Russ Moore, dean of the school of theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said:
Southern Baptists and other likeminded evangelicals "are concerned that tying Bible verses to any specific legislation on global warming, especially when there are potentially harmful results, could serve both to harm the public interest and trivialize the Christian Gospel," Moore said [emphasis mine].And even more confusing is David Barton's take on environmental concern.
He told the committee that evangelicals "simply will not place the theoretical needs of the environment above the actual needs of the poor."As I remarked to frequent commenter selahV, I just do not understand why conservatives are so adamantly opposed to global warming initiatives. Just how does caring for the environment truncate evangelism? And are the poor not part of the environment? Will global warming not affect their lives as well?