Sunday, December 22, 2019


    The leeches in the Corporate Media rarely care much about the opinions of Christians, except to hold them up to public ridicule. But the editor of Christianity Today---just two weeks before his scheduled retirement---has suddenly found himself the toast of all the elite media circles. At least now George Will and David Brock will have another kindred spirit at the upcoming Winter Holiday cocktail parties.

    Mark Galli, an Anglican minister, wrote a piece for CT encouraging Evangelicals to abandon their support for President Trump. The main flaw in his article is that Galli believes (or affects to believe) that the Congressional Impeachment Hearings were conducted fairly and represent the whole truth. Galli doesn't seem to understand that the Articles of Impeachment are not a formal conviction of anything. No President of the United States has ever been removed from Office by Congress. All four attempts were simply abuses of Congressional power moreso than abuses of Office by a President.

   That being said, most of Galli's argument collapses with his False Premises. The rest of his article simply boils to 'Orange Man Bad' punctuated occasionally with moralistic hyperbole. Here's a specimen of Galli's reasoning:

  "This president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration. He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud. 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."

  In the first place, Galli is exaggerating Trump's alleged moral failings; in the second, he doesn't seem to realize that Presidents are human beings and, consequently, not exempt from making mistakes or committing sins. But even so, there's a matter of degrees here. I don't know what 'lies' of Trump which Galli is complaining about; but consider that the last four Administrations promulgated lies which culminated in humanitarian disasters in Iraq, Panama, Mexico, Haiti, Yugoslavia, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Sudan, etc. There's really not much comparison. 

  Galli continues: "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?"

   Where has this guy been for the last three years? He talks as though the Trump Administration has done absolutely nothing for Religious Liberty---which was under relentless attack during the last four administrations. One reason that we're not seeing religious displays torn down at Christmas any more is because the Trump Administration ordered US Attorneys to stop backing such cases. 

  Just this last month alone, the Trump Administration won a landmark victory in Federal Court on behalf of Christian schools. And even down to the personal level, Trump has shown great interest in helping Christians here and abroad. In his last summit with Turkish President Erdogan, Trump personally interceded on behalf of some Christians in Turkey whom Erdogan later released from prison. Does this sound like a man with "a bent and broken character?"

   And exactly as the rest of Trump's enemies, Galli offers us no alternative, no solutions, no recommendations as to whom or what should replace Trump. So much for another fake Conservative. At least Galli will be gone from Christianity Today in January; doomed to spend his retirement drifting from one dreary Liberal circle to another and chafing after Trump wins his Second Term. 



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