No, Hillary Clinton’s Election Loss Was Not Like Christ’s Crucifixion
My suffering is not like Christ’s. Neither is yours. Neither was Hillary Clinton’s after her election loss in November.
In reading the odd, theologically confused letter which Hillary Clinton’s pastor penned to her the day after her election loss to Donald Trump, this principle stood out.
The underpinnings of the note Rev. Bill Shillady, Hillary’s pastor, wrote to her the day after the 2016 election likened her suffering and loss to that of Jesus Christ in his crucifixion.
1. Hillary Clinton is not a sinless vessel.
Disclaimer: I’m not trying to cast the first stone here.
I’m merely speaking as a journalist who has covered the political arena for nearly a decade.
After 40 years in one public office or another, Hillary Clinton is perceived by the average American voter as dishonest. Perhaps that’s because she has lied in public many times. Poll after poll showed that the American public just did not trust Hillary Clinton.
A seemingly endless series of deceptions by the Clinton campaign added to the weight of her untrustworthiness in the eyes the American voter.
To speak of her candidacy as though it were some Christ-like crucible is marginally insulting to the perfection of Christ and laughable from a political realities perspective. Even lifelong Democrats admit that.
2. Trump is not Satan.
Hillary’s pastor ends his prose by saying:
You know one of my favorite sayings is “God doesn’t close one door without opening another, but it can be hell in the hallway.” My sister Hillary. You, our nation, our world is experiencing a black Friday. Our hope is that Sunday is coming. But it might well be hell for a while.
After describing how Black Friday is synonymous with the loss the world faced when Satan briefly championed over an entombed Christ, the Rev. Shillady broadly declared that because Trump won, “You, our nation, our world is experiencing a black Friday.”
This type of rhetoric is just dangerous. Does Hillary’s pastor disagree with Trump? Sure. But does that make Trump Satan victorious? No.
That’s absurd. Satan is Satan. Many Christians voted for Trump, others voted for Hillary, albeit in very small numbers. We should reserve our religious criticisms for the things of God and the hereafter. Not for demonization of our political opponents.