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Can You Take Me Greener? The Religious Righté─˘s Fight Against Climate Change Continuesé─Â


The Christian Coalition and the National Association of Evangelicals are making a major effort  to push global warming even further into the spotlight among evangelicals, according to an article in yesterday’s L.A. Times. And some think that if the new campaign works, it could have a significant effect on the outcome of the November elections:

Democratic consultant Eric Sapp calls the greening of the religious right a "godsend for Democrats." His firm, Common Good Strategies, has drafted a guide for pastors who want to talk about global warming, complete with quotes from Scripture and a suggested prayer: "We lament what creation is become due to our sin."

And although it’s not totally eco-related, we can’t help but share our enthusiasm about this quote from article gave us a back-tingling surge of that old “right on!” feeling:

"The fact that Republicans believe they have a lock on our voters is damaging to both the party and the church," said Peter Vander Meulen, social justice coordinator for the Christian Reformed Church.

Amen.


Comments

The new emphasis on evironmental stewrdship on the part of the religioues right is an important new (relatively) devlopment that deserves mre media attention.

The new emphasis on evironmental stewrdship on the part of the religioues right is an important new (relatively) devlopment that deserves mre media attention.

Since most religious conservatives are well-educated that there is NO man-made global warming occuring, this is likely to drive religious conservatives into the arms of more reliably conservative organizations, and accelerate the collapse of the Christian Coalition. What a shame.