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Hillary enemies find her 'cross' just unbearable (Campaigning with cross around neck)
NY Daily News ^ | 10/20/06

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.


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KEYWORDS: clinton; fauxchristians; godlessdemocrats; hillary; pilesofcorpses; stakethruheart; trailertrash; wherescraig; whokilledvince
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1 posted on 10/20/2006 5:31:14 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

Pitiful woman ......I guess she can fool some people.


2 posted on 10/20/2006 5:34:11 AM PDT by ustanker (there's a place in hell for fat teddy)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Hillary Clinton has appeared a handful of times this summer and fall with a cross around her neck

Hillary should be sporting the religious symbol that best suits her: a burkha.

3 posted on 10/20/2006 5:35:28 AM PDT by wai-ming
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To: Mr. Brightside
Clinton, a Methodist like President Bush, though from a more liberal wing of that church

Yeah, the wing led by Satan.

4 posted on 10/20/2006 5:35:51 AM PDT by Condor51 ("Alot" is NOT a word and doesn't mean "many". It is 'a lot', two separate words.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

"By their fruits you shall know them...."


5 posted on 10/20/2006 5:37:52 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: ustanker

She can't fool GOD.


6 posted on 10/20/2006 5:38:07 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: Condor51

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.


7 posted on 10/20/2006 5:38:30 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside
Hillary is a fraud. I bet she attends "prayer meetings" with Santorum et al to take notes for future blackmail.

At President Reagan's funeral... don't see any cross. Note Bubba saved his energy for backslapping everyone as they walked out of the church


8 posted on 10/20/2006 5:38:46 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
She's probably in that prayer group to SPY on Santorum and Brownback to see if they say anything she can use against them!!

You can NOT be religious if you are PRO-ABORTION!!

9 posted on 10/20/2006 5:39:56 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: Mr. Brightside

>>>...that she's a member of an elite prayer group...<<<

That is Hillary Clinton in a nutshell.


10 posted on 10/20/2006 5:40:04 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: ustanker
I guess she can fool some people.

It's not "some people" she should be concerned about.

11 posted on 10/20/2006 5:40:53 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: ishabibble

Do the media follow her to church every Sunday morning? Does she go to services AT ALL??


12 posted on 10/20/2006 5:41:19 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Mr. Brightside
Excuse me if I am a trifle suspicious, but what church has she attended since leaving the White House? Other than services at the National Cathedral for 9/11, funerals for democrats, and campaign appearances in black churches, do we have ANY evidence that she attends church?

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.

13 posted on 10/20/2006 5:41:41 AM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Perhaps she merely forgot to wear it upside down.

Regards, Ivan

14 posted on 10/20/2006 5:42:09 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
... elite prayer group ...

Does God answer your prayers quicker if you're part of the elite prayer group, rather than just a Joe-blow regular prayer group?

15 posted on 10/20/2006 5:44:10 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Said the perpetually dejected Mets fan.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
More interesting would be an article about her supporters who hate her for wearing the cross.
16 posted on 10/20/2006 5:45:08 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: MadIvan

Has anyone ever been able to confirm that "666" birthmark yet ?


17 posted on 10/20/2006 5:46:32 AM PDT by BurtSB (the price of freedom is eternal vigilance)
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To: Mr. Brightside
This 'article' seems to be from a blog by one Ben Smith, a Daily News staffer. So I guess he can make stuff up as he goes along. So no actual comments from 'her enemies' are needed ;-)
18 posted on 10/20/2006 5:48:10 AM PDT by Condor51 ("Alot" is NOT a word and doesn't mean "many". It is 'a lot', two separate words.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Clinton, a Methodist like President Bush

John Wesley would be disgusted

Anyone who supports abortion is no Christian regardless of what they call themselves

19 posted on 10/20/2006 5:48:56 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: wai-ming

Neah. She should be wearing a little red star, wearing a Mao cap and carrying her bible, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao."


20 posted on 10/20/2006 5:49:29 AM PDT by Little Ray (If you want to be a martyr, we want to martyr you.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
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.
If that were really true, then I'm sure that there must have be quite a few pictures taken of her wearing one. Funny -- I've never seen a single one.
21 posted on 10/20/2006 5:50:44 AM PDT by Bob
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I'm confused...

Clinton's religion influences her politics = good

Republicans' religion influences their politics = bad

Clinton wears a cross = religious woman

Republicans go to church and practice what they preach = posers

Someone please explain!!!


22 posted on 10/20/2006 5:52:25 AM PDT by Skenderbej
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To: Mr. Brightside
Well, if she's abusing the cross, the consequence will be dreadful, and we don't have to do anything about it. The whole thing is in other hands.

If she's NOT abusing it, who knows? Saul used to persecute Christians. With God all things are possible.

23 posted on 10/20/2006 5:52:33 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Now we are all Massoud)
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To: Mr. Brightside
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.

She is an opportunist

Most folks I know who have a strong faith wear a cross acround their neck more then a couple times a year

24 posted on 10/20/2006 5:52:53 AM PDT by Mo1 (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: Mr. Brightside

"taught Sunday school as the First Lady of Arkansas and was an active member of a Washington church "

OK, that accounts for a week or so back in Arkanasas and perhaps 30 trips to a church in Washington.


25 posted on 10/20/2006 5:53:27 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Little Ray

26 posted on 10/20/2006 5:54:04 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: ustanker
"Pitiful woman ......I guess she can fool some people."

- I think Hitlery learned the power of the cross from the time that BJ got down on his knees during a state visit to a soldiers cemetery at Omaha beach in France and where he tearfully assembled a cross made of pebbles that had been conveniently left nearby by his aides during the previous night.
If the MSM could swallow a bit of cynical photo op crap like that without question, they certainly won't stoop to question why Hitlery should suddenly start sporting a crucifix.
27 posted on 10/20/2006 5:58:22 AM PDT by finnigan2
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To: Mr. Brightside

Christianity must be polling well this week.


28 posted on 10/20/2006 6:00:55 AM PDT by Nachoman (Just because you're a kook doesn't mean there isn't a conspiracy.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Only thing I'd like to see around Mrs. Clintons neck is a rope with 13 knots and her swinging from a lamp post als Musalini.


29 posted on 10/20/2006 6:00:55 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Mr. Brightside

She's wearing it upside down.


30 posted on 10/20/2006 6:10:52 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (I gigged your peace frog.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
"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. "

What??!! Sheesh..my head is going to explode!!!!

Her FAITH has been part of her 'character'??

/end spittle spewing

31 posted on 10/20/2006 6:23:50 AM PDT by sweet_diane ("They hate us 'cause they ain't us.")
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To: Mad Dawg
"If she's NOT abusing it, who knows? Saul used to persecute Christians. With God all things are possible."

Thank you Mad Dawg. Words I needed to hear.

32 posted on 10/20/2006 6:26:21 AM PDT by sweet_diane ("They hate us 'cause they ain't us.")
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To: sweet_diane

she strikes me as a photo-op Christian. by your deeds shall you be known..........


33 posted on 10/20/2006 6:29:10 AM PDT by avital2
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To: Mr. Brightside
Hillary enemies find her cross just unbearable

More likely it's her friends that find it unbearable. Dems are the ones trying to erase our Christian heritage.

Then there's the smoke from the constant burning of the cross against Hillary's skin. Heeheeheehee...

34 posted on 10/20/2006 6:35:43 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Mr. Brightside
"She's actually the real deal, although a lot of people don't think of her as religious,"

I do.

In eleven days, she will, as usual, sacrifice a black goat to Satan.

35 posted on 10/20/2006 6:36:36 AM PDT by Gorzaloon ("Illegal Immigrant": The Larval form of A Democrat.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Posted this on another thread but here is a cross for the bitch.


36 posted on 10/20/2006 6:41:51 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Mr. Brightside

What's cool is pretty soon she won't have to wear it. there will be a really cool burn tattoo where the cross lays. You won't be able to tell the difference.

I always thought it wouldn't take much effort for Mrs. Clinton to turn her head 360 degrees.


37 posted on 10/20/2006 6:50:19 AM PDT by kinghorse (I calls them like I sees them)
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To: Miss Marple

Oh, she will only have to show up for services gangbusters when the '08 campaign gears up in earnest. . until then, she can sleep in Sunday mornings, or perhaps she and Bill can renew their vows (in church, of course) in order to set the stage for more of their strutting.


38 posted on 10/20/2006 6:57:33 AM PDT by Twinkie (Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

My sister teaches Sunday School at a Mothodist church.

She's an open agnostic.

I read once about Hillary's church experience. She was shepherded on a regular basis by her youth pastor to political civil rights rallies. It sounded like one of those churches where God is sort of not really the important agenda.


39 posted on 10/20/2006 7:18:40 AM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Hey, didn't she say she was Jewish?


40 posted on 10/20/2006 7:22:16 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us and pigs treat us as equals" Winston Churchill)
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To: ustanker

I understand this is a multi-purpose piece. Cross on one side, Star of David on the other, and if you pull open a hidden compartment, a complete burka pops out so she can appeal to her real supporters.


41 posted on 10/20/2006 7:29:09 AM PDT by newcthem (Brought to you by the INFIDEL PARTY)
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To: I still care

You got that right...........I used to belong to the Methodist Church, but that was back in the days when it was still a Christian religion.


42 posted on 10/20/2006 7:31:12 AM PDT by newcthem (Brought to you by the INFIDEL PARTY)
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To: Mr. Brightside; pookie18; bitt; Boazo

43 posted on 10/20/2006 7:41:45 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." (Psalm 53:1))
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Which religion? Liberal Methodism is not much better than Secular Humanism.

POSEUR ALERT!

44 posted on 10/20/2006 8:16:08 AM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Mr. Brightside
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.

"Elite" prayer group? What the heck?!?!?

There is no way on God's green earth I can believe that this woman is a practicing christian. Not with her publically avowed beliefs and reported private practices. Unbefreaking-lievable!

45 posted on 10/20/2006 8:21:07 AM PDT by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Is her cross as large as her husband's bible?


46 posted on 10/20/2006 8:35:46 AM PDT by 38special (I mean come'on.)
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To: USS Alaska
Fantastic!
47 posted on 10/20/2006 8:46:15 AM PDT by ustanker (Vote on the 7th)
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To: wai-ming

At the same time, Hillary is angering her Democratic comrades for wearing the cross. Devoutness (even faked) is Not tolerated in the Rat party, unless it is to Marxism.


48 posted on 10/20/2006 10:50:09 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: USS Alaska

LOL!


49 posted on 10/20/2006 11:46:01 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: DBrow

She taught Sunday school? The quote about the devil being able to quote scripture comes to mind.


50 posted on 10/20/2006 12:25:50 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Higher visibility leads to greater zottability.)
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