Friday, September 9, 2016

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Speaks at National Baptist Convention in Kansas City, MO (9/8/16)

Kansas City Star:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday — using surprisingly personal and religious language — urged Americans to re-dedicate themselves to faith and community service.
“I’ve made my share of mistakes. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t,” Clinton told roughly 4,000 delegates to the National Baptist Convention USA meeting at Bartle Hall in Kansas City. “It’s grace that lifts us up.”

She was grateful, she said, for “the gift of personal salvation.”

Clinton campaign officials told reporters the speech was the first in a series of events designed to present the candidate’s “vision” for the country. In future speeches, they said, she will call for a commitment to national service and a more inclusive economy.

The speech was laced with biblical quotations. Many in the audience recited the verses from memory as the candidate spoke.

“It’s always been about trying to live up to the responsibility described by the Prophet Micah,” Clinton said. “That we do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God.”

The National Baptist Convention is the largest African-American religious organization the United States, and delegates applauded warmly throughout the speech.
Watch the full speech above and read the full transcript here.

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1 comment:

  1. she's our square, (although Barack and Michelle are pretty square too).

    it's hard for godless liberals who didn't grow up in places where you form your life's mission within a church community to take seriously, but she's the real deal, Methodist do gooder, leave the world a better place Hillary. She's a believer. She follows Jesus. Yes, in 2016, she really does.

    I had lots of friends like her when i was in college, then there was a minority of the godless, such as moi. I loved them, they were good. They were always there for me, I never had to wonder.