Special Report Shocker: Christianity Today Starts Effort to Destroy Trump with Born Again Evangelical Christians [7 Things Every Christian Should Know]

Craig HueyCulture, Current Events, Donald Trump, Election, Politics10 Comments

The #1 way to defeat President Trump in 2020 is to weaken, neutralize or erode Trump’s evangelical/born again support.

Why?

Because the evangelical vote is more than 25% of the total vote … and 81% of that voting bloc voted for Trump in 2016.

If 12-15% less of the Christians do not vote for Trump – if he gets only 66% – 69% of the evangelical vote – he will lose.

So the attack on the Trump Christian vote is intense, strategic, and purposeful.

The battle cry was started by an editorial in Christianity Today magazine.

Here are 7 things you should know:

1. What Happened: Christianity Today’s retiring editorial chief called for Trump to be impeached or voted out of office.

Christianity Today (CT) is one of America’s leading Christian magazines. It is read by most pastors and church leaders.

CT basically endorsed a Democrat for President.

It sides with the secular worldview of proabortion, anti-Israel, and pro-restricting of Christian rights.

Franklin Graham – son of CT founder Billy Graham – said the impeachment of President Trump was “politically motivated, 100% partisan,” and he blasted CT, writing “It’s obvious that Christianity Today has moved to the left and is representing the elitist liberal wing of evangelicalism.”

Five Paragraphs into the anti-Trump editorial, author Mark Galli repeated a bad lie. He wrote: “But the facts in this instance [the Ukrainian phone call] are unambiguous.”

No, they are not. That’s why legal scholars, members of Congress and the American people are divided about the phone call.

2. The Reaction: Over 200 born again/evangelical leaders signed a letter totally disagreeing with the editorial.

They were Christian leaders and pastors of a variety of theological positions. Some of them included:

  • Greg Laurie [Harvest Crusade]
  • Pastor Jack Graham [Prestonwood Baptist Church]
  • Tommy Barnett [Dream City Church]
  • Dr. Tim Clinton [American Association of Christian Counselors]
  • Dr. James Dobson
  • Jerry Farnell Jr. [Liberty University]
  • Rev. Tony Suarez [National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference]
  • Dr. Day Gardner [National Black Pro-Life Union]
  • Pastor Jim Garlow [Well Versed]
  • Bishop Harry Jackson [Hope Christian Church]
  • Pastor Robert Jeffress [First Baptist, Dallas]
  • Brian and Jenn Johnsons [Bethel Music]
  • Eric Metaxas [Eric Metaxas Radio]
  • Tony Perkins [Family Research Council]
  • Ralph Reed [Family and Freedom Coalition]
  • Juan Rivera [Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition]
  • …and many more

3. What they said: They said the editorial was dead wrong and terribly biased.

Part of what they said:

“We are, in fact, not ‘far right’ evangelicals as characterized by the author,” the letter said.

“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.”

“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.”

4. Reaction to the reaction: 15 Socialist/Liberal Pastors and leaders came to Christianity Todays defense.

They agreed with the anti-Trump position. All have a ministry of pro-Socialism/big government politics. They included:

  • Richard Foster [Renovare]
  • George Marsden [Professor at Notre Dame]
  • Rich Mouw [President Emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary]
  • Ron Sider [Socialist Author]
  • Nikki Toyama-Szeto [Evangelicals for Social Action]

Part of what they said:

“The United States evangelical and Christian community is at a moral crossroads,” the statement of support reads. “Our country has never been more politically divided with white evangelical Christians at the heart of much of the political discord. Regardless of whether or not one agrees with Galli’s conclusion or his argument, we write to affirm his courage and the bold decision to have Christianity Today officially take stand regarding the Trump Presidency.”

5. The Democrat/Socialist Evangelical/Born Again outreach escalates.

In 2018, Hillary Clinton didn’t pay any attention to evangelicals. She didn’t have a faith outreach. She even refused to be interviewed by Christianity Today.

That’s contrary to Obama, who had a large staff working only on the born again/evangelical vote … and had mail/email/digital targeting only Christians.

Now, all leading Democrats are pursuing Christians – especially Pete Buttigieg…

They all are quoting scriptures, Pete better than the rest as he is trained in theology. (See our article about Pete Buttigieg here.)

6. The Socialist/Liberal Evangelicals know they must act now.

Jim Wallis – who supports socialism, abortion, and same-sex marriage and is an Evangelical – is one of the long-time leaders promoting a liberal, pro-socialist worldview.

He is an author and publisher of Sojourners Magazine, the “Voice” for “Social Justice.”

He said it well:

“We don’t have to win back majority of white evangelicals. We just have to make a difference among white evangelicals in five or six states, and I think we can do that. There’s a crack in the white evangelical wall of support and that crack is growing bigger every day.”

He went on:

“Seventy thousand people made the difference in three states’ electoral votes – Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. Seventy thousand people wouldn’t even fill the University of Michigan football stadium! Add the fact that many African voters [in those states] didn’t turn out. The Sojourners is doing two big things: voter turnout and voter protection [in battleground states]. If the church can assist with voter turnout and protection, that could make a critical difference in this election.”

7. Passion and Dedication will determine the outcome of the next election.

Who has most passion and dedication to win the 2020 election?

Is it Christians who like Trump’s policies? Or Christians who don’t?

Said Jim Wallis:

“I don’t think democracy will survive another [Trump] term, another four years. This is also a test of faith because if, indeed, Donald trump leads us into America’s brand of fascism, we will lose a whole generation [of the faithful] forever, and I care about that deeply.”

Franklin said the impeachment was a sham – a “politically motivated, 100% partisan sham.”

And it might be working…

According to a new poll from Political/Morning, support for Trump is going down among evangelicals.

The poll shows that 43% of evangelical voters would remove President Trump from office.

I don’t trust this poll.

But I do know the evangelical/born again audience is the #1 target of the Democrats for 2020.

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What do you think about the Christianity Today editorial calling for President Trump’s impeachment? Email me at craig@electionforum.org.

10 Comments on “Special Report Shocker: Christianity Today Starts Effort to Destroy Trump with Born Again Evangelical Christians [7 Things Every Christian Should Know]”

  1. Interesting that the four Muslim women Congresswomen refused to take the oath of office to defend and support the Constitution of the United States. Is that legal? Why are they still allowed to work in the House of Representatives and decide laws of the land? Why are we surprised that they are working to destroy
    the Constitution.

  2. Christianity Today is a reflection of where Christianity is heading in our society. This is a result of Satan infiltrating the Church. Also, what Hypocrites If it hadn’t been for Trump eliminating the Johnson Amendment they wouldn’t be able to say or express their views in the first place.Satan is running amok in these last days seeking whom he may devour, Looks like they are “ripe for the picking”.

  3. Any true Christian, not just a body who sits in a church on Sunday can see not only the partisan battle but the spiritual battle at hand. Any man or woman who studies the Word of God and applies it to their life will not be swayed by unchristian values. It does not matter who is able to memorize and speak the Scriptures if their life is not a reflection of those Scriptures. True Christians are the smartest people on the planet because they have the Mind of Christ. President Trump upholds righteous values that honor God and people; satan hates it! If satan cannot rule the hearts and minds of the people in America he will destroy America at any cost through people who will do his bidding.. He who lives in us is Greater than he who lives in the world. We always have to lift up our Sword in prayer and action but God still Rules and Reigns in America. David killed Goliath with a sling shot because he came in the Name of the Lord!

    1. Amen—I’ve read the Book and God wins in the end. And guess what, those who belong to Jesus Christ will win along with him. We truly are in end times folks; any pastor worth their salt has been saying this for years—now, it is clearly evident…

    2. Having the mind of Christ doesn’t make you smart in this world! It makes you smart, in being, in the best possible relationship with God and of course that is THE most important thing. Social security was seen as an evil against capitalism. Medicaid and medical were seen as completely socialist strains against our democracy. The interference of the government to innact child labor laws, overtime for workers, vacation time, a 40 hour work week were ALL seen as too much government interference with our free capitalisitic system. These were all propagated from liberal positions that became main stream. Donald Trump has a clear history of breaking the law and treating people unethically. In his most sacred vows to his wives(“God hates divorce”) he repeatedly violated Gods law. So if I a committed Christian refuse to vote for a scammer (his school was fined big time), a Russian money launderer (his casino had to pay the largest fine in American history of any gambling business), his defunct nonprofit ( he was funneling monies intended for a nonprofit into his own pockets)and a host of other things WHICH ARE ALL PROVEN FACTS, I as a TRUE Christian study and live by Gods values cannot vote for such a man though I do pray for him and desire that he is successful in leading our nation. I prefer an atheist doing my brain surgery then a terrific Christian who does not have the mind to understand the intricacies of such a surgery.
      PS I could not vote for Hillary either based on the values I have grown into as a very committed Christian .

  4. In Oregon, some Christian pastors and other religious officials are organizing support for very anti-gun ballot measures. Religious people in the United States are naturally opposed to violence. So, some leftist Christian leaders want to take advantage of that to mobilize these people to support these ballot measures and to oppose President Trump. We need to find ways to persuade those people to support the President and to oppose disarming Americans.

    1. Roger, these efforts to disarm America are right out of the communist manifesto—along with decaying our moral standards, shutting up Christians by any means and on and on. Many of the post in this forum have articulated very well just how evil all this is. I feel we as Christians need to go fishing more often—we need to seize every opportunity to plant seeds in the minds of those who have been corrupted and try to re-educate them…

  5. Everyone’s points have validity. As we try to forge our way through a thicket of cross opinions, let’s also keep looking up by – to use a favorite analogy – keeping the tires inflated on the “four wheels” of our spiritual “car”: reading the Bible, being in prayer, fellowshipping with believers, and sharing Christ. A good reminder for myself.

  6. Think for a minute how much worse shape our country would be if President Trump had not been elected. in 2016. He has accomplished so much and has stood up to the radical left and socialism. The Deep State and Fake News must be stopped if we expect our children and grandchildren to have a better America. I 100% believe President Trump will lead us to prayer in schools, financial security, anti-abortion policies, etc.. He is a good man and loves his country. i also believe God placed him in the Office of Presidency. Our country has been going in the wrong direction for a very long time. We have been in so many senseless wars,and there is just to much sin, hate, and not nearly enough love in our country and the world. I believe God is now intervening. GOD can humble all mankind in a second! Now the world is stricken with Coronavirus and hundreds of thousands of people are dying. We must help Trump get reelected or our country will be back on a downward slide.and all that he has accomplished will be destroyed by the left. Wake Up America!

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