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Buttigieg’s Candidacy Made Being Gay and Openly Christian Normal, LGBT Activists Say

posted on March 5, 2020

The Washington Post’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey reports that LGBT activists say that Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign normalized being Christian and being gay—two identities that often conflict. Pulliam Bailey writes, “Buttigieg often urged people to ‘stop seeing religion used as a kind of cudgel, as if God belonged to a political party.’” Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, says, “The church has been the source of our greatest pain for so many people. To have someone who has put these two things together in such a positive, life-affirming way, is a game-changer.”

Read at The Washington Post