The Politics Editor at *The Christian Post* Resigns

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Napp Nazworth, the politics editor at The Christian Post website, announced on Twitter that he has resigned:

The executive editor of The Christian Post is court evangelical Richard Land. (Click here to read our past posts on Land). Members of the editorial advising team include Princeton professor Robert George and court evangelicals Harry R. Jackson, Johnnie Moore (who touts himself as a “modern day Dietrich Bonheoffer [sic]), and Samuel Rodriguez.

Nazworth is referring to an editorial, written by Land and Managing Editor John Grano, titled “Christianity Today and the problem with “Christian Elitism.”

Here is a taste of that editorial:

You may think Trump is a narcissistic, morally challenged, belligerent cad who has no business being president — except for the pesky constitutional fact that over 60 million American voters elected him to it. You may see Trump as a modern day Cyrus, the Persian king who did God’s bidding in assisting in the restoration of Jerusalem. You may think Trump is a Samson-like hero called to realign the Supreme Court, to redirect the economy toward the American worker, and/or to tear down the pillars of Deep State corruption in modern Washington. But whatever you think — and however you vote — America will certainly survive and is, in significant ways, thriving under a Trump presidency — even if it lasts another four years.

However, our religious and other freedoms will not long survive a government of elites so convinced of their superiority that they are willing to compromise constitutional due process, after illegally manipulating the nation’s national security and law enforcement apparatus behind the scenes, to depose a duly-elected sitting president — all the while declaring arrogantly to the American people that it is for their own good.

These are the fellow travelers that Christianity Today is clearly aligning itself with at this critical juncture in our nation’s history. CT’s op-ed does not represent evangelical Christianity today, yesterday or in the future. After all, a majority of Trump’s evangelical support has been triggered by his opponents’ advocating policies that make him appear to be, at the very least, the lesser of two evils in a binary contest.

CT’s disdainful, dismissive, elitist posture toward their fellow Christians may well do far more long-term damage to American Christianity and its witness than any current prudential support for President Trump will ever cause.

Read the rest here.

I am saddened that Napp Nazworth has become a victim of this.  I have never met him, but over the years he has republished a lot of my writing at The Christian Post.  I respect him for his courage.  If only more evangelicals and GOP members of Congress had the same courage.

In June 2017, I warned that Donald Trump would change the landscape of American Christianity.  It is happening.