On Sunday, September 13 the Clinton family celebrated at the Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington. Clinton spoke to the assembly stated, she had spoke to a former pastor, Phil Wogaman, who ministered to her family and he advised her that “if you’re going to read and listen to Romans 12, you’ve got to be nicer to the press”.
Romans 12 reads, “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.”
Clinton, rarely addresses her faith but spoke about the importance of putting God’s words into action.
“The truth is there are so many people in this community, in our country, in our world who have so much to offer. Talent is universal, but opportunity is not. Too many people are held back by economic pressure and social barriers,” she said. “There are still hard truths to face about race, gender and sexual orientation in America.”
Clinton used her address to further emphasize some of her political points in her campaign.
Clinton ended with a hopeful remark, “here we were not the first family, we were our family. And we relished and cherished that time.”
Merica, Dan. Citing scripture, Clinton says she’ll be nice to the press. N.p.: Cable News Network, 2015. N. pag. Web. 13 Sept. 2015. <http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/13/politics/hillary-clinton-methodist-church-dc/index.html>.