The Christian Post’s Anti-Trump Declaration: They May Have Left Out a Few Relevant Details

The Blaze, this weekend, made a point of making sure their readers were aware that The Christian Post had clearly advised Christians not to vote for Donald Trump, citing the CP article where the editorial staff tears him apart. Glenn Beck, as we know, is an active Ted Cruz endorser and campaigner, so it is not surprising that The Blaze has highlighted many anti-Trump pieces from The Christian Post. Although there is certainly nothing wrong with anyone’s political opinions being expressed, there are a few things that could be coloring those opinions that people should be aware of. Cruz campaign workers and pro-amnesty activism were not mentioned in this Christian Post article, but these are clearly relevant.

The CP article begins this way, noting that this is a first for them:

Editors’ Note: The Christian Post has not taken a position on a political candidate before today. We are making an exception because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.

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We the senior editors of The Christian Post encourage our readers to back away from Donald Trump.

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Some of the “Christian leaders” mentioned by name in their article, with links to their own Trump attacking articles, also happen to be Cruz endorsers or are actually working for the campaign. There is not a thing wrong with that, but it would certainly motivate them to encourage voters not to vote for the opponent. Among those mentioned:

Dr. Michael Brown, well known radio show host and activist  officially endorsed Cruz.

Kristi Burton Brown is Cruz campaign county co-chair in Colorado. She is an editor for Live Action News, an op-ed contributor to the Christian Post, a county co-chair for Ted Cruz in Colorado, and an Associate Scholar for the pro-life think tank, Charlotte Lozier Institute.

From her LinkedIn page:

County Co-Chair
Ted Cruz Colorado Grassroots Campaign
2015 – Present (1 year)

Speaking, writing, and using social media to recruit volunteers and supporters for the Cruz campaign.

What might be of much more concern is that many on The Christian Post editorial/advisory board, as well as a few others named in their article, have been quite active with the very progressive and Soros funded  “Evangelical Immigration Table,” which is a pro-amnesty movement that had worked hard with Obama to push through “immigration reform.”  Jim Wallis is also one of the biggest activists in this movement. Considering that Trump’s biggest issue has been his intent to fight amnesty and see that we have serious border enforcement, it is clear that his agenda is as far from theirs as it could be.

Their board includes these signers of the EIT: Dr. Richard Land, Joel Hunter, and Samuel Rodriguez.

Their article also cites Matt Chandler and Max Lucado, also signers of the EIT. Max Lucado has come out against Trump quite publicly. It is interesting to note that just as the CP editorial board said, Max Lucado also seemed compelled to come out against a candidate publicly for the first time.

These articles detailing this are worth your time to review, in order to understand exactly where they stand on the immigration issue. This has been going on for quite some time:

The Faux Conservative Evangelicals Fighting for Immigration Reform

Social Justice Evangelicals’ Partisan Path to Immigration

Jim Wallis: Immigration Theocrat?

The Christian Post article makes no mention of immigration, nor does it mention any Cruz endorsements. The educated voter should be aware of all the factors that could be involved when you are presented with articles from sources like this. The CP editors may very well have heartfelt, sincere reservations about a Trump presidency, but voters need to know that there are clearly other issues at play as well. For those who have been so actively working for a form of amnesty, it is easy to see why a Trump presidency would not fit into their plans.

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