Much to the dismay of Hillary Clinton, a liberal reporter whom she trusted with a deeply-held religious secret has gone rogue. The reporter has revealed what she told him back in 1994, even though she implored him to keep his mouth shut.
According to Washington Free Beacon, Hillary Clinton has written a foreword for a book inspired by devotionals that pastor Bill Shillady prepared for her during the presidential campaign. Clinton has apparently been discussing going into ministry following her second failed bid for the White House, and Shillady thinks she could easily do what he does.
“Given her depth of knowledge of the Bible and her experience of caring for people and loving people, she’d make a great pastor,” said Shillady. This is, of course, laughable. We’re talking about a woman who lies, cheats, and steals to further her political career whenever necessary.
Hillary has never been one to invoke faith or serve as an advocate for faith-centered people, but that doesn’t seem to bother Shillady. “It’s been there all along,” he said of her commitment to Christianity. “The general public didn’t necessarily want to accept the fact that she’s a Christian because there’s so many critics out there about the Clintons,” he continued.
Shillady also claims that Hillary “doesn’t wear her religion on her sleeve, she just practices it,” and added, “She follows the edict of what’s attributed to St. Francis: ‘Preach the gospel always, and if you need to, use words.'”
Newsweek‘s Kenneth Woodward also claims that Hillary has long been spiritual but has always downplayed her Christian roots so as not to appear “too pious.” He revealed that Hillary talked “all the time” about becoming an ordained minister in the 1990’s, but asked him not to divulge her secret. “It will make me seem much too pious,” she said about considering ordination, according to the reporter.
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. [Source: The Atantic]
If Hillary Clinton is a Christian, I’m a monkey’s uncle. This appears to be yet another political stunt by the twice-failed presidential candidate. Perhaps she saw the support President Donald Trump garnered from the Christian community and realized that she made a major mistake by turning her back on them. Perhaps she is playing the part of a “good Christian girl” now, in order to bolster her chances of gaining support in 2020.
Whatever the case may be, we can be sure that this bid by Hillary Clinton to establish herself as some sort of saint is just another fraudulent attempt at political relevance. She’s no more a Christian than Bill Clinton is a faithful husband since any Christian knows that to deny their faith is just about the most un-Christian thing one can do. If she seriously wants to be a preacher, she should start by studying Matthew 10:33: “But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” Pretty sure that includes for political purposes.