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

Maurice Vega

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  1. I see a lot of hate on Pete's faith. I have been a militant atheist for 2 decades, and can still appreciate his position of it being his faith and not expecting all to follow it. Even more so when he is pulling the items from the Bible about caring for one another instead of the items pushing hate. I still want religion educated out of existence, but we won't get their by assigning the label of enemy to every believer. Learn to develop friendshios and allies instead of lashing out at everyone. Tired of the divcive bs.

  2. Trader's! Lock joe up ! Piece of dog po p ! Mssm is not a friend to American! Trump stinks but not as bad as morning sh t head !

  3. The answer to what a person's view of God and religion should be, "That is between me and God." There is a separation of church and state based off of the 1st Amendment because how can you have freedom of religion if there is no separation of church and state? It is impossible. Separation of church and state is to protect the state from religion, to protect religion from the state, and to protect religion from other religions.

  4. Poor Buttigieg. He doers know that the Democrats are the party of separation of Church and State? That the Democrats foam at the mouths when any Republican mentions God, faith and prayer? He should avoid this topic.

  5. I dont give a crap if you believe in a 2000yr old jew. Tell me about climate change, the economy healthcare.

    Your fairy tales are your business

  6. He needs to hammer is poll numbers vs the POTUS every time he opens his mouth! He has a 9% lead in a head to head vote vs current POTUS and is one of 5 that would win a general election in 2020! He could show Blacks that they might need him as much has needs them! I can't believe that they would decide that his lack of a history of dealing with them would drive them to keep the POTUS in DC for 4 more years! And maybe it is reflected in his poll numbers in the head to head polls! Either way, he is way too smart to be sitting on the sidelines during the general election in 2020!

  7. This is what you get with the guy who works for the rich, you know Mayor Pete, Biden, Harris & Booker. Here are some INDISPUTABLE republican socialist truths, trillions of your tax dollars to the rich & corporations for their tax give away, trillions of your tax dollars to bail out corporate American wall street banks, billions of your tax dollars to subsidize the fossil fuel & chemical industries, billions to possibly trillions of your tax dollars to subsidize "Private" for profit prisons, millions of your tax dollars to help Trump enrich his corrupt family at his resorts, hotels & golf courses. Trillions of your tax dollars that go to military contractors & not actually to the men & women serving. Now tell me again how you can't afford to help the tax payer with less costly social programs? I dare you to argue these truths that you the tax payer socialize for the rich!

  8. But the MSNBC people don't care about God. Show us one instance where these MSNBC folks ever talked about their faith in God. This is just a form of pandering, trying to get people of faith to reconsider their disdain for them.

  9. I don't believe in magic, and I don't want a POTUS who believes (or pretends to believe) in magic. The bible is a collection of magical stories. They aren't true. They are metaphorical stories.

  10. Conservative politics has divided the modern church much like slavery divided the church leading up to and through the end of the Civil War.

  11. Mayor Pete is so pious. He should run for the Pope job. He has no wife, so he easily meets the standards of a clergy man.

  12. Excellent conversation regarding faith on one of the most important morning news shows. I hope to see this more often, and I hope this begins to trend! Faith without works is dead, and politics without faith is moot.

  13. What hope is there? Half of America still disbelieves Darwin's Evolution and does believe in creationism! They ignore science! Marianne Williamson wants to pray and meditate to relieve sufferers of Hurricane Dorian's woes. I am sure if she prays hard enough and long enough, Dorian will go away. A religion that has brought nothing to human knowledge in 2000 years but brought nine centuries of murder and mayhem through the Inquisition, punishing heretics, blasphemers and homosexuals. Don't forget the Crusades. Ignorance personified. I think Marianne and Pete could consider sacrificing a goat to rid the world of Hurricane Dorian. It's an old technique but I am sure it would work. There are a lot of goats in America. I'm told there is one in the oval office. It is comfortable there because it can't get stuck in a corner. Good luck America. Keep praying! 2000 years of indoctrination and the suffering of little children who come unto thee. Little did they know. It takes some hard work to rid people of the indoctrination… it's called thinking.

  14. Little Petey is using a Presidential candidacy as a platform for homosexual activism. He advocates for the normalization of sodomy, which activism is a direct attack on traditional Western and Christian family values. Little Petey's caricature of Christian marriage is an abomination of moral and natural law. That the candidacy of a pervert for the highest office in the land is taken seriously is indicative of the collapse of Western culture and morals. We live in clown world where baby boomer women who aborted 55 million American babies are ridden with guilt which they seek to expiate by normalizing the sexual and culture perversion exhibited by Little Petey. Sodomy is not a Christian or family value and must be condemned by thinking and sane human beings.

  15. Pete B is a great man running for president I think he is a positive forward thinking man. I also believe that he would make a wonderful president but let’s see what happens good luck Pete

  16. 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!!!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

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

  21. 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!

  22. 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."

  23. 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.

  24. 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!!!!

  25. 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!

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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…

  29. 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

  30. 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:…

  31. 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!’ …

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

  33. "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.

  34. 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

  35. 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.

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