Among the first Christians and Conservatives who slammed Christianity Today for its anti-Trump stand was celebrated evangelical pastor Franklin Graham.
“My father knew Donald Trump, he believed in Donald Trump, and he voted for Donald Trump,” Graham wrote on Facebook early Friday, Dec. 20. “He believed that Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.”
The Rev. Franklin Graham’s remarks came after Christianity Today—a magazine founded by the legendary evangelist Billy Graham—called for the removal of President Trump from office in an op-ed written by the press’s editor-in-chief Mark Galli.
“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.”
Graham pushed back against Galli’s claim as it referenced his father’s name.
“Yes, my father Billy Graham founded Christianity Today; but no, he would not agree with their opinion piece. In fact, he would be very disappointed,” Graham said.
.@CTMagazine released an editorial saying @POTUS Trump should be removed from office & they invoked my father’s name, so I felt I should respond. Yes, @BillyGraham founded Christianity Today; but no, he would not agree w/ their piece. He’d be disappointed. https://t.co/XO5Fj0hxnc
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) December 20, 2019
Graham continued to unload on the paper for siding with the Democrat Party “in a totally partisan attack on the President of the United States,” calling the impeachment “politically motivated, 100% partisan.”
Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell Jr. also joined Graham to defend the president, saying the publication has revealed itself as the same “liberal evangelicals” who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“Less than 20% of evangelicals supported @HillaryClinton in 2016 but now @CTmagazine has removed any doubt that they are part of the same 17% or so of liberal evangelicals who have preached social gospel for decades! CT unmasked!” wrote Falwell.
Less than 20% of evangelicals supported @HillaryClinton in 2016 but now @CTmagazine has removed any doubt that they are part of the same 17% or so of liberal evangelicals who have preached social gospel for decades! CT unmasked! https://t.co/O7WjyZSwiW
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) December 20, 2019
Plenty of other Christians and conservatives also expressed their sentiments regarding Galli’s piece.
“Christianity Today” hasn’t been an Evangelical magazine since Mark Galli took over as editor. He’s short on scripture, long on progressive social causes, frankly closer to liberal Catholics than his magazine’s founder Billy Graham.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 21, 2019
President Trump has done more for Christians than “Christianity Today” has ever done
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 20, 2019
Sad to see Christianity Today spewing erroneous liberal propaganda.
The entire foundation of Mark Galli’s argument is false: @POTUS did not abuse his power.
— Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) December 20, 2019