Pete Buttigieg Shuts Down Homophobic Heckler Chanting ‘Remember Sodom And Gomorrah’

The year is 2019 A.D. but some people’s views remain decidedly Biblical.

In a disgusting moment in the already grotesque spectacle that is American politics, 2020 Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was heckled by a homophobic audience member ranting about “Sodom and Gommorah” in an obvious and hateful reference to Buttigieg’s sexuality. The heckler was drowned out by Buttigieg’s supporters before being led away.

According to The Hill, the incident occurred at a campaign rally in Fort Dodge, Iowa and Buttigieg kept his cool as the nutjob was ushered out, remarking:

“The good news is the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you.”

Buttigieg, who is gay and a Christian, has recently emerged as a vocal critic of Donald Trump’s supposed religiosity and Mike Pence’s views on homosexuality.

According to The Hill a second protester also heckled Buttigieg at the event leading the candidate to dryly remark:

“Remember the beauty of our democracy. Everyone here gets the exact same voice and vote. Feels like the numbers are on our side.”

One of the protesters apparently got downright theatrical, staging a skit in which “Mayor Pete”, er, whips Jesus while the Devil looks on. Totally normal.

Needless to say the internet supported Buttigieg and not the homophobic wackadoodle.

h/t: The Hill