This article was written and published in Christianity Today on December 19th, 2019, by Mark Galli, editor-in-chief of the publication:
Trump Should Be Removed from Office
Christianity Today, as a result of this attack, would be an embarrassment to
Billy Graham. Graham would have known better than to draw such a line in
the sand. The accusations toward President Trump made by Galli are not only grossly
exaggerated, but also impossible to retract, due to the unfortunate
connection he made to the cause of spreading the Gospel.
My assessment of Billy Graham's reaction to the article, were he alive, is more than just my own speculation. Read for yourself, how Graham's own son Franklin responded to the slander from Christianity Today:
Franklin Graham: My Father 'Would Be Very Disappointed' in Christianity Today
Not only would Billy Graham have been disappointed in Mark Galli's decision to smear Trump, but Graham actually voted for Donald Trump in 2016. Galli's disgrace will follow him for a long time, for committing false witness against our country's leader and attempting to justify his treachery by dropping Billy Graham's name.
What a shame. I
will never trust CT again. This has nothing to do with any cult of personality. Christianity Today overplayed their hand, forgetting that no president who ever lived in the White House was of perfect character. Galli will now experience the opposite of what he thought he was going to accomplish.
Just what the motivation could have been for attempting to pull all evangelical support for Trump, I couldn't say. Regardless, Galli made a decision that not only will fail to disrupt Trump's constituency, but will instead corrode Christianity Today's credibility.
My deepest sympathy to the memory of the late Billy Graham,
who in my opinion was one of the most exemplary Christians to ever walk the