RNC disinvites debate moderator after Trump takedown

According to Baptist News Global, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, was a contributor to an online symposium on why conservatives should not support Donald Trump. Other symposium contributors included Glenn Beck, Brent Bozell, Mona Charen, Erick Erickson, William Kristol, Michael Medved, Edwin Meese and Cal Thomas.

The Republican National Committee disinvited the National Review from moderating an upcoming pre-Super Tuesday debate after the conservative magazine carried an online symposium with messages denouncing Donald Trump, including one by a Southern Baptist Convention official.

Publisher Jack Fowler reported Jan. 21 that after asking the National Review to help moderate a debate to be held Feb. 26 in Houston, the RNC withdrew the invitation because of the magazine’s “Against Trump“ editorial and symposium that appeared online Jan. 21.

“We expected this was coming,” said Fowler, publisher since 1983 of the magazine founded by William F. Buckley Jr. in 1955. “Small price to pay for speaking the truth about The Donald.”

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