Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has received the support of dozens of African American pastors from across the nation, who even laid hands on her to "decree and declare the favour of the Lord" once she wins the presidency.
According to Christian News, Clinton travelled to Philadelphia last Wednesday for two events. One of these was a fundraiser at Franklin Square Capital Partners in South Philadelphia, while the other was a meeting with the ministers of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Around 100 black clergy were invited to attend the event to support the pro-abortion candidate. They gathered around her and said: "Until He comes again, Secretary Clinton and President-to-be Clinton, we decree and declare from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet that the favour of the Lord will surround you like a shield, in Jesus' name."
There, Clinton tackled various issues such as gun violence and the unfair treatment of black citizens by law enforcement. Clinton told them: "I want to be your partner, not just your president."
Despite the support shown by the group of black pastors, many other Christians are opposed to Clinton's candidacy because of her support for abortion.
A blogger named Bryan Ridenour of "America, Look Up" said Christians should not remain indifferent to the "slaughter" of "over one million babies per year in the womb."
"Is God pleased if we just look the other way?" he said. "When a candidate idolises Margaret Sanger and is a darling of Emily's List, conservatives need to run, not walk, in the other direction."
"If a church member asks in 2016 if I can support Hillary Clinton, I can unequivocally respond, 'Not in this lifetime,'" he added. "If we vote for leaders who support abortion on demand, then we essentially hold the surgical knife that strips life from the womb. If we vote for leaders who support and champion gay marriage, we in effect officiate at their ceremonies. God holds us accountable for what we do behind the voting booth curtain."