While admitting to the blatant partisan and fundamentally unjust manner in which the House Democrats conducted their impeachment case against Trump, Galli dubiously claims that the only moral choice for Christians is to support Trump’s removal from office. “That [Trump] should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator and the Ten Commandments,” Galli writes.
So, uncritically accepting the Democrats’ many demonstrably false assertions against Trump (such as scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff’s made-up conversation of Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president) comports with the Ninth Commandment’s prohibition against bearing false witness against one’s neighbor?
Furthermore, the broad-brush insinuation that Christians who support Trump and reject the assertion that he deserves to be impeached and removed from office are doing so out of blind “partisan loyalties” ironically smacks of blind anti-Trump partisan animus.
The fundamental flaw in Galli’s thinking is conflating support for Trump’s presidency with justification for his entire “blackened moral record.” Galli asks, “Can [Christians] say with a straight face that abortion is a great evil that cannot be tolerated and, with the same straight face, say that the bent and broken character of our nation’s leader doesn’t really matter in the end?” But is that actually what Christians have been saying?
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins gave a cogent response that says otherwise: “Putting aside Galli’s holier-than-thou patronization, the underdeveloped political theology advanced here represents a failure to look at Trump’s record and the growing contrast between the two parties on life, family, and religious liberty. Although Galli recognizes Trump’s accomplishments in these areas, Galli goes on to say these positives do not compensate for Trump’s failings in other areas. And while President Trump is certainly not perfect, it is totally unfair to imply that support for Trump jeopardizes Christian witness to Christ when many Christians support the president because of his commitment to policies that are grounded in a biblical worldview. Not only is it unfair, but it betrays the prudence and measured judgment that Christians ought to be bringing to a broken world, and a political system which is not perfect but requires us to apply our faith in the best way we can.”
As Mark Alexander observes: “It is one thing to disagree with Trump’s style or policies, but quite another for editors of an evangelical Christian publication to advocate for a purely political ruse to remove a president.”
In the end, Galli’s screed comes off as just another textbook example of the “orange man bad” polemic. It is merely a repackaging of Barack scumbag/liar-nObama’s condescending “wrong side of history” trope, only aimed at Christians. And we should all expect better from the publication started by Billy Graham.
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My wife and I attended a holiday party Thursday night where we were blessed to have the opportunity to talk with many Christian heroes and luminaries, including Dr. James Dobson and Rev. Franklin Graham. There were many Christians serving in government there as well at Vice President Mike Pence’s home, including Justice Clarence Thomas.
It was an encouraging time and a reminder of all the battles that have been raging for decades in which we all did the best we could as followers of Jesus Christ.
As Carol and I were returning home we heard the news that Christianity Today's (CT) editor-in-chief, Mark Galli, had just released an editorial entitled, “Trump Should Be Removed From Office.”
This once respected publication, which Billy Graham helped to launch, has just thrown its lot in with the aggressively secular, abortion-on-demand movement that has spent the last 20 years trying to rip America out of the rich soil of our Judeo-Christian heritage. Some Christmas present to their subscribers. Shame on them!
Franklin Graham was quick to react. In a lengthy Facebook post, Graham revealed that the last vote his father cast was for Donald Trump. Graham wrote:
My father knew Donald Trump, he believed in Donald Trump, and he voted for Donald Trump. He believed that Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.
Graham added this impeachment sham was “politically motivated, 100% partisan,” and he blasted CT, writing, “It’s obvious that Christianity Today has moved to the left and is representing the elitist liberal wing of evangelicalism.”
Graham is absolutely right. Five paragraphs into the anti-Trump editorial — there’s no other way to put it — CT engaged in a bald-face lie. It wrote: “But the facts in this instance [the Ukrainian phone call] are unambiguous."
No they are not. That’s why legal scholars, members of Congress, and the American people are divided about the phone call.
What follows in the editorial is a description of the call, which, if I did not know better, I would swear had been written by liar-Nancy Pelosi or scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff. I will not poison your mind by quoting it because you have heard similar things over and over again by far-left fanatics who hate everything that Donald Trump believes and, by the way, that Christianity Today claims to believe.
The editorial later asserts that they are "agnostic” about whether Trump should be removed by the Senate or at the ballot box in the next election. But it declares that he should be removed out of “loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments."
So, Christianity Today just endorsed a Democrat presidential candidate whose name we do not know yet. Whether that nominee is a class-warfare candidate like Sanders or Warren, who use envy to attack successful people, or Pete Buttigieg, who is committed to normalizing the homosexual political agenda, or whether it’s a resurrected scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton, that candidate is CT's choice in 2020.
Any Democrat candidate will be totally committed to abortion on demand, to taxpayer subsidies of abortion, to the restriction of religious liberty, and very likely anti-Israel. In short, everything that the Creator of the Ten Commandments, as CT put it, would abhor.
Here’s some breaking news for CT: No election involves a sinner running against a saint. All candidates are sinners. All the voters who vote for them have sinned. In the real world, most elections are a binary choice between fallen human beings who are willing to defend certain values and oppose other values.
Donald Trump has boldly taken the side of believing Christians on every major public-policy issue: our freedom of religion, the humanity of the unborn child, that liberty comes from God, and many, many more.
On the day CT printed this editorial, 13 more judicial nominees who will defend our values, nominated by President Trump, advanced in the Senate over the objections of progressives CT wants to see back in power next November.
Years ago, when I was a senior vice president at Focus on the Family, Dr. James Dobson and I were often in the foxhole together battling the left. We were also trying to alert the church about what was coming down the road.
I don’t remember a day when the attacks by the left, often involving death threats, ever caused Dr. Dobson and I to waver or get depressed or to think of giving up.
But there were days we would get letters from churches upset that we had criticized their deacon who happened to run the local abortion clinic. There were days when publications like CT, claiming to speak for the church, said we were being "alarmist” and that Christians should not be involved in politics at all. Those days depressed both of us more than anything else.
Dr. Dobson never stopped fighting, and I haven’t either. But today, I will confess to you is a tough day when you’re fending off blows from liar-Pelosi and progressive activists, and suddenly all the reporters in Washington are calling, eagerly wanting to talk to me because CT just took the side of the radical secular left.
Please, my friends, take a moment today to pray for all the Christians involved in government and in the public-policy debate – Vice President Pence, Justice Thomas, Franklin Graham, and, yes, the president too. I would also covet your prayers for myself and my family.
~The Patriot Post