Mayor Pete Buttigieg is really doing the most. In order to further his support for the 2020 presidential election in the southern state of South Carolina, he made himself appear like Prayin' Pete, complete with a bible.
I'm not sure why he is attempting to appeal to Democrats with facade of Christianity though. Last time I checked, Christians do not support abortion or liars. If you ask me, one cannot be both Christian and Democrat. *sips tea*
The South Bend mayor released an ad in South Carolina on Monday, emphasizing his citation of Scripture during his November speech at the Iowa Democrats Liberty and Justice dinner.
Buttigieg also spent two hours at a black church on Sunday with Pastor William Barber II, even carrying his own Bible to the service.
“In our White House, you won’t have to shake your head and ask yourself, ‘Whatever happened to, ‘I was hungry and you fed me; I was a stranger and you welcomed me?’” Buttigieg said, citing the verse Matthew 25:35.
Matthew 25:35 New International Version (NIV)
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.
“I follow a God who came into this world not in riches, but in poverty, not as a citizen, but as a refugee, not as a political authority, but as a political dissident Who died for it,” he continued, “I can’t count the number of times the word “poor” shows up in Scripture. It’s an awful lot.”
This isn't the first time he's cited the bible to further his agenda though. He's used verses out of context to support his position on illegal immigration and abortion. Neither of which can be justified biblically.
In November, the mayor said during an interview with Rolling Stone, “Jesus speaks so often in hyperbole and parable, in mysterious code, that, in my experience, there’s simply no way that a literal understanding of Scripture can fit into the Bible that I find in my hands."
He needs some Jesus...and I mean REAL Jesus, not the fake act he puts on for voters.