The Hill reports that in response to comments from South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Karen Pence, wife of VP Mike Pence, said that people “shouldn’t be attacked for what your religious beliefs are” on Tuesday.
Buttigieg is an openly gay 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful. On Sunday, he criticized the vice president for being opposed to same-sex marriage. Buttigieg added that his marriage to his husband brought him “closer to God,”
"Speaking only for myself, I can tell you that if me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade," Buttigieg said. "And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand," he continued. "If you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator."
On The Brian Kilmeade Show on Fox Radio, Karen Pence responded to the comments. “I think in our country we need to understand you shouldn’t be attacked for what your religious beliefs are and I think kids need to learn that at a young age that this is OK, what faith people have; we don’t attack them for their faith.” She also said that Buttigieg’s comments are helping him “get some notoriety.”
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