Vice President Mike Pence accused South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is a devout Christian, of attacking his “Christian faith” in the most recent volley between the two Hoosiers over Buttigieg’s sexual orientation and Pence’s anti-LGBTQ beliefs.
“I hope that Pete will offer more to the American people than attacks on my Christian faith or attacks on the President as he seeks the highest office in the land,” Pence told CNN. “He’d do well to reflect on the importance of respecting the freedom of religion of every American.”
Buttigieg responded during an appearance on “Ellen.”
“I’m not critical of his faith; I’m critical of bad policies,” he said. “I don’t have a problem with religion — I’m religious too. I have a problem with religion being used as a justification to harm people and especially in the LGBTQ community.”