As Western Journalism reported, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently suggested religious Americans must adapt their deeply held beliefs in order to ensure women have greater access to abortion.
The scandal-plagued White House hopeful has been weathering social media backlash since making the controversial remarks; and faith leaders, including Nigerian bishop Emmanuel Badejo, have criticized her opinion. In a wide-ranging interview with Aleteia, Badejo reacted to Clinton’s comments.
To begin with, he dismisses her rhetoric to a certain extent as simply the measured musings of someone who “will say just about anything to pander to the thoughts of whatever audience she is speaking to.”
The fact that she made the pro-abortion comments in front of a crowd of women lends some credibility to that assessment. Badejo added, however, that there is an underlying message in her ability to openly call for a change in Americans’ fundamental religious convictions.
“I believe there are three groups of people in this world,” he said. “those who believe in God, those who do not believe in God, and those who think they are gods. HIllary Clinton, I think, is one of those who thinks she is a god.”
He went on to share his opinion that she has “gotten too wrapped up in technology and has stopped realized that there are values — there are things that are innate to people — that are not just codes that can be taken up and thrown out.”
Badejo concluded with some sound advice for all 2016 voters.
“It is my desire,” he said, “that the American people open their ears and their eyes and know exactly what kind of people are running to be the next president of the United States.”
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