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Antigay Hecklers Scream 'Repent!' at Buttigieg Campaign Event

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The gay presidential candidate handled the protesters with aplomb.

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Several antigay protesters interrupted presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg when he spoke at an event sponsored by the Dallas County Democratic Party on Friday night.

At least four people stood up and screamed during Buttigieg's speech, yelling "Repent!" and "Marriage is between a man and a woman!," according to TIME. All of the hecklers were forced to leave the event, including antigay activist Randall Terry, who screamed, "Remember Sodom and Gomorrah!"

An anti-abortion activist, without a ticket, also disrupted the event before being removed from the gathering.

Responding to the Christian activists, Buttigieg told the crowd that he fought for their right to protest when he served in Afghanistan as a navy officer. Later, fellow presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke stood up for Buttigieg.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.