Pete Buttigieg says he, unlike Trump, will uphold real Christian values in the White House

More selective religious pandering from the Democratic candidate

Pete Buttigieg, who has run a relatively overt religious campaign for a Democratic candidate, said Americans would no longer have to question whether Christian values guided policy decisions under his administration, according to the Washington Examiner.

Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, appeared to be contrasting himself with the Trump administration by focusing on a particular Christian value of kindness to those in need.

“I’m also offering to people who are guided by a faith tradition in making their decisions about what they think is right and wrong that when I’m president you’ll never have to look at the White House and scratch your head and think, ‘Whatever happened to, “I was hungry and you fed me. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Whatever you’ve done to the least of these, you have done to me”?'” Buttigieg said.

Buttigieg’s campaign has highlighted a version of Christianity that focuses on charity toward the poor, or toward immigrants, and on love and acceptance of all people. At the same time, Buttigieg, who is in a same-sex marriage, has been critical of conservative Christians who oppose his views on marriage, sexuality, and abortion.