Thursday, March 10, 2005

More Greens for God
The association [of Evangelicals] has scheduled two meetings on Capitol Hill and in the Washington suburbs on Thursday and Friday, where more than 100 leaders will discuss issuing a statement on global warming. The meetings are considered so pivotal that Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Democrat of Connecticut, and officials of the Bush administration, who are on opposite sides on how to address global warming, will speak.

People on all sides of the debate say that if evangelical leaders take a stand, they could change the political dynamics on global warming.
Lieberman and the Bush Administration are on opposite sides? That sounds like news.

More enviro(funda)mental logic:
"We're not adverse to government-mandated prohibitions on behavioral sin such as abortion," he said. "We try to restrict it. So why, if we're social tinkering to protect the sanctity of human life, ought we not be for a little tinkering to protect the environment?"
Moderate and progressive religious leaders need to step forward and take the lead on this issue. Of course, I'll be glad to see something good happen for the environment either way, but reasonable religious folks need to see more than just new faith-based arguments. They need new leaders to follow.

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