Sarah Pulliam Bailey Reports on A.R. Bernard Resignation

File Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with Jerry Falwell Jr. at a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa

I am glad that Sarah Pulliam Bailey is on the story!  Over at the Washington Post she reports on A.R. Bernard,  the first court evangelical to leave Trump.  I learned several new things from Bailey’s piece:

  • James McDonald, a Chicago-era megachurch pastor, is no longer a member of the Trump evangelical advising team.  He resigned about the Access Hollywood tape.
  • Johnnie Moore, the apparent leader of this evangelical advisory group and the man who does not shy away from the label “modern day Dietrich Bonheoffer,” says that he will still invite Bernard to meet with the group “on various issues.”
  • Jonathan Falwell, the brother of Jerry Falwell Jr. and the pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, condemned racism from the pulpit last Sunday morning.  Meanwhile his brother tweeted this.  Bailey writes: “The brothers’ responses to Charlottesville reflect the largest divide in evangelicalism right now over how to respond and politically charged issues.”

Read the entire piece here.