Clinton Says She Clung to Galatians 6:9 After 2016 Loss

2017 09 Hillary Clinton

During a fundraising event earlier this month at Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the gathered crowd that it was her Christian faith that kept her going after her “devastating” presidential election loss to Donald Trump last November.

The New Yorker magazine reported that in an interview with Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli, senior pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church, Clinton “relied on several tools, one of which was prayer,” to help her cope with the election defeat.

“I was lifted up and blessed by a lot of people who sent me prayers, sent me spiritual readings,” Clinton told Gaines-Cirelli. … Through it all, my faith was really holding me together in a very central way. It gave me a lot of courage to get up and keep going.” reported that, during the interview, Clinton, a lifelong Methodist, said conservative Christians misunderstood her during the campaign, leading to Trump’s victory.

“There was a misconception between who I am, what I believe and the kind of campaign that we saw a year ago,” she said. … “We talked about a love in a community concept, a public concept, and it was challenging to do because there is a large group of people with a very strong opinion that, if you’re a Christian, if you profess your faith, you can only have one set of political beliefs. And, if you deviate from those political beliefs, you somehow are not really a Christian. I reject that completely.”

Also during the interview, said Clinton referred to “a Galatians passage” (Gal. 6:9) that instructs Christians “to not grow weary in doing good works.”

“It is hard. It is exhausting to stand up and say, ‘Don’t talk about people like that. Don’t treat people like that. Don’t insult and demean a whole group of people,'” Clinton said.

Yet, last September during the campaign, reported that Clinton said, “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. … The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it.” The remark drew laughter and adamant applause.

Clinton is in the midst of promoting her new memoir, What Happened. In his article, New Yorker magazine editor Michael Luo lamented that, in her interview with Gaines-Cirelli, Clinton didn’t “go deeper into how faith helped her find a way out. … Instead of dwelling on the spiritual dimensions of her election loss, she found her way back to the political, getting most invigorated when launching broadsides against the Trump administration.” {eoa}

+ posts

Related topics:

See an error in this article?

Send us a correction

To contact us or to submit an article

Click and play our featured shows

Former Nickelodeon Star’s Mind-blowing Deliverance Testimony Former Nickelodeon star, Kel Mitchell, discussed his incredible story of deliverance and finding a relationship with God with podcast host and former football tight end, Shannon Sharpe. Mitchell was best known for his role on shows like “All That”...

Disabled Army Vet Miraculously Survives Grizzly Attack

A disabled Army veteran recounts a terrifying grizzly bear attack he survived this week—by playing dead and clinging to his can of bear spray—in a series of Instagram posts. Shayne Burke describes the attack by a mama grizzly last Sunday...

Jonathan Cahn Unveils 12 Signs of the End Times Note: This is the first of a two-part series. What kinds of signs of the end times should we be on the lookout for? In a brand-new prophetic mystery video, New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn opened up...

1 2 3 4 5 97 98 99 100
Scroll to Top