Emmanuel Badejo, the bishop of Oyo in southwestern Nigeria, told the Rome correspondent of Aleteia, an online Roman Catholic newspaper, in an interview published Wednesday that Hillary Clinton "thinks she is a god."
"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," Bishop Badejo said when asked to respond to the former secretary of state’s recent claim that "Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed" in order to reconcile support for abortion rights with Christianity. "Hillary Clinton I think is one of those who thinks she is a god," Badejo said.
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He continued: "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."
The bishop also commented on Clinton’s candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
"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," he said.
"It is my desire that the American people open their ears and their eyes and know exactly what kind of people are running to be the next President of the United States," he added.