes: Jeezus man, bring on millstone to a rally to make a point and yer banned for life.:mad:
     
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    That’s what makes me throw up a bit inside whenever he speaks. Same when someone like Michele Bachmann says Trump is the most biblical president ever. Just stop.
     
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    I love whataboutism :D. that said @ericgtr12 has a point.
     
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    But the values of the current president are relevant and on the table here, the bar has been set. Whether or not Buttigieg is held the the same standard is certainly a fair question, however.
     
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    Anybody can find a passage in the Bible to support their world view or position on an issue. But the same people who preach separation of church and state are swooning over mayor Pete because he quotes the Bible and wants to claim Christianity is promoting progressivism.
     
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    ALL politicians are religious when they think it will get them votes, Pelosi is catholic, the better question is why has the church not banned them?
     
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    And Republicans who are pro-life believe in the death penalty, so what's your point?
     
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    well, there are no trials in abortion, for the death penalty you did get a trial so it's apples/oranges.......
     
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    I am not claiming my support of either of those are based on the Bible or my religious believe.. I am strongly anti-abortion and pro death penalty.
     
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    whataboutism's
    there should be a retirement age for the PITUS
    sad that RvsW could go around for another 50 years...

    P. Buttigieg
    does he have the experience?
    they are starting to dig up dirt on him this could be good / bad

    AOC
    i thought this person was a mouthpiece in a human body
     
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    Unborn children aren’t convicted murderers. How is this even a comparison?
     
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    And neither are the mothers who you refuse to offer free birth control to, yet will chastise as a murderer when they choose to get an abortion. You can't have it both ways, when it comes to religious hypocrisy nobody does it better than Republicans. In fact, I find this little anecdote about a progressive not living up to the standard pretty laughable really.
     
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    This is beyond silly. It’s like saying I need to provide drug treatment to meth addicts if I believe people shouldn’t do meth.

    Why is it the responsibility of someone who is anti-abortion to provide birth control to people? Abortion is legal. Go and kill your baby. I still think it’s wrong.

    And yeah, republican evangelicals, ESPECIALLY in the last few years, are the worst kind of hypocrites. But that in no way makes what you’re saying valid. Being pro-capital punishment and anti-abortion are completely reconcilable positions.
     
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    you are still wrong. why should I subsidize your lifestyle? condoms are as cheap as $1. tons of ways NOT to end up pregnant as well......
     
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    Republicans: "We must do everything we can to save these precious lives, EVERYTHING in our power!"

    Society: "Okay, provide free birth control and coverage for women's reproductive systems?"

    Republicans: "OUTRAGEIOUS!!!"
     
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    Well, there is a general idea among many that "religious = conservative", i.e. if you're a "true Christian" you have to be a conservative Republican. So Buttigieg may be trying to dispel that myth. Doesn't mean I like him linking politics with religion, but if he's responding to people who think progressivism is incompatible with Christian faith, I think it's a valid point.
     
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    That’s cute. Please continue to make up positions that no one is taking.

    And you still haven’t answered the “why is that my responsibility question”. But that’s OK.
     
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    Actually, you have clearly taken this position:
    Your own words:
     

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