On Thursday night, one of the most popular Christian publications, Christianity Today, published a scathing op-ed by its editor-in-chief, Mark Galli, supporting the impeachment of Trump.
On Sunday, evangelicals supporting Trump struck back, writing their own letter to the president of Christianity Today.
The letter was first reported by the Christian Post.
In the original letter, Galli stated, “Christians on the far right, evangelicals on the far right, so they’re going to be as dismissive of the magazine as President Trump has shown to be.”
His point was that he did not believe he would be able to sway Trump supporters away.
In response to the accusation, nearly 200 evangelicals responded by saying, “We are, in fact, not ‘far-right’ evangelicals as characterized by the author.
“Rather, we are Bible-believing Christians and patriotic Americans who are simply grateful that our president has sought our advice as his administration has advanced policies that protect the unborn, promote religious freedom, reform our criminal justice system, contribute to strong working families through paid family leave, protect the freedom of conscience, prioritize parental rights, and ensure that our foreign policy aligns with our values while making our world safer, including through our support of the State of Israel.”
It goes on to say, “We are not theocrats and we recognize that our imperfect political system is a reflection of the fallen world within which we live, reliant upon the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is freely given to sinner and saint, alike.
“We are proud to be numbered among those in history who, like Jesus, have been pretentiously accused of having too much grace for tax collectors and sinners, and we take deeply our personal responsibility to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s — our public service.”
Some of the more notable signatures on the letter were Jerry Falwell Jr., Tony Perkins, Ralph Reed, Paula White Cain, Mike Huckabee, Michele Bachmann, and Bob McEwen.
One Does Not Speak for All
When the letter in CT came out, everyone acted as though it was the entire evangelical community trying to shame Trump.
It was, however, only one man with an opinion.
I would not doubt for a second liberals that have never read the publication whipped out their credit card to subscribe, so they could add Galli’s fodder to their existing attacks.
Galli’s attack, however, has awoken conservative Christians to get back in this fight.
As most liberal attacks against Trump do these days, the opposite of the desired effect happens.
Instead of “waking” people, they are merely giving them more of a reason to rally behind President Trump.