Clinton Promotes ‘Social Gospel’ as Keynote Speaker at United Methodist Women’s Conference

Hillary Clinton pdLOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker at Saturday’s United Methodist Women’s Assembly in Kentucky, where she addressed a group of over 7,000 women about spiritual and social issues.

Clinton spoke of how she grew up in the United Methodist denomination, and about her desire to tackle global problems like poverty and sex trafficking.

“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 stated. “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.”

The former first lady spoke of how Jesus fed the five thousand, and remarked that it reflected the duty of mankind to care for the less fortunate.

“In the story, when the hour grows late and the crowd grows hungry, the disciples come to Jesus and suggest they send away the people to find food, to fend for themselves,” Clinton said. “Jesus said ‘No, you feed them.’ He was teaching a lesson about the responsibly we all share to step up and serve the community, especially to help those with the greatest need and the fewest resources.”

Although she otherwise shared little about politics, Clinton touched on her beliefs regarding gender equality, speaking about her desire for equal pay for women.

“Women can drive economic growth,” she said, speaking of the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings effort. “But instead of being encouraged, they’re being held back.”

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“The truth is there are too many women in our country today trying to build a life and a family that don’t just face ceilings on their aspirations and opportunities; it’s as if the floor is collapsing beneath them,” Clinton stated. “These are our sisters, our daughters, granddaughters. Some are hungry, not just for nutritious food but for opportunity, for chance to thrive, for their own piece of the American dream.”

However, many Christians have expressed opposition to Clinton because of her outspoken advocacy for abortion and support for homosexual “marriage.” In March, while speaking to the United Nations on International Women’s Day, she reiterated her beliefs about abortion.

“There is one lesson from the past, in particular, that we cannot afford to ignore: You cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development, without safeguarding women’s reproductive health and rights. That is a bedrock truth,” she said. “This remains the great unfinished business of the 21st century. No country in the world, including my own, has achieved full participation.”

Pastor Bryan Ridenour wrote earlier this year on his blog America, Look Up that he could never support Clinton should she run for president due to her stances that contradict the word of God.

“If a church member asks in 2016 if I can support Hillary Clinton, I can unequivocally respond, ‘Not in this lifetime,’” he said. “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.”

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  • Webb

    Neither Hillary nor her husband are Christians. Neither knows the true Gospel. Both are shameful and filled with deceit. This is especially sad at a time when America is open to deception.

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    The modern-day UMC is in no way remotely related to the great theologian John Wesley, as this feminist conference shows. I have been shunned by UMC pastors and wives for even bringing up the subject of abortion. The UMC has fallen into apostasy, closely behind the Episcopal “church.” While there are indeed individual pro-life UMC churches, they are still subject to the higher “authority” of the apostate UMC leaders.

    • John B.

      The social gospel is where the U.M. church stands in general. I’ve had my ups and downs with the preacher over it, and he refused to talk to me after I told him not one of our church members has accepted Christ. He said he’d lose his job if he preached a salvation message because people would leave, and he’d have to answer to the bishops for it.

      Hillary Clinton, in my opinion, is ingratiating herself with religious people. She will say just about anything if it will win her votes in the next election.

  • Hillary and Slick Willy are no different than the Pharisees and Sadducees of the 1st Century Israel. They are hypocrites who will talk very religiously. Oh, they’re religious all right but its all about themselves. So, Clinton appears at this United Methodist Women’s gathering, one full of liberal women who believe in things that repulse God such as abortion and homosexuality. She tickles their ears by furthering the phony Gospel of promoting abortion and the LGBT lifestyle and I’m sure she got standing ovations! But if she was a real, true Gospel driven person she would talk about how God calls these things sins and plead for anyone practicing them to seek out the love of Christ by repenting of them and doing a 180 degree turn from them. Agh but there lies the rub! That kind of true Gospel just won’t get her the votes of the spiritually lost of that audience, nor the admiration of those reading about it. The Clintons as so many others in both major political parties are deceptively leading people right into Hell.