Evangelical pastor Franklin Graham is calling on Pete Buttigieg to repent for being gay.
Graham tweeted on April 24 the Bible “defines homosexuality as a sin.”
“It’s something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized,” Graham wrote. “The Bible says marriage is between a man and a woman.”
Graham’s comments come after Buttigieg declared himself a “gay Christian” and claimed “God doesn’t have a political party” at a CNN town hall on Monday.
Buttigieg also noted “it can be challenging to be a person of faith who’s also part of the LGBTQ community.”
Graham has a long history of anti-LGBT comments, including his claim that Satan is behind today’s push for LGBT equality.
Buttigieg has not responded to Graham’s comments.