Christianity Today editor-in-chief Mark Galli appeared on NPR’s Friday broadcast of Morning Edition. During the interview he called, once again, for President Trump to be removed from office, and compared him to a “physically abusive” husband. Someone who may be a “good provider” but “needs to leave the house..
Host Steve Inskeep asked, “Why do you think it is that overwhelming majorities of white Evangelical Christians support the president and if we went into a black church, we’d hear something very different, most likely. But why do you think it is among white Evangelical Christians that that is the view?“
Gallo responded, “I’m glad you’ve given me all of five minutes to talk about that [laughter]… To be the most charitable to my brothers and sisters, I do think they are passionately concerned about pro-life issues. I am as well deeply concered about pro-life issues. They are passionately concerned about religious freedom issues. I am as well. So, I will give them that in the sense that Trump has done a very good job of defending those causes in our minds.”
“I think that’s two of the reasons why they’re so adamantly supportive of him. But we’ve gotten to a point where those things no longer balance the scale.” He continued, “It’s like a wife who has a husband who’s verbally abusive, but he’s still a good provider, still a good father to his children. She might put up with that. On the one hand, you’ve got a bad temper, on the other hand, he’s a great dad and a good provider. When that husband begins to physically abuse, becomes physically dangerous, that doesn’t balance the scale anymore, and now the real issue is should this man be in the house or not? Most of us would say he needs to be out of the house.”
“But he’s a good provider,” Inskeep interjected.
“No, it doesn’t matter.” Galli insisted, “He needs to be out of the house.”
Franklin Graham responded to the article that Christianity Today published, which stated that Trump needed to be removed from office. Since the magazine was founded by his father, Billy Graham, he felt the need to set the record straight.
“My father knew Donald Trump, he believed in Donald Trump, and he voted for Donald Trump,” Graham shared on Friday morning, “He believed that Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.”
“They invoked my father’s name (I suppose to try to bring legitimacy to their statements),” Rev. Graham wrote, “I feel it is important for me to respond. Yes, my father Billy Graham founded Christianity Today; but no, he would not agree with their opinion piece. In fact, he would be very disappointed.”
“I have not previously shared who my father voted for in the past election, but because of this article, I feel it is necessary to share it now,” he continued, “My father knew Donald Trump, 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.”