The Clergywomen Behind the Hillary Rodham Clinton Devotional Book

by

by

Comments (3)

Comment Feed

I am a white Christian

I am not racist. I voted for Trump. I do not condone the Alt-Right promoting white supremacy but I have an understanding of why they are doing what they are doing. It is in response to extreme lefts promoting the myth of "white privilege". The fact that I possessed some physical comforts that a poverty stricken black person does not mean I lead some sort of charmed life that was and is a bed of roses. I also refuse to apologize for the life I was born into, and that includes being white.

Betsy 30 days ago

There is much similarity...

...between what Secretary Clinton experienced in the campaign and what female clergy experience, which makes speculation she will now go into some sort of ministry all the more intriguing. She was perhaps the most and best prepared for the role since John Quincy Adams - another "great man" in the service to the nation as Secretary of State, who turned out to be a so-so President primarily because "The Era of Good Feelings" of his predecessor James Monroe's Presidency had to come to an end, and the concomitant problems that mark ends of eras involve. She was probably the most religious Presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter, another Statesman unfairly maligned, and yet the religious formed a major cohort of opposition to her. It is possible a different result could have occurred with doing this or doing that - yet a perfect storm and a 78,000 combined vote difference in three states (Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin) led to an electoral college victory by Mr. Trump.

The personal animus fueled against Mrs. Clinton by the Faux News and similar outfits took their toll. Likewise, a number of the Bernie Sanders primary voters could not stomach her because of the caution she took in distancing herself from economic populism, though it is hard to figure much she could have done to win those over. Then there were the rejections from male voters, and certain female voters who balk at the idea of a woman President. But the most disappointing is the religious, although, Clinton carried the votes of every religious group except white Christians. The leaders of the Religious Right long ago abandoned theology for power politics, and the right-wing faction in the UMC is no exception.

The irony is, though that even as the right got the result they want - Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court - they lost what little credibility they had by electing an incompetent President prone to making unfortunate pronouncements. Well, we endured the disastrous four years of the evangelical Benjamin Harrison, though the Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee didn't. We endured Woodrow Wilson's grandiose internationalism coupled with racism and red-baiting domestically, and his incapacitated second term in which his wife was a sort of de facto chief executive. We endured Watergate, three Presidents assassinated (does any country match that record in the last 200 years - I think Russia only had two Tsars assassinated), economic meltdown, unwise wars, corruption, and the like, so, I think we will likely endure Mr. Trump's regime quite well also. It is a tragedy those 78,000 did not vote otherwise, but, it is a blessing as well. Before the rise of the Alt-Right few were cognizant of homegrown terrorism by white Christians but now most are. Had Mrs. Clinton won, the conspiracy-mongers would have done worse. Charlottesville would have been a picnic in the park compared to what they were capable of.

The clergywomen who contributed are to be commended.

George Nixon Shuler 36 days ago

Correction

Actually four U.S. Presidents (Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy) were assassinated, not three. And there were attempts on both Roosevelts, Ford, Reagan, as well as episodes like wall-jumpers on the White House lawn, whose actual intentions were prevented, under the Clinton and Obama Presidencies.

George Nixon Shuler 31 days ago