On his radio program yesterday, right-wing pastor E.W. Jackson declared that “normal people” find homosexuality to be “disgusting” and likened Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s use of his Christian faith to a religious leader exploiting their faith to justify sexually abusing a parishioner.
“Of all the candidates, the one that I find the most loathsome, frankly, is Pete Buttigieg,” Jackson said, railing against the fact that Buttigieg “stood up on stage and gave a big, wet smacking kiss to his male homosexual husband, lover, whatever he is supposed to be.”
“I do find that thoroughly disgusting,” he said. “Homosexuality is not normal and normal people find it disgusting.”
“Here’s what disgusts me about Pete Buttigieg,” Jackson continued. “Unlike the other candidates who are openly and blatantly godless … Pete Buttigieg tries to couch his policy positions and his ideas and his persona as, somehow, this evangelical born-again Christian, but he has these bizarre ideas about what Christianity stands for and what it means. And I find that not only hypocritical, I find it—folks, if I may say it this way—I find it more perverse than his lifestyle.”
“When you start invoking God, you have gone beyond your sin, you are into blasphemous sin,” he said. “You know what I liken this to? I liken this to, folks, to a pastor or a priest utilizing, exploiting a vulnerable member of his or her parish or church and telling them that this is what God wants them to do. They are sexually abusing someone in their parish and then using God as an excuse, ‘Well, God wants you to do this.’ Folks, to me, that’s more perverse than the sin itself … How can you invoke God’s name as justification for your sin? I find that so appallingly depraved that I can’t even find the words to express it, and that’s what Pete Buttigieg is doing.”