During a recent fundraiser for her mother’s presidential campaign, Chelsea Clinton told supporters that she finds it “insulting” when others cast doubts on her mother’s claims of being a Christian.
“My mother is very deeply a person of faith,” she said of her mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “It is deeply authentic and real for my mother, and it guides so much of her moral compass, but also her life’s work.”
Clinton said she doesn’t appreciate when her family’s faith is questioned.
“I find it quite insulting sometimes when people say to my mom, my dad or me … that they question our faith,” she stated, according to Page Six.
As her mother was raised Methodist and her father Baptist, Clinton outlined that she has attended the services of both denominations.
“I was raised in a Methodist church and I left the Baptist church before my dad did, because I didn’t know why they were talking to me about abortion when I was six in Sunday school,” she stated. “That’s a true story.”
“I recognized that there were many expressions of faith that I don’t agree with and feel [are] quite antithetical to how I read the Bible,” Clinton continued. “But I find it really challenging when people who are self-professed liberals kind of look askance at my family’s history.”
According to reports, the Clintons attended Foundry United Methodist Church in the 1990’s when Bill Clinton served as president. United Methodist congregations are generally pro-abortion and do not believe that homosexual behavior is sinful.
“We’re going to defend a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. We’re going to defend Planned Parenthood,” Hillary Clinton declared at a campaign rally in New Hampshire last week. “We’re going to defend marriage equality and end discrimination against LGBT Americans.”
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is also currently in Nevada to hit the campaign trail with Clinton in the name of “reproductive rights.” She stumped for the presidential candidate in earlier this month Iowa.
Clinton has suggested that she views the Scriptures as providing more of a “social gospel” mandate to help the poor and needy.
“I have always cherished the Methodist Church because it gave us the great gift of personal salvation but also the great obligation of social gospel,” she said in 2014 at the United Methodist Women’s Assembly in Kentucky. “And I took that very seriously and have tried, tried to be guided in my own life ever since as an advocate for children and families, for women and men around the world who are oppressed and persecuted, denied their human rights and human dignity.”
As a result of her positions on the institution of marriage and the sanctity of life, as well as other aspects, some have stated that Clinton’s life does not comport with that of a biblical Christian.
“[S]he doesn’t fear God,” said Kevin Swanson in a broadcast of Generations Radio. “She is against the commandments of God. She opposes righteousness on just about every opportunity…”
“She needs to turn from her wicked ways. She should repent or she will likewise perish,” he stated. “[People] need to take God’s law seriously. … I think our nation is too proud—I think Hillary Clinton is too proud. They need to fall on their faces before God [and say], ‘God have mercy on me, a sinner.’ That’s what Hillary Clinton needs to do, and that’s what the people who vote for her need to do as well.”