The Methodist pastor who officiated Chelsea’s wedding, led the memorial service for Hillary’s mother and gave the closing benediction at the Democratic National Convention has admitted to plagiarism.
Rev. Bill Shillady sent devotional prayers to Hillary during the 2016 campaign. He published those devotionals as “Strong For A Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions Of Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
It turns out one of those devotional prayers was taken from a pastor in Warsaw, Indiana.
Shillady didn’t give him credit.
“Hillary Clinton’s pastor has acknowledged he plagiarized part of the prayer commentary he sent her the day after she lost the presidential election, a devotional that is at the heart of a book he published Tuesday.
The Rev. Bill Shillady said in a statement he was “stunned” to learn that his devotional, “Sunday is Coming,” was so similar to an earlier blog post by the Rev. Matt Deuel of Mission Point Community Church in Warsaw, Indiana. Shillady said he has apologized to Deuel and will credit the Indiana pastor in future editions of the book, titled “Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
The book is a collection of some of the Scripture, devotionals and inspirational writing that Shillady, a United Methodist Church minister, emailed to Clinton, a lifelong Methodist, during the campaign.”
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:
— Marcel J. van Rossum (@CarrollStandard) August 15, 2017
Shillady, how prophetic. That family surrounds themselves with dishonest people.
— NixonBauer🚂 (@NixonBauer) August 15, 2017
I think the fact that Clinton’s pastor is named Bill Shillady is itself a sign from God. https://t.co/Z6RJEZOTy7
— Jurassic Nat’l Park (@JurassicNPS) August 15, 2017
A dishonest pastor in the Clinton orbit.
Conservatives are shocked!