Christian Post editor quits over pro-Trump editorial because ‘it’s bad for the Gospel’

The long-serving editor of the Christian Post abruptly resigned Monday following an editorial that criticized another Christian political over its support for impeaching President Trump.

On Monday, the CP published an editorial by John Grano and Richard Lan that slammed Christianity Today editor Mark Galli for his op-ed last week calling for President Trump to be removed from office.

The Post piece argued that Christianity Today’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.”

But Napp Nazworth, who has worked for the CP since 2011, said in a series of tweets he could no longer continue his employment with the paper in good conscience after the editorial.

“Today, rather abruptly, I was forced to make the difficult choice to leave The Christian Post,” Mr. Nazworth wrote. “They decided to publish an editorial that positions them on Team Trump. I can’t be an editor for a publication with that editorial voice.”

“I’m saddened by what happened for many reasons. I’ve been with CP for over 8.5 years, made many friendships, and had lots of exciting opportunities along the way,” he continued.

“As long as I was with the company, they strived to be a place that represented the diversity of evangelicalism in the US. I even wrote about this diversity in the last published article I wrote on Sunday. When the editors had disagreements, we would work through them, letting those discussions and debates inform and improve our coverage,” Nazworth wrote.

“Now, CP has chosen to go in a different direction. Like so many other media companies, they’ve chosen to silo themselves,” he continued.

“They’ve chosen to represent a narrow (and shrinking) slice of Christianity. That might be a good business decision, short term at least. But it’s bad for Democracy, and bad for the Gospel,” Nazworth claimed.

“It means there will be one more place where readers can go for bias confirmation, but one less place where readers can go to exercise their brains on diversity of thought.”

In his editorial, Galli alleged that President Trump unconstitutionally and immorally “attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents.”

1 thought on “Christian Post editor quits over pro-Trump editorial because ‘it’s bad for the Gospel’”

  1. From what I have read, I understand that President Trump had heard there was corruption in the Ukraine, even tho he offered to send a lot of money so they could buy artillery so they could defend themselves against the Russian army that was bombing them. I read that he asked for someone to be investigated as there were suggestions made that there were problems. Is that so terrible? If the person is a political opponent, only the truth would reveal what the problems really were. This has gotten so blown out of proportion as to what really occurred.

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