Nothing like a good old fashioned Bible story to explain away the things that you really don’t want to discuss. In this church appearance and testimony, Hillary pulls out the story of the Prodigal Son. In this instance, Bill is elected to play the part of the son and Hillary the ever loving and forgiving father. For the most part she misses the lesson that this story taught about the love of the Heavenly Father, but does a good job of adapting it to her narrative. Enjoy the read, if you can.
How Hillary Clinton finally addressed Bill’s infidelity.
At a church in Michigan Sunday, the former secretary of State addressed the uncomfortable topic of her husband’s affair using the parable of the Prodigal Son.
Courting the votes of minority residents in Michigan, where Hillary Clinton and her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, will face off Tuesday, the former secretary of State delved into an uncomfortable and rarely acknowledged subject – her husband’s affair.
Comparing former President Bill Clinton to the Biblical story of the prodigal son, Mrs. Clinton related the story of how she came to forgive him to a mostly black congregation at the Holy Ghost Cathedral, a modest church in a run-down neighborhood.
She was introduced by Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn, who said the former first lady taught women how to “take a licking and keep on ticking.”
“I’m talking [about Clinton] as a wife and a mother,” Ms. Vaughn said. “She taught so many of us as women how to stand in the face of adversity.”
Perhaps for the first time in her campaign, Clinton took center stage to talk – though never in explicit terms – about the scandal that rocked her husband’s presidency in the 1990s.
“What has always guided me and supported me has been my faith, has been my belief in the saving graces, and the salvation that faith brings,” she said, alluding to her faith as a long-time Methodist. “And in those difficult times in my life, I have often been struck by a particular passage from Scripture.”
She goes on to recount to the story of the Prodigal Son, who returns home after disappointing his father, having “been out there having a pretty good time committing every sin that you could list.”