Bestselling Christian author and talk show host Eric Metaxas said Christians should not be fooled by Hillary Clinton’s talk about standing for religious freedom.
Metaxas said the pro-abortion Democrat does not stand up for traditional Christian values, and her claims about fighting for religious liberty are just a “cynical joke,” according to CP Politics.
His comments were in response to an article Clinton wrote this week for the Deseret News in Utah, claiming that she has been an advocate for religious liberty throughout her time in office.
“I’ve been fighting to defend religious freedom for years,” Clinton wrote. “As secretary of state, I made it a cornerstone of our foreign policy to protect the rights of religious minorities around the world — from Coptic Christians in Egypt to Buddhists in Tibet.”
She also accused Republican presidential contender Donald Trump of wanting to “undo centuries of American tradition and values.”
But Metaxas said Clinton is the one who believers should be worried about. He said Clinton “has a very cavalier attitude toward people who have traditional faith.”
“I am stunned at the level of cynicism from Hillary Clinton to make a statement like that. It’s ugly,” Metaxas continued. “To hear her talk about religious liberty. She is the enemy, if ever there was an enemy of religious liberty in America, it’s Hillary Rodham Clinton and every American should be frightened to death on that issue.”
In a speech last year, Clinton essentially said Christians must be forced to change their religious views to accommodate abortions.
“Far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth,” Clinton said at the time, using the euphemism for abortion. “… And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”
She also wants to force religious organizations and businesses like Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for abortion-causing drugs and birth control in their employee health plans, against their religious beliefs.
Metaxas said religious freedom means respecting people of all faith beliefs, but Clinton does not do that.
“So in America, we always talk about respecting minorities and that is correct. You don’t let the majority overwhelm the minority,” Metaxas said. “So, if there are a group of people that have a different view of sexuality, it doesn’t matter what that view is, you look at it and you say, ‘We need to figure out a way to treat these people respectfully even if we disagree.’”
He added, “Hillary Rodham Clinton has made it her career goal really to work with progressives against those kind of people.”
Clinton not only wants to force religious organizations and businesses to violate their consciences, she also wants to force every American taxpayer to pay for abortions, no matter what their religious beliefs are.