Every day, Burns Strider sends Hillary Clinton a Bible verse or an inspiring quote to help her through the day.
A Southern Baptist from Mississippi, Strider told The Brody File that he and Clinton have exchanged emails almost every day for about 10 years. Strider was Clinton’s director of faith outreach during her first presidential bid in 2008.
“… we share reflections and devotions each day,” Strider said.
Strider said Clinton impresses him with her knowledge of the Bible, even calling him out at times if he wrongly cites the location of a verse.
When asked why Clinton’s faith does not appear to be reflected in her public policy, Strider replied that Clinton’s faith is much more apparent to people who know her.
Clinton’s radical positions on abortion, religious freedom and other ethical concerns have many questioning the sincerity of her religious beliefs. Strider recently faced scrutiny for ethical issues, too. A January Politico piece reported that Strider used his influence with Clinton to try to help a friend snare two multi-million dollar State Department contracts.
Clinton says she is a Christian and a United Methodist. The pro-abortion Democrat even wrote a column for the Deseret News in Utah a few weeks ago, claiming that she is an advocate for religious liberty.
Clinton supports repealing the Hyde Amendment and forcing taxpayers to fund abortions, a widely unpopular measure even among Democrats. She also said an unborn child just hours before birth has no Constitutional rights. In February, she defended the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure.
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, 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.
Bestselling Christian author and talkshow host Eric Metaxas recently said Christians should not be fooled by Hillary Clinton’s talk about standing for religious freedom.
“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,” Metaxas said.