- At two campaign events in Iowa on Tuesday, openly gay Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was heckled by protesters.
- At the Des Moines event some yelled "Remember Sodom and Gomorrah", two cities in the Bible which were destroyed because of the sexual practices of their citizens.
- In response, Buttigieg said: "You know, the good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God but the Iowa Caucuses are up to you."
- Buttigieg is Christian, and has made his faith and same-sex marriage a centerpiece of his campaign.
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shrugged off hecklers at two campaign events in Iowa on Tuesday after they attacked him for being gay.
Buttigieg, who is open about his sexuality and same-sex marriage, was shouted at by protesters on Tuesday at an event in Des Moines. Two people yelled "Remember Sodom and Gomorrah," invoking the Biblical cities whose inhabitants were punished by God because of their sexual immorality.
The candidate, who is an Episcopalian Christian, responded: "You know, the good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa Caucuses are up to you."
At an event in Fort Dodge earlier, a protester interrupted Buttigieg to say to him: "you betray your baptism."
After the man was ejected from the event, Buttigieg replied "We are so dug in in such passionate ways."
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