The editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, the magazine founded by evangelist Billy Graham, is doubling down on critical remarks the publication made against President Trump.
Christianity Today posted an editorial on Thursday in support of Democratic-led efforts to impeach and remove President Trump, saying: “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… it is profoundly immoral.”
“To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve,” the magazine wrote, sparking some controversy online.
The magazine also described Trump as “a near-perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.”
Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli appeared as a guest on MSNBC on Friday where he defended his publication’s call to remove Trump.
“Up to this point, it’s been my judgment that dealing with Donald Trump is like a woman who’s married to a man who is verbally abusive. But he’s a great provider and he’s a good father to his children, and she puts up with some of his loss of temper. She weighs that in the balance and says, ‘I can still deal with that,’” Galli said, as the Western Journal reports.
“Then the husband turns physically violent and all of a sudden, the balancing doesn’t make any sense, even though he’s still a provider and still a good father. He’s now become physically dangerous. The wisest thing to do is not to balance the books and say one the one hand, on the other, but to have him leave the home.”
Watch his comments below:
The editorial on Thursday, which Galli wrote, offered a scathing rebuke of Trump and his moral character.
“Let’s grant this to the president: The Democrats have had it out for him from day one, and therefore nearly everything they do is under a cloud of partisan suspicion. This has led many to suspect not only motives but facts in these recent impeachment hearings. And, no, Mr. Trump did not have a serious opportunity to offer his side of the story in the House hearings on impeachment,” the editorial said per the Western Journal.
“But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: 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. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”
“The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration. He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud. His Twitter feed alone — with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders — is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.”
President Trump responded to the initial comments:
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2019
As did Franklin Graham:
My Response to Christianity Today:Christianity Today released an editorial stating that President Trump should be…