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In Accusing Christians of “Hypocrisy” on Compassion for Children, Mayor Pete Exposes His Own Duplicity

In Accusing Christians of “Hypocrisy” on Compassion for Children, Mayor Pete Exposes His Own Duplicity

Democrats should start by looking at the man in the mirror next time they consider lecturing conservative Christians on a supposed lack of compassion for vulnerable children.

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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I grow weary of politicians who issue snide assaults against the character of typically virtuous people. These are little more than the recycled Obama condescencion of ‘this is not who we are as Americans.’

Jesus said ‘Why concern yourself with the speck in your brother’s eye, yet ignore the plank in your own eye?’

To paraphrase, “Stuff it, mayor pete.”

    Okay, Lefty Pete, it seems you have a pretty good throwing arm. Well, we too can play that game. “Jesus thought for a moment and then replied, ‘He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.'”

    JusticeDelivered in reply to locomotivebreath1901. | June 28, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    What kind of parent sends their children on such a dangerous trip? They sure as hell are not people we want in America. They are almost as bad as sleazy palestinians.

So. He seems to know what’s on Jesus mind today, eh?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to puhiawa. | June 28, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    He is from the party which gave the KKK free reign.

      And, until recently, opposed human and civil rights, then progressed with liberal fervor, selective-child, diversity, and political congruence (“=”). The Pro-Choice quasi-religion (“ethics”), selective, opportunistic, relative, is intrinsically bigoted. That said, #HateLovesAbortion

When Buttigieg ends his support for abortion on demand (read: genocide) then maybe I will take his accusations seriously.

Excellent article! We desperately need GOP politicians and surrogates to drive these points home. Doesn’t mean we think we are perfect Christians, we just are coming from a completely different perspective. And in respect to compassion, charitable donations and volunteering on a personal level, the left doesn’t come close to conservatives. And to belie one of their oft-quoted arguments that conservatives only care about babies before they’re born and not afterwards, Christians adopt at twice the rate of everyone else.

We need our side to keep correcting the lies if the left. They’re wise, we make it seem that those lies are true.

Send all the illegal alien kids to South Bend, drop them off at city hall, and let Pete show his compasssion.

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

Perhaps William Blake could have done something memorably literary with this fantasy . . . but the picture of Butty dancing with such an obvious straw man should give any reasonable person conniption fits.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to tom_swift. | June 28, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Dems think it is ok to leave children with people who bought or kidnapped them, people who may well use them for child prostitutes.

Wonder how Mayor Pete would respond, if he were more mindful of Romans 13:1-7, i.e., submission to Government authority, obeying the laws of the land, etc.?

Oh to be a shrink and have a pick at the Mayor’s mind – I wouldn’t be surprised to discover that the root of his hostility toward Christianity is found in 1 Corinthians 6:9, Revelation 22:15, etc. In as much as scripture is a constant reminder of his own hypocrisy, he wraps himself in false righteousness by accusing others. Better to adopt the way of humility and contrition than to take up the stone against fellow pilgrims.

“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 lack of morals stance.


I kind of hope that little hate midget is the candidate of the party of hate. It might get some soft conservatives off their couch and to the polling places.

This guy is such a cypher. But he’s gay. Which, for $2.75, will get him on a bus in New York City.

Ignore this BS. Hypocrisy? How many illegal alien children are currently living in Buttigeig’s house? How many Honduran children is he currently supporting? No, how many illegal children are various Christian religious organizations and programs currently supporting? How many Honduran, Guatemalan and Salvadoran children are Cristian religious organizations and programs supporting?

Mayor Pete has a serious personal problem with traditional Christianity. He is engaged in a deviant lifestyle which is frowned upon by traditional Christians. And, those Christians are never going to accept homosexual behavior as being a normal, acceptable, mainstream human activity. Traditional Christians still do not persecute homosexuals, even though they do not accept it as normal behavior. Perhaps, Mayor Pete should convert to Islam and run for mayor of Riyadh. Perhaps he played dodge ball enough to be able to dodge the stones.

SpaceInvader | June 28, 2019 at 9:39 pm

Democrats are proposing wide open borders and welfare for the entire world including free health care and a living income.

SpaceInvader | June 28, 2019 at 9:42 pm

When the country collapses under the weight of these socialists policies I hope those who rebuild force all the socialists out.

    D Grant in reply to SpaceInvader. | June 28, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    “When the country collapses” That is exactly what they are working towards. They will be there to “pick up the pieces” and get us back to the new “normal”.

Their position, is that the aid would not be necessary if the US just ceased enforcement. Its power is in its simplicity.

Petey Boy is quite the hypocrite. He can’t run a city of 102,000 but thinks he can be president.

    zennyfan in reply to bw222. | June 29, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I’m thinking Sarah Palin — who was a sitting governor at the time — wishes the media had taken her time as mayor as seriously as it takes Buttigieg’s.

caseoftheblues | June 29, 2019 at 7:00 am

Now do Islam…..yah that will NEVER happen.

This guy is just a full on bigot.

Which Christian cares about this sodomite’s opinion? What kind of American cares? He’s literally opted out of the future. He wants to drag is further into his swamp lifestyle and kick his favorite straw man around. Absent repentance from his vile sin he is doomed. We would have simply laughed at his joke campaign. Now we are too wise and tolerant for dismissing this degenerate out of hand

Ms. Mayor (Pete has a ‘husband’ which makes him the ‘wife’) needs to take some of what he learned at Pembroke College and analyze his stated positions vis-a-vis the majority of Americans. As this essay clearly illustrates, Ms. Mayor is a raging hypocrite given it is HIS OWN POLITICAL PARTY that advocates the separation of children from families.

Actually I care, Mr. Forksdad. St. Paul Says I am not to judge a servant of another. I am not your judge. I am not anyone’s judge.

texansamurai | June 30, 2019 at 7:14 am

agree, forksdad–as for me, am a sinner myself–have never had the strength to turn the other cheek on every occaision–is a weakness in me perhaps but a weakness that has several times preserved my own life and (at times)those around me

there is a reckoning coming–do not see an alternative as the leftists/progs/open borders crowd appear to be intractable–will not surrender the personal freedoms we enjoy here as a result of the tremendous sacrifices our ancestors made for us–if by voting,protesting, witnessing,etc then is our duty to act both for ourselves and for those that come after us–if by other means, then so be it