The New Yorker profiled White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday, and people are not happy with how the publication handled Sanders’ Christian faith.
The profile, which referred to Sanders as Trump’s “battering ram,” went into depth about Sanders’ evangelical beliefs and the pastoral role of her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
In a tweet sent out Tuesday morning, The New Yorker pulled out a specific quote about the church Sanders attends.
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders attends a D.C. church that is an aﬃliate of Hillsong, the global megachurch that teaches creationism and intelligent design. Sanders, when asked if she shared these views, said, ‘I believe in the Bible,’” the magazine wrote.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders attends a D.C. church that is an aﬃliate of Hillsong, the global megachurch that teaches creationism and intelligent design. Sanders, asked if she shared these views, said, “I believe in the Bible.” https://t.co/ASibdWueke pic.twitter.com/hCV2icGEFD
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) September 18, 2018
Twitter users blasted The New Yorker for the focus on Sanders’ faith and claimed that they were mocking her or trying to demean her.
Come on, why do you have to go here? Everyone looked the other way at BHO’s church and pastor for years, but now it’s cool? It’s no wonder nobody trusts the media anymore. It’s all garbage.
— James Brady (@jbrady_ct) September 18, 2018
Oh yes please, do Keith Ellison’s mosque next.
— Alasdair Christie (@Auldstock1) September 18, 2018
She attends a church that teaches from a holy book? The BIBLE even?? Why.. this is outrageous!
Trump is going to be President forever.
— WhichWitch (@JeffersonTeaPar) September 18, 2018
Yep, Barrett would have sailed through confirmation.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 18, 2018
Hold on. Someone who believes in the Bible, also believes in creationism and intelligent design? That is news? That’s kind of the definition of Christianity. Your text lacks intelligent design. Unless what you’re really upset about is her faith.
— Gary Condit (@realGaryCondit) September 18, 2018