Time Magazine has featured Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and his “husband” Chasten Glezman on its May cover, with the large-lettered headline “First Family.”
The print version is expected to roll out on May 13, but the article itself is currently available on the outlet’s website. The report gives significant attention to Buttigieg’s homosexuality, and refers to the candidate as a “happily married Christian veteran.”
“His youth is appealing to many voters, but it also means he’s green. The idea of electing the first gay president thrills liberals, but it also rallies opponents,” writes reporter Charlotte Alter.
The article covers Buttigieg’s military service, that he dated women in college but was “strongly attracted to other young men,” and that Glezman’s parents were once opposed to his homosexuality, but came to change their mind.
“Buttigieg met Chasten Glezman, then a Chicago grad student, on the dating app Hinge in 2015. They talked over FaceTime for a few weeks before Chasten drove to South Bend for their first real date, at an Irish bar famous for its Scotch eggs,” it states. “Less than three years later, Pete proposed in gate B5 of Chicago’s O’Hare airport, the exact spot where Chasten had first noticed his dating profile.”
Alter also visited Buttigieg’s home, and outlines in her report how the household chores are divided between the two men and what their pet peeves are about each other.
She additionally discusses Buttigieg’s journey to becoming the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and what he believes sets him apart in his run for the presidency, noting that “Buttigieg’s campaign has … gotten a boost from a network of wealthy LGBT donors.”
“This idea that we just sort people into baskets of good and evil ignores the central fact of human existence, which is that each of us is a basket of good and evil,” he is quoted as stating. “The job of politics is to summon the good and beat back the evil.”
As previously reported, earlier this month, Buttigieg asserted during a fundraising event that those who take issue with his homosexuality rather have a problem with his Maker.
“You may be religious, and you may not. But if you are, and you are also queer, and you have come through the other side of a period of wishing that you weren’t, then you know … that this idea that there’s something wrong with you is a message that puts you at war not only with yourself but with your Maker,” he claimed.
“And speaking only for myself, I can tell you that if me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade,” the candidate added, pointing to Heaven. “And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand: that if you have a problem with who I am, then your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my Creator.”
However, as previously reported, the Bible teaches that all men are in the same predicament: All are born with the Adamic sin nature, having various inherent inclinations that are contrary to the law of God, and are “by nature the children of wrath” and the enemies of God (Ephesians 2:3; Romans 5:10), being utterly incapable of changing themselves.
Jesus outlined in John 3:5-7 that men must be regenerated by the second birth, and must have their very nature changed by the Spirit of God, or they cannot see the kingdom of Heaven.
“He who is born again has had the eyes of his understanding opened,” the late Anglican preacher J.C. Ryle once stated. “He feels amazed that he could have lived so long careless and indifferent about transgressions, and he looks back on the days gone by with shame and sorrow and grief.”
“As for his daily conduct, he allows himself in no known sin; he makes no compromise with his old habits and his old principles; he gives them up unsparingly, though it cost him pain, though the world think him over-precise and a fool — but he is a new man, and will have nothing more to do with the accursed thing — sin.”
Scripture also teaches, “Let no man say when he is tempted, ‘I am tempted of God.’ For God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man. But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.”
1 Corinthians 6 declares freedom from sin, including homosexuality, stating, “And such were some of you — but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”