Skip to comments.Can She Reach Religious Voters? (Hillary "most religious Democrat since Jimmy Carter")
Posted on 09/26/2007 9:00:28 AM PDT by yankeesdoodle
Clinton is neither secular nor awkward about her faith. She cites her Methodist upbringing as a formative experience, with its emphasis on "preaching and practicing the social gospel." As a teenager in 1962, she heard and met the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago -- what would have been a profound experience for a spiritually alert youth -- and was later politically radicalized by his assassination. The likely Democratic nominee participates regularly in small-group Bible studies and is familiar with the works of Reinhold Niebuhr, Paul Tillich and Dietrich Bonhoeffer -- the theological heroes of mainline Protestantism (and of some stray Evangelicals like myself).
In a nation obsessed by the influence of religious conservatives, it is easy to forget that liberal Protestants were once the dominant cultural influence in America. Beginning in the early 20th century, the social gospel advanced swiftly through most American denominations. Progressive presidents such as Woodrow Wilson spoke in the cadences of this movement: "Christianity was just as much intended to save society as to save the individual, and there is a sense in which it is more important that it should save society."
This high-minded theological liberalism had many successes
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Yaaawn Kerry was a Alter Boy when he was a kid too. Doesn’t mean he believes in God now. No Christian is going to believe this other than obscene pandering.
Pray for W and Our Troops
Hitlery’s “religion” is The Alinsky Method”.
That headline needs a barf alert.
Hillary? Religion? She worships Marx and Power!
Most religious since Jimmy Carter?
Is that like being “the most kind mass-murderer since Hitler”?
Yeah, I’m surprised she doesn’t refer to it as her “Faith Tradition as a Child” like Algore does.
What devil worship?
Yes please, keep linking Carter and Clinton - two phonies - together.
Hillary is more like a secular humanist.Her”Christianity”is a ploy to push her socialist agenda under the auspices of “doing God’s work”.
Does she who wrote “It takes a village” realize the first time Jesus preached in his home town the town tried to throw him over a cliff? Hillary would have had to join the villagers in trying to destroy the itinerate rabbi.
It is entirely possible that Hillary is the most religious Democrat since Carter ...
But, taken from a pool of Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry ... that’s a bit like being the most ethical man at a Bar Association meeting (I am a lawyer ... I’m allowed to make lawyer jokes).
The devil is her god, Marx is her prophet, Communism is her faith.
“Christianity was just as much intended to save society as to save the individual, and there is a sense in which it is more important that it should save society.”
Unscriptural liberal rubbish. Jesus said, “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26). The Bible has numerous verses that teach that salvation of one’s soul is the top priority of God. Love God first. Only then can one love one’s neighbor.
The church she went to had a very liberal, liberation theology type youth pastor. Once he had the kids, he took them around to all the social libs that came to Chicago, in the name of religion, he radicalized them.
The church elders, when they figured out what he was doing, let him go. He “infiltrated” - and he still doesn’t see what he did wrong. In the meantime, he created a “Hillary”, who thinks the Good News of Jesus Christ is a “social gospel”.
You mean, she demands to be treated as a deity.
Hillary will lie and pander to anyone that will support her. If she became President of this great nation of ours, she will become our dictator in short order. Man or woman, any person like this does not even deserve to be able to run for the office of President. Thank God for the Electoral College.