Trump Attacks an Evangelical Magazine After it Calls for His Removal

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This week, Christianity Today, a prominent evangelical magazine founded in 1956 by the popular Rev. Billy Graham, published a piecing editorial calling for freshly impeached President Donald Trump to be removed from office. That, of course, made Trump very sad, so he went on Twitter to rant about his #feelings.

He called the magazine, whose current homepage features stories on resurrecting dead children and the importance of sweaty sermons, a “far left” outlet and argued that he has done more for the evangelical community than any past president.

In the editorial, Mark Galli, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, admits that he thinks Democrats have always had it out for Trump, but that the president hasn’t done himself any favors by proudly flouting the rule of law. “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,” Galli writes. “That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”

To date, many white evangelicals have supported Trump, despite his un-Godly, philandering ways. But this week’s editorial is a sign that such support may be starting to wane, and that impeachment could wind up splitting Trump’s devoted base of supporters.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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