Evangelicals: For God and EPA?

EPA air rules are pro-life?

Environment and Energy Daily reports,

The Evangelical Environmental Network launched a new multi-state ad campaign yesterday urging lawmakers to support U.S. EPA regulations on mercury and air toxics.

The $150,000 campaign, including radio ads and billboards in seven states, follows a September campaign in which the organization targeted a trio of Republican lawmakers opposed to the regulations.

The new radio ads target Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio). Even though several of those lawmakers are avowed supporters of abortion rights, the group described them all as “pro-life or sensitive to pro-life concerns.”

In the one-minute spots, Tracey Bianchi, a Chicago-area pastor, echoes the September ads, stating: “As an evangelical mom and pastor I believe that every life is a precious gift from God and I expect members of Congress who say they are pro-life to use their power to protect that life, especially the unborn.”

It would seem that if Pastor Bianchi really wanted to protect the unborn, she turn her efforts to the Choice Holocaust as opposed to advocating on behalf of EPA junk science.

2 thoughts on “Evangelicals: For God and EPA?”

  1. I get so ashamed of some of my brethren’s ignorance, and lack of wisdom. Even Christians get bamboozeled by government propaganda. I will pray for their enlightenment, and continue to evangelize regarding the truth on these matters. I hope to win some converts.

  2. There’s a devastating critique of EEN’s mercury campaign and EPA’s proposed new restrictions on mercury emissions at http://www.cornwallalliance.org/docs/Cost_of_Good_Intentions_1.pdf. The truth is that EPA’s new restrictions will cost far more human lives than they save. Indeed, they’ll save none. And for EEN to call support for those restrictions “pro-life” is absurd, even if you accept EEN’s exaggerated statements of the number at risk and the harm they suffer. “Pro-life” is all about opposition to abortion–the harm of which is over 1 million dead babies in America every year. EPA’s mercury restriction is about trying (and failing) to prevent temporary and almost undetectable delay in neurological development in at most a few hundred thousand babies. “Pro-life” it isn’t. One thing’s for sure: EEN does NOT speak for most, or even many, evangelicals on this issue.

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