Clinton’s Christian faith, once a political weapon, all but absent from campaign

by Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times  |  published on September 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Christianity, which she wielded as a political weapon in her 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign, largely has been missing in this year’s election.

She hasn’t hidden her Methodist upbringing, but scholars say it’s not front and center. And where in the past she used it as a window into her character, this year she’s deployed it as a debate tactic to push criminal justice reform and other policy goals.

Church attendance also has been all but absent from Mrs. Clinton’s schedule, except when she’s turned up behind a pulpit to stump for votes, particularly in predominantly black churches, where her appearances focus largely on how she intends to work with religious leaders to accomplish shared political objectives.

Since 2008 she’s also abandoned traditional Christian positions on issues such as same-sex marriage, coming in favor of the practice in 2013 after years of opposing it.

The reason for the shift, analysts say, is twofold. Mrs. Clinton is taking on an opponent, Republican Donald Trump, who is seen as one of the most nonreligious presidential candidates in modern history. Pew polling from earlier this year found that just 30 percent of American voters say they consider Mr. Trump religious, while 48 percent said the same about Mrs. Clinton.

  • Bob

    During the 90’s, the only time they were seen in church was to have a photo- op. They would rush to a preacher, normally the likes of Jackson or Sharpton, the “atone” for their foibles, like Bill sleeping with anything that has a pulse except Hillary. It is amazing how many politicians, mostly Liberals but occasionally Conservatives also, who use their religion only when it suits them. You rarely saw video of GW Bush in church, because it was not NEWS. He did it because of his faith and not to garner votes. Same with Romney, and he was ridiculed by the left, especially Harry Reid, about his Mormon faith. If she starts going to church now, she could loose her support with the “Godless” Left. (you know, the opposite of the often ridiculed and dreaded “Religious Right”)

  • Richard Frick

    Thievery, lying , stealing, corruption and mob tactics are not virtues of Christianity. She is a self serving prostitute for satan.

  • Edward

    Hillary’s religion revolves around the Clinton Foundation and Pay To Play $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    The more $$$$$ the greater the access to the Secretary of State and the PRESIDENT should we have the misfortune of having her elected.
    She is not truthful, trustworthy, honest, or credible, but she is definitely veracious.

  • Sinnie Kemp

    I believe Hillary stays away from Christianity because she doesn’t want to offend the Muslim Obama and the Muslim refugees also all her Muslim friends domestic and foreign like the Saudi.

    One thing I can say for sure if Hillary was president Christianity will be history.

  • justinwachin

    I don’t think Jesus would have supported the baby slaughter industry nor signed onto the gay rights agenda. The Bible teaches that we are created in God’s image–he did not make us that way so the abortion could get wealthy exterminating children. The Bible tells us all sexual immorality, which includes gay sex, is an abomination (detestable) to God. (By the way, I’ve heard from pro-abortion/pro-gay rights clergy. Ministers that support these causes have no clue what the Bible teaches and are false prophets.)

    Ms. Clinton is probably a CME Christian. She attends church on Christmas, Mother’s Day and Easter. The rest of the time she is a Christian in name only.

    • Edward

      She uses her Christianity like she uses the African-Americans, every 4 years for their vote. After that, see you in 4 years. Hopefully this will be the end of Hilldabeast and she will end up in the trash heap of failed elections, God willing.

  • Todd

    Hillary is no more a Christian than Obama. The things they propone are anathema to God. They are evil, corrupt people who have no heart or care for the things of God.

    • Rodney Steward

      Like Obama, look in the closet, you’ll find a collection of Prayer rugs! They think far more of muslims than Christianity, and she has made the statement in one of her speeches, that there are deep seated religious beliefs in this country that needs to be changed!! Sounds like a war on Christianity to me!

      • Donnie Buchanan

        Roger Stone, who once worked for the Clintons, said he has saw her in bed with another woman. One of Bill’s ‘women’ said that Bill said that, “..she has eat more p***y than I have”. That sin of homosexuality is why God destroyed Sodom and Gommorrah and the cities of the plains.

        • Rodney Steward

          This country has turned it’s back on God, never seen so many Gays and Atheists in my life, God will turn his back on us!

      • Edward

        She is a DEVOUT proponent of Margret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, who considered the BLACKS no different than VERMIN. Planned Parenthood has murdered thousands more BLACK BABIES than all the wars combined have killed our soldiers.

        • Rodney Steward

          Very true!

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      • Glenda Jordan

        Update-prayer rugs are out of the closet apparently. I read an interesting article yesterday claiming Hilter converted to the muslime faith. lol *converted* maybe her evil for a better, organized evil??

    • Luke

      Absolutely, she’s a liar and demon just like obuma and most of their supporters..

    • Mike Tanco

      Amen and Amen Todd. Do you think a good Christian would lie to the American people as much as these two do if they were really Christians? They are both habitual liars, corrupt, frauds and crooks.

    • Edward

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