Pete Buttigieg, the gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is running for president on the Democratic ticket claimed on Friday that the Bible justifies late-term abortions. However, Buttigieg’s brother-in-law, an evangelical pastor, is speaking out against Buttigieg and says that he’s twisting the Scripture to promote a “false religion.”
Pastor Rhyan Glezman, 34, is a pastor of a small evangelical church in Michigan, and has rebuked his brother-in-law, Pete Buttigieg, and told him to “repent” for the Bible-twisting.
Glezman told the Washington Examiner, “I feel a sense of responsibility and stewardship of my faith to stand up and say something, to say, ‘No, that’s not true. God places a very high value on all human life. Everyone is created fearfully and wonderfully in the image of God with intrinsic value. That doesn’t start at the first breath, it starts when we enter our mother’s womb.“
Glezman continued, “If we’re going to say we’re for all people and we love all people, but we don’t value human life in the womb, that’s being a hypocrite. You’re hypocritical if you don’t stand up for all life. So that’s why I’m speaking out.”
Glezman received the attention after he tweeted a plea for repentance to his brother-in-law. In the tweet, Glezman claimed “God does not endorse this nonsense, only false religion does.”
Speaking of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, Glezman said, “When I look at every single one of them, their policies, their beliefs, it’s very anti-American. It’s very anti-life. It’s very anti-God. They all have the same rhetoric, and that’s the path they’re deciding to go down. You see it right down the board. I don’t understand why a Democrat can’t come out and say, ‘I believe life in the womb is valuable.”
Glezman accused Buttigieg of “manipulating the Bible,” and later told the Washington Examiner, “What we see is a modern-day Pharisee. Buttigieg is a person who’s making up their own rules and regulations and, basically, if we don’t celebrate and endorse their interpretation of Scripture, our religion is fallible. And that’s just not true.“
Wow. Good for him.
Glezman is the pastor of the Community Church of God.