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Why a key evangelical came out against Trump

Over 80 percent of evangelical Christians supported Donald Trump in 2016 — the former editor in chief of "Christianity Today" wants this to change in 2020.

Christian editor retiring after anti-administration editorial

Mark Galli was the editor in chief of Christianity Today – a prominent evangelical magazine. In a bombshell op-ed, he called for President Trump’s removal from office on moral grounds. The op-ed sent shockwaves through America's Evangelical community. A group of nearly 200 evangelical leaders sent a letter rebuking his editorial. It even prompted an answer from Trump.

‘Not morally fit to be president’

“The negative response wasn't a surprise, but the positive response was. It wasn't just "I agree with you, thanks for writing it," but well, it was, "Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you" with 10 exclamation points. "Finally, someone said something." And I hadn't actually realized that there is a yearning among many, many of our readers for us to say this more forcefully and directly than we had. I will say that my evangelical friends don't seem to understand the gravity of when the president of the United States uses such language to denigrate other people, his political enemies. How that that coarseness infects our culture in a way that is very destructive. And I don't think my evangelical friends quite understand what a serious that thing that is for the president of the United States to do. Whether we're talking about evangelicals or Mormons or Roman Catholics, people who, as I said, don't necessarily believe what we believe. They want us to have the moral integrity to be consistent and to speak up when we think there is an issue. And they will respect that even if they might disagree with it. And I think I just think that's one of the important roles of religion in American life today”, Mark Galli tells Brut.

Religious groups have an obligation to society, to have integrity and to stick by their beliefs

According to the Pew Research Center about 81% of evangelical Christians — a group that makes up 25% of the electorate — voted for Trump in 2016. In December 2019, about 8 in 10 of that group approved of his job performance baes on an AP-NORC Poll.

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01/22/2020 12:58 PM

152 comments

  • Ben W.
    09/14/2020 15:00

    What is the actual definition of insanity? Insanity. n. mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behaviour. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/in-therapy/200907/the-definition-insanity) He is a sociopath (1,210,000) and a psychopath (4,140,000), he has no empathy for any other human beings, he uses all the sycophants around him, and discards them as soon as he sees them not serving his purpose. He is incoherent, his sentences don't make any sense. (1,470,000) He can't even string 2 sentences together without contradicting himself. (2,250,000) He is a terrorist, he is terrorising the majority of the USA population. He only listens to similarly stupid sycophants. (324,000) He only remembers the last thing a sycophant told him. He never remembers what he said yesterday. (45,400,000) He has huge trouble reading. (47,800,000) Scaramucci Admits he Can Barely Read. He has no mathematical ability. (2,460,000) he suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. (908,000) He is delusional. If we stop testing there will be less cases??? (3,000,000) Trump: I View Covid Cases As A Badge of Honor. He is a megalomaniac. (2,999,000) He is immoral. (2,230,000) He claims to be a genius, where in actual fact he has a low IQ. Nothing he has ever done shows a high IQ except manipulating people. If he had a high IQ he would realize that the things he says are total rubbish. He suffers from the Dunning–Kruger effect (144,000) and the Peter principle. (12,600,000) He doesn't understand the difference between a cognative test (testing for Alzheimer's) and an IQ test. He doesn't have Alzheimer's, he is just plain stupid. He is a bully. (20,900,000) He is a coward (bunker boy, avoiding conscription with fake ailments). (5,900,000) He is a hypocrite, he carried on about a footballer respectfully taking a knee during the National Anthem, but he waves his hands around talking to others who are respectfully standing to attention, including his wife? (3,720,000) Every time he says something totaly stupid his staff cover up for him saying he was only joking; then he says he dosn't joke? He is an adulterer many times over. (127,000) He is a traitor to the USA (favors Russia & China). (2,470,000) He is a pathological liar. He made 19,127 false or misleading claims in 1,226 days, according to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker (As of May 29, 2020). (675,000) [https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/01/president-trump-made-19127-false-or-misleading-claims-1226-days/] He is totally incompetent. (6,860,000) He says that he has common sense; he has none. (4,930,000) He is ignorant. (13,700,000) He is totally self centred. (1,230,000) He is a narcissist. (2,930,000) He is egotistical. (286,000) He is an egomaniac. (145,000) He is a misogynist. (1,290,000) He is a sexual pervert, and sexually harassed many women. (18,100,000) He is a rapist. (3,360,000) He is homophobic. (2,600,000) He is a racist. (218,000,000) He is xenophobic. (1,500,000) He is a fascist. (22,900,000) He is a white supremacist. (6,180,000) He is Anti-Semitic. (2,420,000) He is Islamaphobic. (374,000) . He says 198,605 dead and 6,715,050 infected Americans (as at 15th Sep 2020) is a good thing. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_by_country_and_territory) - He thinks these deaths are something to joke about, while doing his best to supress the actual numbers. - He says it’s ‘a badge of honor’ that the U.S. has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world. One of the worlds highest deaths per capita (600/million). He just doesn't care! He is a bigot. (1,060,000) If you don't agree with him you are fake news! If you question his stupid comments you are fake news! He thinks he is omniscient; he is not, the average 10 year old know more than him. (832,000) He thinks he is omnipotent; he is not, as many Govenors have proved to him. (950,000) He is so vain; the hair, the fake orange skin paint. (8,340,000) He claims to be a billionaire but none of the money is his, it is all borrowed loans. Although he has never filed for personal bankruptcy, his hotels and casino businesses have declared bankruptcy six times between 1991 and 2009 due to its inability to meet required payments and to re-negotiate debt with banks, owners of stock and bonds and various small businesses (unsecured creditors). He is a con artist. (11,700,000) He is greedy. (5,970,000) - “My whole life I’ve been greedy, greedy, greedy,” he said at a January 2016 rally. He is a fraud. (46,200,000) He is a tax cheat. (2,110,000) He is a golf cheat. (1,950,000) He pretends to be a Christian, he is not. He doesn't know the meaning of Christianity. He only attends a church if there is a camera filming him. Ten Commandments, he has broken 10 out of 10 - https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/how-donald-trump-has-already-broken-all-10-commandments/ His moto is 'MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN', but he is dragging America into the garbage bin, and the rest of the world is laughing at him and America while ignoring everything he says. (24,600,000) The only thing he has achieved is to make the rich and powerful richer and more powerful, but nothing for the ordinary people. Ordinary people's tax has increased to pay for his billionair mates. These are all quotations. Many, many psychiatrists agree: he is suffering from mental illness. (7,880,000) It is so obvious to people with intelligence. The 25th Amendment - Section 4 needs to be applied, and he won't go to prison; but his children will. USA is an oligarchy pretending to be a democracy. The republicans & Trump intend to keep it that way. After watching the Trump supporters I now understand how millions of Germans were duped by Adolf Hitler. The figures in brackets are the results from searching Google for e.g. 'donald trump golf cheat' = 'About 1,950,000 results (0.72 seconds)'.

  • Scott K.
    09/14/2020 11:00

    Coz trump’s a lyin’ CLINT!!! (Sucker n loser)

  • Susan L.
    09/13/2020 02:21

    To the leadership of the evangelical movement Trump said he would get rid of the " Johnson Amendment" He'll protect the tax exemption of these minstries. These mega churches need to pay their fair share of taxes . These pastors are making million off the backs of the poor by scamming them . Shame on them!

  • Tony G.
    09/05/2020 06:26

    Liar in Chief. Trump.

  • Edward S.
    08/02/2020 15:23

    Trump knows nothing about god...just his vote

  • Chip A.
    06/06/2020 11:07

    Omg another Democrat doesn’t like Trump! Breaking news

  • Shirley F.
    05/13/2020 14:22

    That is not a Christian thing to say we pray for our leaders no matter who they are .It is you who are not fit for YOUR JOB

  • Meri L.
    05/12/2020 16:20

    THANK YOU!!!

  • Eric J.
    05/02/2020 14:35

    You sure are awful judgemental? God has the right man where he wants him...those that judge....shall be judged...

  • Kate N.
    02/04/2020 18:03

    CORRUPT President and CORRUPT SWAMP CREATURES that PROTECT A CRIMINAL

  • Jason M.
    02/01/2020 03:04

    Awww the poor guy is pissed because Trump wants to bring God back into schools.

  • Keith B.
    02/01/2020 01:54

    Vote out all Republicans that are up for reelection

  • Keith B.
    02/01/2020 01:54

    Vote Trump out

  • Keith B.
    02/01/2020 01:54

    LIES FROM A LIAR

  • Alfredia C.
    02/01/2020 00:33

    Who prayed for Obama? Was he not President? How many crucified him from the beginning. How did the Senate and hatemongers treat him/family. Ive heard certain Evangelicals that i loved to hear since childhood talk on public tv, during their sermons put down on Obama. You could see the hatred. I no longer listen to them because they showed me whats in their hearts. Hatred, evil. If a preacher have tv time he shouldnt talk politics but salvation. They should stand for righteousness no matter who's in office. To follow a President thats corrupt show who they are. Just like God dealt with the corrupt kings of biblical times....IMMA STAND STILL AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD.

  • Judy A.
    01/31/2020 19:28

    trump and Christian doesn't belong in the same sentence

  • Scott B.
    01/31/2020 18:29

    So what your saying is you are a wolf in sheep's clothing. Instead of downing Trump maybe you should be praying for him .

  • Tomas R.
    01/31/2020 18:05

    I can't see someone who is religious supporting this garbage

  • Brian M.
    01/31/2020 18:00

    His morals haven't changed with time, where the hell were you 4 years ago?

  • Kevin H.
    01/31/2020 14:15

    there are times god has to use force to get it done.no one wants to here about the wrath of god.all you guys preach about the good side.well I'm sorry.he does have a powerful side.

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