Houston Baptist University Theology Professor Robert A. J. Gagnon blasted Russell Moore over an article demanding President Donald Trump’s resignation and Dr. Moore’s failure to come to grips with the existential threat to the Republic posed by Democrats.
Here is what the distinguished Prof. Gagnon said, “I say: Impeach Russell Moore for dereliction of duty. Russell Moore has written a pathetic article (link) calling for Trump’s removal from office by any means necessary, which is hardly surprising because it exhibits the same tunnel vision and dearth of documentation that we have come to expect from him.”
Dr. Gagnon continued, “He is for impeachment of the President or application of removal from office by the 25th Amendment. As typical for him, it is short on facts and long on bluster. His whole argument is predicated on the claim that Trump incited violence and insurrection, which he clearly did not.
“There is no reasonable way to conclude that Trump incited either if one gave a careful read of the entire transcript of Trump’s speech.”
Also, Dr. Gagnon said, “And even what happened by the wrongdoers in the Capitol doesn’t remotely approach the 30+ dead and $2 billion worth of damage in the 7-month-long race riots involving much larger numbers this past year, stoked and incited by Dems, during which time Moore did not call for a single Dem to be removed from office.
“While he judges the race riots by the best in the movement he judges Trump supporters by the tiniest and most extreme elements. Trump has legitimate grounds for believing that the election was stolen. Nowhere was there any attempt to do signature matches in areas where there unbelievable high voting rates, areas where there were no safeguards for insuring that significant fraud did not occur.”
Dr. Gagnon concludes, “The real threat to the Republic and to its Constitution is coming from the Dem Party but Moore is too blind, for whatever reason, to see it. He has done his best to insure that the Party that poses the greatest threat to religious liberty by far would get elected. That’s why he shouldn’t be President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.”
As we’ve pointed out, Dr. Moore is blind to the threat from the Democrats because Dr. Moore is a lifelong Democrat.
Dr. Gagnon is right–Russell Moore must not lead the Southern Baptist Convention’s ERLC. In fact, it is imperative that each individual church member take responsibility and stop giving tithes or offerings to your SBC church unless it stops sending money to the Cooperative Program–the mechanism that funds Russell Moore’s Democrat propaganda machine.