Tim Kaine Claims Hillary Clinton’s Methodist Upbringing Is ‘Root of Everything She Does’

Kaine SS-compressedTim Kaine, the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, told a gathering of self-identifying “progressive Baptists” on Thursday that he believes Clinton’s Methodist upbringing is the “root of everything she does.”

Kaine was speaking at the Progressive National Baptist Convention in New Orleans when he made his remarks.

“She was a Midwestern Methodist church kid,” he said. “Now, I know a lot of those Midwestern Methodist church kids growing up. And there is a beautiful sense of duty. Sometimes we talk about duty now as if it’s a bad word. It’s not a bad word. It’s a good word.”

“And Hillary Clinton had a great youth pastor, who took her in Chicago to see Rev. King, who talked to her about migrant worker issues beyond what she had experienced. And then that opened her up to the fact that there were issues out there that she needed to grapple with,” Kaine continued.

He noted that during her years at Yale she worked for the Children’s Defense Fund to advocate for children in South Carolina’s juvenile justice system.

“I think a lot of you know Hillary very well, either from her time in Arkansas, her time as first lady, her time as senator, time as secretary of state. That Methodist connection, that beautiful sense of duty, the obligation to others, that is the root of everything she does,” Kaine asserted.

He said that both he and Clinton are people of faith, and provided the example of Job’s losses in asking those gathered how the country should respond to its hardships and if it will keep the faith in spite of suffering. Kaine returned to the question at the end of his speech.

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“Job loses everything and then he asks that question, that fundamental question, after he’s lost everything: ‘Where, where is my strength? I got to find it somewhere,'” he explained. “Sisters and brothers, our strength is our Creator who has given us the capacity to love, the capacity to lead, and the capacity to heal.”

“And especially that strength is in each other. We come to know God through each other,” Kaine continued. “I mean, there might be people who can divine it just purely from a text or something. But most of us, we come to know God through each other.”

He concluded by stating that God will reward the nation for doing so.

“When we summon that strength, when we hold true to our principles, when we ask ourselves the question that Job asked and realize that our strength is in our God and in each other and in our principles, we will be rewarded,” Kaine said.

As previously reported, Clinton herself has contended that she is a Christian.

I’m a Christian, and I take my faith very seriously,” she said during an April broadcast of “The View.” “It has gotten me through some difficult times in the course of my life.”

“Somebody asked me years ago, ‘Are you a praying person?’ And I said, ‘Well, a week in the White House will turn anybody into a praying person,’” she said. “So, luckily, I was one before I got there.”

However, despite her claims, some have spoken out against Clinton, noting that her pro-homosexual, pro-abortion beliefs and policies run contrary to the word of God.

“We slaughter over one million babies per year in the womb. The number’s staggering. Are Christians supposed to remain mum about this tragic court-approved holocaust? Is God pleased if we just look the other way?” writes Bryan Ridenour on his blog “America, Look Up.” “When a candidate idolizes Margaret Sanger and is a darling of Emily’s List, conservatives need to run, not walk, in the other direction.”

“If a church member asks in 2016 if I can support Hillary Clinton, I can unequivocally respond, ‘Not in this lifetime,’” he stated. “If we vote for leaders who support abortion on demand, then we essentially hold the surgical knife that strips life from the womb. If we vote for leaders who support and champion gay marriage, we in effect officiate at their ceremonies. God holds us accountable for what we do behind the voting booth curtain.”

Kaine, a Roman Catholic, has said that he is willing to support Clinton’s policies, although he has personal opinions to the contrary.

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  • deadeye

    All Methodists look straight into the camera and lie to all the citizens of the country. They all do it. Ask the FBI about all those lyin’ Methodists.

  • Guest

    Please. The woman is godless and evil. She is responsible for the deaths of Christians and babies, and has aided jihadists. Creepy Kaine is no prize either.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    John Wesley never supported infanticide or Sodomy. Hillary Clinton is an Anti-God humanist and nothing of true Methodists. Many Western mainliners of today are an unthinkable disgrace to all their founders and a traitor to God. Christianity condemns murder and sexual immorality, never condones those. The West has become wayward and oppressive again by applying racial equality upon the depraved sexual immorality. Thank God the regular Westerners were not baby-killing pervs like today when they legally owned slaves. May the world never have to bow to today’s Western pervs because the Western missionaries have given mankind the copies of the Holy Bible before the West became like a Sodom by unconditional support of sexual immorality. The Holy Bible alone keeps mankind’s freedom and equality, both then and now.

  • Steven

    Is it Methodist or Meth addict? And if Hillary represents the Methodist religion, I would be weary about where their doctrine of faith comes from. Last I looked, sexual immorality, abortion, adultery, murder, lying, etc…are NOT Christian supporting stances in life.

  • Liberal Elitist

    You don’t have to be a religious nut to be a good Christian.

    • Amos Moses

      If you knew what a christian was ………. you might be right ……… but so far you have failed to demonstrate any knowledge of that ………..

    • hytre64

      Actually – being a Real Christian means that you have put Jesus Christ at the center of your life. He is the Number 1 priority above all other concerns.

      “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.” Mt 10:37-39

      And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me,/u>. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” – Luke 9:23-26

  • Tom W.

    Hillary Clinton is a witch. She supports the murder of children and same sex marriage. She is of her father the devil and she supports his works of lies and murder.

  • Nidalap

    I dunno…She appears to follow Rules For Radicals much more closely than the Bible…

  • The Last Trump

    Hillary for prison.