Skip to comments.Hillary enemies find her 'cross' just unbearable (Campaigning with cross around neck)
Posted on 10/20/2006 5:31:13 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
Hillary enemies find her cross just unbearable
Hillary Clinton has appeared a handful of times this summer and fall with a cross around her neck, and it's an image that touches a nerve with the people who hate her. But Clinton is among the most religious Protestants seeking the presidency in 2008. If she gets the Democratic nod, she could well be matched against a less openly devout Republican.
"She's actually the real deal, although a lot of people don't think of her as religious," said John Green, a senior fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life in Washingon.
Clinton, a Methodist like President Bush, though from a more liberal wing of that church, has appeared publicly wearing a cross intermittently during her time in the Senate. Her aides didn't respond to questions about whether she is wearing the symbol more now than in the past.
But her faith has been part of her public character since she taught Sunday school as the First Lady of Arkansas and was an active member of a Washington church as First Lady.
The Atlantic Monthly reported recently that she's a member of an elite prayer group of about a dozen senators, including conservative Republicans like Rick Santorum and Sam Brownback whose Christianity is central to their politics.
Clinton's public displays of faith anger her critics, who see her as an opportunist - more than 800 people wrote comments, most of them attacking her, below her photograph on the Daily News political blog.
But her public devotion is in striking contrast with many of the front-runners vying for President, and particularly the Republicans, most of whom are quite distant from the born-again Christian faiths of their most energetic partisans.
Rudy Giuliani is a Catholic on his third marriage. Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney is a Mormon, not a mainstream Protestant. Sen. John McCain is an Episcopalian who has kept his faith out of his public life to the degree that longtime adviser Marshall Wittman said he wasn't sure whether the senator attends church.
"Sen. McCain goes to church every Sunday that he can. He is devout, but very private about it," said McCain spokeswoman Elaine McMenamin, who offered to put a reporter in touch with McCain's pastor.
Pitiful woman ......I guess she can fool some people.
Hillary should be sporting the religious symbol that best suits her: a burkha.
Clinton, a Methodist like President Bush, though from a more liberal wing of that church
Yeah, the wing led by Satan.
"By their fruits you shall know them...."
She can't fool GOD.
Funny, there is not ONE comment from an "enemy" in the article that supports the title.
You would think that in order to write a column like this that you would have to have AT LEAST ONE FACT in the article that supports your premise.
You can NOT be religious if you are PRO-ABORTION!!
>>>...that she's a member of an elite prayer group...<<<
That is Hillary Clinton in a nutshell.
It's not "some people" she should be concerned about.
Do the media follow her to church every Sunday morning? Does she go to services AT ALL??
I haven't made a really scathing comment about this because I am willing to wait and see, but so far the evidence of her religiosity seems a bit thin.
Does God answer your prayers quicker if you're part of the elite prayer group, rather than just a Joe-blow regular prayer group?
Has anyone ever been able to confirm that "666" birthmark yet ?
John Wesley would be disgusted
Anyone who supports abortion is no Christian regardless of what they call themselves
Neah. She should be wearing a little red star, wearing a Mao cap and carrying her bible, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao."
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