Because we know you’ll wonder, no, this is not a headline from The Onion.
Reportedly Hillary always had the thought of being a Methodist minister in the back of her mind as an alternative plan.
An alternative of course to being the progenitor of Hillarycare, becoming a U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and would-be president.
But all the legal and political questions aside, how exactly Hillary plans to step up to the pulpit and navigate important biblical passages like Exodus 23 and Proverbs 6 could set a new standard for double-speak that might make last year’s presidential debates look like high school moot court practice.
And of course it begs we ponder what will come of her Resistance PAC.
Perhaps we’ll see the formation of a new HillaryChurch.tv with key sermons on why President Trump is the embodiment of the anti-Christ from Revelation.
Here’s more from Christianity Today…
Hillary Clinton wants to preach.
That was the simple introduction to a revelatory news feature in The Atlantic this week, which claimed that the Democrat former presidential candidate said this to Bill Shillady, her long-time pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign.
‘Given her depth of knowledge of the Bible and her experience of caring for people and loving people, she’d make a great pastor,’ Shillady told The Atlantic. No, she probably won’t go to seminary; she probably won’t pursue an official lay position in the Methodist church, like deaconess. ‘I think it would be more of … her guest preaching at some point,’ he said. ‘We have a long history of lay preachers in the United Methodist Church.’
Since the election, he added, ‘I think her faith is stronger…I haven’t noticed anything different, except that I think she is more relaxed than I’ve ever seen her.’
The report cited other ‘scattered’ bits of information that have come out, backing the idea of Clinton focusing on faith: last autumn, for example, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought ‘all the time’ about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. However, in a comment which typifies Clinton’s apparent ambivalence towards public knowledge of her faith, she told him not to write about it because ‘It will make me seem much too pious’.