One man demonstrated his hatred for homosexuality by dressing up as Buttigieg and whipping another man dressed as Jesus on the cross, while a third man dressed as Satan harangued confused onlookers in front of a garage in Marshalltown.
“Beat the savior, beat him — I hate this guy,” said the man dressed as Satan. “Yes, more blood, Peter. Every vote is a lash on the back of Christ.”
— Marcus DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) April 17, 2019
Hecklers interrupted the South Bend mayor’s campaign stop Tuesday in Des Moines by shouting, “Sodom and Gomorrah,” but Buttigieg calmly brushed aside their anti-LGBT slurs.
“The good news is,” he said, “the condition of my soul is in the hands of God but the Iowa Caucuses are up to you.”
The 37-year-old Buttigieg’s campaign has been drawing more attention lately following a series of TV appearances that won him praise and new fans, and the openly gay military veteran’s sudden popularity appears to have rattled some conservative Christians.
“We had bathhouses, you have no idea the stuff we used to do,” the man dressed as Satan told onlookers, sipping from a mug of coffee. “Blood, I would drink blood in the mornings. There’s nothing like a warm cup of blood in the morning.”
Satan’s stand-in then warned that Buttigieg was “polling number one in hell.”
Guys dressed up as Devil and Jesus outside Pete’s morning event at someone’s home. Devil saying “there’s nothing like a warm cup of blood in the morning.” Devil says Buttigieg is “polling number one in hell” pic.twitter.com/mytyEQ3cmZ
— Charlotte Alter (@CharlotteAlter) April 17, 2019
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