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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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148 comments

  • 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.

  • Mike D.
    01/31/2020 11:52

    Ya this is coming from religious people. Save it we don't care. These are the people that raped little boys and girls. We don't want your political advice

  • Butch R.
    01/31/2020 04:49

    Your no Christian trump is a savior

  • Michael S.
    01/31/2020 04:44

    This man has no discernment, because the alternative is full blown persecution of Christians, and Patriots in this Country! Makes me wonder who he serves!

  • Dean M.
    01/31/2020 03:59

    Of you're religion makes war what good is it

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