Buttigieg shrugs off anti-gay hecklers in Iowa

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Earlier in the day, in Fort Dodge, a man (pictured above, in feature image) was removed from a roughly 100-person event after he stood up and yelled that the South Bend, Indiana mayor was "misleading our children". "Every vote is a lash on the back of Christ".

Anti-gay protesters put on a weird display at a Pete Buttigieg campaign stop in Marshalltown, Iowa on Wednesday. "You have betrayed your baptismal vows".

The protests were reportedly organized by religious activist Randall Terry of Operation Rescue.

"We didn't see a lot of diversity", said Lederman, who was at Sunday's rally.

Described as a "small number" of hecklers by CNN, one man shouted, "Remember Sodom and Gommorah" at the De Moines rally.

The crowd began chanting "Pete, Pete" as Terry was escorted from the event.

The heckler invoked the Biblical cities destroyed by God, according to Politico, just after Buttigieg talked about marrying his spouse, Chasten Buttigieg, who attended the event.

"The good news is the condition of my soul is in the hands of God", Buttigieg replied to his supporters.

"As somebody very much enjoying the first year of married life, I would say freedom is what's at stake in the idea of whether a county clerk gets to tell you who you ought to marry", Buttigieg said.

"Coffee after church gets a little rowdy sometimes", Buttigieg, 37, remarked to the crowd. "I'd do it differently". We're talking about a huge part of the American economy.

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