Evangelist Calls On Mayor Pete Buttigieg To ‘Repent’ For Being Gay, Twitterverse Claps Back

Franklin Graham

Hypocrisy much?

Evangelist Franklin Graham tweeted on Wednesday an attack on Democratic White House hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg for being gay and being in a same-sex marriage.

Graham took Buttigieg to task for being openly gay which the evangelist said was something the South Bend mayor should “be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised, or politicized.”

“The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman—not two men, not two women,” added Graham. “The core of the Christian faith is believing and following Jesus Christ, who God sent to be the Savior of the world—to save us from sin, to save us from hell, to save us from eternal damnation.”

Graham has also called Melania Trump, who worked as a (sometimes nude) model in her time before the White House, as the “classiest First Lady our country has ever had.”

Buttigieg, who is a practicing Episcopalian, has been open about his religious beliefs. At a CNN town hall on Monday, he told the crowd he’s a proud gay Christian and feels that “God doesn’t have a political party.”

Buttigieg has also called out evangelical leaders who spew anti-LGBTQ policies.

During an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ show, he said “I don’t have a problem with religion, I’m religious, too.”

He quickly added, “I have a problem with religion being used as justification to harm people.”

The 37-year-old has also pointed out the hypocrisy of evangelicals who have turned a blind eye to Donald Trump’s multitudinous lies and his alleged affair with porn star, Stormy Daniels.

Buttigieg isn’t the only one who sees hypocrisy in action.

The Twitterverse was quick to respond to Graham.