How Mayor Pete Deals With Anti-Gay Hecklers

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg calmly shut down anti-gay hecklers at two Iowa campaign events on Tuesday, reports the Huffington Post.

In his first visit to the state since he officially declared his 2020 candidacy, Buttigieg, an observant Christian who is openly gay, used humor to deflect the bigoted remarks.

“Remember Sodom and Gomorrah!” an attendee at a Des Moines rally yelled. Buttigieg replied to the crowd (as seen in the Des Moines Register video below): “The good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you.”