On Dec. 14, 2019, Christianity Today published an editorial whereby, then-editor in chief Mark Galli called for the immediate removal of Donald Trump as president of the United States. “Mr. Trump,” declared Mr. Galli, “is a near-perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.”
Mr. Galli then went on to declare that none of the president’s positive contributions outweigh the “moral and political danger” America now faces under his leadership.
He concluded: “We call for the many evangelicals who support the President to remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Trump influences your witness.”
On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, Scott McKnight, writing for the same magazine, doubled down on the “smarter-than-thou” condemnation of Mr. Trump’s defenders.
Consider the following.