The brother-in-law of presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is reluctant to say that the candidate's husband, Chasten, was shunned by his family after he came out as a homosexual and struggled with poverty.
Rhyan Glezman, one of the two brothers from Chasten, was quoted in a Washington Post story that he loved his brother, but: & # 39; I just don't support the gay lifestyle. & # 39; His other brother Dustin said the family tribe went ahead and said: & # 39; We never got over it. & # 39;
Glezman, a 34-year-old clergyman from Clio, Michigan, is concerned about the way his family history is cast and indicated that he is unlikely to vote to make his brother the first husband.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (R) acknowledges those present with his husband Chasten Glezman after announcing his presidential candidacy for 2020 at an event on Sunday, April 14, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana. Chasten & # 39; s brother, Rhyan Glezman, complains about media portraits of his brother's youth
& # 39; Do I love him? Absolutely. He is my brother. & # 39; Glezman said of Chasten. & # 39; You cannot change that. Just because we disagree, nothing changes, & he said to the Washington Examiner, who caught up with him in his small town in Michigan, while Buttigieg remains in a higher category of democratic candidates.
Glezman also responded to a claim depicted in the Post story, that Chasten lived economic deprivation.
The Post reported that he was & # 39; a homeless student population and a Starbucks barista & # 39 ;, telling his time to live on couches after coming to his family as a gay man.
He grew up in a working-class family, but for a while broke ties and went to Germany on an exchange program as a student.
Rhyan Glezman (l) is a pastor in Clio, Michigan
Glezman was quoted as saying he loves his brother, but approves the & # 39; homosexual lifestyle & # 39; not good
Rhyan Glezman baptizing parishioners
The Community Church of God from Clio, MI
& # 39; The farther I could go, the safer I felt, he told the newspaper, in which Chasten says that one of his brothers and sisters & # 39; not a brother of mine … & said when he told the news to his family that he was gay.
There had been cultural clashes in the house before. & # 39; I would read in Harry Potter or sing Celine Dion while my mother and I dust the cupboards & # 39 ;, Chasten recalled. His brothers are more interested in hunting activities and outdoor activities.
Pete Buttigieg is on the cover of Time Magazine with his husband Chasten
He left, lived on the benches of friends and occasionally slept in his car in a parking lot of a community college.
& # 39; He struggled for a while. But there was nothing at the end of the family that told him to leave, & said Glezman.
& # 39; The story makes it look like it's from nothing, a poor family & # 39 ;, Glezman complained. & # 39; Chasten had paid for everything from paid cell phones to auto insurance. & # 39;
His brother accused him of the & # 39; victim card & # 39; to play.
He also said that Christians were shunned in the political conversation. & # 39; I believe for myself, as a Christian, we are the people who are shunned, people are silenced, and much of the liberal side of things become the ravages of Christianity and faith, & # 39 ; he said. & # 39; They become the intolerant side. & # 39;
He destroyed what he sees as adapting a story to the Buttigieg campaign.
& # 39; A mayor from a small town and his husband, a child who grew up with nothing and his parents kicked him out … it's a perfect political story for the campaign, & # 39; he told the reporter in his Clio Community Church. & # 39; I find that very pathetic. If that is what you need to stand on, you are not fit to be President of the United States. & # 39;
Chasten says about the time he told his parents that he was gay in the summer after graduating: & I remember my mother crying. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; And the first thing she asked me was if I was sick. I think she meant, like, did I have AIDS? & # 39;
A recent Time Magazine profile tells how Buttigieg and Glezman met during an online dating app while Buttigieg served as mayor, and follows his decision to come out during his tenure to avoid political problems during dating.
Entitled & # 39; First Family & # 39 ;, it describes everyday elements of the couple's home life, including how they divide chores and bicker about food.
The headline of the post was: & # 39; Chasten Buttigieg has been a homeless student population and a Starbucks barista. Now he would & # 39; first gentleman & # 39; can be.
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