‘He Knows Better’: Mike Pence Responds to Pete Buttigieg’s Criticism of His Christian Faith
After Indiana’s openly-gay mayor Pete Buttigieg condemned Vice President Mike Pence for his Christian values for the second time over the weekend, Pence responded on Wednesday noting that Buttigieg “knows better.”
As Christian Headlines previously reported, at an LGBTQ Victory Fund bunch on Sunday Buttigieg – who shared in March that he tries to live his life “consistent with Christian teachings” – said that Vice President Mike Pence’s Biblical view of marriage should call his view of God’s authority into question.
Buttigieg said, “If me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade.”
He continued, “And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand. That if you got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me — your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
In an interview with CNBC’s Joe Kernen of the “Squawk Box,” Kernen asked Pence if he had a chance to respond to Buttigieg’s comment.
Pence shared that he was not surprised by the claims despite the fact that the two worked “very closely” when Pence was the governor of Indiana.
Pence said, “I worked very closely with Mayor Pete when I was governor of the state of Indiana. We had a great working relationship.”
He continued, “He said some critical things that are critical of my
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