More than 100 Christian leaders sign statement supporting impeachment inquiry

More than 100 progressive Christian leaders signed a statement supporting the impeachment inquiry and a National Day of Prayer Sunday to “reveal the truth.”

The Red Letter Christians, a justice-focused movement, initiated the petition after hosting a revival last weekend in Goldsboro, N.C., according to the group’s website. The statement calls for Christian leaders to support the impeachment inquiry launched in Congress last month.

The Christian leaders are urging their congregations to pray for the members of Congress and invite them to services this Sunday while they are in their home districts.

{mosads}”We welcome the light of truth, honesty, and transparency that this moment affords our country, whatever may be revealed,” the signed statement reads. “We call for an open inquiry that shines light on this administration’s dealings behind closed doors and petition people of faith and integrity to join us in calling forth this light.”

The statement calls the controversy surrounding the president’s dealings with Ukraine as “not a matter of partisanship, but of deepest principle.” It says there has been enough evidence to show the allegations are “both serious and credible.”

President Trump has garnered the support of Evangelical Christians across the country, including from Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, who said the religious group has a “moral obligation to enthusiastically back” the president, which the statement acknowledges.

“While President Trump claims there is an evangelical revival supporting him, we know there is also a revival of people of faith whose commitment to truth remains strong and vigilant,” it reads.

The House began an impeachment inquiry against the president after a whistleblower report revealed Trump had asked the Ukrainian president to look into potential 2020 opponent Joe Biden and his son, shortly after withholding military aid to the country.

The inquiry has sparked backlash from evangelist leaders like Franklin Graham who said last week it could cause the country to “unravel.”

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