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Pete Buttigieg, a prospective Democratic presidential candidate and the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is a devout Christian who has, from the start, been upfront about how much his faith has influenced his life. Buttigieg was baptized Roman Catholic, went to Catholic schools, and has cited several religious figures, including St. Augustine, as religious influences.

Despite this, right-wing figures have taken to dismissing Buttigieg as "not really Christian." This isn't because Buttigieg is gay, but because he's an Episcopalian.

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