In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Graham said being gay is “something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized,” and criticized Buttigieg for being in a same-sex marriage.
Buttigieg has talked openly about his sexuality and his Episcopalian faith, and has called out evangelicals who support anti-LGBTQ policies.
“I don’t have a problem with religion. I’m religious, too,” he told Ellen DeGeneres earlier this month. “I have a problem with religion being used as a justification to harm people.”
That group would include Graham, who applies his biblical principles very differently when it comes to Trump, defending him through more than 8,000 documented lies and even dismissing the alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels.
People on Twitter were quick to remind Graham of this double-standard: