The president of Christianity Today has written a column in response to the controversy over the evangelical Christian publication’s recent editorial calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
Christianity Today editor-in-chief Mark Galli penned a column arguing that Trump should be removed from office due to him being “profoundly immoral” and for violating the Constitution.
“The facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents,” wrote Galli.
“The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration … His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.”
CT President Timothy Dalrymple wrote a column titled “The Flag in the Whirlwind: An Update from CT’s President” Sunday in which he rejected the claim by Trump and his supporters that the publication was “far left.”
“Christianity Today is theologically conservative. We are pro-life and pro-family. We are firm supporters of religious liberties and economic opportunity for men and women to exercise their gifts and create value in the world. We believe in the authority of Scripture,” wrote Dalrymple.
“The global Body of Christ—and the community of evangelicals—is vastly larger than our domestic political squabbles. But partly on behalf of that global body, we can no longer stay silent.”
Dalrymple said that he welcomed the debate over the editorial, declaring “we write for a readership of One. God is our Tower. Let the whirlwind come.”
“American evangelicals have always been a loose coalition of tribes. We have fought one another as often as we have fought together,” he continued.
“We at Christianity Today believe we need to relearn the art of balancing two things: having a firm opinion and inviting free discussion. We need, in other words, both a flag and a table.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski