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Fri Dec 20, 2019, 06:58 PM

Evangelical Leaders Close Ranks With Trump After Scathing Editorial

Source: New York Times

Evangelical Leaders Close Ranks With Trump After Scathing Editorial

Christianity Today’s call for President Trump’s removal gave voice to his evangelical critics. But they remain a minority in a political movement that Mr. Trump has reshaped in his own mold.

By Elizabeth Dias and Jeremy W. Peters
Dec. 20, 2019
Updated 2:55 p.m. ET

The publication is small, reaching just a fraction of the evangelical movement.

But when Christianity Today called for President Trump’s removal in a blistering editorial on Thursday, it met the full force and fury of the president and his most prominent allies in the Christian conservative world. If the response seemed disproportionate, it vividly reflected the nuanced reality of evangelical Christianity in the Trump era.

While white evangelicals are the cornerstone of Mr. Trump’s political base and their leaders are among his most visible and influential spokesmen, a significant number of people who are followers of the faith remain deeply uncomfortable with the alliance with the president.

Mr. Trump, after being impeached this week, has repeatedly insisted that the Republican Party and its voters are unanimously lined up behind him. And on Friday he lashed out on two separate occasions at Christianity Today, erroneously calling it a “far left magazine” that was doing the Democratic Party’s bidding.

“I guess the magazine, ‘Christianity Today,’ is looking for Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, or those of the socialist/communist bent, to guard their religion,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday. “How about Sleepy Joe? The fact is, no President has ever done what I have done for Evangelicals, or religion itself!”

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Karadeniz Dec 2019 #1
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guillaumeb Dec 2019 #2
Thomas Hurt Dec 2019 #3
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:04 PM

1. Very misguided people spiritually.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:30 PM

5. They sold their souls long ago

I don't think many people are surprised that this hasn't changed the minds of anyone who have hitched their wagon to the golden (or is it orange) calf.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:05 PM

2. Trump obviously does not understand what the word "unanimous" means.

Or the word ethics, as well.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:23 PM

3. nor redemption, forgiveness, honesty, morals

I imagine those are all beneath him.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:25 PM

4. Even humanity.

He is an obvious sociopath. He can only pretend to feel many emotions.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 08:27 PM

6. Oh, the Dems are commies, Rump's hero, Putin, is not.

How long til that fat orange piece of shit openly declares himself the antichrist, and swings all the repug bircher 'christians' into line behind him?

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