Chelsea Clinton tells why she left the church at age 6; her reason is a doozy

Chelsea Clinton tells why she left the church at age 6; her reason is a doozy
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Do you recall Hillary Clinton’s claim that she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary — the first human to scale Mt. Everest — even though she was already 6 years old when he made his epic climb?

How about her boast that when her plane landed in war-ravaged Bosnia in 1996, she and her daughter had to run “with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base” because of sniper fire? In fact, footage of the arrival shows the pair walking calmly across the tarmac, waving to the crowd.

Well, it turns out the apple doesn’t fall from the tree. Although Chelsea Clinton appears never to have corroborated the story about deplaning in the middle of a gun battle, she did make this rather astonishing claim at a recent fundraiser for her mother:

I find it quite insulting sometimes when people say to my mom, my dad or me … that they question our faith. I was raised in a Methodist church and I left the Baptist church before my dad did, because I didn’t know why they were talking to me about abortion when I was 6 in Sunday school — that’s a true story.

Hmm. She had enough of a grasp of an issue like abortion — which the church, moreover, viewed as a suitable subject for children barely old enough to be in school — to take an oppositional stance at age 6!

The younger Clinton has been joining her parents lately on the campaign trail — at a time when poll numbers on the question of Hillary’s honesty and trustworthiness are hitting new and unprecedented lows. If Chelsea is going to lie through her teeth, maybe she should stay home.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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