In an interview with Roman Catholic website Aleteia, Nigerian Catholic Bishop Emmanuel Badejo said that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “thinks she is a god” and “clearly doesn’t want to hear anything about God.”
Badejo’s comments, which were first flagged by the Washington Free Beacon, came after Clinton said that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” for the sake of “reproductive health.” (VIDEO: Glenn Beck SLAMS Hillary’s ‘Un-American,’ ‘Anti-Christian’ Attack On Religious Liberty)
BADEJO: My personal opinion of Hillary Clinton is: She is seeking election in America so you can expect that, like most politicians, she will say just about anything to pander to the thoughts of whatever audience she is speaking to. So I really think that Hillary Clinton is just speaking for votes, rather than speaking for reason.
I believe there are three groups of people in this world: 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. And I’m not obliged to believe that.
From the way she spoke, people like herself very clearly don’t want to hear anything about God. Even if they say they believe in God, they really don’t. It’s evident even in her language: she talks about “deep seated cultural codes”. I feel she’s gotten too wrapped up in technology and has stopped realizing 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.
And I am saying that God, in His infinite wisdom — which I think might be a little bit more than Hillary Clinton’s — decided to create us in these forms to add to the beauty of his creation. So those who work to have one generalized, undifferentiated world certainly don’t know the meaning of beauty, which is found in variety, in color.
If these values are not precious to Hillary Clinton, I think she has no right at all to call for a change in religious values and religious beliefs.