Buttigieg Supporter Asks To Take Her Vote Back After Learning Buttigieg Is Gay
An Iowa woman who threw her support behind former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg during Monday’s caucus asked to take her vote back after learning the Democratic presidential nominee is gay, according to The Hill.
A video posted online shows Buttigieg precinct captain Nikki Heever explaining to the woman that if she agrees with a candidate’s policies, it should not matter whether the individual is a man or woman, gay or straight.
“I would like you to just dig deep inside and think, should it matter if it’s a woman or if it’s a man or if they’re heterosexual or homosexual, if you believe in what they say? That's my question to you," Heever says to the caucusgoer.
The exchange took place when the woman realized that Buttigieg is married to a man, saying she had never heard this common-knowledge detail about the candidate before: “Are you kidding? Then I don't want anybody like that in the White House. So can I have my card back?”
Heever responded that Buttigieg’s sexual orientation should not make a difference, adding that “he's a human being, right, just like you and me.”
“I just ask you to look inside your heart, because you sound like a Christian woman to me and I’m a Christian woman and my God wants me to love everybody,” Heever said. “But what I teach my son, is that love is love and we’re all human beings."
However, the woman defended her bigotry by saying that same-sex marriage is not supported in the Bible and is therefore immoral.
Watch the video: