“On The Holmes Front” with Frank Holmes
Hillary Clinton is considering a career in spiritual leadership.
No, I’m not kidding. I’ll give you a second to wipe the coffee off your computer screen, and I’ll explain.
Her pastor, Rev. Bill Shillady, just published the first Hillary devotional – a book of 365 inspirational messages that ministers sent to Hillary every morning during her 2016 presidential campaign.
The book, “Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton”, hits shelves this Tuesday. I guess his publisher thought that was a better title than, “How to Pray Like a Loser.”
During a promotional event for the book, Shillady said that Hillary told him that what she wanted more than anything in the world was to preach the Gospel from the pulpit.
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I’ve heard of devil’s advocate, but really….
But the amazing thing is, she’s dead serious. Evidently, Hillary has been telling people she should be a woman-of-the-cloth for decades.
Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward said that Hillary claimed during a 1994 interview that she thought about becoming an ordained minister “all the time.”
Of course, to do that, she might want to start attending church.
“To my knowledge, Hillary has not been a regular churchgoer since leaving the White House 14 years ago,” said Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy.
Preaching to churches is for Hillary. Listening is for peasants.
After that, she might want to study – but her pastor says she won’t be doing that, either.
Shillady said Hillary didn’t plan to go to seminary or receive training like other ministers – the kind who know what they’re talking about. He thought that Clinton wouldn’t ask to be ordained at all before preaching in Methodist churches.
“I think it would be more of … her guest preaching at some point,” Shillady said. “We have a long history of lay preachers in the United Methodist Church.”
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Hillary is trying to reinvent herself as a spiritual guru after her second failed presidential campaign. Evangelicals backed Donald Trump to the hilt – and Shillady told reporters he thought that was unfair.
Hillary has a deep faith, he said, and it was “just baffling to me that so many other Americans … didn’t accept that she was Christian.”
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Why would that be? It might have something to do with Hillary Clinton’s history of serial lying, conniving, ruthlessness, corruption, lust-for-power, her angry self-righteousness, her role in destroying every woman her philandering husband ever went to bed with, and the trail of dead bodies that seem to follow her family everywhere they go.
The Clintons’ enemies, and sometimes even their friends like Vince Foster, have a way of ending up dead.
Still, Hillary believes she’s a model minister. In 2014, she said, “The Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking.”
The sad thing is, she probably believes this. Her biographers say she was deeply influenced by Donald Jones, the youth pastor who came to Park Ridge Methodist Church her freshman year in high school. His critics say he was a “social justice” crusader who substituted politics for the Bible.
To people who believe in the “Social Gospel,” doing God’s will means community organizing, voting for socialist-leaning Democrats, and fighting conservatives. Jesus and the Bible aren’t as important as liberalism in this faith.
Under his influence, Hillary came to renounce the Republican Party and to idolize Saul Alinsky – a man who dedicated one of his books to Lucifer.
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Hillary’s relationship with the actual Christian faith is pretty shaky, to say the least.
She told a New York Times feminist gathering that any “religious beliefs” that condemn abortion or gay marriage “have to be changed.” To her, the millions of people who believe God doesn’t approve of abortion are no different than Muslims who commit honor killings or the Hindus who burn widows on a funeral pyre. (Yes, she really used those comparisons. Not much love-thy-neighbor there, is there?)
As audacious as it sounds, Hillary isn’t the first person in her family to say she is one of God’s representatives. While her husband was president, Bill Clinton told a group of clergy that, according to Romans 13, he was “a minister.”
These people are delusional.
If Bill and Hillary really want to start a new life as pulpit-pounding preachers, maybe they could start by keeping the Ten Commandments – or at least one of them. Maybe they could tell the truth about all their dead or missing associates.
Or maybe they could admit their role in selling influence for donations to the Clinton Foundation. Then Hillary could begin a new life as a prison chaplain.
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Would you go to Hillary’s church?
Wherever I am going this weekend, from now on I plan to call ahead and make sure Hillary isn’t going to be in the pulpit.
When Americans say we want Hillary to “testify,” we mean under oath.
— Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”