How Pete Buttigieg found God

CNN’s Daniel Burke reports on the religious biography of Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Democratic candidate for president of the United States. Burke writes, “The son of a former Jesuit, he credits Catholicism with awakening his moral conscience, but the baptized Catholic says he did not consider participating in the church as an adult because he is gay.” Now an active Episcopalian, Buttigieg has become more outspoken about his faith on the campaign trail. Burke writes, “Progressives, particularly LGBT Christians, have cheerfully circulated his critiques of the religious right and lauded the gay Christian’s candidacy as a watershed moment for a community long shunted to the margins of church life.”

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