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.

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.

Plenty of other Christians and conservatives also expressed their sentiments regarding Galli’s piece. 

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