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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 09:59 PM

Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates

Source: Associated Press

Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates

By ELANA SCHOR
December 22, 2019

As the political clamor caused by a top Christian magazine’s call to remove President Donald Trump from office continues to reverberate, more than 100 conservative evangelicals closed ranks further around Trump on Sunday.

In a letter to the president of Christianity Today magazine, the group of evangelicals chided Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli for penning an anti-Trump editorial, published Thursday, that they portrayed as a dig at their characters as well as the president’s.

“Your editorial offensively questioned the spiritual integrity and Christian witness of tens-of-millions of believers who take seriously their civic and moral obligations,” the evangelicals wrote to the magazine’s president, Timothy Dalrymple.

The new offensive from the group of prominent evangelicals, including multiple members of Trump’s evangelical advisory board, signals a lingering awareness by the president’s backers that any meaningful crack in his longtime support from that segment of the Christian community could prove perilous for his reelection hopes. Though no groundswell of new anti-Trump sentiment emerged among evangelicals in the wake of Christianity Today’s editorial, the president fired off scathing tweets Friday accusing the establishment magazine – founded by the late Rev. Billy Graham in 1956 -- of becoming a captive of the left.

The letter to the magazine’s president sent on Sunday also included a veiled warning that Christianity Today could lose readership or advertising revenue as a result of the editorial, which cites Trump’s impeachment last week.

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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 10:01 PM

1. oh fun

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 10:13 PM

2. Hypocrites

These “Christians” do not follow Jesus’ teachings.

Their support of Trump is only about money and political power.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 10:14 PM

3. not much actual jesus in the evangelical crowd nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 10:33 PM

4. "Trump's evangelical advisory board"

Otherwise known as "the group of people who will definitely burn in hell forever."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 11:32 PM

5. Your editorial offensively questioned the spiritual integrity

No it didn't. It flat out accused them of having no spiritual integrity. And they're right.

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