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Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Atlantic reported on Monday that Hillary Clinton is thinking about becoming a preacher.

Well one group has already rejected her application to preach to the faithful.

The Church of Satan rejected her as a high priestess.

"I thought that she was already running the Church of Satan," one Twitter user wrote, which prompted a response from the Satanists.

That prompted the Church of Satan to respond -- they don't want her, stating "No, she's a Methodist. Take it up with them."

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#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 01:42 PM | Reply

Hmmm, I wonder what the Atlantic has to say about this....maybe Corky can re-post his favorite article to see if it has any more insight.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 01:54 PM | Reply

She's a horrible orator.

Why anyone thinks she would make a good preacher is beyond me.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-08-10 02:00 PM | Reply

Listening to her preach her political dogma is gut-wrenching enough.

Can you even imagine how awful it would be to be lectured by her about morality?

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-08-10 02:06 PM | Reply

#3

I agree, and what is interesting is this excerpt from the Atlantic article:

Last fall, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought "all the time" about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. She asked him not to write about it, though: "It will make me seem much too pious." The incident perfectly captures Clinton's long campaign to modulate -- and sometimes obscure -- expressions of her faith.
Funny use of the term "modulate", since that connotes agreed upon censorship of reportable facts. That has been the Clinton MO for decades, however, and the press has willingly played along.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 02:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Can you even imagine how awful it would be to be lectured by her about morality?

#4 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2017-08-10 02:06 PM

Ugh...which makes the rejection by the Church of Satan even more notable.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 02:09 PM | Reply

That has been the Clinton MO for decades, however, and the press has willingly played along.
#5 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Of course they have. The press did everything in its power to bury the Clinton-Lynch tarmac story. Colluding with Democrats to craft talking points is what the press does.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-08-10 02:12 PM | Reply

Sensing that she needs to change people's opinions of her, the ever calculating Hillary decides that "pious" may not be a bad thing:

Now, as Clinton works to rehabilitate her public image and figure out the next steps after her brutal November loss, religion is taking a central role. After long months of struggling to persuade Americans that she is trustworthy, authentic, and fundamentally moral, Clinton is lifting up an intimate, closely guarded part of herself.
Clearly, since her chosen persona on the campaign trail convinced people of the exact opposite, she is now trying to show how religious she really is.

Incredible.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 02:13 PM | Reply

I like how she seems to think she can just reinvent herself and everyone will forget what a miserable human being she is.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-08-10 02:20 PM | Reply

The American Mirror

Bias: Extreme Right, Propaganda

mediabiasfactcheck.com

Leave it to TrumpRat to post such trash.

And HDS victims to join in. Not wearing one's religion on one's sleeve was once a good thing to most people. Well, except these former GW supporters, rofl.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-10 02:30 PM | Reply

It's reposting a Twitter feed Corky, is that Extreme Right Propaganda as well?

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 02:37 PM | Reply

I like how she seems to think she can just reinvent herself and everyone will forget what a miserable human being she is.

Looks like the Church of Satan hasn't forgotten...

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 02:39 PM | Reply

Not wearing one's religion on one's sleeve was once a good thing to most people. Well, except these former GW supporters, rofl.

That's because to "progressives" that was a bad thing:

[E]arly in her career, Clinton learned the dangers of speaking publicly about her religious beliefs. When she was First Lady, progressives roundly mocked her moralism, and conservatives doubted her sincerity. After getting widely panned for a speech about America's "crisis of meaning" in 1993, Clinton waited nearly a year to talk about spirituality again -- and did so, she said, "with some trepidation."
Pretty tolerant group, the Left.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 02:43 PM | Reply

- It's reposting

Yeah, the article and the rest of the page were completely free of far rwing spin. What planet are you from that you think people can't see that?

You Republicans are bringing the country to it's knees with your Trumpiness, and all you can do is whine about Hillary Clinton.

Maybe your time would be better spend pulling the timber out of your own eye than worrying about the splinter in someone' else's.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-10 02:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ugh I hope this isn't her way of trying to win fly over voters in her 2020 run.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2017-08-10 02:56 PM | Reply

Like everything with Hillary, even her supposedly "deep held faith" was a political calculation:

Her move may have been strategic, but it also may have cost her. As primary season approached last year, nearly half of Americans described Clinton as not very or at all religious or said they didn't know what her religion was.

The big swing states that Clinton lost in November -- Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan -- are strongholds of white, working-class voters, many of whom are mainline Protestants and Catholics. Clinton did not focus on faith outreach to these groups: Her campaign declined a speaking invitation at Notre Dame, for example, reasoning that white Catholics weren't her target audience.

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 03:05 PM | Reply

Yeah, the article and the rest of the page were completely free of far rwing spin. What planet are you from that you think people can't see that?

Forget the spin, focus on the tweets...would you rather the Church of Satan welcomed her with open arms?

#17 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 03:13 PM | Reply

I'd rather you make a competent retort to the other two lines in 14.

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-10 03:15 PM | Reply

Ugh I hope this isn't her way of trying to win fly over voters in her 2020 run.

Could be, in looking at the book that her Pastor has written about her, Strong for a Moment Like This, even the Atlantic thinks that political calculation runs through these moves:

Clinton might argue that her politics were the ultimate expression of her faith. As Shillady put it, Clinton "doesn't wear her religion on her sleeve, she just practices it. She follows the edict of what's attributed to St. Francis: ‘Preach the gospel always, and if you need to, use words.'"

Shillady insists his book is not intended to be political. "It's an inspirational book," he said. "I do not believe that she encouraged me to write this book in any way to change the image of her."

But many of the news clippings and tweets peppered in the margins date from after the conclusion of the project. They seem carefully curated to vindicate not just Clinton's faithfulness, but her political record as well.

Once a politician has spent as many years in the public eye as Clinton has, always trailed by a faint cloud of real or imagined scandal, it becomes impossible to distinguish the authentic from the tightly controlled public image. It's ironic that Clinton has chosen this period in her life -- on the heels of failure, fading out of public life -- to celebrate a part of herself that she cherishes, just as millions of other Americans cherish their faith.

Hillary v.3.0? Too soon to tell...

#19 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 03:20 PM | Reply

I'd rather you make a competent retort to the other two lines in 14.
#18 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2017-08-10 03:15 PM

LMAO, you would rather I respond to your caricature and deflections? TFF, lame or both.

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 03:22 PM | Reply

You Republicans are bringing the country to it's knees with your Trumpiness, and all you can do is whine about Hillary Clinton.

Maybe your time would be better spend pulling the timber out of your own eye than worrying about the splinter in someone' else's.

Obvious facts, you mean. One's for which you have no argument.... as per usual.

#21 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-10 03:28 PM | Reply

You Republicans are bringing the country to it's knees with your Trumpiness, and all you can do is whine about Hillary Clinton.

I wouldn't call it 'whining'. It's more like 'poking fun at'.

It's fun to talk about all of her absurdities.

#22 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-08-10 03:38 PM | Reply

You Republicans are bringing the country to it's knees with your Trumpiness

Obvious deflection, you mean. Trump isn't the subject of this thread.

all you can do is whine about Hillary Clinton.

Obvious caricature, you mean. Don't conflate whining with heckling.

Maybe your time would be better spend pulling the timber out of your own eye than worrying about the splinter in someone' else's.

Nonsensical deflection, not even worthy of a response.

#23 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 03:43 PM | Reply

Back on topic:

It's fun to talk about all of her absurdities.

#22 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2017-08-10 03:38 PM

Given her history of rising from the dead, these "absurdities" may be, as JPW fears, her trying to reinvent herself to appeal to the "white catholics who weren't her target audience", amongst other christian faiths. As Corky loves to point out, she only lost by a handful of votes in states that have strong faith based policies and populace, who knows if things would be different if she hadn't been a little more religious in her outreach.

I may be cynical about this, but we have seen Hillary change her stripes in the interest of political expediency enough that everyone should examine this new found piety very skeptically.

#24 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 03:49 PM | Reply

What is amusing to be is the fact that the Church of Satan wasn't buying it but maybe if she shows them a picture of Paul Podesta they may rethink that position...

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 04:03 PM | Reply

be=me

#26 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 04:04 PM | Reply

Jeebus that should be John Podesta...too much preparation for fantasy football.

#27 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 04:15 PM | Reply

I may be cynical about this, but we have seen Hillary change her stripes in the interest of political expediency enough that everyone should examine this new found piety very skeptically.

#24 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

You are right to be cynical, given her track record.

#28 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-08-10 04:19 PM | Reply

One of the only things believable about Hillary Clinton's public persona, to me, is her commitment to her Methodist roots.

#29 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-08-10 05:53 PM | Reply

The Church of Satan should love this-

Fangtastic

#30 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 06:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

- Nonsensical deflection, not even worthy of a response.

rofl! Obviously because you have none.

You Republicans are burning down the country with your indefensible Pres.

#31 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-10 06:45 PM | Reply

You Republicans are burning down the country with your indefensible Pres.

And what does this have to do with Hillary wanting to become a Preacher...?

#32 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 07:05 PM | Reply

Obviously because you have none.

No response needed about my "pulling the timber out of [my] own eye than worrying about the splinter in someone' else's", since that made zero sense within the context of this particular thread.

#33 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-10 07:07 PM | Reply

Thank God there's Hillary for you to (still) whine about. Gives you a nice little corner here for you to play in. Otherwise you might be paying attention to stuff like nonsensical tweets. (Didja see the one about Mitch today?)

#34 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-08-10 08:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

= that made zero sense

Wow, dumber than I thought... and that's awfully dumb. I was hoping for denial at least.

#35 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-10 10:11 PM | Reply

You've got to have some standards.

#36 | Posted by morris at 2017-08-11 02:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Thank God there's Hillary for you to (still) whine about. Gives you a nice little corner here for you to play in. Otherwise you might be paying attention to stuff like nonsensical tweets. (Didja see the one about Mitch today?)
#34 | POSTED BY TEDBAXTER

We're not whining about her, we're mocking her.

I take it you didn't actually read the posts on this thread because if you had you never would have typed that straw man.

#37 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-08-11 05:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If you got the cashes, Hill will bless your ashes.

#38 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-08-11 06:09 PM | Reply

Wow. Look at all the Hillary haters.

Why pick on Hillary?

Besides, we gonna need good preachers soon. Someone needs to petition the Lord on our behalf.

America is gonna need Gods protection from Lord Commander Marmalade and his evil henchmen.

#39 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-08-11 08:01 PM | Reply

Besides, we gonna need good preachers soon. Someone needs to petition the Lord on our behalf.

Hey! I bet she she could start a Foundation!

#40 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-08-11 08:22 PM | Reply

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