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Franklin Graham fires back after Christian mag his father founded denounces Trump in stunning op-ed

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America’s most renowned Christian evangelist and missionary, Rev. Franklin Graham, has joined President Donald Trump in pushing back on a long-established Christian magazine that’s come out in support of the president’s impeachment and removal from office.

In a tweet posted early Friday morning, hours after Christianity Today’s editor-in-chief published a scathing editorial calling for Trump’s impeachment, the reverend pointed out that while the magazine may dislike the president, his father didn’t.

And that’s quite relevant given that his father, R.I.P., started the magazine!

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In a lengthier statement posted to Facebook, he further slammed the magazine for siding with the Democrats and their demonstrably partisan impeachment drive.

“Why would Christianity Today choose to take the side of the Democrat left whose only goal is to discredit and smear the name of a sitting president?” he wrote. “They want readers to believe the Democrat leadership rather than believe the President of the United States.”

Christianity Today said it’s time to call a spade a spade. The spade is this—Christianity Today has been used by the left for their political agenda. It’s obvious that Christianity Today has moved to the left and is representing the elitist liberal wing of evangelicalism.”

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My Response to Christianity Today:

Christianity Today released an editorial stating that President Trump should be…

Posted by Franklin Graham on Thursday, December 19, 2019

Of course, the 63-year-old magazine’s editor-in-chief, Mark Galli, sees things differently.

In his editorial, Galli echoed the Democrats’ impeachment talking points to a T, writing, “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.”

That’s an unproven narrative that isn’t backed by the facts.

Galli also took shots at Trump’s alleged lack of character and morals.

“He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud,” he kvetched. “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.”

Just to be clear, a president cannot be impeached for being immoral or lacking character.

“Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election—that 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,” the op-ed continued.

The use of the pronoun “we” makes it clear he wasn’t just speaking for himself but rather for everybody working at Christianity Today.

Galli concluded his editorial by urging evangelicals to throw Trump under the bus.

“We have reserved judgment on Mr. Trump for years now. … To use an old cliché, it’s time to call a spade a spade, to say that no matter how many hands we win in this political poker game, we are playing with a stacked deck of gross immorality and ethical incompetence,” he wrote.

It’s not clear whether Christianity Today ever directed this same level of scrutiny at former President Barack Hussein Obama, a man who openly and proudly promoted various biblical sins, including homosexuality and promiscuity.

Later Friday morning, about five hours after Graham’s post, the president himself weighed in on the editorial with his far more caustic take.

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Ouch …

Granted, his supporters have been just as scathing in their retorts to Galli and his anti-Trump, seemingly pro-Democrat Party peers.

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Vivek Saxena

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