Mayor Pete Discusses The Importance Of Faith In His Life | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Mayor Pete Discusses The Importance Of Faith In His Life | Morning Joe | MSNBC


DIFFERENT MORAL VIEWS. IT’S STILL OKAY FOR US TO TALK IT’S STILL OKAY FOR US TO TALK ABOUT MORAL UNDERPINNINGS FOR ABOUT MORAL UNDERPINNINGS FOR WHAT IT IS WE BELIEVE. WHAT IT IS WE BELIEVE.>>MAYOR PETE, WE HAVE CLAIRE>>MAYOR PETE, WE HAVE CLAIRE McCASKILL WITH US WITH A McCASKILL WITH US WITH A QUESTION. QUESTION.>>MAYOR PETE, YOU USE THE THREE>>MAYOR PETE, YOU USE THE THREE LETTER WORD, GOD A LOT. LETTER WORD, GOD A LOT. AND IT’S NOTICEABLE, AND YOU’VE AND IT’S NOTICEABLE, AND YOU’VE JUST EXPLAINED THE MORAL JUST EXPLAINED THE MORAL UNDERPINNINGS OF A LOT OF UNDERPINNINGS OF A LOT OF ISSUES, AND THAT THAT’S PART OF ISSUES, AND THAT THAT’S PART OF YOUR LEADERSHIP. YOUR LEADERSHIP. THE OTHER THING I NOTICED YOU’VE THE OTHER THING I NOTICED YOU’VE DONE IN THE CLIMATE DEBATE, I DONE IN THE CLIMATE DEBATE, I NOTED YOU TALKED ABOUT THE NOTED YOU TALKED ABOUT THE METAPHOR THAT WASHINGTON CAN’T METAPHOR THAT WASHINGTON CAN’T EVEN DECIDE WHAT THE DISEASE IS EVEN DECIDE WHAT THE DISEASE IS AND WE NEED TO BE TREATING THE AND WE NEED TO BE TREATING THE PATIENT WHEN IT COMES TO PATIENT WHEN IT COMES TO CLIMATE. CLIMATE. TALK ABOUT YOUR ROLE AS AN TALK ABOUT YOUR ROLE AS AN OUTSIDER IN THIS CAMPAIGN. OUTSIDER IN THIS CAMPAIGN. ARE YOU FEELING THAT AS A ARE YOU FEELING THAT AS A POSITIVE OUT THERE IN THE POSITIVE OUT THERE IN THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL? CAMPAIGN TRAIL? DO PEOPLE SEE YOU AS SOMEONE DO PEOPLE SEE YOU AS SOMEONE THAT IS OUTSIDE OF THE THAT IS OUTSIDE OF THE WASHINGTON ECO SYSTEM AND WASHINGTON ECO SYSTEM AND SOMEBODY WHO IS — WHO CAN TAKE SOMEBODY WHO IS — WHO CAN TAKE ON SOME OF THE FRANKLY IN ON SOME OF THE FRANKLY IN TRANSJENS OVER GUNS AND OTHER TRANSJENS OVER GUNS AND OTHER THINGS WE SEE WITH MOSCOW MITCH? THINGS WE SEE WITH MOSCOW MITCH?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. IT’S SO IMPORTANT, BECAUSE LAST IT’S SO IMPORTANT, BECAUSE LAST NIGHT, FOR EXAMPLE, WE SAW A NIGHT, FOR EXAMPLE, WE SAW A WHOLE BUNCH OF DEMOCRATIC WHOLE BUNCH OF DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE CANDIDATES TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, AND IT TURNS OUT MOST OF CHANGE, AND IT TURNS OUT MOST OF WHAT WE HAD TO SAY WAS THE SAME. WHAT WE HAD TO SAY WAS THE SAME. YOU COULD HAVE SAID THE SAME TEN YOU COULD HAVE SAID THE SAME TEN YEARS AGO OTHER THAN THAT YEARS AGO OTHER THAN THAT SCIENCE HAS GOTTEN MORE STARK. SCIENCE HAS GOTTEN MORE STARK. IS QUESTION ISN’T SHOULD THIS IS QUESTION ISN’T SHOULD THIS PARTICULAR TARGET HIT IN 2027 OR PARTICULAR TARGET HIT IN 2027 OR 2032, IT’S HOW ARE WE GOING TO 2032, IT’S HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET SOMETHING DONE. GET SOMETHING DONE. PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT WASHINGTON PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT WASHINGTON AND SEEING THE OPPOSITE OF AND SEEING THE OPPOSITE OF ACTION. ACTION. THE OPPOSITE OF THINGS GETTING THE OPPOSITE OF THINGS GETTING DONE. DONE. I DO THINK THAT COMING FROM THAT I DO THINK THAT COMING FROM THAT ORIENTATION OF BEING A MAYOR, ORIENTATION OF BEING A MAYOR, BEING ON THE GROUND, NOT THAT WE BEING ON THE GROUND, NOT THAT WE FIND THESE ISSUES EASY TO SOLVE FIND THESE ISSUES EASY TO SOLVE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, BUT THAT WE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, BUT THAT WE HAVE TO DELIVER SOMETHING EVERY HAVE TO DELIVER SOMETHING EVERY DAY, GIVES YOU A DIFFERENT DAY, GIVES YOU A DIFFERENT OUTLOOK ON THIS. OUTLOOK ON THIS. AND LOOK, FROM A POLITICAL AND LOOK, FROM A POLITICAL STRATEGY STANDPOINT, JUST THE STRATEGY STANDPOINT, JUST THE FACT THAT DEMOCRATS ARE REALLY FACT THAT DEMOCRATS ARE REALLY MOTIVATED TO WIN THIS RACE, MOTIVATED TO WIN THIS RACE, LET’S REMEMBER THAT WE TEND TO LET’S REMEMBER THAT WE TEND TO DO BETTER WHEN WE PUT UP DO BETTER WHEN WE PUT UP SOMEBODY WHO IS FROM OUTSIDE OF SOMEBODY WHO IS FROM OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. EITHER SOMEBODY WHO DOESN’T GO EITHER SOMEBODY WHO DOESN’T GO TO WORK IN WASHINGTON EVERY DAY TO WORK IN WASHINGTON EVERY DAY OR SOMEBODY WHO HASN’T BEEN OR SOMEBODY WHO HASN’T BEEN THERE VERY LONG BECAUSE I THINK THERE VERY LONG BECAUSE I THINK AMERICANS ARE SO FRUSTRATED WITH AMERICANS ARE SO FRUSTRATED WITH WHAT THEY’RE SEEING THERE, AND WHAT THEY’RE SEEING THERE, AND WHAT WE SEE IS THAT GOOD IDEAS WHAT WE SEE IS THAT GOOD IDEAS AND EVEN JUST REGULAR IDEAS GO AND EVEN JUST REGULAR IDEAS GO TO WASHINGTON AND DIE THERE. TO WASHINGTON AND DIE THERE. WE’VE GOT TO CHANGE THAT. WE’VE GOT TO CHANGE THAT. IT’S ONE OF THE REASONS I THINK IT’S ONE OF THE REASONS I THINK WE NEED TO GET WASHINGTON TO WE NEED TO GET WASHINGTON TO LOOK MORE LIKE OUR BEST-RUN LOOK MORE LIKE OUR BEST-RUN CITIES. CITIES. TRY TO GET CONGRESS TO LOOK MORE TRY TO GET CONGRESS TO LOOK MORE LIKE THE COMMUNITY OF U.S. LIKE THE COMMUNITY OF U.S. MAYORS. MAYORS. ONE PLACE YOU STILL SEE ELECTED ONE PLACE YOU STILL SEE ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO ARE HIGH PROFILE OFFICIALS WHO ARE HIGH PROFILE FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY FROM FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY FROM BOTH PARTIES WHO WILL BOTH PARTIES WHO WILL ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU’VE GOT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU’VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND ABOUT GUNS AND ENVIRONMENT AND ABOUT GUNS AND WHO LIKE EACH OTHER. WHO LIKE EACH OTHER. WE’VE GOT TO GET CONGRESS TO WE’VE GOT TO GET CONGRESS TO LOOK MORE LIKE THE COMMUNITY OF LOOK MORE LIKE THE COMMUNITY OF MAYORS BEFORE IT HAPPENS THE MAYORS BEFORE IT HAPPENS THE OTHER WAY AROUND. OTHER WAY AROUND.>>CAN I ASK QUICKLY, A FOLLOWUP>>CAN I ASK QUICKLY, A FOLLOWUP ON THE FAITH QUESTION. ON THE FAITH QUESTION. IT’S A SIMPLE ONE. IT’S A SIMPLE ONE. I’M WONDERING IF YOU ASSOCIATE I’M WONDERING IF YOU ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH THE WORDS OF YOURSELF WITH THE WORDS OF BARACK OBAMA AS WE TALK ABOUT BARACK OBAMA AS WE TALK ABOUT FAITH AND GOD. FAITH AND GOD. BARACK OBAMA CAME OUT NOTED BARACK OBAMA CAME OUT NOTED MUSLIM AS MANY OF HIS POLITICAL MUSLIM AS MANY OF HIS POLITICAL ENEMIES SAID. ENEMIES SAID. AND HE SAID I HAVE COME TO KNOW AND HE SAID I HAVE COME TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST PERSONALLY AT MY JESUS CHRIST PERSONALLY AT MY LORD AND PERSONAL SAVIOR. LORD AND PERSONAL SAVIOR. IS THAT YOUR FEELING? DO YOU IS THAT YOUR FEELING? DO YOU ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH THOSE ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH THOSE WORDS? WORDS?>>YES, BUT MAYBE THAT MEANS>>YES, BUT MAYBE THAT MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. PEOPLE. A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL THEY HAD A A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL THEY HAD A KIND OF ROAD TO DAMASCUS KIND OF ROAD TO DAMASCUS PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH GOD. PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH GOD. FOR ME PERSONALLY, I ACTUALLY FOR ME PERSONALLY, I ACTUALLY CAME TO THE FAITH MORE THROUGH CAME TO THE FAITH MORE THROUGH AN APPRECIATION OF MYSTERY, AND AN APPRECIATION OF MYSTERY, AND OF PERSONAL HUMILITY ABOUT THE OF PERSONAL HUMILITY ABOUT THE LIMITS TO WHICH THIS PART OF ME LIMITS TO WHICH THIS PART OF ME COULD GET. COULD GET.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>THAN BELIEVING THAT I HAD>>THAN BELIEVING THAT I HAD FOUND THE ANSWER. FOUND THE ANSWER. I STRUGGLE WITH A LOT OF DOUBT I STRUGGLE WITH A LOT OF DOUBT AND A LOT OF AMBIGUITY, BUT THAT AND A LOT OF AMBIGUITY, BUT THAT IS THERE IN SCRIPTURE JUST AS IS THERE IN SCRIPTURE JUST AS THAT IS THERE IN LIFE. THAT IS THERE IN LIFE. ESPECIALLY IN OUR MORAL LIVES. ESPECIALLY IN OUR MORAL LIVES.>>IS IT A FEEL GOOD THING FOR>>IS IT A FEEL GOOD THING FOR YOU OR IS HE YOUR PERSONAL LORD YOU OR IS HE YOUR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR? AND SAVIOR?>>THAT MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS>>THAT MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE. FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE. FOR ME SALVATION THROUGH CHRIST FOR ME SALVATION THROUGH CHRIST HAS TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT WHEN GOD COMES INTO THIS WORLD, WHEN GOD COMES INTO THIS WORLD, ACCORDING TO TEACHINGS OF MY ACCORDING TO TEACHINGS OF MY FAITH TRADITION, THE WORLD IS FAITH TRADITION, THE WORLD IS BASICALLY OUT TO DESTROY THE BASICALLY OUT TO DESTROY THE DIVINE. DIVINE. AND YET, THROUGH THIS SACRIFICE, AND YET, THROUGH THIS SACRIFICE, WE SEE WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE OUT WE SEE WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE OUT THE IDEA OF LOVE, OF GOD’S LOVE. THE IDEA OF LOVE, OF GOD’S LOVE. NOW, WHAT’S INTERESTING IS IF NOW, WHAT’S INTERESTING IS IF YOU’RE INTO NEW TESTAMENT YOU’RE INTO NEW TESTAMENT TRANSLATION, THERE ARE SEVERAL TRANSLATION, THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT WORDS IN THE GREEK NEW DIFFERENT WORDS IN THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT THAT WE WOULD TESTAMENT THAT WE WOULD TRANSLATE AS LOVE. TRANSLATE AS LOVE. SO SOMETIMES IT’S BROTHERLY SO SOMETIMES IT’S BROTHERLY LOVE. LOVE. SOMETIMES IT’S ROMANTIC LOVE. SOMETIMES IT’S ROMANTIC LOVE. WE JUST HAVE THIS ONE WORD, WE JUST HAVE THIS ONE WORD, LOVE. LOVE. THEY HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT THEY HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT FLAVORS OF IT IN THE ORIGINAL FLAVORS OF IT IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE OF THE BIBLE. LANGUAGE OF THE BIBLE. I GUESS MY POINT IS THIS LINK OF I GUESS MY POINT IS THIS LINK OF LOVE TO SACRIFICE TO PRESENCE LOVE TO SACRIFICE TO PRESENCE WHICH I THINK IS PART OF WHAT WHICH I THINK IS PART OF WHAT THE IDEA OF THE RESURRECTION IS THE IDEA OF THE RESURRECTION IS ABOUT. ABOUT. THAT YOU HAVE THIS PRESENCE THAT YOU HAVE THIS PRESENCE INSTEAD OF JUST BEING HERE AND INSTEAD OF JUST BEING HERE AND THEN NOT BEING HERE THAT IS THEN NOT BEING HERE THAT IS MORTALITY MORTALITY MORTALITY, RIGHT, IS THE WAY FOR MORTALITY, RIGHT, IS THE WAY FOR SALVATION. SALVATION. SO I DON’T KNOW HOW WELL ALIGNED SO I DON’T KNOW HOW WELL ALIGNED THAT IS WITH HOW OTHERS VIEW THAT IS WITH HOW OTHERS VIEW THEIR ENCOUNTER, WITH CHRISTIAN THEIR ENCOUNTER, WITH CHRISTIAN FAITH. FAITH. BUT I KNOW THAT IN MY LIFE IT BUT I KNOW THAT IN MY LIFE IT HAS CERTAIN IMPLICATIONS, AND I HAS CERTAIN IMPLICATIONS, AND I ALSO KNOW THAT IT HAS CERTAIN ALSO KNOW THAT IT HAS CERTAIN MORAL IMPLICATIONS THAT I THINK MORAL IMPLICATIONS THAT I THINK I CAN BE RESPONSIBLE TO WITHOUT I CAN BE RESPONSIBLE TO WITHOUT SAYING THAT ANYBODY ELSE HAS TO SAYING THAT ANYBODY ELSE HAS TO BELIEVE WHAT I BELIEVE OR HAS TO BELIEVE WHAT I BELIEVE OR HAS TO BELIEVE ANYTHING — BELIEVE ANYTHING –>>OF COURSE.>>OF COURSE. THAT’S HOW I FEEL. THAT’S HOW I FEEL. PEOPLE BELIEVE WHAT THEY PEOPLE BELIEVE WHAT THEY BELIEVE. BELIEVE. EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN WALK. EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN WALK. I DON’T MEAN TO SOUND LIKE TOM I DON’T MEAN TO SOUND LIKE TOM HANKS IN “BIG”, BUT I DON’T GET HANKS IN “BIG”, BUT I DON’T GET IT. IT. I’M ASKING DO YOU BELIEVE JESUS, I’M ASKING DO YOU BELIEVE JESUS, SON OF GOD, DIED FOR YOUR SINS, SON OF GOD, DIED FOR YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED, THE THIRD DAY WAS WAS BURIED, THE THIRD DAY WAS RESURRECTED AND WILL SIT AT THE RESURRECTED AND WILL SIT AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER AND RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER AND THAT YOUR SALVATION DEPENDS ON THAT YOUR SALVATION DEPENDS ON YOUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST YOUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST SOMEBODY. SOMEBODY.>>YES.>>YES. AND WHAT WE DO. AND WHAT WE DO. WHAT I DO. WHAT I DO. ALL RIGHT? ALL RIGHT?>>BUT I GOT A YES.>>BUT I GOT A YES. THAT’S A YES. THAT’S A YES. I’M NOT SAYING THERE’S A RIGHT I’M NOT SAYING THERE’S A RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWER, BUT A LOT OF OR WRONG ANSWER, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW YOU SAID YES, AND PEOPLE KNOW YOU SAID YES, AND NOW TALK ABOUT WORKS. NOW TALK ABOUT WORKS. YOU’RE ABOUT TO TALK ABOUT YOU’RE ABOUT TO TALK ABOUT WORKS. WORKS.>>THERE’S THE SCRIPTURE THAT>>THERE’S THE SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS SAYS FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD. DEAD. AND THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS OF AND THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS OF INTERPRETING THAT. INTERPRETING THAT. FOR SOME IT’S HOW YOU SHOW FOR SOME IT’S HOW YOU SHOW SOMETHING THAT’S ALREADY THERE. SOMETHING THAT’S ALREADY THERE. FOR OTHERS — I DON’T WANT — FOR OTHERS — I DON’T WANT –>>LET ME GET INTO THAT QUICKLY.>>LET ME GET INTO THAT QUICKLY. I PROMISE I’M GOING TO GET TO I PROMISE I’M GOING TO GET TO YOU BARNICLE. YOU BARNICLE. BUT NOW YOU LOOK AT — I ALWAYS BUT NOW YOU LOOK AT — I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE, JUST LOOK AT THE TELL PEOPLE, JUST LOOK AT THE RED LETTERS IN THE NEW RED LETTERS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. TESTAMENT. WHAT DOES JESUS TALK ABOUT? WHAT DOES JESUS TALK ABOUT? RIGHT? RIGHT? HE TALKS ABOUT MATTHEW 25. HE TALKS ABOUT MATTHEW 25. HE TALKS ABOUT FEEDING THE HE TALKS ABOUT FEEDING THE HUNGRY. HUNGRY. CLOTHING THE NAKED. CLOTHING THE NAKED. BRINGING HOPE TO THE HOPELESS. BRINGING HOPE TO THE HOPELESS. VISITING THOSE IN JAILS. VISITING THOSE IN JAILS. AND SAYS WHEN YOU DO THAT TO THE AND SAYS WHEN YOU DO THAT TO THE LEAST AMONG THESE, YOU DO THIS LEAST AMONG THESE, YOU DO THIS TO ME. TO ME. AND BY THE WAY, THAT’S WHAT AND BY THE WAY, THAT’S WHAT JESUS SAYS. JESUS SAYS. DO HIS ZIEPDISCIPLES. DO HIS ZIEPDISCIPLES. YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO GET TO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN? HEAVEN? LET ME TELL YOU AND HE TELL THE LET ME TELL YOU AND HE TELL THE PARABLE ABOUT THE SHEEP AND THE PARABLE ABOUT THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS. GOATS. YOU SEE THAT, AND THEN THE STORY YOU SEE THAT, AND THEN THE STORY OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN. OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN. JESUS SAYING YES, TELL YOU YOU JESUS SAYING YES, TELL YOU YOU HAVE TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. HAVE TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. AND THE NEIGHBOR WAS A AND THE NEIGHBOR WAS A FOREIGNER, DETESTED BY THE JEWS, FOREIGNER, DETESTED BY THE JEWS, AND JESUS CHALLENGED THEM. AND JESUS CHALLENGED THEM. COMBINE THOSE TWO THINGS AND I COMBINE THOSE TWO THINGS AND I JUST MUST ASK, HOW DO WE HAVE JUST MUST ASK, HOW DO WE HAVE THE POLICIES THAT WE HAVE NOT THE POLICIES THAT WE HAVE NOT ONLY AT THE BORDER BUT ACROSS ONLY AT THE BORDER BUT ACROSS THIS COUNTRY AND ACROSS THIS THIS COUNTRY AND ACROSS THIS WORLD BY PEOPLE WHO CLAIM TO WORLD BY PEOPLE WHO CLAIM TO BELIEVE THE RED LETTERS IN THE BELIEVE THE RED LETTERS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT? NEW TESTAMENT?>>THAT IS ONE OF THE MYSTERIES>>THAT IS ONE OF THE MYSTERIES THAT IS TRULY BEYOND — THAT IS TRULY BEYOND –>>THAT IS A MYSTERY.>>THAT IS A MYSTERY.>>I MEAN, I REALLY THINK THAT>>I MEAN, I REALLY THINK THAT THERE HAS TO BE A RECKONING THERE HAS TO BE A RECKONING ABOUT THIS. ABOUT THIS. LOOK, WE ALL HAVE VERY LOOK, WE ALL HAVE VERY DIFFERENT, OBVIOUSLY, FOR AS DIFFERENT, OBVIOUSLY, FOR AS LONG AS THERE HAS BEEN FAITH AND LONG AS THERE HAS BEEN FAITH AND POLITICS, THERE HAVE BEEN POLITICS, THERE HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT UNDERSTANDINGS ON THE DIFFERENT UNDERSTANDINGS ON THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND HOW THESE RIGHT THING TO DO AND HOW THESE THINGS FIT TOGETHER, BUT FOR THE THINGS FIT TOGETHER, BUT FOR THE PARTY AND THE MOVEMENT KNOWN FOR PARTY AND THE MOVEMENT KNOWN FOR BEATING OTHER PEOPLE ON THE HEAD BEATING OTHER PEOPLE ON THE HEAD WITH THEIR FAITH, OR THEIR WITH THEIR FAITH, OR THEIR INTERPRETATION OF THEIR FAITH, INTERPRETATION OF THEIR FAITH, IT MAKES NO SENSE TO LITERALLY IT MAKES NO SENSE TO LITERALLY VOTE TO TAKE FOOD AWAY FROM THE VOTE TO TAKE FOOD AWAY FROM THE HUNGRY. HUNGRY. TO ESSENTIALLY BE PRACTICING THE TO ESSENTIALLY BE PRACTICING THE VERY THING THAT NOT JUST A VERY THING THAT NOT JUST A CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURAL TRADITION CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURAL TRADITION BUT SO MANY OTHERS TELL US WE’RE BUT SO MANY OTHERS TELL US WE’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO IN TERMS OF NOT SUPPOSED TO DO IN TERMS OF HARMING OTHER PEOPLE. HARMING OTHER PEOPLE. AND I DO THINK THERE’S GOING TO AND I DO THINK THERE’S GOING TO BE A RECKONING OVER THAT. BE A RECKONING OVER THAT.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE I>>THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE I THINK SITTING IN THE PEWs THINK SITTING IN THE PEWs HEARING POLITICAL CONSERVATISM HEARING POLITICAL CONSERVATISM AROUND THEM WONDERING IF THAT AROUND THEM WONDERING IF THAT REALLY MATCHES WHAT WE’RE BEING REALLY MATCHES WHAT WE’RE BEING TOLD TO DO. TOLD TO DO. HOW WE’RE SUPPOSED TO DO IT. HOW WE’RE SUPPOSED TO DO IT. I MEAN, ANOTHER VERY POWERFUL I MEAN, ANOTHER VERY POWERFUL IMAGE THAT I SEE IN SCRIPTURE IS IMAGE THAT I SEE IN SCRIPTURE IS THAT OF FOOT WASHING. THAT OF FOOT WASHING. GOOD GOOD GOD COMES AMONG US. GOD COMES AMONG US. INSTEAD OF EXPECTING TO BE INSTEAD OF EXPECTING TO BE EXALTED IS WASHING PEOPLE’S EXALTED IS WASHING PEOPLE’S FEET. FEET. SERVANT LEADERSHIP. SERVANT LEADERSHIP.>>AND ALSO WHAT ELSE DOES JESUS>>AND ALSO WHAT ELSE DOES JESUS SAY? SAY? LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME. LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME. TALKS ABOUT THOSE WHO MISTREAT TALKS ABOUT THOSE WHO MISTREAT LITTLE CHILDREN. LITTLE CHILDREN. BETTER THEY HAVE A MILL STONE

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  1. Joe needs to cut this crap out! I've heard him use the phrase "Christian Orthodoxy" before and the spout a bunch of proselytizing crap from his sect as though he was speaking for all Christians.
    Joe Stop Or Get Off The Air!!!

  2. There are many traditions where the answer is so personal and so intimate that it is not shared and having someone asking for a declaration as Joe did to Mayor Pete is an afront.

  3. I respect Buttigieg's faith, but my guess is that even if he was an atheist (like me), he would be driven to lead compassionately and fairly. Because it's simply the right thing to do.

  4. 🤞 Pete Buttigieg for President; plus TWO VPs: Bernie Sanders for VP1 (Foreign & Domestic); Elizabeth Warren for VP2 (Domestic).

  5. If you’re a Israelite looking at this I’m sure you were like “whaaaaaaaat are y’all talking about?” Lol Esau is DONE!

  6. Joe…Learn when to sthu. You always ruin a good discussion by PONTIFICATING and squeezing a discussion until ….B-O-R-I-N-G !
    Read your guests' comfort zones when talking faith and religion, PLEASE! Pete said, "I don't want to.. " go there ! good grief, you're laughable!

  7. Mannnn idk what Joe's problem is. Pete gave great answers, just not the ones that Joe wanted to hear, and he kept pressing so that he could stand on his "preacher podium."

  8. Admittedly, I watched only a few seconds of this clip: Joe's bloviating usually makes me avoid anything to do with his show; that being said, I gave it a try until they immediately introduced failed senate candidate McCaskill, who has absolutely nothing to say that I want to hear.

    I was initially curious as to why a young, highly intelligent man (Pete) is so overtly religious. This jesus stuff is a scam that I would like to think the younger generations have clued into, so that maybe we can put it behind us, not only as a heretofore essential qualification for elected office, but also for the oppressive pall it inflicts on our larger society. Not yet, I guess.

  9. Joe's style is to interrupt; however, he was helping Mayor Pete emphasize his faith, in contrast of other candidates. Mayor Pete's calm, his genuine belief, his good manners, his ability to answer any question, asked by anyone, is pretty remarkable. Mayor Pete IS apart from the other candidates. And I would prefer to have him debate this president over all other candidates. I enjoy listening to what he has to say, because he's so intelligent and confident. I support Mayor Pete all the way!!!!

  10. mayor pete is too smart for most people. he doesn’t have a chance & they ALL need to keep the bible bs out. it is contemptible. please STOP!

  11. Faith in what COMMUNISM AND SOCIALISM IN AMERICA and open Borders to Flood AMERICA with I'LLEGALS to Destroy AMERICA and turn America into a third world country like VENEZUELA or SOMALIA and put I'LLEGALS FIRST BEFORE AMERICAN CITIZENS AND they get free Everything while we are taken over by a one world GOVERNMENT to Control us yah nice FAITH BUTTI GI.NO THANKS WE REJECT YOUR KIND OF FAITH

  12. Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.

  13. well, if we believe we're innocent most of the time, we'll be alright. because then something going back to is something always there. we can't forget about trust and faith. we need to have the seeds of harmony within us, you know?…but at the same time we gotta be out of the way of people doing what they want to do…but to do it and let no bad thing happen is the difficult part.
    but the shadow of things and the things that are dark but is only strength is the darkest we should go…but that's true dark arts…strength and perfection in a accomplished way. the humble realm in summary is a larger realm than true dark arts so to speak…in a sense they're kinda alike. i guess true dark arts is like pulling the nba championship trophy out of nba player's hands in the tv screen in a nba championship commercial…you know, respecting the order of things…but the humble realm is comfortability for all too…almost…as if the humble realm is the beyond-beyond being totally free but not bleeding other wheels of cycles of lives and things…but not letting the currents and harmonies be the destination of you…not letting the corruption control you…
    that's pretty much the humble realm pretty much…the humble realm is the key to the unknown and the beyond beyond…something we don't already know about…but we're going up and up in the corruption though, that's the bad thing…but we'll be stuck in corruption forever in the state of things if we don't find the day…doing more with less…since corruption is the underlying thing in the theme of things in the universe the whole time, it's just awakened…things like suffering and the punishment of things is unfortunately necessary like sacrifice to get everything humble in entireties…to get things justified…
    that's why faith is to get there in the shortcut of things…that's why we can't forget about faith, you know?…faith is just a word to understand such things…but it is what it is.
    it's like we're unwilling to see the pure harmony…the pure humble realm…that we're convinced it won't move us the right way. like we're comfortable with only the corruption which is like the theme underlyingly the whole time…just awakened…like we're saying it's the end of things and we gotta pack up and leave…but it's never too late…

  14. Apart from showing the hypocrisy of the Republican party this was the most cringeworthy interview by Joe I have seen. To press someone on his faith like that was rude. The segue way to this could have been achieved in a more polite manner rather than the Jesus talk which made Pete uncomfortable

  15. The Fake Christian Left wants the Government to be your Church and your God.
    Mark 12:17– Paying Taxes to Caesar

    So they brought it, and He asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?” “Caesar’s,” they answered. Then Jesus told them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” And they marveled at Him. Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and questioned Him:…

  16. NONE OF THESE PEOPLE ARE IN A POSITION TO JUDGE ANYONE ACCORDING TO JESUS, HIMSELF!
    Judging Others

    7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

    3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

    6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

    A TREE AND ITS FRUIT – MATT 7

    …20 so then, by their fruit you will recognize them.

    21 NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME, ‘LORD, LORD.’ WILL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, BUT ONLY THE ONE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN

    22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ …

  17. Believing in invisible friends and supernatural clap-trap should disqualify one from elected office, not be a requirement for it.

  18. "Mayor Pete" is a blatant liar. Having an ongoing homosexual relationship does not make you a "better" Christian. In fact it's very doubtful he is a Christian as that practice is an abomination to God and if anything would bring great conviction by the Holy Spirit.

  19. Get off the God bandwagon, look at whats wrong with America, using God in the political arena is a disgrace, just to get the vote of the evangelicals. Your a mess America, and God ain't helping yah

  20. JOE WTF????????!!!!!! You tried it with Pete and failed. He is smart, informed and able to answer questions directly without being baited. I don't understand why you kept pressing him.

  21. I have loved Buttigieg from day one.  But, I never really appreciated his foundation and heart until now.  I could see his faith in action, but was still a bit skeptical of how deep his faith really went.  I have no doubt now.  I am truly awed by the genuine sincerity and depth of his faith and understanding of the teachings of Jesus and the Gospels.   Wow.  We need a person like this in the White House now more than ever.

  22. Pesach Haggadah 5:3
    (3) This is the bread of destitution that our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. Anyone who is famished should come and eat, anyone who is in need should come and partake of the Pesach sacrifice.

    Exodus 23:9
    (9) And a stranger shalt thou not oppress; for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

    Leviticus 19:33
    When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong

    Zechariah 7:10
    (10) and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.

  23. yes religion and government should be separate…..christians should BE christians without a government crutch….we have the best thing on earth…so stop kissing up to political leaders!

  24. Stop being so pushy, Joe. Let him explain his faith in his own way. What he doesn’t need is you sounding like a fire and brimstone preacher.

  25. I've never heard Pete say that he's trying to force religion into government. He is a strong believer in Separation of Church and State.  What he IS saying is that his personal faith  motivates him to do good for his fellow man by way of public service.

  26. Come and visit South Bend sometime. It's looking more and more like Gary Indiana every night shootings on my local news. Corrupt Police Dept. I live in Indiana and I will not go near South Bend, It's trouble waiting to be had. Mayor Pete needs to apply his vision to his own city and after trying to successfully do that then try to get the Democrat nomination. It can't be done. He speaks well and is a nice man But he needs to Help South Bend first. The local news Proves that. Pray for South Bend, Mayor Pete, God knows it needs it.

  27. Please can't you push the concept that you have just mentioned – ". . . .the millstone around the neck . . . " to the world at large regarding Trump and his administration? Anything – however how small – to help those poor children!

  28. Why is Joe trying to pin Pete down to say, "yes, I agree with what you just said 100 percent". Everyone who reads the Bible walks away with a different interpretation.

  29. So now it's the MSNBChristian channel. Did I just wake up in the Great American Theocracy of Gilead? Or is this only a nightmare? What happened to democracy, journalism, and the separation of church and state? Guess it died.

  30. Morning Joe Televangelist should start his own full religious channel. Pastor Pete could be his disciple. And maybe MSNBC could start being a news channel.

  31. #RUSSIAisODIN, #NAZIShateCHRIST, #ALTRIGHTmurdersNATIONALISM, #ANTICHRISTinEVANGELICALISM CREATED #2russiaAssistSCJusticesFACT =
    "RUSSIA ASSISTED REPUBLICAN MINORITY…" FBI.
    "BELIEVE YOUR EYES." GOD

  32. I grew up in a Christian household. While I'm not religious anymore, it's good to see someone talk about the Christian values I grew up with, not the crazy conservative Evangelicals. It was about helping the needy and showing compassion and having policies on this.

  33. I really hate that one news anchor for trying to purposefully pin that divisive questions on Pete Buttigeige. He should be ashamed of himself. You can't just project your own personal beliefs onto someone else with no other option and expect them to answer willing and agree with your opinions. This is exactly what Trump wants with the media. To be used as a source of division. I always thought that the news was supposed to keep us connected, not divide us. Such a shameful display and waste of talent.😔

  34. There is NOTHING ambiguous about God's view on sodomy. I have no issue with Buttigieg running for office, but to claim he's a Christian despite the sexually deviant lifestyle he leads is heresy. Keep to your politics, but don't put yourself out there as a representative of ANY legitimate church that follows the teachings of Christ. Episcopalian doctrine conveniently disregards the Genesis account of Sodom and Gomorrah and the laws in Leviticus and the teachings of Paul in the New Testament. Having homosexual feelings is one thing. Acting out on them and "marrying" is a direct violation of God's word and Paul makes clear that such will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Scarborough brought up the Christianity topic, but Buttigieg has put it out there on countless occasions in an attempt to condemn Republicans for their views on issues. That makes him fair game to be grilled. Keep your perverted lifestyle to yourself.

  35. yeah let me address the elephant in the room. There isn’t one Christian behind that desk. So you have a bunch of non-Christians talking about how Christians should be. Psalms 1:1-6

  36. The less talk about your stinking religions, the better off your nation will be. Religion has played a huge role in the massive corruption America is drowning in and a massive role in putting a sick narcissistic disloyal thief in the highest office in the land. That is what "faith" has done to your country. "Faith" is just a strongly held opinion that can be rationalized any way you want, to support any evil you want, and pretend some god shares your ugly beliefs.
    Religion is a cancerous sore on the body politic in America. The instant you start using religion to support your politics, I know I am dealing with a liar who can easily justify ANYthing, any evil, and pretend it comes from some god thing.
    America has religious AIDS. It has destroyed the nations immune system and filled its halls of power with massive corruption. This is something you have done to yourselves America.

  37. "Defiant Pete Buttigieg Insists Presidential Campaign Is Worth Killing the Planet

    Meanwhile, Beto takes the bus in desperate plea for attention"
    https://freebeacon.com/blog/mayor-pete-private-jet/
    Andrew Stiles – September 5, 2019
    South Bend mayor Pete "Boat Shoes" Buttigieg has spent more money on private air travel—at least $300,000—than any other candidate in the Democratic primary.

    When asked to defend his campaign's use of carbon-spewing private jets at CNN's "climate crisis town hall" on Wednesday, Boat Shoes showed little remorse for the planet. "This is a very big country and I'm running to be president of the whole country," he told Chris Cuomo, the CNN anchor sometimes referred to as "Fredo."

    Pete Buttigieg defends use of private planes for campaigning #ClimateTownHall https://t.co/enEpvvcWcI pic.twitter.com/zs17zuZDw6

    — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 5, 2019

    Buttigieg sits at 4.6% in the RealClearPolitics national polling average. If you're not already convinced his campaign is going nowhere, consider the fact that he failed to record a statistically significant level of support among black voters in an August Quinnipiac poll. Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard, who did not qualify for the third primary debate, managed to get 1%.

    Speaking of black voters, Buttigieg represents a number of them in his capacity as mayor of South Bend, Ind. There have been calls for his resignation in response to his handling of the city's police department after a white sergeant fatally shot a black resident on Father's Day.

    Some might argue that Buttigieg's time would be better spent meeting with voters in his own community rather than jetting around in a pointless effort to become "president of the whole country" at age 37. Instead, he appears on national television to suggest that people who could never afford private air travel but nevertheless insist on eating hamburgers and using plastic straws are "part of the problem."

    Meanwhile, another Democratic candidate with absolutely no shot at winning the party's nomination, failed Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, is desperately seeking attention by live-blogging his 4-hour bus ride from New York to Boston.

    Beto O’Rourke spox says that he is indeed taking the Bolt bus from NY to Boston bc it pollutes less. Airport travel/security "takes nearly every bit of time as the 4 hr Bolt ride – so why not choose the lower carbon option?"

    — Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) September 5, 2019

    We left New Haven on time. pic.twitter.com/xDqCqhUN7g

    — Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 5, 2019

    Folks. Beto's on a bus. He's doing a town hall. It's a Bus Town Hall!https://t.co/8uJXRSauu0 pic.twitter.com/5zplgErzZO

    — Team Beto (@TeamBeto) September 5, 2019

  38. "Defiant Pete Buttigieg Insists Presidential Campaign Is Worth Killing the Planet

    Meanwhile, Beto takes the bus in desperate plea for attention"
    https://freebeacon.com/blog/mayor-pete-private-jet/
    Andrew Stiles – September 5, 2019
    South Bend mayor Pete "Boat Shoes" Buttigieg has spent more money on private air travel—at least $300,000—than any other candidate in the Democratic primary.

    When asked to defend his campaign's use of carbon-spewing private jets at CNN's "climate crisis town hall" on Wednesday, Boat Shoes showed little remorse for the planet. "This is a very big country and I'm running to be president of the whole country," he told Chris Cuomo, the CNN anchor sometimes referred to as "Fredo."

    Pete Buttigieg defends use of private planes for campaigning #ClimateTownHall https://t.co/enEpvvcWcI pic.twitter.com/zs17zuZDw6

    — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 5, 2019

    Buttigieg sits at 4.6% in the RealClearPolitics national polling average. If you're not already convinced his campaign is going nowhere, consider the fact that he failed to record a statistically significant level of support among black voters in an August Quinnipiac poll. Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard, who did not qualify for the third primary debate, managed to get 1%.

    Speaking of black voters, Buttigieg represents a number of them in his capacity as mayor of South Bend, Ind. There have been calls for his resignation in response to his handling of the city's police department after a white sergeant fatally shot a black resident on Father's Day.

    Some might argue that Buttigieg's time would be better spent meeting with voters in his own community rather than jetting around in a pointless effort to become "president of the whole country" at age 37. Instead, he appears on national television to suggest that people who could never afford private air travel but nevertheless insist on eating hamburgers and using plastic straws are "part of the problem."

    Meanwhile, another Democratic candidate with absolutely no shot at winning the party's nomination, failed Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, is desperately seeking attention by live-blogging his 4-hour bus ride from New York to Boston.

    Beto O’Rourke spox says that he is indeed taking the Bolt bus from NY to Boston bc it pollutes less. Airport travel/security "takes nearly every bit of time as the 4 hr Bolt ride – so why not choose the lower carbon option?"

    — Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) September 5, 2019

    We left New Haven on time. pic.twitter.com/xDqCqhUN7g

    — Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 5, 2019

    Folks. Beto's on a bus. He's doing a town hall. It's a Bus Town Hall!https://t.co/8uJXRSauu0 pic.twitter.com/5zplgErzZO

    — Team Beto (@TeamBeto) September 5, 2019

  39. Yes, Joe's question was uncomfortable yet to me as a very strong supporter of Pete Buttigieg this question has great importance. I've seen Mayor Pete as a member of the christian faith therefore a believer in the teachings of the resurrection of Christ. Pete's answer did not satisfy my new question of his beliefs. Hey, believe what you believe, this is America, but don't mumble and talk around it. For the first time, I question my support for Mayor Pete as I refuse to support another mealy mouthed president…Just sayin'

  40. All lives doesn't matter to him. He claims abortion after birth is ok. Hes not a Christian as he claims. You cant support abortion and be a homosexual and live a Christian life. He wants to talk scripture he needs to read the bible, it says homosexuals will not enter the kingdom of heaven. If he was a true Christian his abortion beliefs and sexual beliefs would eat his conscience up. He takes parts of the bible and turns them to benefit his agenda. I know I'm gonna get replies from unbelievers telling me how I'm wrong for posting this but that's ok. A christian isnt perfect we have to strive for perfection. And committing the same sin over and over again (homosexuality) is not striving for perfection and wont be forgiven. We all sin and come short of the glory of God but as long as we see our err and make it right then we will be forgiven. Mayor Pete I hope you do some soul searching on your views and beliefs and ask yourself is this what God would really want me to do. It says those in authority will be held in a higher court.

  41. Mind boggling that this Homosexual, continues to talk about his Faith. This Man Lover 😍 gives me the hebee jebees! And don't be offended. I wouldn't be if you called me a Woman Lover 😍. You are what you are. You're only offended if the truth hurts.

  42. Pete Buttigieg is stealing Andrew Yang’s policies and reciting them word for word during events because he knows mainstream media (aka the establishment) won’t call him out on it. It’s disgraceful. America doesn’t need a President who resorts to shady tactics and only knows how to follow others. Pete Buttigieg would be a horrible President. Take a look at Andrew Yang if you get the chance.

  43. Jesus was the most intolerant person to walk on planet earth.when the adulterous women was brought to him scripture tells us he forgave her from her sin,not in her sin and then said "go and sin no more"

  44. Hi from the UK. I have no problem with Mayor Pete, other than his surname. However, you would never see an interview like this over here. We don’t have separation of church and state, but most of us don’t care. Many of us are put off by politicians invoking God/Allah/Ganesh …
    Our countries are really similar, and both the US and UK are a worldwide joke at the moment, but things like religion, abortion and guns are not part of our normal political discourse. I said normal because the insanity of Brexit, anything else is almost irrelevant.

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