Skip to comments.HILLARY’S PREACHER PROSPECTS
Posted on 08/11/2017 1:28:51 PM PDT by heterosupremacist
Hillary Clinton is back in the news, but for reasons that are confounding her supporters and her detractors alike. She is reportedly weighing a decision to become a Methodist lay preacher.
There are good reasons why her fans and foes are befuddled: it is out of character for almost any Democrat these days to evince a serious interest in Christianity. Quite simply, it will not be easy for her to make the jump to preacher status given all the hostility to traditional Christian moral values that she and her Party have expressed for decades.
God talk has never come easily to Hillary. Her former press secretary, Mike McCurry, admits that Hillary finds it hard to talk about religion a lot. She comes from the Methodist tradition, which, like many more liberal, mainstream Protestant denominations, is a little more buttoned up.
That is an accurate, yet incomplete, explanation. It must also be said that mainline Protestantism has been crashing for decades, precisely because its positions on moral issues are indistinguishable from secular liberal thought. Therefore, trying to get a religious handle on such issues as abortion and marriage will not be easy. Is Hillary prepared to pivot on these matters? Not likely, which is why this is a heavy lift.
Its even more profound than this: Hillarys preference for discussing freedom to worship, which is a privatized understanding of religious liberty, is emblematic of her reluctance to speak about freedom of religion, which implies a more public, and robust, conception of religious liberty.
So if Hillary is going to become a preacher, she will either have to do a 180 or continue to secularize her lexicon on matters religious. The latter, however, is not likely to inspire anyone...
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Really? I had to attend UMC services during my first marriage. We had a female pastor for exactly a year before the bishop transferred her. EVERY sermon was about the glories of homosexuality.
Maybe she could be Joel Osteen’s understudy.
Those odd smocky things she’s been wearing lately kinda remind me of... Come to think of it, have you ever seen her and Benny Hinn in the room at the same time?
But it is not out of character for almost any Democrat these days to evince a serious interest in liberalism disguised as Christianity, as is found in most "mainstream" Protestant denominations, not to say some strains of Catholicism these days.
It is impossible to embrace the basics of Christian orthodoxy and orthopraxis and be a Democrat, but it is easy to embrace what is being taught and promoted by much of the UMC, PCUSA, ABC, UCC, ELCA, Episcopalian clergy, and by a number of Catholic clergy as well--but that is something that is often discussed in Catholic caucus threads, and as an LCMS Lutheran I read but don't respond there.
I thought in order to be a minister you had to be, like, religious.
. . . for eternity.
Something very strange going on with respect to her ‘new found’ religion: Probably will spend the Clinton Foundation money on her new church;)
See this thread - outrageous.
PREACH IT SISTER!!
HILLARYS PREACHER PROSPECTS
Prospects should be around ZERO...about the same as her becoming president. She has really never accomplished anything on her own in her life...merely tail-hooked on behind Bill. Oh, wait...she sponsored a bill in the senate to name a post office.
Another all American LOSER.
Most pastors don’t leave a string of dead bodies in their wake.
How much money is enough for these people? There seems to be no ceiling.
The church is ANOTHER way to scam people for money
Just imagine being preached to by someone who’s had dozens of people murdered...
She is doing undercover work. The devil needed to send someone. I just don’t think her undercover skills are too good. I mean you can easily see her forked tongue and horns.
It is just another way to hide their ill gotten gain.
Even if you steal money, you have to pay taxes on it. Unless you are a church. Then you don’t have to even report it. And you don’t have to disburse any of it. The next generation of the foundation reborn into hiding.
God works in mistress ways...
Some get spiritual because they see the light, some because they feel the heat.....
She is surely NOT interested in Christianity. She may be interested in becoming a Methodist preacher. Perhaps she thinks she will get all the Christians to vote for her in 2020 then.
and, apparently by our Pope.
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