Editor of ‘Christianity Today’ Calls for President Trump to Step Down

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By Christine Persichette

Mark Galli, the editor-in-chief of evangelical magazine “Christianity Today,” is calling for President Donald Trump to step down. 

In the magazine founded by the late Reverend Billy Graham, Galli wrote in an op-ed that President Trump’s actions were both unconstitutional and quote “profoundly immoral.”

“The question is: When does his behavior which is described as immoral, accurately rise to the level where he is no longer fit to serve office? And to me we crossed that line with the impeachment hearings,” explained Galli. 

President Trump fired back in a tweet, saying “a far left magazine, or very ‘progressive,’ as some would call it, which has been doing poorly and hasn’t been involved with the Billy Graham family for many years, Christianity Today, knows nothing about reading a perfect transcript of a routine phone call and would rather…have a radical left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your president. No president has done more for the evangelical community, and it’s not even close,” he wrote.

“I disagree with him on about seven or eight different levels. His characterization of us as being far left is far from accurate,” Galli said. “We consider ourselves, and most people consider us, a pretty centrist magazine in the evangelical world. We’re certainly not far right.”

Meanwhile, Billy Graham’s son Franklin commented online, saying his father would not have agreed with the opinion piece and would have been disappointed. 

“My father knew Donald Trump,” he wrote. “He believed in Donald Trump, and he voted for Donald Trump. He believed that Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.”