The moment South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his candidacy for the presidency, it was a given that the Christian right would make his sexuality an issue, and E.W. Jackson is at the helm.
On his The Awakening radio program this Tuesday, the right-wing pastor railed against Buttigieg and his public display of affection towards his husband after his announcement on Sunday.
“A big old smack in the mouth between two men,” Jackson lamented in a series of audio clips flagged by Right Wing Watch.
“A normal man is disgusted by the idea of two men kissing each other on the mouth,” Jackson said. “A normal man is disgusted by that. People can try to be politically correct all they want, but a normal man is disgusted by it because it is not what God made us for.”
E.W. Jackson warns that if @PeteButtigieg becomes president, he'll seek to turn America into a "homocracy." pic.twitter.com/fcvUcy40ro
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 18, 2019
According to Jackson, Buttigieg’s shared kiss with his husband is designed to “erode” the “sense of disgust” that people who disapprove of homosexuality feel.
“I don’t even want to see that,” he declared. “I really don’t. It’s disgusting and all the men in America, all the normal men in America, know it’s true.”
“When God calls it an abomination — you know what an abomination means? It means something particularly detestable and it implies that it causes you to become nauseated,” he continued. “This is how normal people feel and they are basically forced to suppress those feelings because of the gay mafia and the degree to which they will try to destroy anybody who won’t go along.”
Unfortunately for Jackson, Buttigieg isn’t going anywhere. According to an online survey from Change Research, Buttigieg is among the top three contenders for president, with Joe Biden at 21 percent support, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders at 20 percent, and Buttigieg, who is at 17 percent.
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