Rev. Al Sharpton defended Christianity Today for its editorial supporting President Trump’s removal from office on Monday morning, while also criticizing the president’s evangelical supporters.
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sharpton said that he has talked with Christianity Today editor in chief Mark Galli, who maintains that the editorial came from a political — not a moral — perspective. That, Sharpton said, “exposes” evangelical leaders for choosing politics over what is morally right.
“I think there’s a scripture that said, ‘What profits a man to gain the world and lose his own soul?'” he said, noting that Galli is actually challenging them by asking: ‘Are you bargaining and selling your soul for some judicial appointments and some other things that the right wants but you’ve given up the soul of the church?'”
Sharpton praised the editorial for exposing evangelicals’ priorities, but elsewhere, it hasn’t been receiving such warm reception. Following the magazine’s release of the “Trump Should Be Removed From Office” piece, the son of late founder Billy Graham tweeted on Friday that he’d be “disappointed” to know about it. Trump also lashed out at the publication Friday morning.
The president wrote, “A far left magazine, or very “progressive,” as some would call it, which has been doing poorly and hasn’t been involved with the Billy Graham family for many years, Christianity Today, knows nothing about reading a perfect transcript of a routine phone call and would rather…..”
He continued, “….have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President. No President has done more for the Evangelical community, and it’s not even close. You’ll not get anything from those Dems on stage. I won’t be reading ET again!”