Mark Galli’s editorial in Christianity Today calling for Donald Trump’s removal from office sparked anger in the right-wing community and on Monday, more than 100 right-wing evangelical leaders penned a scathing letter to the magazine’s President Timothy Dalrymple.
“Your editorial offensively questioned the spiritual integrity and Christian witness of tens-of-millions of believers who take seriously their civic and moral obligations,” stated the letter, accusing “elite” evangelicals like Galli of looking down on the morals of other Christians.
While some evangelical writers have responded positively to the editorial, the reception by and large from white conservative evangelicals has been outrage.
Many can argue that white conservative evangelicals are hypocrites for supporting a president who is sinful in many ways. Some of these evangelicals also believe that Trump is “the chosen one” that was put on earth by God to rule over America.
This stands in stark contrast to evangelicals’ attitude towards faith and politics in the Obama years when the majority told pollsters that a politician could not deliver moral victories for America if they weren’t themselves moral people in their private lives.