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How The Christian Post Sold Its Soul For Trump

Oct 23, 2020

By Napp Nazworth

I was politics editor of The Christian Post from 2011 to 2019. I watched it go from anti-Trump to reluctant-Trump to pro-Trump. When leadership made it clear the site would pledge its allegiance to Trump, I faced a tough choice: Should I stay or should I go?

This is the story of CP’s gradual descent into Trumpism, and how its embrace of a man who is a walking repudiation of all that Christianity holds dear provides a microcosm of the festering wounds within American evangelicalism itself.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

On December 23, 2019, I was told by Michelle Vu, my boss at The Christian Post, to publish a pro-Trump op-ed as an editorial, meaning it was to express the position of the media organization. It can’t be an editorial, I explained, because I don’t agree with it and I’m an editor. Vu said she would call me back.

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