Who is H. Clinton’s Spiritual leader?
A few weeks ago, before the whole Jeremiah Wright blow up, a friend of mine (a rabid H. Clinton supporter) claimed that little is known about Obama and worried that he was a jihadist in disguise because of his odd sounding/foreign name and his African father (sad to say this friend is black). I did what any good friend would do to assuage another friend’s fears: I told her to shut the hell up and stop talking smack. She sent me a barrage of questions: Where was Obama born? What church did he attend? What was his race? What was his religion?
I answered her: Hawaii, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chi-Town, he’s biracial: black Kenyan Father, white American mother and he’s a Christian.
I emailed her back: where was H. Clinton born? What church does she attend? What is her racial background? What is her religion? I also asked why she thought H. Clinton pursued the Senate seat in NY instead of her home state?
She ignored my letter so I sent it to her twice more. She said that I was being belligerent.
Since the Jeremiah Wright debacle Clinton has made sure to point out that she would never attend a church with such a man at the helm? But what church does she attend? We know where Obama stands and what McCain thinks on religion (this election cycle anyway) but where does Hillary Clinton go to get spiritually fed?
Writer and activist Barbara Ehrenreich thinks that is an excellent question and she has the answer. In her March 19 article on the Huffington Post, Ehrenreich writes about the secretive bible study and prayer group that H. Clinton attends which is called “The Fellowship”.
“The Family’s most visible activity is its blandly innocuous National Prayer Breakfast, held every February in Washington,” writes Ehrenreich. “But almost all its real work goes on behind the scenes — knitting together international networks of rightwing leaders, most of them ostensibly Christian. In the 1940s, The Family reached out to former and not-so-former Nazis, and its fascination with that exemplary leader, Adolph Hitler, has continued, along with ties to a whole bestiary of murderous thugs.”
A more in-depth look at H. Clinton’s affiliation with the family can be read in the September 2007 issue of Mother Jones magazine.
Should we more concerned about H. Clinton’s religious affiliation than Obama’s? Whereas Obama’s minister went on a jeremiad with his religious speech, Rev Wright has no political power because he doesn’t hold office. But H. Clinton is attending services with Sam Brownback, John Ashcroft, and Rick Santorum and has aligned herself with some conservatives issues such as flag burning and religion in the workplace. This isn’t the first time some have wondered if H. Clinton wasn’t a dl Republican and in her earlier years she worked on the Goldwater campaign.
Also, in trying to curry favor with the John Edward to get his support Clinton said she would take up his cause for the American poor. But can someone who doesn’t worship the Jesus of the but feels, as Ehrenreich writes, “believes… only the elites who matter, the political leaders who can build God’s “dominion” on earth”, will Clinton really look out for those in need?
But was she really going to look out for anyone who couldn’t afford to buy a night in the White House, anyway?