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The fallout from Christianity In the present day‘s shock editorial calling for President Donald Trump’s removing continues apace, with 200 influential evangelicals signing an open letter slamming CT, saying the piece “offensively questioned the spiritual integrity and Christian witness of tens-of-millions of believers.”

“We are proud to be numbered among those in history who, like Jesus, have been pretentiously accused of having too much grace for tax collectors and sinners,” the piece mentioned. “And we take deeply our personal responsibility to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s our public service.”

The letter was a response to an editorial by Christianity In the present day editor-in-chief Mark Galli, who wrote “Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next electionthat is a matter of prudential judgment. That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.” Christianity In the present day known as for the removing of President Richard Nixon in 1974 and President Invoice Clinton in 1998.

The editorial outraged Trump, who tweeted about it all through Friday, calling CT “a far left magazine, or very ‘progressive,’ as some would call it, which has been doing poorly and hasnt been involved with the Billy Graham family for many years.” He additionally tweeted “I won’t be reading ET again!”

The open letter protesting CT‘s piece was signed by pastors, worship artists and faith leaders. Many of Trump’s common evangelical supporters like Liberty College President Jerry Falwell Jr., Paul White Cain and Give attention to the Household founder Dr. James Dobson have been among the many signers.

Bethel Music’s Brian and Jenn Johnson signed properly, as did dcTalk and Newsboys frontman Michael Tait and Christian recording artist Danny Gokey.

“The editorial you published, without any meaningful and immediate regard for dissenting points of view, not only supported the entirely-partisan, legally-dubious, and politically-motivated impeachment but went even further, calling for Donald Trump not to be elected again in 2020 when he certainly survives impeachment,” the letter mentioned.

“As considered one of our signatories mentioned to the press, ‘I hope Christianity In the present day will now inform us who they may help for president among the many 2020 Democrat area?’”

You may learn it in full at Christian Publish.

On Sunday, CT President Timothy Dalrymple wrote that he stood by Galli’s piece. He mentioned that whereas CT “has no interest in partisan politics” and “does not endorse candidates”, he however believes “the alliance of American evangelicalism with this presidency has wrought enormous damage to Christian witness.”

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