2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s brother-in-law is breaking his silence and disputing the narrative being pushed by the Democrat’s campaign about his family.
Buttigieg’s brother-in-law, Rhyan Glezman, a pastor at Clio Community Church in Michigan, told FaithWire that he decided to fight back after the Washington Post wrote a story attempting to portray him as an anti-gay “bigot.”
“I actually talked with them for about 35-40 minutes, shared the whole story,” Rhyan told Faithwire. “They took a couple little quotes out of that whole 40 minutes and it obviously was to fit their narrative, just to be honest.”
The Washington Post likely had a hard time objectively reporting that while Rhyan loves his brother, as a pastor, he doesn’t support his gay lifestyle.
In its story on Chasten Buttigieg, who is now married to the 2020 hopeful, the Washington Post painted a story about rejection and abandonment at the hands of his family after he came out as gay.
However, Rhyan says that’s not at all how he remembers it.
“That was a long time ago, but that’s not what I would say. That’s not my character, that’s not my brother’s character,” Rhyan recalled. “Nobody ever rejected him at all. … I would say they embraced him even deeper.”
The deeper issue for Rhyan is his brother’s “neglect of Christ” completely. Meanwhile, he is frustrated that Buttigieg is building a campaign based on a “false narrative” about his family.
“I love my brother dearly. He’s my brother. That’s never gonna change,” Rhyan told FaithWire.