Faithful America, a Christian organization, has launched a petition condemning former President Donald Trump’s 2024 White House bid, gaining the support of thousands.
On November 15, Trump announced he would be running for President in 2024. That announcement has made Trump the first candidate to officially launch his campaign but has also opened the former President up to a slew of objections from those who don’t believe he should run.
Those who don’t believe Trump should be announcing a 2024 White House bid extend beyond Democrats and encompasses a range of Republicans and conservatives who believe Trump’s presence cost the GOP a red wave during the midterms.
The petition, which has received over 18,000 signatures, comes as the former President faces several criminal investigations and the announcement of Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of a special counsel to lead two Department of Justice investigations into Trump.
The day after Trump announced he would be running, Faithful America launched its petition.
In its petition, the Christian organization claims the former President launched his campaign with a speech “laced with fear mongering and lies,” adding their belief that it was clear the former President would “double down on the fascist tactics.”
The group noted that those kinds of comments had led to January 6, 2021, Capitol attack, which they described as “Christian-nationalist.”
Faithful America also acknowledged that they didn’t know how the 2024 election season would “play out” but elaborated that Trump being President of the U.S. again “would be a disaster for our country.”
The group then lists several pastors and so-called “Christian-nationalist leaders… lining up to stand with [Trump],” claiming the three men are “falsely pretending they speak for all Christians.”
Faithful America then calls on Christians to “speak out” to clarify that the former President doesn’t share Christian values and doesn’t have Christians’ votes.