Letters to the Editor 2019

To the Editor:

Christianity Today's Dec. 19 editorial calling for President Donald Trump's removal from office the day after the president was impeached by the House of Representatives was welcome news.

But, as a Christian who has been pointing out the glaring and grating hypocrisies of Trump for four years, I have to ask: What took so long?

Predictably, the Christianity Today opinion stirred the ire of the president, who attacked the magazine on Twitter, calling it a "leftist" organization.

This is the same Christian magazine founded in 1956 by Rev. Billy Graham, the same Rev. Graham, by the way, who in a 1981 Parade magazine profile cautioned that Christian evangelists "can't be closely identified with any particular party or person."

In the Parade profile, Graham admitted getting a little too close to politics himself and said if he had his druthers he would have done things a little differently.  

"I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form," Graham said in the Parade interview. "It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it."

Read that last line again: "The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it."

Boy, has the reverend been proven right.

The question remains, will the vast majority of "Evangelicals" who helped elect Trump to the presidency in 2016, finally wake up with "eyes to see" the truth before the 2020 elections?