Former first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is absolutely no stranger at all when it comes to controversy or corruption, having been involved in more scandals than I have fingers and toes.
At this point, it seems that’s going to be her legacy.
Way back in the day, Hillary was part of the Watergate investigation and actually got canned by her own party due to the fact that she lied too much. It seems that after all these years, not a single thing has changed, as lying is her default mode of communication.
But that was just the tip of the iceberg, the event that would set the tone for the rest of her illustrious career in politics. Things would only progress further down the toilet from there.
Like the time she helped a child rapist get off the hook for his crimes and bragged about it. Or when she worked tirelessly to help her hubby Bill silence all of the women who came forward claiming sexual assault.
Who can forget the time she caused four Americans to die in Benghazi in a terrorist attack, then lied about it saying it was because of a video?
Then, of course, there’s the whole email snafu. Clearly, when it comes to acting on a set of principles and ethics, Mrs. Clinton is severely lacking.
It seems her corrupt nature is rubbing off on others, including her pastor and “spiritual advisor” Rev. Bill Shillady.
Shillady penned her devotional, which is now being yanked from store shelves after another man of the faith discovered a rather large portion of the book to be plagiarized.
via Daily Caller:
The book, “Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” was based on emails that were sent to Clinton from Shillady starting in April 2015 continuing through December 2016.
According to CNN, Rev. Brian Milford, the president of the book’s publisher, the Abingdon Press, was alarmed by allegations and conducted a subsequent investigation that was described as an “extensive review,” which confirmed suspicions.
“Abingdon Press initiated an extensive review of the book and was alarmed to discover other content unattributed by the author,” Milford said on Tuesday. “Abingdon Press has zero tolerance for plagiarism. Consequently, we have discontinued sales, will remove existing copies from all sales outlets, and will have them destroyed along with our existing inventory.”
Indiana pastor Matt Deuel discovered the plagiarism in early August when he read a prominent section in the book – the email sent to Clinton following her election loss – and recognized that it was very similar to a 2016 blog post that he wrote.
Clinton claims that the words in that email from Shillady helped her heal from the defeat.
In an email to The Washington Post, Shillady claimed that he mistakenly did not attribute credit for the work of the original authors, adding that he “deeply regret[s],” his actions.
The email that Shillady sent to Hillary actually compared her election loss to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yes, they actually went there, proving these people have no qualms about blaspheming the Lord of Glory.
I’m pretty sure that lifting up a very flawed and fallen human being like Hillary Clinton so high as to compare her “suffering” to that of Jesus is idolatry of the worst kind. Not to mention it’s just plain loony. Who does a thing like that?
The Clintons have a track record for keeping shady company, so it’s not surprising to see that even her minister is out to try and make a quick buck off of her name.
However, if this man is claiming to be a pastor, that means God is going to hold him to the standard of a shepherd outlined in the New Testament books, particularly those of 1 and 2 Timothy.
I’m pretty sure that stealing someone else’s work, then essentially lying about it and claiming it as your own breaks a few commandments, and as a result makes one unfit to hold the title of pastor.
How a genuine minister of the gospel can support a person like Hillary, especially given her stance on abortion and same-sex marriage added on top of the lying and corruption, is beyond comprehension.
The candidates we support as believers should be individuals who closely line up with biblical values and a Christian worldview. It’s pretty safe to say Hillary fails in both departments.
The church needs to wake up, get real, and start actually living out the biblical principles they proclaim to others.