I suppose when you lose a presidential election and still want people to listen to you tell them how to live their lives, being a pastor may seem like a viable option. I can’t even fathom sitting in church and listening to “Pastor Hillary” teach me about how to live a Christian life. Could you imagine a sermon on honesty? How about humility? I imagine some awkward silences from the congregation.
This lying, corrupt and all around crooked woman has no business even entertaining the thought that she could be a Christian leader! Look, I know only God knows a person’s heart, but actions speak volumes and Hillary’s history speaks for itself. Where to begin? Benghazi? Whitewater? Bimbogate? Emails? I almost feel like this whole discussion is just a joke! Except it’s not.
H/T The Atlantic
“Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That’s what she told Bill Shillady, her longtime pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign. Scattered bits of reporting suggest that ministry has always been a secret dream of the two-time presidential candidate: Last fall, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. She asked him not to write about it, though: “It will make me seem much too pious.” The incident perfectly captures Clinton’s long campaign to modulate—and sometimes obscure—expressions of her faith.
Now, as Clinton works to rehabilitate her public image and figure out the next steps after her brutal November loss, religion is taking a central role. After long months of struggling to persuade Americans that she is trustworthy, authentic, and fundamentally moral, Clinton is lifting up an intimate, closely guarded part of herself. There are no more voters left to lose. In sharing her faith, perhaps Clinton sees something left to win, whether political or personal.”
Hillary Clinton was born and raised a Methodist and maintains that her faith has always been a large part of her life. According to Pew Research Center only 35% of Methodists are Democrats (54% are Republicans), so I’m not sure she will exactly find a captive audience for her preaching.
Further, The United Methodist Church takes several positions on social issues at odds with Hillary’s platform. The church affirms that marriage is only to be between a man and a woman and that abortion on demand is wrong. However, should she focus on immigration or refugees, she may find a more accepting congregation.
She should probably not remind the congregation how the Democrats boo’ed when reinstating God back into their platform in 2012. That might not go over well.
Consider that a group of atheists actually gave Hillary a grade of “A” and Trump an “F” during the campaign. That probably should tell us a little bit of what we can expect to hear from “Pastor Hillary.” Then again, Obama’s pastor Jeremiah Wright was able to attract an audience, so what do I know?
It’s possible Hillary will go on to lead a bunch of people into the afterlife. Where to is yet to be determined.