#Resistance has ‘come to Christ’ moment after influential evangelical magazine pens scathing article supporting impeachment
Taking aim at the president for “profoundly immoral” conduct, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Mark Galli insisted impeachment was the right move, getting behind a Democrat-led effort still unfolding in Washington.
“This president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration,” Galli wrote. “He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals [and] admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women.”
We believe the impeachment hearings have made it absolutely clear... that President Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath.
From @markgalli:To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record. Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior https://t.co/NVdQjg4odC— Christianity Today (@CTmagazine) December 19, 2019
Though the president and his Republican allies argue the charges are baseless, with Christianity Today often described as America’s “flagship” evangelical publication, the pro-impeachment editorial caught some by surprise – especially given the strong support for President Trump among the demographic (he received 81 percent of the evangelical vote in 2016).
Members of the intensely anti-Trump #Resistance wasted no time in embracing their unlikely new bedfellow, commending the magazine for finally preaching the “correct” message.
Credit where credit is due.I don’t always see eye to eye with Christianity Today, but they had to know they would lose subscribers over this op-Ed and published it anyway.Nothing but respect for that. Just hope it’s not too late to make a difference. https://t.co/rHHxx3vAsw— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) December 19, 2019
Christianity Today, welcome to the resistance— please rate comment and subscribe for more content (@Tilescrubber) December 20, 2019
A few irreligious ‘resistors’, typically loathe to align themselves with a conservative fundamentalist magazine, also weighed in with praise for the unexpected opinion piece.
My atheistic ass too! Gotta love them pulling together with us for recognizing the man has bad fruit 😂— Jennifer O'Donnell (@jenio1963) December 20, 2019
I agree with Christianity Today on something. This must be a sign of the Apocalypse. https://t.co/HhZDaw3t7D— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) December 19, 2019
The article soon caught the attention of the pro-Trump camp as well, whose devotees voiced outrage over Galli’s newfound opposition to the president, some arguing the importance of the piece was being overstated by the resistance crowd.
Who’s going to tell the liberals that 99.999% of Christians don’t care what Christianity Today says about anything? https://t.co/PRtjhf7OLI— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) December 19, 2019
It’s breath-taking how fast legions of deranged, hate-filled, snarling TDS sufferers became slobbering devotees of a ’Christian’ publication they’ve probably never heard of until today. 🥴— 🇺🇸😎MAMADOXIE🤬🇺🇸 (@Mamadoxie) December 19, 2019
“Nice try ‘Christianity Today,’”wrote one irritated Trump booster, adding “[A] couple of cucks trying to be popular with cocktail circuit liberals. You don’t speak for anyone but yourself. Trump is doing a great job, you should do the same in your own pious lives.”
Christianity Today peddles Dems' debunked narrative for Trump impeachment"The president coerced a foreign leader to discredit his political opponent"Nope. This isnt special because evangelicals published it. It's false.There was NO quid pro quo (via transcript or witnesses)— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) December 20, 2019
The controversial editorial comes a mere two weeks before Galli is set to leave his position as chief editor. While his departure was announced in an October, Galli did not explain his reasons for stepping down.Also on rt.com Evangelical preacher Billy Graham, who brought God to TV and US politics, dies at 99
Founded in 1956 by prominent evangelist Billy Graham, Christianity Today’s editorial board has largely shied away from strong stances on President Trump since he took office, though Graham’s son, Franklin, remains a staunch supporter of the president, arguing he “defends” the Christian faith.
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