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Hillary Clinton and the Color of Advent

Johnathan Kana

Johnathan Kana
November 28, 2016

For Christians, Clinton's choice to wear purple during her concession speech has liturgical implications.

Doug Vande Griend
November 28, 2016

If actions do speak louder than words, Clinton's "I'm sorry" is out-shouted by (1) her decision to support and not discourage Jill Stein's recount efforts (especially after lecturing Trump about his anticipated doubts about the election results before election day), and (2) her decision to be silent in the face of unprecedented, extended protests (and riots) against the president-elect.

Monica Brands
November 28, 2016

Thankful for such a heartfelt, respectful, and beautiful reflection. It's rare to see such respect towards Hillary Clinton as a fellow Christian among those who disagree with her policies.

Philip Schaafsma
November 28, 2016

I will agree with Doug Vande Griend, I do agree her speech was good, but now is the time to move forward and help to unite our country.

Nina Michelle
November 28, 2016

Thank you for your insights regarding Clinton's concession speech. She has handled this loss with grace. I am disheartened by us Christians during this election.
2 But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 6 Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil.. I am not[b] going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” Jesus distanced himself from politics in order to do His Father's work. Maybe we should do the same.

David Newman
November 28, 2016

Apparently that humility has dissipated .. She now is part of a recount that she and Obama were against when he suggested he MIGHT do so.. Hypocrisy is as present today as it was 2000years ago

Lawrence McCauley
November 28, 2016

Sad that she has reversed course on her humble concession by dragging out the election with recounts. As if we weren't decided enough as a nation.

Troy Curliss
November 29, 2016

Purple is also a color that symbolizes royalty. The Clintons have always considered themselves above all Americans and she has shown that her taking part in the recounts and not speaking out against the protesters.

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