Recently, South Bend mayor and 2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg made some comments about Vice President Mike Pence’s traditional Christian view of marriage at an LGBTQ event in Washington D.C.
Buttigieg, who is openly gay, said his relationship with his husband has moved him closer to God and that if Pence has a problem with it, take it up with his creator.
“My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man and yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God,” said Buttigieg.
“I can tell you, that if me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade,” he added. “And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pence’s of the world could understand, that if you have a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
Pence sat down with CNBC today, where he was asked about those comments.
“He’s said some things that are critical of my Christian faith and about me personally. And he knows better,” the Vice President said. “I worked very closely with Mayor Pete when I was governor of the state of Indiana, we had a great working relationship,” he added.
When pressed about how things have “evolved” in America regarding gay marriage, and questioned if his values have also evolved, Pence said:
“Look, the Supreme Court has made their decision. When I was governor of Indiana we fully implemented that decision into law.”
“I have my Christian values,” Pence said. “My family and I have a view of marriage that’s informed by our faith, and we stand by that. That doesn’t mean that we’re critical of anyone else that has a different point of view.”
Watch the clip below.