We’re only two primaries into the 2020 Presidential race, but the field has already narrowed for the Democratic nominee. Elizabeth Warren is struggling. Joe Biden is fading. Bernie Sanders, to the chagrin of the party, is the current front runner. And Pete Buttigieg, the former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is surging.
Have you noticed how the liberal new media seems to be pushing Mayor Pete, often comparing him to President Barack Obama?
Buttigieg is often described as youthful. Articulate. And fresh. One news article wrote, “He’s Christian, progressive, and gay.”
Mayor Pete, who was raised Catholic and a declared devoted Episcopalian, often refers to his faith in campaign speeches, cites Bible verses, and claims that he is closer to God after marrying his husband in June 2018.
What IF Mayor Pete was the Democratic nominee? And what IF Mayor Pete was elected President? Granted both are pretty big IF’s. But what IF?
Think about that.
IF Mayor Pete was elected President, there are two thoughts to consider.
First of all, Christians would still be obligated to respect the Presidency, obey the law and pray for President Buttigieg.
If that seems difficult to accept, imagine being a Christian in New Testament times. Paganism was widely practiced. The Governors were corrupt. Most of the Roman Emperors were homosexuals and even pedophiles. The Roman historian Suetonius wrote that the Emperor, Tiberius, who was in power during Jesus’ day, retired to the island of Capri to engage in “wanton sexual pleasure” with young boys and girls.
Yet, when asked whether or not it was right to pay taxes to the corrupt Roman Empire, Jesus said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.” (Matt 22:21).
Nero was the Roman Emperor during Paul’s ministry. Nero was a fornicator, adulterer, and pedophile. The sexual pervert once married a 12-year-old boy, Sporus, and paraded him through the streets of Rome.
Yet, Paul commanded Christians to pray “for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (I Tim. 2:2).
Just like we ought to pray for President Trump with his checkered moral past, we would be called upon to pray for future Presidents regardless of their sexual preferences.
Secondly, I agree with author and professor Dr. Michael Brown who recently wrote this Op-Ed for CNSnews.com. “Choosing an out and proud ‘married’ gay man to run for president, let alone become president, would contribute to the further degeneration and moral confusion of our society along with further attacks on our most fundamental rights.”
When Brown tweeted this message, he received a lot of support, but as expected some strong opposition. Bible teacher and founder of Phoenix Miniseries, Gilbert Gonzalez Jr wrote: “Please tell me this tweet is from a different century. There is no way that anyone today that has any education would ever write something so generally uninformed, childish, and biblically ignorant. This is why people don’t take Christianity seriously. Its leaders refuse to learn.”
IF Mayor Pete were nominated and elected, you can expect the radical homosexual agenda and activism to accelerate and intensify with a President proud of his homosexuality.
Already on the campaign trail Mayor Pete has been seen kissing his husband and citing “Biblical evidence” to justify same-sex marriage. In one interview Mayor Pete described his journey of faith and his desire for religion in his campaign to be used not “as a cudgel but invoked as a way of calling us to higher values.”
Apparently, the Mayor, who not only champions same-sex marriage but abortion on demand is reading a different Bible than I am. The apostle who lived in Nero’s day called homosexuality a sin along with adultery and fornication(1 Cor 6:9-11). He also described it in Romans 1as “degrading.” “Shameful.” And “unnatural.”
Be advised, this post is not motivated by partisan politics or a hatred of homosexuals, but by moral and Biblical considerations. Sadly, our citizens are generally uneducated by inspired Scripture and often deceived by ill-equipped religious leaders, like Gonzalez, lacking respect for God’s Word.
We’re living in perilous times. “Do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Eph. 5:17).
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman