Border Crisis, Housing Illegals, Cause Rift Among Evangelical Leaders

Russell Moore's support for anti-Trump rhetoric based on the reporting of leftist news campaigns against Trump brought on sharp responses from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr., and other conservative evangelicals. (SBC photo)

The Christian Post – Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, came under fire from some evangelicals, including Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. and megachurch pastor Jack Graham, for criticizing the Trump administration’s handling of detained migrant children.

The attack on Moore, who Falwell previously accused of leading a deep state regime within the SBC, revealed a divide in the evangelical community as [some] . . . jumped to Moore’s defense on Twitter.

A Moore tweet Tuesday that continued the withering criticism from across the political spectrum against the Trump administration triggered the reaction from Falwell. News reports described detainee conditions in Texas facilities as “dirty, neglectful, and dangerous.”

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