Christianity Today is a well known magazine founded by Billy Graham in 1956. The conservative magazine published an editorial calling for Trump’s removal from office. The move by the flagship evangelical magazine was unexpected because it normally avoids weighing in on politics. The facts revealed in the House impeachment process 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. “That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”
The editorial also issued a direct appeal to the magazine’s evangelical readers.
“To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior,” Galli wrote. “Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump’s immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency.”
Trump attacked the publication and those that read it and said that “no president” before him has done more for the evangelical community and continued to criticize the publication claiming he has done more than any other president for “religion itself.”
The editorial came one day after the House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against Trump for abusing his office in his dealings with Ukraine and obstructing the congressional inquiry into those dealings.