Glenn Beck Says Pete Buttigieg Has No Right to Say Trump's Behavior Isn't Christian Because the Bible Condemns Homosexuality

Conservative media personality Glenn Beck said on his radio show Thursday that Democratic presidential nominee Pete Buttigieg should not say President Donald Trump's behavior is inconsistent with his Christianity since Buttigieg's homosexuality is "antithetical" to what the Bible teaches.

Buttigieg, who has been married to his husband since 2018, has recently been the target of critics who claim that his homosexuality cannot be reconciled with his claims of being a Christian. He has also cast aspersions upon Trump's embrace of the Christian faith.

In February, Buttigieg referred to Trump as "a president who tries to cloak himself in religion and tell believers that they somehow have to vote for him, have to vote Republican."

"I guess he just has a very different take on faith than I do," Buttigieg continued, "because I'm pretty sure that there's a whole lot of scripture about the dangers of pride and arrogance and the importance of humility."

Beck made the comments while responding to Buttigieg's remarks Wednesday night on a CNN Town Hall. Buttigieg said Trump's behavior was incompatible with his personal idea of Christianity.

"I'm not going to tell other Christians how to be Christians," Buttigieg said, "but I cannot find any compatibility between the way this president conducts himself and anything that I find in Scripture. Now, I guess that's my interpretation but I think that's a lot of peoples' interpretation, and that interpretation deserves a voice."

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Glenn Beck said on his conservative radio show Thursday that former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg can't call out President Donald Trump since Buttigieg, who often speaks about faith issues, is gay. J Pat Carter/Getty

"A lot of people would find [Buttigieg's] lifestyle antithetical to what is found in the Bible," Beck said, focusing on Buttiegieg's sexual orientation. "I mean, you just—Pete, you can't make this claim. "You know, I just don't know how you would vote for him because the way he lives his life, I mean, you know, you can't find that in the Bible.'"

"Well, you also can't find anything but stoning of homosexuality and stoning of homosexuals in the Bible too," Beck continued. "Old-timey, sure. Bad, yes. But it's not an endorsement. Nowhere in the Bible is there an endorsement of that. I mean, at best you can say, well, Jesus never talked about it. Well, Jesus never talked about tweeting either."

"You can't pick and choose if you're going to use the Bible," Beck added.

Newsweek reached out to the Buttigieg campaign for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Rush Limbaugh, the radio host who was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Trump, told his audience in February that "America's still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president."

Buttigieg has also received criticism from within his own family as his own brother-in-law, pastor Rhyan Glezman, told Fox News that Buttigieg's campaign was "anti-God."

"Just everything that Pete is pushing is anti-God," Glezman said in February. "Nothing lines up with scripture for him to make cases like to say that you cannot be a Christian and vote for Trump. He's the one that is openly contradicting God's word over and over."

Buttigieg has compared his own marriage to Trump's personal relationship history telling supporters in Nevada, "It is tempting to point out some differences between my understanding of family values and those of this president and his supporters like Rush Limbaugh."

During a February Town Hall meeting, Buttigieg expanded upon that statement by saying, "I mean, I'm sorry but one thing about my marriage is it's never involved me having to send hush money to a porn star after cheating on my spouse, with him or her. So, if they want to debate family values, let's debate family values, I'm ready."

Buttigieg will again face off against his Democratic opponents for the presidential nomination Saturday, which is when Nevada is expected to hold its Democratic caucuses.