On Monday's broadcast of ABC's "The View", Joy Behar does what she does best: be offensive.
Behar rattled on about presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and how he is in a "traditional" marriage. Only, he isn't in a traditional marriage, because he is married to another man. Trad marriages are between a man and a woman, just as God intended.
Discussing polls showing Buttigieg leading in Iowa, as Newsbusters reports, co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked why Buttigieg was “pulling ahead all of a sudden.” Behar responded by referring to Buttigieg as a “moderate,” blathering, “He’s a moderate, am I right? He’s more of a moderate Democrat,” adding that Buttigieg had a “traditional” same-sex marriage.
Behar responded, “People like that. The only other one — there’s Klobuchar who is like that, and so is Joe Biden. People are excited about Buttigieg. He’s fresh, he’s new. He’s gay. He’s a serviceman. He served in Afghanistan. He’s married in a very— unless you are a homophobe, he’s married in a very traditional marriage! Totally monogamous."
She continued, "That should appeal to a silent majority out there. I think it’s great, and he’s openly religious which is another positive in this country. So unless people are going to not vote for someone like him because he’s gay, I think he’s got a shot!”
In September, Behar said of Mayor Buttigieg, "Pete Buttigieg was very interesting on the subject of religion and the climate change, and I’m just reading what he said. What she’s [Marianne Williamson] saying is that the secular Left, by making fun of the power of prayer or whatever maybe in her case, the power of creative visualization is losing voters, by making fun of that."
"And Pete Buttigieg makes the case that, you know, he says, if you believe God is watching as poison is being belched into the air of creation and people are being harmed by it, countries are at risk of vanishing in low-lying areas." She continued, "What do you suppose God thinks of that? I bet he thinks its messed up, and you don’t have to be religious to see the moral dimensions of this. At least one way of talking about this is it’s a kind of sin. I think that bringing religion into the climate change conversation is very, very helpful.
No same sex marriage is traditional. That does not make me homophobic. It just makes me realistic and truthful.