Recently, Susan Meadows published an article titled Hillary’s Religious Roots in Newsweek where she paints a faithful Christian woman of the 21st century. Meadows notes that Clinton’s faith has been strong since she was 13 where she was introduced to her spiritual mentor Rev. Don Jones. The most interesting aspect to this article in my opinion was the last paragraph which states, “Jones describes Hillary’s beliefs as falling, like her politics, somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. Unlike the extreme left, she understands the limitations of human beings, he says. And unlike the extreme right, he argues, she believes in humanity’s potential. She does take seriously the doctrine of original sin. And after a lifetime in politics, she’s seen plenty of it.”

This is just one of a series of articles which is depicting Hillary Clinton as prayerful, faithful Christian. Back in December The Hotline wrote, “Clinton is part of not one, but two, prayers groups with distinctly conservative bents” [click here for full article], and The Boston Globe in January commented, “Addressing a crowd of more than 500, including many religious leaders, at Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza, Clinton invoked God more than half a dozen times, at one point declaring, ‘I’ve always been a praying person'” [click here for full article].

I find it odd that the thrust of Meadow’s article focuses on proving Hillary Clinton has always been a prayerful and faithful Christian. Two issues come to mind with this recent media endeavor, first it is obvious that the media if not Clinton herself is vying for the Republican vote. Second, let’s take her now newly revealed public faith as genuine; concerning prayer Jesus stated:

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. (Matthew 6:5-8)

These ‘faith based initiatives’ that Senator Clinton is now pushing are clearly political in nature and nothing more. I find it sad when politicians have to resort to proving they are religious instead of just allowing their actions to speak for themselves.

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