Saturday, May 22, 2004

Born-Again Ecologists

This gives me great hope for the future.
This week in Washington, Catholics, Jews and mainline Protestants turned up at the White House and on Capitol Hill to beseech President Bush and lawmakers to do something about global warming. But guess whom these usual suspects brought with them? Conservative evangelicals, Mr. Bush's most ardent supporters.

Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals tells us that believers of his stripe are waking up to the moral responsibility Christians have for the environment. He says that the political left should not be the only side speaking out for protecting the natural world

Yet right-leaning evangelicals are social conservatives for whom serving God, not the unfettered desires of fallen mankind, is the highest goal. To social conservatives, the free market and individual liberty are means to an end – the good of the community, under God – not an end in itself.

Amen to that


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