Top staff members at “Christianity Today,” long considered the flagship publication of evangelicalism, apparently are out of step with the majority of Christians.
A review of federal election records by “The Daily Wire” found that between 2015 and 2022, nine “Christianity Today” employees made 73 political donations. All of them went to Democrats. This tally includes President and CEO Timothy Dalrymple, who gave $300 in two separate payments to failed Georgia Senate candidate Sarah Riggs Amico.
Amico’s platform, which includes protecting abortion “without exception” and repealing the Hyde Amendment to allow federal tax dollars to fund abortions, contrasts sharply with the views of evangelicals who overwhelmingly say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. She also is at odds with traditional Christian beliefs when it comes to gender, sexuality and religious liberty.
Other top staff made donations
Dalrymple was not the only member of the magazine’s executive ranks to donate to Democrats. Natalie Lederhouse, vice president of advertising and partnerships, contributed $50 to the 2020 Biden Victory Fund. The Federal Election Commission has no records of any “Christianity Today” executive giving to the GOP since 1991
Between October 2019 and November 2020, news editor Daniel Silliman made eight donations to five different pro-abortion, pro-LGBTQ candidates, among them, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. In addition to possessing a perfect voting score from Planned Parenthood and NARAL, Warren supported shutting down crisis pregnancy centers across the country, and her platform included requiring schools to admit biological men into women’s sports and single-sex spaces. She also pledged to allow a gender dysphoric 9-year-old to approve anyone she appointed as education secretary.
Though she held a less influential position than Silliman, Emily Lund donated to the Democratic National Committee during the time she served as “Christianity Today’s” assistant editor and editorial resident. In November 2016, she compiled a roundup of ministerial responses to Donald Trump’s election. They were overwhelmingly negative.
“I would like to know if `Christianity Today’ is pleased with the policies of the Biden Administration, advocating for birth-day abortions, erasing women, silence on Israel and using his Department of Justice to target concerned parents, pro-life dads and Latin Catholic churches,” says Ashley Hayek, national coalition director for Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns.
“Bible-believing Christians have long thought that `Christianity Today’ is going woke,” said Jenna Ellis, former Trump attorney and evangelical radio host. “While individuals are free to donate however they choose to political candidates, these contributions]simply confirm the worldview priorities for many CT staff, which necessarily must be consistent with their values…Readers should be aware of this bias.”
The revelations come after former editor Mark Galli and former advertising director Olatokunbo Olawoye were accused by mutliple women of sexual harassment for more than a decade. Galli had repeatedly used the magazine’s platform to criticize Trump’s character concerning women. The magazine was forced to admit it did not hold them accountable during their employment.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice