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Report: Chelsea Clinton Left Church When She Was 6 Over Abortion Talk

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 02/11/16

Really? 

Chelsea Clinton claims she left a Baptist church as a child because they started talking about abortion in Sunday when she was just six years old.

Chelsea made the comment at a recent fundraiser for her mother Hillary Clinton in an attempt to address evangelicals who question her mother’s faith in God and secular voters who say she’s too religious, according to The New York Post.

A Democrat shared Chelsea’s speech with a Post reporter who did not specify where the campaign fundraiser took place.

‘I find it quite insulting sometimes when people say to my mom, my dad or me . . . that they question our faith,’ said Chelsea.

‘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,’ the presidential hopeful’s daughter added.

Methodists are pro-choice whereas Baptists are not. The Clinton’s have been criticized by religious groups who say they are not religious enough and by atheists who say that Methodists are too religious, according to the New York Post.

Former president Bill Clinton was raised a Baptist, Hillary was raised a Methodist, and Chelsea’s husband Marc is Jewish.

Chelsea said that even though her family has a diverse set of beliefs, her mother still stands strongly by her faith in God.

‘My mother is very deeply a person of faith,’ Chelsea said. ‘It is deeply authentic and real for my mother, and it guides so much of her moral compass, but also her life’s work,’ she said.

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