Hillary Clinton said Sunday her former pastor gave her some biblical advice: Be nice to the press.
The Democratic presidential candidate made the remarks during services making the 200th anniversary of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., which she attended when her husband was president.
"I got some advice from Dr. Wogaman just earlier this morning, which I promise I will put into effect," Clinton said from the pulpit, ABC News
reported. "Basically, he said, if you’re going to read and listen to Romans 12 you got to be nicer to the press."
Clinton was referring to the church's former pastor J. Philip Wogaman.
"So, to my friends in the press, I will certainly take that to heart," Clinton said.
Clinton has had sometimes testy relations with the press, and has received criticism for mostly avoiding them during her current White House run.
She especially has gone after Fox News Channel reporter Ed Henry, who has dogged her with questions about her email server on the campaign trail. She has told him to wait till later, told him she would answer one question because that is all he deserved, and laughed off his question
about whether she wiped the server by asking, "What, like with a cloth or something?"
In Romans 12, the Apostle Paul urges his readers to offer themselves in God's service as "living sacrifices" and to consider others above themselves.
"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse," Paul writes. "Live in harmony with one another."
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