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Gospel Coalition Editor, Southern Baptist Official, Calls For Impeachment of Trump

A prominent official with two power evangelical organizations is calling for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

These two organizations, The Gospel Coalition and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) share a good deal of the same board members and contributors. Both organizations are funded heavily by globalist leftist billionaires (TGC by James Riady, and the ERLC by George Soros). TGC was co-founded by a Marxist, Tim Keller, and the ERLC is run by a communitarian, Russell Moore. Both organizations share Joe Carter as an editor and employee.

Joe Carter, responding in a Facebook thread by Robert Gagnon in which Gagnon took him to task for an absurd article at TGC in which Carter claimed using the term Cultural Marxist is anti-Semitic, called for the impeachment of our the current POTUS.

Nothing can be found in a Google search or search of Facebook or Twitter of Joe Carter similarly calling for the impeachments of any Democrat official.

After the comments by Gagnon, Carter got on to rail against Trump and demand his impeachment.

Carter writes (in the screenshot above), “What I don’t understand is why [Trump voters] aren’t screaming for him to be impeached of [sic] step down from the ticket so they don’t face the same problem in 2020.

Should Southern Baptists know that their employee – whose job it is to lobby government (including the Executive Branch) – is calling for the impeachment of our president?

When challenged on what exactly Trump has done that is impeachable, Carter responded (below) by saying, “We impeached Clinton for lesser crimes. And if you can’t support impeachment at least support removing him from the ticket. And if you can’t even do that, then don’t be surprised when people claim you are putting political expediency above Christian ethics.”

Then, Carter answered a question in regard to what Trump has done that’s impeachable, and he answered, “For lying to the public and/or attempting to obstruct justices [sic] and/or refusing to faithfully execute the laws of this nation.”

“Lying to the public,” of course, is wrong but downright presidential. One wonders how Trump’s lies compare to Obama’s, “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep your insurance plan.” Carter didn’t call for Obama’s resignation.

Carter was not specific about the ‘lies’ told by Trump.

Regarding Carter’s accusation of “attempting to obstruct justice,” attempting to obstruct justice is not a crime (and therefore cannot qualify as a high crime or misdemeanor), and neither did Mueller’s now-closed investigation accuse Trump of obstruction of justice. This has, by and large, been a liberal MSM-driven conspiracy theory that has been widely debunked.

Carter did not clarify what laws Trump has not executed, and your guess is as good as ours, but he must have slept through 8 years of Obama’s presidency in which his Justice Department refused to defend the Defense of Marriage Act or enforce immigration law.

It is time for anyone with conservative political ideology to altogether abandon the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program, which funds Joe Carter at the ERLC, and to stop promoting the leftist ambitions of The Gospel Coalition.

In the meantime, it would be wise for the Trump Administration to ban any ERLC official from the White House or meetings within the Executive branch designed to hear from the evangelical community or brainstorm public policy. There is no need to listen to the policy opinions of an organization trying to subvert and impeach the President of the United States.

[Editor’s Note: Contributed by JD Hall]