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.
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.”
Announcement: Today, rather abruptly, I was forced to make the difficult choice to leave The Christian Post. 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. …
— Napp Nazworth (@NappNazworth) December 24, 2019
“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.”