Another green hiding behind God.
Mallory McDuff writes at Huffington Post:
…. Certainly, those who profit from our addiction to fossil fuels, such as oil companies, have much to gain by perpetuating the stereotype of people who believe in God but not climate change. But in the long term, conservative candidates don’t. That’s because many of their constituents from faith communities are paying attention to the science. Both Republican and Democrats should consider the significant consequences of discounting religious voices informed about the science of global warming.
National organizations such as the Evangelical Environmental Network, GreenFaith, Earth Ministry, and Interfaith Power & Light collaborate daily with believers who understand the science of climate change and the religious values of love and justice for all. Putting faith into action, congregations have addressed climate change by creating church gardens, putting solar panels on the roofs of synagogues, decreasing energy consumption in religious facilities, and advocating for state legislation against coal-fired power plants. Preaching about global warming on Valentine’s Day weekend is just another example of a sacred act.
As the Rev. Bingham often says, if we love our neighbor, we don’t pollute our neighbor’s earth, water, and air. Indeed, if all we ever needed to know, we learned in kindergarten, then every child deserves a Valentine and a future: it’s only fair.