Of the more bizarre stories that have erupted in the wake of President Trump’s impeachment, an editorial article in an evangelical publication has become a flashpoint for Washington DC just days before Christmas.
The magazine is Christianity Today, and the gist of their op-ed was that Donald Trump shouldn’t just be impeached, but also removed from office – a stunning take coming from one of the nation’s most revered evangelical publications.
President Trump fired back almost immediately.
President Donald Trump blasted a prominent Christian magazine on Friday, a day after it published an editorial arguing that he should be removed from office because of his “blackened moral record.”
Trump tweeted that Christianity Today, an evangelical magazine founded by the late Rev. Billy Graham, “would rather have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President.”
The magazine “has been doing poorly and hasn’t been involved with the Billy Graham family for many years,” Trump wrote. He later questioned whether the magazine would prefer a Democratic president “to guard their religion.”
Franklin Graham, son of the aforementioned and legendary Billy Graham, chimed in as well.
Rev. Franklin Graham, who now leads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and prayed at Trump’s inauguration, tweeted Friday that his father would be “disappointed” in the magazine. Graham added that he “felt it necessary” following the editorial to share that his father, who died last year after counseling several past presidents, voted for Trump. The president thanked Graham for the disclosure.
Christianity Today “represents what I would call the leftist elite within the evangelical community. They certainly don’t represent the Bible-believing segment of the evangelical community,” Graham told The Associated Press in an interview. He wrote on Facebook: “Is President Trump guilty of sin? Of course he is, as were all past presidents and as each one of us are, including myself.”
With impeachment temporarily on hold and Christmas right around the corner, this will give faithful Americans plenty to talk about as they gather for the yuletide festivities.
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