Christianity Today editorial board calls for Trump to be removed from office

  
Via:  pat-wilson  •  2 months ago  •  27 comments

By:   BY MARINA PITOFSKY - 12/19/19 06:28 PM EST

Christianity Today editorial board calls for Trump to be removed from office
“[T]he facts in this instance 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. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”

Some evangelicals have finally seen the light.


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Christianity Today, the flagship Evangelical magazine, called for President Trump   to be removed from office in a new editorial.

The piece, attributed to Christianity Today Editor in Chief Mark Galli, notes that the magazine’s “typical approach” is to “stay above the fray,” allowing readers to “make their arguments in the public square, to encourage all to pursue justice according to their convictions and treat their political opposition as charitably as possible.”

But editorial criticized Trump, saying “[T]he facts in this instance 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. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”

Galli continued, noting that the president has, in his opinion, lowered the standard for presidential decorum, openly admitted to unsavory interactions with women and has worked with a "number of people who are now convicted criminals."

“The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration,” Galli said. 

“His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused,” he added. 

The editor went on to say that the findings from an investigation conducted by former special counsel Robert Mueller were not enough to impeach the president, but that the recent impeachment hearings made it clear that Trump abused his power and betrayed his oath of office.  

“We believe ... that President Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath. The impeachment hearings have illuminated the president’s moral deficiencies for all to see. This damages the institution of the presidency, damages the reputation of our country, and damages both the spirit and the future of our people."

Galli opined that none of the president's positive qualities outweigh the "moral and political danger" America faces under Trump's leadership, before calling on lawmakers to impeach and remove the president. 

Trump was impeached by House lawmakers Wednesday on two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — related to his contacts with Ukraine. House Democrats have accused the president of holding up millions in military aid to the country while Trump pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open political investigations into Trump’s political foes. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was noncommittal Wednesday on when Democrats will deliver the articles to the Senate. Trump is the third president in American history to be impeached. 

The editorial continued, reading, “We love and pray for our president, as we love and pray for leaders (as well as ordinary citizens) on both sides of the political aisle.” 

It also alleged that “The Democrats have had it out for him from day one, and therefore nearly everything they do is under a cloud of partisan suspicion. This has led many to suspect not only motives but facts in these recent impeachment hearings. And, no, Mr. Trump did not have a serious opportunity to offer his side of the story in the House hearings on impeachment.”

However, it called on “the many evangelicals who continue to support” the president to “remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior." 

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pat wilson
1  seeder  pat wilson    2 months ago

Amen.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  pat wilson @1    2 months ago

hard to believe.

what it takes for some to see the Ever so obvious, is just ridiculous.

good to see some actually following the teachings that they are, attempting to teach, while many,

just want a longer arm

to reach,

into deeper pockets.

How any "servants of the lord" could protect this so flawed human being, is just ludacris 

 
 
 
lady in black
2  lady in black    2 months ago
Galli continued, noting that the president has, in his opinion, lowered the standard for presidential decorum, openly admitted to unsavory interactions with women and has worked with a "number of people who are now convicted criminals."

“The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration,” Galli said. 

“His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused,” he added.

A Christian who finally gets it

 
 
 
Krishna
2.1  Krishna  replied to  lady in black @2    2 months ago
A Christian who finally gets it

I have always thought that many Christians actually do endeavour to follow the teachings of Christ-- but the ones who don't are the biggest loudmouths (which gives Christians a bad name).

BTW one question I've heard some ask is:

Would you want your children to watch his speeches-- and see his behaviour? 

 
 
 
pat wilson
2.1.1  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  Krishna @2.1    2 months ago
Would you want your children to watch his speeches-- and see his behaviour? 

No !  #@!*  No!

 
 
 
Krishna
2.1.2  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @2.1    2 months ago
Would you want your children to watch his speeches-- and see his behaviour? 

Here's but one of many, many examples of the sort of sleazy values Trump embodies:

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
3  Freedom Warrior    2 months ago

Perhaps as Christians they should be concerned about the lies being told and spread in this article along with the violation of constitutional rights

 
 
 
Krishna
4  Krishna    2 months ago

The piece, attributed to Christianity Today Editor in Chief Mark Galli, notes that the magazine’s “typical approach” is to “stay above the fray,” . . . 

But editorial criticized Trump, saying “[T]he facts in this instance 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.

That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.1  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Krishna @4    2 months ago

Yes oh my God should a president seek to investigate someone who is possibly engaged in corruption or criminal activity and possessed significant influence in areas of foreign policy and likely engaged in unethical activities then that would be a crime in Dem world whereas most reasonable people would consider it a crime not to do so.

 
 
 
Krishna
4.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Freedom Warrior @4.1    2 months ago
Yes oh my God should a president seek to investigate someone

No-- that's not his job.

(BTW, nice attempt at derailing the conversation-- which is about how trump does not embody Christian values-- and how at least some Christians are aware of it and starting to finally speakout!)

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.1.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Krishna @4.1.1    2 months ago

Well I consider it one of his responsibilities  so you’re wrong.  And certainly not doing so is more of a crime than what he is accused of.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
4.1.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Freedom Warrior @4.1.2    2 months ago

Well I consider it one of his responsibilities  so you’re wrong.  And certainly not doing so is more of a crime than what he is accused of.

Well, if truly wanted a REAL investigation, a President goes through the proper arms of the US Agencies designed to investigate such, NOT sending his unstable idiot Rudy, who's lost it, and will probably disbrred and hopefully jailed.

"so you're wrong" , well no, actually that would be U

"not doing so"      Yea, so many potUS being impeached for not investigayting Right Wing Bull Ship Conspiracy theories !

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.1.4  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  igknorantzrulz @4.1.3    2 months ago

We no longer have a potus we have an impotus.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
4.1.5  igknorantzrulz  replied to  pat wilson @4.1.4    2 months ago

We no longer have a potus we have an impotus.

and Trump scoring Viagra at a Cialis in Chains Concert could not make him potent again

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  pat wilson @4.1.4    2 months ago

Doesn't it chap your ass a little that Democrats have been working on impeachment for 2 1/2 years and NOW Nancy has developed cold feet?

LMMFAO!

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.1.7  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.6    2 months ago

None of your post is accurate. Try again, maybe.

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.1.8  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  igknorantzrulz @4.1.5    2 months ago

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Texan1211
4.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  pat wilson @4.1.7    2 months ago
None of your post is accurate. Try again, maybe.

Your statement is false, and I CAN PROVE IT.

Can YOU?

Nancy Pelosi said the following:

https://www.news.com.au/national/trump-says-pelosi-is-a-liar-whos-been-working-on...

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/12/06/as-deadline-passes-to-participate-white-house...

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.1.10  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.9    2 months ago
Pelosi ADMITS Impeachment Has Been Happening For Over TWO YEARS!

Donald Trump has been worthy of impeachment for over two years, it's just too many sycophants have been lying on his behalf and the first year he had brown nosing Republicans running the house. And the fact is, while most Americans disapprove of this President and have not wanted him as our President since he was inaugurated (Trump has never enjoyed majority support, ever) most were willing to let him try to govern. It didn't take long to realize that was a big mistake, and now it's likely going to take decades to rebuild the trust in our nation from our allies and become a leader again. We cannot remove this inept moron from the white house soon enough, every day he demeans and taints the office of the Presidency with his ignorance, misogyny, lies and deceit.

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.1.11  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.9    2 months ago

Left wing Democrats have been pushing her for the past two years and she resisted until the Ukraine scandal. She then had no choice but to pursue impeachment.

It's all over but the crying, er, make that "screaming". The republicans are screaming like a pig stuck under a gate. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  pat wilson @4.1.11    2 months ago

hmm...first you say that everything in my post was inaccurate, and then I prove it wasn't, and you come up with THAT?

LMAO!

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.1.13  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.12    2 months ago

You didn't prove anything, your first link doesn't work and your second one is irrelevant.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.14  Texan1211  replied to  pat wilson @4.1.13    2 months ago

Okay, when that happens, here's what you do.

Type  "Pelosi says impeachment has been going on for 2 1/2 years"

into your browser window. When the links come up (and there are more than the ones I listed) simply open and read.

Are you SERIOUSLY denying Pelosi stated it?

LMMFAO!!!!!

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KDMichigan
6  KDMichigan    2 months ago

Now the left cares what Christians have to say....

256

 
 
 
bbl-1
7  bbl-1    2 months ago

Trump is dancing on the edge of a Samurai sword without band aids.

What ever.  The new Money Changer Wing of the new christianity currently holds the most economic/political sway.  The teachings of Jesus be damned.

On the other hand, cracks and fissures in the monolithic christian base may have detrimental consequence to the theocratic cadre and the autocrats who use them in their quest for electoral advantage.

A question morality?  Really?  The Trumpian philosophy is amoral and the evangelicals know it.  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
8  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 months ago
[T]he facts in this instance 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.

And yet there is no proof of it.  

“The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration,” Galli said.

As spokesmen for a religion that was spread by terrorism, genocide, murder and plundering want's to claim the high road on morality?  THAT'S a laugh.

 
 
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