Hundreds Of Evangelical Leaders Condemn ‘Christianity Today’ After Calling To Remove President Trump
Last week the publication Christianity Today argued for the complete removal of President Trump from office, and while the media may be praising the organization (it’s rarely good when the secular world is praising you), Christians were not too thrilled.
Aside from invoking Billy Graham’s name (who actually voted for Donald Trump, according to his son), Christianity Today condemned all Christians who continue to support the President:
“Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump’s immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency. If we don’t reverse course now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come?”
Franklin Graham, son of Christianity Today’s founder Billy Graham, defended President Trump in his response to CT’s editorial, stating that “a totally partisan attack on the President of the United States is unfathomable.”
“Christianity Today failed to acknowledge that not one single Republican voted with the Democrats to impeach the President.”
“Look at all the President has accomplished in a very short time,” Graham says. “The economy of our nation is the strongest it has been in 50 years, ISIS & the caliphate have been defeated, and the President has renegotiated trade deals to benefit all Americans. The list of accomplishments is long, but for me as a Christian, the fact that he is the most pro-life president in modern history is extremely important—and Christianity Today wants us to ignore that, to say it doesn’t count? The President has been a staunch defender of religious freedom at home and around the world—and Christianity Today wants us to ignore that? Also the President has appointed conservative judges in record number—and Christianity today wants us to ignore that? Christianity Today feels he should be removed from office because of false accusations that the President emphatically denies.”
According to numerous outlets, Franklin Graham is hardly the only religious leader angered by Christianity Today’s attack on the president and his supporters.
Nearly 200 evangelical leaders condemned Christianity Today’s editorial calling for the removal of President Trump, which “offensively questioned the spiritual integrity and Christian witness of tens-of-millions of believers who take seriously their civic and moral obligations,” according to Fox News.
The letter to Timothy Dalrymple, the president of the magazine, also condemned the editorial for dismissing evangelicals who oppose its views as “far-right,” the Christian Post reported.
“We are, in fact, not ‘far-right’ evangelicals as characterized by the author,” the letter said. “Rather, we are Bible-believing Christians and patriotic Americans who are simply grateful that our president has sought our advice as his administration has advanced policies that protect the unborn, promote religious freedom, reform our criminal justice system, contribute to strong working families through paid family leave, protect the freedom of conscience, prioritize parental rights, and ensure that our foreign policy aligns with our values while making our world safer, including through our support of the State of Israel.”
The letter goes on to say:
“We are not theocrats and we recognize that our imperfect political system is a reflection of the fallen world within which we live, reliant upon the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is freely given to sinner and saint, alike. We are proud to be numbered among those in history who, like Jesus, have been pretentiously accused of having too much grace for tax collectors and sinners, and we take deeply our personal responsibility to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s — our public service.”
Christianity Today’s piece on removing the president runs with the assertion that “The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents.” They assume that Ukraine is completely free of corruption, and that the U.S. should sign blank checks over to any foreign country.
They also assume that the Bidens, and the Obama administration did nothing wrong, thus rendering Trump’s request nothing more than a political hit-job. On the flip-side, a lot of Americans believe that there was wrongdoing in Ukraine, seeing as Joe Biden’s son is an actual crack addict with no experience in natural gas.
I would understand Christianity Today condemning the president for his behavior on Twitter, or for saying silly things, but to come out in full defense of Joe Biden, a man who promotes abortion? That’s just low.
We get it. President Trump isn’t perfect. However, I think most Christians would rather have a flawed man protecting the unborn than a soft-spoken neocon quietly allowing children to be abused by the LGBT community.
Evangelicals are tired of being kicked around, and see President Trump as a leader willing to fight for their values. The media will praise Christianity Today for condemning the president, but what about the Christian view on abortion? What about the Christian view on same sex marriage? The media doesn’t seem to care about Christians in those cases, but as soon as CT calls out Trump, suddenly the talking heads want to talk about Christian values.