In which religion was Hillary Clinton raised and what is the religion of Hillary Clinton today?
In particular, which questions about her religion has Hillary
Clinton answered and which questions about her religion does she continue to avoid?
Hillary Clinton's education in religion began early in life. Her
mother, the late Dorothy Rodham, was a Sunday school teacher and took her
daughter and son, Hugh, to church on Sundays. At 13 years of age, Hillary Clinton
commitment of faith at her First United Methodist Church in Park Ridge, Illinois.
Hillary Clinton was active in her religion through her school years, including in her church youth group.
In 1996, Hillary Clinton wrote:
"Religion figures in my earliest memories of my
family... Our spiritual life as a family was spirited and constant. We talked
with God, walked with God, ate, studied and argued with God. Each night, we
knelt by our beds to pray before we went to sleep. We said grace at dinner,
thanking God for all the blessings bestowed. My brother Hugh had his own
characteristic renditions, along the lines of 'Good food, good meat, good God,
let's eat!' But despite our occasional irreverence, God was always present to
us, a much-esteemed, much-addressed member of the family." -
Hillary Clinton, It Takes A Village and Other Lessons
Children Teach Us, 1996, Simon & Schuster
The Christian God is the Lord Creator of
the universe, not a "member of the family."
He is to be worshipped, obeyed and even feared - "The fear of
the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do
His commandments. His praise endures forever." (Psalm 111:10) - not
"argued with" or treated like a neighborhood
butcher who delivers "Good food, good meat."
After marrying Bill Clinton,
a Southern Baptist, and becoming the First Lady of Arkansas, Hillary Clinton joined and stayed active in a United Methodist church in Little Rock.
As First Lady and then Secretary of State of the United States, she attended
the "inclusive" Foundry United Methodist Church in
Washington D.C., which
since 1995 has been openly
"We acknowledge our oneness with all of God’s creation and invite gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender persons to share our faith ... We seek to be an
inclusive congregation ... We proclaim this statement of welcome to all,
including our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters: God
loves you ..."
This acknowledgement, of course, violates
Bible Verses Against
including 1 Corinthians 5:6-13, which commands Christians to
"purge out" and "not to keep company with" those
whom the Bible identifies as
"sexually immoral," who are to be
evangelized to repentance outside the body of Christ, and then brought inside