Hillary Clinton is considering becoming a Methodist minister or lay preacher, according to her pastor.
Bill Shillady, Clinton’s spiritual advisor and the author of a forthcoming book of the failed presidential candidate’s daily devotionals, told this to The Atlantic.
The Atlantic’s August 6 article, “Hillary Wants to Preach,” by Emma Green, explores Clinton’s apparent dream of being an ordained Methodist minister. The article speculates that Clinton has held back from discussing her faith too much in public recently, and this could be one of the reasons why she lost in 2016. It also notes that Clinton has been mocked or had her sincerity questioned when she speaks about religion.
“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,” Green wrote. Woodward said Clinton asked him not to write about that for fear of looking too “pious.” (Read more from “Hillary Clinton Has a New Career Path” HERE)