African bishop believes Hillary Clinton thinks she is a god

An African bishop has said he believes US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton thinks she is a god, but he is under no obligation to share that belief.

Bishop Emmanual Badejo, who is director of communications for Africa’s bishops (SECAM), was responding to comments Mrs Clinton made to a Women in the World Summit.

Mrs Clinton reportedly said: “Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” for the sake of giving women access to “reproductive health care and safe childbirth”.

Bishop Badejo told Aleteia that Mrs Clinton was speaking to get votes, rather than from reason.

“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,” the bishop said.

“Hillary Clinton I think is one of those who thinks she is a god. And I’m not obliged to believe that. “

“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.”

Bishop Badejo said he feels Mrs Clinton has become “too wrapped up in technology and has stopped realising 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”.

Bishop Badejo, who heads the Oyo dioceses in Nigeria, also took issue with Mrs Clinton’s use of the term “structural biases”.

“Again, that is a misuse of language. Biases, to many people, are the things that make them who they are.”

He said Americans should know what sort of people want to be the next US president.

Bishop Badejo was also asked about the appointment by the Obama administration of the first ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons.

The bishop said people “ought to open their eyes to the cultural imperialism that America is promoting, and promoting so blatantly”.


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