“Circle of Protection” Christian Leaders Ask Presidential Contenders What They Would Do for the Poor

Circle of Protection

Christian leaders from various denominations called on newly announced presidential candidate Hillary Clinton April 12 to produce a three-minute video telling Americans that if elected what she would do for the hungry and poor.

“We are praying for a president who will make ending hunger and poverty a top priority of his or her administration,” more than 100 religious leaders said in a letter from a coalition called the Circle of Protection. “Are you that leader?” they asked.

The Circle of Protection, composed of Christian leaders who are heads of denominations, agencies and organizations, earlier sent similar letters to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when they formally announced as candidates in the 2016 Republican primary.

“As national leaders from all the major branches of Christianity, we care deeply about many issues facing our country, but ending hunger and poverty is a top priority,” the religious leaders wrote.

The former first lady, Democratic senator from New York and U.S. Secretary of State from January 2009 until February 2013, announced her intention to seek the presidency in a two-minute video posted on Facebook. Clinton, 67, who lost to Barack Obama in 2008, became the immediate frontrunner in the 2016 Democratic primary race.

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SOURCE: Baptist News Global
Bob Allen

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