May 19th, 2008
06:15 AM ET
6 years ago

Campaigning in Kentucky, Clinton hears sermon on infidelity

 Hillary Clinton heard a sermon on marriage and infidelity at a church service Sunday.
Hillary Clinton heard a sermon on marriage and infidelity at a church service Sunday.

BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky (CNN) – Hillary Clinton left Oregon late Friday night to focus her efforts on Kentucky before the state’s primary on Tuesday.

“My opponent said the other day he wasn’t coming back so I’ve got the whole state to myself. What a treat!” Clinton exclaimed at a Sunday afternoon rally at Western Kentucky University.

What was likely less of a treat was Pastor Paul Fryman’s sermon she heard Sunday morning at Bowling Green’s State Street United Methodist Church on marriage and adultery entitled “When the Devil Whispers Over Your Shoulder.”

Pastor Fryman launched into his sermon with Matthew 5, verse 27, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

The verse goes on to say anyone guilty is better off plucking out their eye or cutting off their hand lest they end up in hell.

Clinton did not speak at the service, nor was she recognized at any point from those on the altar, instead sitting quietly in the second pew praying and singing along with the rest of the congregation.

She smiled broadly as a baby was baptized and carried down the aisle by the pastor.

Later at Western Kentucky, Clinton picked up her message of staying in the race where she left off on Saturday, urging supporters to vote on Tuesday and telling them, “This is one of the most consequential elections of our lifetimes.”

“You don’t stop democracy in its tracks. You don’t tell some states that they can’t vote and other states that have already had the opportunity that they’re somehow more important,” said Clinton. “I want everybody to vote and everybody to help pick our next president. I am proud to be campaigning in Kentucky.”


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  1. Momma for Obama

    Cnn appears to report on everything, and so let them be. However, we the voters, take it or leave it.
    Clinton Hillary, at one point appeared to be honest and truly had some quality leadership, however, her personal hunger for power has totally taken her in a horrible path.
    We all know it.
    It is her choice to stay with a man who cheats, for whatever purpose. It is her choice to manage a campaign in debt, it is her choice to lie, it is her choice to use kitchen sink tactics, smear Senator Obama, it is her choice to use fear in her campaign when talking to elderly and to the conservative democrats, it is her choice to stand against all she once claime she stood for.............
    It is our c hoice however, to vote for a leader and for someone who if will lead, does not lie, (we already had Bush) who does not support war but diplomacy, and it is our choice, to show our children that leaders, while they are human they also have boundaries and draw the line when it comes to basic principles in life.

    I chose not to elect clinton even so I would have like a woman for president, she is not the woman.
    I chose to elect someone who does not send the message clinton does, she sends the message that women ought to put up with their husband's extra marital affairs, that young women s hould be ok with people who cheat, and that men should cheat and the women take them back. but over all she sends a clear message that women are objects and that if it benefits you stay as you will get something out of it..

    i dont want my daugther to have that as an example for a leader......
    well, and the ongoing lies, and taking credit for other people's work.. and specially being racist..

    I am sure, Pelossi or other amazing women will run in the next few years, and I for one wll support them.............they have worked hard for what they got, they did not run on their husband's experience.. (ohh yes cheating husband's experience).

    May 19, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  2. Victor in NC

    Good thing Bill wasn't there, he may have turned
    "Red" all over..

    May 19, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  3. Pel

    I wonder if the minister had an advance warning of Senator Clinton visit? Was the title of his sermon on INFIDELITY already on his calendar for the Sunday in which she visited his church. If yes the sermon was OK. If the minister selected his sermon topic because of the senators visit, then shame on the minister.

    May 19, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  4. HOPE

    "Every one who looks at a woman or man lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart".......well, honey, with the divorce rate at 60% in our country, no man or woman is excused. It's the ones that for the sake of the children they have created, continue to work on relationships, that deserve the Purple Heart. It is they who don't run when the going gets tough. Those who believe that it has not happened in their marriages, live with their heads in the sand.

    May 19, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  5. kamenwati

    Obama '08 & 2012.

    May 19, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  6. Louise - MN

    When do we get to stop rehashing the sins of the last administration and get to focus on fixing the sins of the current administration and finding solutions for the future administration?

    May 19, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  7. pat

    I WAS WONDERING WHY NO ONE IS MAKING A BIG DEAL OUT OF WHAT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY IN OREGON. FOR SOMEONE THAT IS SUPPOSE TO BE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT WHY DO WE NEED TO ASK OTHER COUNTRIES WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSE TO DO. ALSO ANOTHER THING HE SAID TODAY , IF THE GOP GOES AFTER HIS WIFE THAT THEY WOULD REGRET IT. THEN SOMEONE SHOULD TELL HIM THAT MAYBE HIS WIFE SHOULD NOT BE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. I BELIEVE THAT IF SHE IS OUT THERE PROMOTING HER HUSBAND, SHE LIKE EVERY OTHER MATE THAT CAMPAIGNS IS UP FOR SCRUTINY . HE HAS TO REALIZE THAT HIS WIFE HAS SAID SOME THINGS PEOPLE ARE NOT THINKING SO KINDLY ABOUT, AND IF SHE DID NOT MEAN HOW IT CAME OUT -EXPLAIN IT. I PERSONALLY AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AND HAVE BEEN SINCE I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND WHAT A GREAT PLACE IT IS. I JUST WOULD LIKE COVERAGE TO BE FAIR. IT LOOKS LIKE THE SAME OLD THING .BARACK WILL MOST LIKELY BE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER BUT THIS TIME AROUND EVEN IF I AM A DEMOCRAT PLEASE SO IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE THE NEWS MEDIA IS PICKING THE WINNER PLEASE GIVE MCCAIN HIS VOICE TOO. MANY PEOPLE INCLUDING MYSELF ARE SICK OF MSNBC AND CNN PUTTING BARACK ON A PEDESTAL AND EVEN THOUGH THE RACE IS NOT OVER YOU AND MSNBC HAVE ALL BUT SAID HE IS THE WINNER. PLEASE TRY BEING FAIR.

    May 19, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  8. Alonzo Demetrius - FL

    Obama is guilty of lust in his heart when he calls women "sweetie". That term is evidence that he has looked the women over and decided she was 'sweet'.... Therefore, according to the sermon, Obama is guilty of adultery against his big-mouthed/angry wife and against God.

    May 19, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  9. John

    That's ok, I'm sure she'll soon tell us her husband never cheated on her, it will go well with all the other truths she's been making up

    May 19, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  10. Stacy

    If you’ve been indoctrinated into the Obama “Change” cult, you had better beware. What exactly is Obama changing and what is he changing “it” into. There has yet to be no depth to any of is “cheerleading” messages. He stands up and tells the poor that he is going to take care of them….why wouldn’t he win their votes. That’s all they have to offer him.

    Instead of driving these so called poor people into the work force, Obama is promising them tax cuts (what taxes are they paying…other than consumer tax)? Free health care (who’s going to pay for that…the government?....that’s what we are)? Stop tax breaks on companies that ship their labor out of the U.S. (are you kidding me??? that’s only going to hurt the U.S.) How do you Toyoto, Honda, Mercedes, etc.. are going to like that? What would the U.S. do if they pulled their companies out of the U.S.??? That would kill our economy.

    Wake up Obama fans!!! Please look closely at his policies and not the color of his skin.

    May 19, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
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