LifeSite News By Mark Hodges Mon., June 12, 2017
With each of Hillary Clinton’s successive (and unsuccessful) runs for president, there was a simultaneous attempt to portray the anti-life, anti-family, anti-marriage extremist as a deeply spiritual Christian.
In 2008, God and Hillary Clinton: A Spiritual Life, described Hillary’s “spiritual evolution, detailing the interaction between her lifelong religious beliefs and her personal history that has made her the politician she is today.”
That year, voters chose Barack Obama instead of Clinton.
Waiting her turn until 2016, Clinton gave it all she had in a second run, again claiming that faith was her “bedrock foundation.” After Democrats picked her in a close race with Bernie Sanders for the nomination, the general electorate saw past the Clinton propaganda machine once again.
Since losing the election to Donald Trump in November, Hillary refuses to go away. The press reports that since her defeat, Hillary has been praying every day.
In fact, no less than three books have come out about her. The latest one is — surprise! — about her deep Christian faith.
Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton is touted as Hillary’s book, but she actually only wrote the foreword. The book is a compilation of Methodist minister Bill Shillady’s thoughts, whose daily emails to Hillary sought to encourage her though her losing campaign.
From mid-2015 until she lost the election, Shillady sent Hillary a thought a day, some of which she copied in her stump speeches and interviews.
In one January 2016 campaign interview, Hillary used a Shillady email to sum up her motivation for running yet again for president, saying she wanted to inspire people to treat others better.
Her campaign did, however, make a clear distinction between “others” outside the womb versus those inside the womb.
Shillady, who directs the United Methodist City Society in New York, says Hillary’s faith has “always been the foundation of her moral compass.” He has never commented on how that statement jibes with her wildly anti-biblical activism.
In one infamous speech, Hillary announced that deeply held religious beliefs and doctrines must be unilaterally changed to conform to the homosexual agenda.
Shillady gave the closing benediction at last year’s Democratic National Convention. The Methodist leader prayed before a party whose platform excluded God that the Supreme Deity would “Help us … to become the loving children you want us to be.”
His prayer didn’t mention anything about pre-born children.
Shillady leads a long line of pro-abortion Methodist ministers.
The late Rev. John M. Swomley taught that “Abortion is a positive decision and not a lesser evil … (It) is therefore profamily and pro-life.”
Rev. J. Philip Wogaman, a former pastor at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., says, “Bringing every conceived child into existence is not ‘pro-life.’ It is certainly not pro-love.”
United Methodist Church pastor Julia Mayo Quinlan spoke at a celebration of the 23rd anniversary of Roe v Wade, proclaiming that abortion “is about choosing life. And it is moral.”
Former United Methodist Church pastor Karen Vannoy called abortion “right and in God’s will.” Shillady co-solemnized Hillary’s daughter Chelsea’s wedding with Rabbi James Ponet in 2010. He also led the memorial service for Hillary’s mother, Dorothy.