By Hemant Mehta
Christianity Today, the magazine founded by the late Rev. Billy Graham and written primarily for an audience of evangelical Christians, has published a piece by editor-in-chief Mark Galli saying that Donald Trump should be removed from office now that he’s been impeached.
It’s a far cry from the wishes of most white evangelicals, roughly 80% of whom voted for Trump in 2016.
… 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.
… To use an old cliché, it’s time to call a spade a spade, to say that no matter how many hands we win in this political poker game, we are playing with a stacked deck of gross immorality and ethical incompetence. And just when we think it’s time to push all our chips to the center of the table, that’s when the whole game will come crashing down. It will crash down on the reputation of evangelical religion and on the world’s understanding of the gospel…
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