President Donald Trump has enjoyed the support of evangelical Christians from the very outset of his 2016 run for the presidency. That, however, may no longer be the case — for some, at least.
Trump just received the heartbreaking news that major evangelical publication Christianity Today (CT) has officially announced that Trump should be removed from office, citing the impeachment hearings.
Up until now, most high-profile Christian organizations have stuck by Trump. Even with some of his more controversial statements, his base has stuck with him.
In fact, one of Trump’s most devout supporters in this arena is Franklin Graham, son of Reverend Billy Graham, who seemingly adored Trump. The odd thing about the rebuke from CT is that the publication was founded by Billy Graham, which made the article sting even more.
“We believe the impeachment hearings have made it absolutely clear, in a way the Mueller investigation did not, that President Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath. The impeachment hearings have illuminated the president’s moral deficiencies for all to see,” CT editor-in-chief Mark Galli argued. “This damages the institution of the presidency, damages the reputation of our country, and damages both the spirit and the future of our people.”
Galli maintained it is not a partisan call for action, but his Christian beliefs that were behind the penning of the article.
Franklin Graham pushed back in a lengthy social media post, questioning why the magazine would side with the Democrats.
“For Christianity Today to side with the Democrat Party in 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 Presiden,” Graham wrote.
Graham also revealed that his father, who died in 2018, voted for Trump in the 2016 election.
“My father knew Donald Trump, believed in Donald Trump, and in this last election, he voted for Donald Trump. And if he were here today, I’m sure he would tell you that himself,” he wrote, according to Fox News. “He believed that Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.”
There were more than a few people that have supported the ministry for decades vowing that after the article in CT, that would no longer be the case. Of course, there were also those that touted the CT article as finally being a voice of reason in a community that has been accused by the left of being cult-like in its adoration of Trump.
Trump needs evangelical support to win in 2020, but that didn’t stop him from blasting the “far-left” magazine which “would rather have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion and your guns, than Donald Trump as your President.”