Friend of the blog “Wintery’s Friend” sent me news about this breaking scandal. Although some of you may remember the days when Christianity Today was still Christian, they’ve lurched far to the left in recent years. No one conservative posts there or reads it anymore. But now news is emerging about the hypocrisy of CT. In public, they embraced feminism. But in private, something else.
Here’s the story the Washington Times:
Two top executives of evangelical magazine Christianity Today committed “unchecked” sexual harassment of colleagues over the course of a dozen years, the publication said Tuesday.
Mark Galli, who was editor-in-chief of the magazine for seven years before his retirement in January 2020, was accused of multiple incidents of ”demeaning, inappropriate and offensive behavior,” in an online article by CT News Editor Daniel Silliman posted Tuesday.
In December 2019, Mr. Galli — a veteran of several editorial positions in his three decades at the Christian publisher — penned a widely noticed editorial condemning then-President Trump as unworthy of office.
“Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election — that is a matter of prudential judgment,” Mr. Galli’s 2019 editorial stated. “That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.”
The editor cited a “stacked deck of gross immorality and ethical incompetence” on the part of Mr. Trump that would “crash down on the reputation of evangelical religion and on the world’s understanding of the gospel.”
Speaking to the magazine he used to run as editor, Mr. Galli confessed his own failures.
The title of that editorial was “Trump Should Be Removed from Office”. That’s what he was concerned with. Getting rid of the man labeled “the most pro-life President ever” by organizations who major in getting pro-life legislation passed. But who cares about them, when you can get the adulation of the secular left elites in the mainstream media?
Look: if you’re gaining all your virtue points from public condemnations of “mean tweets”, then of course you think you have a big bank account of virtue stored up to offset some sexual harassment on the side. That’s what makes it possible for hypocrites of every stripe to do things in private that they condemn in public. They are celebrated as good people in public, and that gives them cover to think that they deserve to do bad things in private.
Every single one of these Democrat “Christians” had a choice between learning how to do defend the Christian worldview, and attacking their own people in order to curry favor with the secular left. If you align 100% with the Democrat party on abortion, gay rights, socialism, critical race theory, grooming children for sex, etc. then you don’t have time to solidify your own worldview with evidence. You major in politics because you minor in truth.
Olatokunbo Olawoye, former advertising director at the publication, was accused of imposing himself on female employees. The CT article alleged Olawoye — who in 2017 pleaded guilty to traveling to meet a minor for sex and served three years in prison — “did not respect personal boundaries” when it came to female employees at the firm.
Olawoye, the article alleged, “frequently invited himself into women’s offices, shut the door, and engaged them in long, personal conversations.” Another manager at the Carol Stream, Illinois, publisher reported Olawoye’s “inordinate” engagement with a female college student interning at the firm, alleging the advertising director asked the young woman “inappropriate questions,” including whether she would want to have dinner at his house.
The alleged incidents of harassment by Olawoye ended with his arrest in the sex-with-minors sting in 2017. At the time, Mr. Galli reportedly told editorial employees to “suspend” judgment about Olawoye until a conviction was recorded.
Eight women alleged that Mr. Galli “touched them inappropriately,” but the magazine reported no action was taken until three successive reports of inappropriate touching by Mr. Galli during three days in August 2019.
I guess Mark Galli thought this was OK, because – like all the Evangelicals for Biden – he was obsessed with getting a diversity of skin color. Who cares whether employees are authentic Christians who can defend core Christian truth claims with reason and evidence? The important thing is getting a good mix of skin colors. That’s literally how these Big Eva elites in the SBC and ERLC think. “How does my congregation look?” They don’t really think that presenting Christianity as true is enough. No, they have to add liberal politics to it. These people are lousy at Christianity.