Pete Buttigieg, email 8/26/2020, before Pence appearance at RNC:

As a Hoosier myself, born and raised here in Indiana, I’m no stranger to Vice President Pence’s divisive, anti-LGBTQ politics, and I’ve certainly never hesitated to stand up to his agenda of imposing an archaic worldview, stripping countless Americans–including me–of their rights.

Like I said early on in my own campaign for president last year, “I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand — that if you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”

I don’t expect him to come around. Yet, it is still jarring that a man rooted in faith and scripture would punch the clock every day for a boss whose conduct flies in the face of every notion, liberal and conservative, of basic morals or decency.