The second Democratic debate is officially in the books and as Kemberlee wrote last night, the clear winner was illegal immigrants. To varying degrees, every candidate on the stage expressed an open borders position, with several promising ways to further incentivize migrants to attempt to take that dangerous trek across the border.

While many in the punditocracy are focusing today on Sen. Kamala Harris’s relentless attacks on Joe Biden from the debate, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg made some comments about conservative Christians regarding the border issue that deserve more attention – and pushback.

During a segment on the border crisis, Buttigieg suggested that conservative Christians were hypocritical when it came to religious compassion for children, saying they had no right to cloak themselves “in the language of religion” in discussions about the care of children and families at the border:

“The Republican Party likes to cloak itself in the language of religion. Now, our party doesn’t talk about that as much, largely for a very good reason, which was we are committed to the separation of church and state and we stand for people of any religion and people of no religion.

But we should call out hypocrisy when we see it. And for a party that associates itself with Christianity to say that it is OK to suggest that God would smile on the division of families at the hands of federal agents, that God would condone putting children in cages, has lost all claim to ever use religious language again.”

Buttigieg’s remarks received wild applause from the mostly liberal audience:

For starters, Democrats don’t talk about religion much not so much because they are patriotically “committed to the separation of church and state” but instead because so many within their ranks have become openly hostile to pretty much any religion outside of Islam. In particular, conservative Christians are the ones Democrats take aim at most often, as Mayor Pete ironically demonstrated Thursday night.

Secondly, what prominent, influential conservative Christian is saying “God would smile” on dividing families and “putting children in cages”? I haven’t heard any, but if there is one, the Mayor needs to name them along with that person’s mass following so we can analyze just how much impact this person is having on the debate.

Buttigieg can’t do it because no such person exists. He invented a straw man which he in turn used to tear down conservative Christians because they won’t fall in line with his – and the left’s – open borders stance.

It was a needless cheap shot inserted into the debate in order to win cheers and amens from the crowd and the liberal commentators watching. It worked.

Democrats have used variations of the “faux Christian” argument many times before on numerous issues, including healthcare, women’s rights, and gun control. It’s a phony “gotcha” tactic, designed to shame conservatives into supporting the left’s billion dollar agendas.

What Buttigieg left out of his argument was that it has been Democrats who have needlessly made children and their families at the border suffer for the last six months as a result of the party’s initial insistence that there was no crisis to begin with.

It has only been in the last few weeks that they have finally gotten around to acknowledging that are were serious issues, and even in doing so they’ve proved their motivations for doing so were solely political – because once they declared a crisis, they put the blame at President Trump’s feet.

And then refused to give him a dime to address the issue.

For two months, the administration has been asking for $4.5 billion in additional funding to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis. Congressional Republicans, including those “hypocritical” conservative Christian types, have practically been begging the left to work with them on this issue.

But House Democrats – led by their more progressive members like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and others – steadfastly refused to give the idea any consideration. It was their way (open borders) or the highway.

The funding bill was only passed just this week after House Speaker Pelosi angered the AOC wing of the party by caving to the Republican-controlled Senate.

I watched the whole debate last night but maybe I missed the part where Mayor Pete condemned his own side for deliberately withholding humanitarian aid for political gain?

Something else to think about when Mayor Pete and other Democrats talk about alleged conservative Christian hypocrisy when it comes to children is the left’s very real hypocrisy on the issue.

Democrats have become the most extreme they ever have been on abortion rights, supporting terminating the life of a fully developed unborn child right up until the moment of birth for reasons that include not just the physical health of the mother but also the mental health of the mother, the latter of which they deliberately don’t define.

Buttigieg himself, who says he is an Episcopalian, has adopted a standard line his party likes to use when talking about a woman’s right to choose. “I trust women to draw the line,” he has said when asked about it.

This is code for favoring unlimited abortion on demand without restrictions, and during any stage of pregnancy – including when the child can feel pain, and when the child could breathe on its own if born. That is most definitely not showing compassion for children.

This tweet sums up Buttigieg’s – and the Democratic party’s – hypocrisy rather nicely:

The next time Pete Buttigieg or anyone else in the Democratic party considers lecturing conservative Christians on a supposed lack of compassion for vulnerable children, perhaps they should look at the man in the mirror instead. Because Democrats have no moral high ground to stand on this issue. Absolutely none.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

 
 
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