Hillary Clinton is an enemy to religious freedom, says Eric Metaxas

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is the enemy to religious liberty, if there was one, according to Christian scholar and author Eric Metaxas.

Last Week, Utah-based Mormon publication Deseret News published an exclusive op-ed by Clinton highlighting each American's right to worship. The Democratic presidential candidate claimed that she has been fighting to defend religious liberty for many years and boasted of her efforts to protect religious minorities' rights worldwide.

(Reuters/Chris Keane)U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gestures as she speaks during a rally at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, August 10, 2016.

Clinton also used the op-ed to hit back at her Republican rival Donald Trump by saying he lacks the morals to lead the United States. She also slammed the billionaire's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country, saying the move would undo "centuries of American traditions and values."

In response to the op-ed, Metaxas pointed out the irony of Clinton's proclamation of being a defender of religious freedom and her track record in the United States. Calling her claims a "cynical joke," the Christian author warned that Americans should be alarmed on the issue of religious liberty where Clinton is concerned, One News Now details.

"I am stunned at the level of cynicism from Hillary Clinton to make a statement like that. It's ugly to hear her talk about religious liberty," Metaxas told Fox News on Thursday. "She is the enemy. If ever there was an enemy of religious liberty in America, it's Hillary Rodham Clinton, and every American should be frightened to death on that issue."

While Clinton asserted in her column that she is "tolerant" regarding religion, Metaxas says her tolerance ends with Christians who stand up for their Biblical beliefs. He cited one of Clinton's speeches last year in which she insisted that American's Bible-based beliefs regarding abortion have to be changed.

Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review echoes Metaxas' sentiments, saying Hillary Clinton has not exerted any effort to fight for religious liberty in the United States. She said the Democratic presidential candidate has actively worked in opposition to religious minorities, like in the issues of abortion and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights. DeSanctis added that Clinton even wants to force Christians to participate in gay marriages and nuns to provide their workers with contraceptives and abortifacient drugs.