Pete Buttigieg's brother-in-law urges him to 'read the Bible' and 'reconsider' his stance on abortion

Michigan pastor Rhyan Glezman said Buttigieg should read the scriptures in order to better appreciate "how each life is made in God's image"


                            Pete Buttigieg's brother-in-law urges him to 'read the Bible' and 'reconsider' his stance on abortion

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is running as one of several 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, has been called on by his brother-in-law to reconsider his opinion on abortion.

Speaking to Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Tuesday, September 10, Michigan pastor Rhyan Glezman said Buttigieg should read the scriptures in order to better appreciate "how each life is made in God's image", according to a Fox News report.

"I'd like to make a plea with him that he reconsider, and actually open his Bible — I actually ask all people to open up their Bibles as they're watching this — to then turn to Psalm 139," he said.

"How can you read those passages that talk about [how] we are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God, intrinsically, yet we are woven together in the woman's womb."

Democratic Presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg attends a campaign stop at Stonyfield Farms on April 19, 2019, in Londonderry, New Hampshire. (Getty Images)

The evangelical pastor went on to say that the Psalm he referenced should be enough to make it clear to people that "life begins at conception".

"And what's even more alarming is that there are Christians who would stand — like Mayor Pete would — and say that God condones. That God says that abortion is OK according to Scripture," he said. "That's just absurd and outlandish to me."

Glezman's remarks come close on the heels of Buttigieg's opinion about the conservatives' "doctrine" on abortion in an interview with the Breakfast Club radio last week.

"Right now, they hold everybody in line with this one piece of doctrine about abortion, which is obviously a tough issue for a lot of people to think through morally," he said. "Then again, there's a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with the breath. So even that is something we can interpret differently."

Meanwhile, Glezman told Carlson that his critique of the mayor is not politically-motivated.

"I'm a pastor, I share the Gospel -- politics is secondary to me," he said. "I'm about sharing the good news of Christ, and I hope all people watching this... as these Democrat debates come up here in a couple of days... that people would stop and actually think. We're not talking about just a little blob of cells, we're talking about human life."

"We are commanded by Christ himself to uphold the dignity and respect of all human life," Glezman added. "We need to stand for all the born and all the unborn."

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