Over 13,000 Christians have signed a petition calling on “anti-indictment MAGA pastors” to condemn threats directed at Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and other prosecutors who have indicted former President Donald Trump.
The online community Faithful America, which initially had a goal of gaining 10,000 signatures, has since raised it to 15,000. The group argues that nearly everyone involved in bringing the 91 felony charges against Trump is dealing with escalating threats of terrorism and violence. However, far-right pastors who have condemned and politicized the indictments, including Franklin Graham, Mike Huckabee, and ‘Trump’s Top Pastor’ Mark Burns, have seemingly not said a word about these threats, despite helping create the charged, violent atmosphere.
Willis, who indicted Trump, has been open about the racist and sexist threats she has received, even prior to announcing her charges against the former president. A woman in Texas is also facing federal charges, accused of threatening to kill U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who oversees the case against Trump over his actions related to the January 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has accused the former president of falsifying business records in connection to several hush money schemes in 2016, received a death threat just days before he brought his 34-count indictment against Trump.
Trump has historically received strong support from American Christians, with the majority of white voters who regularly attended a religious worship service voting for the former president over President Joe Biden. A report from Reuters in April found that Trump still held “a significant share” of support from conservative Christians in the current presidential race.