Christian Magazine CEO: Unlike CT, We Know Trump Was Sent By God To Save America
Charisma News CEO Stephen Strang penned an op-ed on Friday blasting rival magazine Christianity Today over its editorial calling for President Donald Trump’s removal from office, writing that his own publication “is still 100% behind” the president.
Strang spared no criticism as he jumped into the evangelical infighting with both feet, insisting that CT editor-in-chief Mark Galli’s recent piece merely showed that he had “bought into” the left’s “ant-Trump narrative.”
The CEO said that unlike Galli, he remains "100% behind the president because even though he is not perfect (no one but Christ is), God has raised him up as president to give America a reprieve."
Strang took plenty of time to boast of the books he has written about Trump, as well, saying: “I have written three books about him, each articulating the spiritual aspect of what is happening in America and why evangelicals and other conservatives must support this controversial president.”
Strang said he has “all the CT leaders and editors over these intervening years and have been alarmed to see how liberal they have been becoming,” adding that he was a registered Democrat himself for nearly 25 years before switching to the GOP, because the Democrats had lurched too far to the left.
“The Republican party is less than perfect, but on the big issues, it at least backs the biblical stance on life and marriage,” Strang wrote. “I've criticized the Republicans many times (including in my new book, God, Trump and the 2020 Election) as saying Republicans say one thing when they want evangelical votes and forget what they promised when they are in office.”
But Trump is something special among Republican politicians, Strang suggested. This president “has kept his promises regarding who he appointed as judges, how he has supported Israel and how he has defended religious liberty” and has “become a champion of Bible-believing Christians.”
The evangelical left, where many “Never Trumpers” apparently reside (and by intimation, few Bible-believing Christians), will make reelection difficult for Trump, Strang said.
“There are a certain number of evangelicals who favor gun control and think protecting the environment is important, so they are predisposed to vote for Democrats if the Democratic Party will give them a chance,” he wrote, adding that “these liberal evangelicals are a factor that can't be ignored,” even if they make up only about 20 percent of evangelicals on the whole.
“As in 2016, forecasters have presumed that evangelicals who voted for Trump will remain the president's most reliable voting bloc,” Strang said, noting that Trump would likely win the next election if he wins “upward of 80% or even 90% of the evangelical vote in 2020.”
But the Trump-supporting CEO offered a word of warning:
“Die-hard Never-Trumpers could become an obstacle to reaching these levels if they make a concerted effort to suppress evangelical voters for Trump. If the president's evangelical support falls to the low-70 percentiles, he will have a hard time winning in some of the swing states.”
Galli only aided the war against Trump, according to Strang’s view, all because he bought “in to the left's talking points against this president.”