Petey Boy and His Fake Christianity

2019 December 28
by bc3b

The left has no use for religion … unless it can use religion as a tool to undermine religion and promote left-wing causes. Case in point – media coverage of various popes. Compare negative coverage of Pope Benedict XVI to the positive media coverage of Francis. Or how the media attacks Catholics when they oppose abortion (does Covington Catholic ring a bell?) versus praise of bishops and priests when they support illegal immigration.

Petey Boy Buttigieg, unlike his Democratic opponents, has cloaked himself in fake Christianity, accusing people who oppose illegal immigration, climate change or homosexuality as being un-Christian. Buttigieg even twists scripture in a failed attempt to claim it justifies abortion.

Perhaps Petey Boy needs to read St. Paul’s comment on homosexuality in his Letter to the Romans 1:26-27:

26, Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

Naw, Petey Boy cherry picks his Christianity and applies it only if it can be twisted to justify his personal life and political agenda.

Earlier this year, South Bend, IN, Mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg quoted the Bible in an attempt to speak to the question of abortion: “There [are] a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath, and so even that is something that we can interpret differently.”

If we applied the Bible in the way Mayor Pete suggests, abortion would be justified up until birth, a position now firmly embedded and championed across the Democratic Party.

One of the ways Mayor Pete has distinguished his candidacy from all of the other Democratic hopefuls for president is through constant reference to his religious faith. Already, Buttigieg has applied (and often, misapplied) the Bible to support far-left positions on several cultural issues, including economic policy and same-sex marriage.

These Biblical misapplications are easily taken apart. Or, at least, they should be. The Bible clearly treats unborn babies as persons, see Psalm 139 and Luke 1:15, and Jesus clearly affirms the Genesis account of marriage as between a man and a woman, see Matthew 19:4.

In fact, the Bible Buttigieg goes to for his political positions is missing a lot of pages, and suspiciously reads a whole lot like his party’s platform. As Ross Douthat put it, Buttigieg doesn’t appear to “support any policy that deviates from the progressive catechism.”

Of course, Buttigieg has every right to sermonize. My concern here is what makes it effective. It certainly isn’t the strength of his biblical argumentation. As I said on Twitter: “What makes #MayorPete’s gross misapplication of Scripture to cultural issues so troubling and so effective is the incredible void left when many pastors who won’t apply Scripture to cultural issues.”

The reason Buttigieg gets so much mileage out of his biblically revised one-liners is because so many Christians do not get a steady diet of the Bible applied to cultural issues, particularly from the pulpit.

Buttigieg is filling a void that’s been left by pastors who only teach the Bible as a personal, private self-help book, in order to help us find our purpose, improve our lives, and feel closer to God. For example, back in 2016, when Colorado was facing a ballot initiative on doctor-assisted suicide, at least two prominent pastors told me they wouldn’t address it from the pulpit because it was “too political.”

A Christianity that is never directly and broadly applied to the cultural moment we live in is one that is eventually reduced down to emotive sentimentalism. A friend responded to my tweet with this one that further clarifies the problem Buttigieg is revealing in the church: “Also, he’s Very Nice. Reducing Christianity to bland platitudes and vague kindness leaves us utterly defenseless when the snake oil salesman is vaguely kind too.”

Exactly. Do the math. Too many Christians never hear the Bible applied to cultural issues. Too many Christians are left with the impression that Christianity is about being “nice” and happy. Mayor Pete is “nice” and happy. Mayor Pete applies the Bible to cultural issues.

Read more:

Hat tip: breakpoint.org

“Scripture means whatever I say it means and if you don’t agree, you’re a lousy Christian … like St. Paul.”

Image result for los angeles kings ice girls

Petey Boy won’t appreciate the LA Kings Ice Crew, but hopefully you will. Several have pink skate  laces just so you’ll know they’re girls. The pink skate laces just might get Petey Boy thinking about a romantic night with Chasten.

25 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 December 28 10:52 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    BJG Football Bowl Standings (thru Saturday games)
    TLS 25 points (Clemson)
    bc3b: 23 points (Clemson)
    Eph: 23 points (LSU)
    RJH: 19 points (LSU)
    JimNorCal: 18 points (LSU)
    fight on: 17 points (LSU)
    Justrand: 17 points (LSU)

    Just to recap the rules: 1 point for every correct pick other than the national semi-finals (5) and the national championship (10).

  2. 2019 December 28 11:32 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A strong finish for TLS, congrats!

  3. 2019 December 29 12:11 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Had Ohio State taken better advantage of its opportunities and avoided stupid penalties, fight on would be in an enviable position.

    BJG Football Bowl Standings (had OSU won)
    fight on: 22 points (LSU)
    TLS 20 points (Clemson)
    bc3b: 18 points (Clemson)
    Eph: 18 points (LSU)
    RJH: 14 points (LSU)
    JimNorCal: 13 points (LSU)
    Justrand: 12 points (LSU)

  4. 2019 December 29 7:52 am
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    bc3b permalink

  5. 2019 December 29 7:58 am
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    Last one on the right.

    Biden now backtracks, presumably after noticing how his prior remarks were making Trumps case for him. lol
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/12/biden-caves-i-would-obey-any-subpoena-that-was-sent-to-me-for-trump-impeachment-trial/#post-comments

  6. 2019 December 29 8:25 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Gay man dies from injuries following attack by black “youths” in $1 robbery:

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/60-year-york-city-man-dies-vicious-robbery/story?id=67958654&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_twopack_hed

    Imagine the difference had the attackers been white teens:

    1. In the coverage by CNN
    2. In the charges the attackers will face if caught. If they were white, you know if would be charged as a hate crime.

  7. 2019 December 29 8:35 am
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    bc3b permalink

    KH – The definition of “white privilege”:

    Children of the rich and powerful (Hunter Biden, Paul Pelosi, Jr., Chelsea Clinton, etc.) making millions through opportunities brought about solely because of powerful parents.

    Of course, since Maxine Waters daughter makes most of her money off mommy’s campaign funds, so I guess the children of powerful blacks can enjoy “white privilege” too.

    Tough choice this week, but I’ll go with the brunette in the middle.

  8. 2019 December 29 8:48 am
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    7 – Yeah.

    Also you can’t really go wrong with any selection this week. 🙂

  9. 2019 December 29 9:29 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Hmmmm. None of them appeal to me. They all have that “I divorce raped my ex in family court so hard he lives in skid row” sort of look. Or it could just be the uniforms.

    4, I support that. I hate drugs, they are a scourge. But the War on Drugs is worse and has turned into a War on Our Rights. A drug user is not a ‘victim’ because they did it to themselves willingly. Tough stance not well received in most quarters these days but that is just the way I see it.

  10. 2019 December 29 12:29 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #9 =

    If hard drugs are legalized, our addiction and homeless problems will be at least ten times worse than they currently are.

  11. 2019 December 29 12:32 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #9

    Hmmmm. None of them appeal to me. They all have that “I divorce raped my ex in family court so hard he lives in skid row” sort of look. Or it could just be the uniforms.

    True, but if an ugly woman accuses you, your reputation will suffer even more. I agree about the uniforms. They could show more cleavage.

  12. 2019 December 29 1:21 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    More fakes news – Records showman portrayed as remorseful Trump voter by Dem PAC and NY Times didn’t vote in 2016:

    https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/12/supposed-pa-trump-voter-with-buyers-remorse-didnt-vote-for-him-it-turns-out.html

  13. 2019 December 29 1:25 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    10,

    BC, absolutely, but only for a short period of time.

    * In places like LA, SF, Portland it is defacto public access anyway.
    * If these same cities not be enablers by handing out needles, etc the situation would reduce.
    * Given free access the terminally stupid addict would be well, terminal. Sucks for the family, but why should it be society’s burden to bear?
    * Once legal, prices would crater so gang violence would collapse as well as there is no market in the street trade.
    * The monies for the War on Drugs can be funneled into rehab to those that get a clue.
    * The PoPo untethered from their own drug addiction of Federal Drug monies would have to give up playing Rambo.

    Finally, this will happen anyway if we have another greater depression. The govt is already on the edge financially. It cannot afford either a drop in tax revenues a depression would cause or a rise in rates should we have hyper inflation. The govt is at the Argentina stage of life right now.

  14. 2019 December 29 3:06 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #11

    A couple points:

    * Once legal, prices would crater so gang violence would collapse as well as there is no market in the street trade. Not necessarily. In places like California and Colorado, people are buying illegal pot because it’s cheaper than heavily-taxed legal pot. In the 1920s – 1950s cigarettes were considered cool for middle class teens. In the 1960s and 1970s, it became pot. Making cocaine and heroin legal and easy to attain will make them cool for many teens. By the time they graduate, they will be full-fledged addicts.

  15. 2019 December 29 5:28 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Hmmm
    Let me post 4 or so comments, spot the pattern

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/352883/
    Next school year, California schools forbidden by law from suspending students, because Racism.

  16. 2019 December 29 5:30 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    OK, then
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/352948/
    UNEXPECTEDLY: California shocked to find bill decriminalizing retail theft resulted in… more retail theft.

  17. 2019 December 29 5:33 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Black attackers of NY Jews released with …. no bail?

  18. 2019 December 29 5:38 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    From an email I got.
    “Must release” with no bail even, for example, if there are outstanding bench warrants. WTF?

    http://www.queensda.org/ror_maps/New%20Bail%20Laws%202020.pdf?fbclid=IwAR15iM7qiNxlFhfIFcC4j-rTpbeDoUUOb6JKouc5qwuf1JDrjsk
    Under the new bail laws, effective January 1, 2020, Judges in New York State cannot set bail on any of the following crimes (and most attempts to commit these crimes), and must release the defendant on non- monetary conditions, regardless of criminal record, ties to the community or previous bench warrants on other cases:

    (There are four pages of crimes listed)

  19. 2019 December 29 5:40 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    OK, another. No bail.

    https://www.ar15.com/forums/General/Man-steals-truck-leads-police-on-2-county-90mph-chase-released-with-no-bail/5-2283597/

    Will this “no bail” thing be rolled out for all the Prog states?

  20. 2019 December 29 5:43 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    If you guessed that a common thread was “decriminalization in Prog states”, congrats.
    Jeez. This seems to have arrived fast.

  21. 2019 December 29 6:09 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Shoplifting is a major problem in Seattle too:

    https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/repeat-shoplifters-continue-plaguing-seattle-businesses-sometimes-with-violence/988757141/

    Shoplifting was covered extensively in the documentary “Seattle Is Dying.”

  22. 2019 December 29 6:12 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Back home…barely.

    “Prog” States are doomed…but in Kalifornia the non-Prog portions are VERY well defined! 🙂

  23. 2019 December 29 8:57 pm
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    TLS permalink

  24. 2019 December 30 3:31 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    It takes enormous compassion to avoid being joyful sometimes …

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