There’s been a big brouhaha in conservative Christian circles about the magazine, Christianity Today, which just published an editorial in which the Editor in Chief proclaimed, “Trump Should Be Removed From Office.”
Excerpt: “To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. 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. If we don’t reverse course now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come? Can we say with a straight face that abortion is a great evil that cannot be tolerated and, with the same straight face, say that the bent and broken character of our nation’s leader doesn’t really matter in the end?”
If Christians can’t be authentic witnesses to our Lord and Savior while voting for Trump, then we’d have to either not vote (not an option, sorry) or else vote for the Democrat nominee. So let’s look at the top contenders, since surely one of these will be that nominee.
Biden is ahead in all the polls, with Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg in 2d, 3d, and 4th. Every one of them is in favor of unrestricted, taxpayer funded abortion and an even worse version of Obamacare that would make it impossible for pro-life health care workers to refuse to participate in abortions.
Does Christianity Today honestly think anyone can say “abortion is a great evil that cannot be tolerated” while condemning Trump, who is the most pro-life president we’ve ever had, and demanding we vote for an “abortion up to and even after birth” Democrat?! Yikes!
Every one of the top four is also on board with destroying our economy in the name of “protecting the climate“ … when there is abundant evidence that the climate is just fine, thank you. (I believe Patrick Moore that burning fossil fuels saved the planet by returning to the biosphere essential carbon that had been locked up under the earth.)
#1 Biden not only did what they said (but couldn’t prove) Trump did, but actually bragged what a Big Man he was when he held up a billion dollars in desperately needed aid until the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Biden’s son got fired. There is also a great deal of evidence that Biden abused his position in the Obama White House not just to protect his son, but to enrich himself and his son.
#2 Sanders is a hypocrite who routinely condemns wealth, but owns three homes. And where he used to condemn “millionaires and billionaires”, now he only condemns “billionaires.” He dismisses accusations of hypocrisy with, “If you write a best seller like I did, you can be a millionaire too.” As I recall, Jesus had harsh words for hypocrites.
#3 Warren is a shameless, serial liar. She lied about her ancestry to land a 6-figure job at Harvard, a job which apparently didn’t demand so much of her time that she wasn’t also able to run a successful law practice where she earned millions. In that law practice, she did not defend the little people, as she often claims, but rather the big corporations who were busy screwing over the little people. Warren has also lied about being fired from her first teaching job, allegedly for being pregnant. School board minutes demonstrated the board was supportive of her pregnancy; she chose to resign. The Bible lists seven things God hates; lying is listed twice.
#4 Buttigieg is openly homosexual and proud of it. He also makes a habit of sneering at Christians who support traditional marriage and condemn abortion, saying we’re bad people and bad Christians. The Bible is very clear about sexual sin and pride.
Christianity Today was originally founded by Billy Graham, but it clearly has strayed far from its roots. Billy’s son, Franklin, tweeted that his father would have been disappointed by the editorial.
“My father knew @realDonaldTrump, believed in him & voted for him. He believed Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.”