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"Pastor" Tony Campolo says Christians Should Vote for Hillary
by Onan Coca
There are several different groups of reasons that I cannot and will not vote for Hillary Clinton. The first are my political convictions. I believe Hillary to be far too liberal economically and in term of the size and scope of government. Second are my foreign policy ideas. I believe that Hillary is far too quick to use the military in diplomacy, and I also believe she is far too tied to the left to negotiate practically and from a position of strength in internationals relations. Lastly, but most importantly, are my religious convictions. Hillary Clinton claims to be a Christian but seemingly lives a private and public lie that flies in the face of such ideas. From abortion, to gay marriage, to the role of the church in the public sphere, Hillary Clinton routinely chooses the side of liberal Democrats as opposed to the side of the church.
For these general reasons, and for many more specific ones, I will never vote for Hillary Clinton or any candidate like her.
The borderline apostate (Campolo believes the Bible to be rife with error and while he wouldn't call himself a "universalist" he thinks that everyone "might" go to Heaven) Tony Campolo, who is one of the leaders at Mount Carmel Baptist Church Philadelphia, PA is hoping that Christians everywhere will vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
"I like Hillary Clinton. We are personal friends," he wrote in a recent article for Religion News Service. "I am more than willing to do all I can to help Hillary Clinton get elected. Should she ask me to organize an Evangelicals for Hillary committee, I would be more than willing to do so. I believe in her. And you should too."
As previously reported, Campolo serves as one of the leaders at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, which is part of the National Baptist Convention USA and American Baptist Churches USA. In the 1990's, he served as a spiritual adviser to then-President Bill Clinton, including during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Campolo's wife, Peggy, is a homosexual activist and believes that the Church should be accepting of same-sex "marriage." While Campolo personally opposes same-sex nuptials, he believes the government should recognize civil unions. Campolo is also regarded as being a mystic as he teaches that his "intimacy with Christ was developed gradually over the years, primarily through what Catholic mystics call 'centering prayer.'"
"Some of my evangelical friends raise questions about her views on abortion," he stated. "But Hillary Clinton is one of the few candidates on the political stage who has a plan for cutting the abortion rate in America by at least 50 percent."
"She is committed to addressing [economic] problems, and thus diminishing the urgency that drives so many oppressed women into having abortions," Campolo said. "As a pro-life Democrat, I am encouraged by the possibility that Hillary could be our next president."
"I know Hillary Clinton to be a committed Christian," he said. "The youth pastor of her Methodist church mentored her through her teenage years into being the kind of holistic Christian who faithfully engages in the spiritual disciplines of Bible study and prayer."
Campolo's reasons for supporting Hillary are ridiculous on their face. The fact is that Campolo is a liberal Democrat who supports most Democrat positions, and that's why he's supporting her. It has nothing to do with Christianity. He says that "he knows" she's a Christian, but so are many of the other candidates in the race. He says that she's the only one with a plan to cut abortion by 50%... but then why didn't this happen under her husband in the 1990's? The other Christian candidates are pro-life and if Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio or Bobby Jindal were elected and allowed to do as they saw fit on abortion - we might see legal abortion disappear! Campolo claims that Hillary is influenced by Scripture and guided by her faith - then why has her life been marked by immorality, lies and corruption?
Any Christian considering listening to Campolo's arguments needs to wake up. They are specious and riddled with misinformation. Campolo would support any Democrat candidate, and his reasons have nothing to do with Christianity.