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There’s No Recovering From What Hillary Clinton’s Pastor Just Revealed

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Hillary Clinton’s long-time pastor and spiritual adviser Rev. Bill Shillady just published a book containing the daily devotionals he sent Clinton during her failed presidential campaign.

But given that Clinton and Shillady were communicating on over her compromised private email server, many of those devotionals had already been leaked to the public.

Most of the teachings included in “Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton” were taken from the writings of other pastors.

And Shillady credited them in the book.

But the most controversial devotional, the one Shillady sent the morning after Hillary’s stunning defeat at the hands of Donald Trump, stuck out like a sore thumb.

First was the content of the devotional, which bordered on blasphemous.

The pastor wrote: “You, our nation, our world is experiencing a black Friday. Our hope is that Sunday is coming. But it might well be hell for a while.”

It was a clear reference to Jesus’ death and resurrection. Shillady was likening Hillary’s defeat to the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior.

But that wasn’t the only problem.

It turned out that that devotional, like most of the others, had been lifted from another pastor’s writings. But Shillady had failed to give any credit to its author, Indiana pastor Matt Deuel.

Shillady initially tried to make out as if merely by coincidence he and Deuel had written the same thing, but later admitted having to apologize to his fellow pastor.

Whether or not his plagiarism was intentional, Deuel has forgiven Shillady.

Still, he’ll now forever bear the stigma of being a plagiarist who profited from the work of others.

Source: The Washington Post

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