Pete Buttigieg: Scripture Doesn’t Condone Trump’s Behavior But It Does Support Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 19, 2020   |   12:04PM   |   Washington, DC

Pete Buttigieg continues to misrepresent the Bible in support of his presidential campaign.

During a campaign stop on Tuesday night, the Indiana mayor claimed Biblical Scripture doesn’t condone President Trump’s combative behavior as president but he still believes the Bible somehow supports killing babies in abortions.

Daily Wire has more on what Buttigieg said:

On Tuesday night, former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said he can’t understand how any Christian would support President Donald Trump, suggesting there is no “compatibility” there.

“Do you think it is impossible to be a Christians and support this president?” CNN’s Erin Burnett, serving as moderator, asked Buttigieg.

“I’m not gonna tell other Christians how to be Christians,” the former mayor responded. “But, I will say, I cannot find any compatibility between the way this president conducts himself and anything I find in scripture.”

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But when it comes to the issue of abortion, Buttigieg definitely needs some basic Biblical education as he has repeatedly insisted that he can be a Christian and support abortion on demand. He has repeatedly tried to justify his stance by claiming the Bible associates “the beginning of life with breath.”

Buttigieg said he believes the Bible does not recognize the beginning of life until the first breath is taken.

“There’s so many parts of the Bible that associate the beginning of life with breath,” he said, reiterating a similar statement he made in September.

At the time, he told “The Breakfast Club” that abortion “is obviously a tough issue for a lot of people to think through morally. Then again, there’s a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath, and so even that is something that we can interpret differently.”

Buttigieg’s biblical justification for abortion has been called out as absurd by his own family and many others. Even in ancient times, babies in the womb were viewed as valuable, as is evident in Luke 1:41. Jesus placed great value on children when others in society did not in Matthew 19:14, and Proverbs 6:16-17 states that one of the things God hates most is the shedding of innocent blood. One of the ten commandments prohibits murder.

The Daily Wire also noticed Buttigieg’s Biblical misunderstanding:

Buttigieg, who is openly gay, has advocated for abortion up until the moment of birth. Earlier this month, while appearing on “The View,” the Democrat refused to denounce the murder of the unborn post-birth, or infanticide.

President Donald Trump, on the other hand, has continuously supported the pro-life movement, which is highly important to Christians across the nation. For example, Trump was the first president to deliver in-person remarks at the annual pro-life March for Life.

Moreover, as outlined by Russ Vought in a Daily Wire op-ed, Trump has supported the pro-life cause in other ways, like reinstating and expanding the Mexico City Policy and prohibiting Title X grantees from referring patients for elective abortions:

A host of Bible verses make it clear that the Bible, and the Lord God, value life in the womb:

“Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward” (Psalm 127:3)

“You knit me in my mother’s womb . . . nor was my frame unknown to you when I was made in secret” (Psalm 139:13,15)

 “You have been my guide since I was first formed . . . from my mother’s womb you are my God” (Psalm 22:10-11).

“God… from my mother’s womb had set me apart and called me through his grace” (St. Paul to the Galatians 1:15)

“Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13, Deuteronomy 5:17)

“You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony.” (Matthew 19:18)

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.” (Jeremiah 1:5)

Buttigieg is no moderate on abortion. As mayor of South Bend, he tried to stop a pregnancy resource center from opening down the street from an abortion facility. Then, earlier this year, he celebrated when an abortion chain that amassed dozens of health and safety violations opened a new location there.

In May, when asked about abortions in the third trimester, Buttigieg said he thinks they should be legal and unrestricted.