Clinton the pastor? She doesn’t have a prayer
According to The Atlantic, Clinton would like to replace the hoped-for title of “president” with “pastor” after her surprise loss to Donald Trump last November.
The sympathetic story, published Aug. 6, relies on her longtime Methodist pastor to relay the message that the famously cold and calculating former First Lady honestly longed to be an ordained minister all her adult life.
Although she’s not known to wear religion on her sleeve, she does keep it discretely tucked into a pocket of her pantsuit, ready to pull out her Methodist roots when the occasion calls for it.
“First of all,” she told the left-wing women of “The View” last year, “I’m a Christian and I take my faith very seriously.”
Yet for every step toward people of faith, there seems to be two steps back, like when she was talking to a pro-abortion crowd last year.
“Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed,” she urged the crowd.
So you’ll have to excuse United Methodist Pastor Ray Rooney for being a little skeptical as to her fitness for the pulpit.
“Considering the comments she’s made publicly about half of America,” he tells OneNewsNow, “it would be a very hard sell for her to stand behind a pulpit as a loving and caring person.”
That’s a reference to Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment, which was said in front of friendly homosexual rights activists but predictably offended millions of Americans just weeks before they went to the polls.
The Atlantic story recalls that Clinton famously grew up in the United Methodist denomination, attending First United Methodist Church in the “conservative suburb” of Park Ridge, Illinois.
The story goes on to point out that the church’s youth pastor exposed the teenage, middle-class Clinton to a life beyond the cozy suburbs, which included seeing figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the gritty city of Chicago. Yet left unmentioned is that Clinton was also introduced by the youth minister to a radical leftist and agnostic named Saul Alinsky.
When it was time for Clinton to write her thesis at Wellesley, she picked the life of King as her subject – just kidding. It was written about Alinsky, who offered Clinton a job as community organizer. But she declined the offer in order to pursue the ministry – just kidding. She went to law school at Yale and interned in the law office of communist attorney Robert Treuhaft.
Then again, says Rooney, Clinton might do well in the United Methodist Church, which in some areas of the county has been a little squishy on issues like life and marriage.
“The general direction is headed in a place that would very much fit Hillary,” he predicts.
In fact, Rooney adds, Clinton and the Methodist denomination seem a perfect match.
“Methodists like famous people. It helps fill the empty pews,” he says sarcastically. “I have no doubt that there’s plenty of Methodist churches, including the one that she supposedly attends, would love to have her stand up and speak. But speaking is not preaching.”
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