The “Immoral Character” of a President

The “Immoral Character” of a President December 20, 2019

The leading evangelical magazine Christianity Today shocked the political world by publishing an op-ed that called for the removal of President Trump. In a strong rebuke of his leadership, Christianity Today‘s editor in chief Mark Galli wrote, “The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.” Galli however, did not stop there.

The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration. He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud. His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.

Galli wrote that the “impeachment hearings” made it absolutely clear, that “President Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath.” The impeachment, wrote Galli, unlike the Mueller report  “illuminated the president’s moral deficiencies for all to see.” For Galli and the editors at CT, Trump has damaged the “institution of the presidency, the reputation of our country, and both the spirit and the future of our people. None of the president’s positives, he continued “can balance the moral and political danger we face under a leader of such grossly immoral character.”

While many on social media were supportive of the op-ed, many were not.  Below are some of their responses from social media.

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