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Hillary Clinton’s Pastor Compared Her Loss to Jesus’ Crucifixion in an Email to Her

The pastor also compared Clinton’s loss to a patient getting the news that their cancer is back.

Hillary Clinton

In an email to Hillary Clinton the morning after she lost to Donald Trump, Clinton’s pastor compared the loss to Jesus’ death on the cross. CNN published the email on Friday morning.

Here’s an excerpt of the email CNN published, emphasis ours:

For the disciples and Christ’s followers in the first century, Good Friday represented the day that everything fell apart. All was lost. The momentum and hope of a man claiming to be the Son of God, the Messiah who was supposed to change everything, had been executed.

Today, you are experiencing a Friday. Your Friday is what happened in the last few weeks and last night in the tragic loss. But Sunday is coming!

While the pastor was talking about Fridays as a metaphor for the trials and tribulations of human beings, comparing an election loss to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ would strike some as extreme.

The pastor also compared Clinton’s loss to the news that a patient’s cancer has come back:

For us, Friday is the phone call from the doctor that the cancer is back. It’s the news that you have lost your job. It’s the betrayal of a friend, the loss of someone dear. Friday is the day that it all falls apart and all hope is lost.

The pastor has opened up about his relationship with Clinton in the last few days, ahead of the release of a new book, “Strong for a Moment Like This.”

Clinton has considered becoming a preacher in the wake of her election loss. She quoted Scripture in her concession speech. Galatians 6:9: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”