“The evangelical magazine founded by the late Rev. Billy Graham published a surprising editorial Thursday calling for President Trump’s removal and describing him as “a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.”
‘Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election—that is a matter of prudential judgment,’ said the piece, written by editor in chief Mark Galli. ‘That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.’”
The Washington Post
Donald Trump was quick to respond to Christianity Today’s searing editorial on Twitter:
“A far left magazine, or very ‘progressive,’ as some would call it, which has been doing poorly and hasn’t been involved with the Billy Graham family for many years, Christianity Today, knows nothing about reading a perfect transcript of a routine phone call and would rather…..
have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President. No President has done more for the Evangelical community, and it’s not even close. You’ll not get anything from those Dems on stage. I won’t be reading ET again!”
As usual Trump’s tweet was chock full of lies, typos and mischaracterizations. Christianity Today (CT) is not a far-left magazine, it’s a centrist evangelical publication.
The White House released a rough transcript or summary of the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and the call wasn’t routine, unless you consider bribery routine.
It’s not the editor of CT who knows nothing about reading, it’s the functionally-illiterate president of the United States who never reads. I doubt if he even read Galli’s editorial, one of his aides probably summarized the essay for him.
No president has done more to discredit the evangelical community than Trump, the unholy union between the short-fingered vulgarian and white evangelicals has tarnished the evangelical movement. Evangelicals justification of Trump’s racism, cruelty, misogyny, sexually predatory behavior and vulgarity has diminished their effectiveness as witnesses of Jesus Christ.
The CT article will have a minimal effect on white evangelicals’ infatuation with Trump, they simply don’t read intellectual religious journals. They are more likely to read Penthouse Forum or the online rant of an end time evangelist.
If Jesus Christ Himself wrote a new addition to the New Testament condemning the immorality and corruption of Trump, they would ignore it.