Tooley: Green Evangelicals ‘Masquerade’ New EPA Rule as ‘Pro-Life’

“Expanding the definition of “pro-life” to include environmentalism, for starts, ultimately neutralizes the label altogether.”

Mark Tooley writes at

This week, EEN’s chief testified before a Congressional committee ostensibly on behalf of a “growing” number of evangelicals who are now “consistently pro-life” by adopting political causes of the left on poverty and the environment…

Congressman John Shimkus (R – IL) told Rev. Hescox, as recounted by Kristin Rudolph: “You are masquerading for an environmental cause which I reject and which many in the pro-life community [reject].” And he declared: “We in the pro-life community take great offense when an evangelical movement tries to usurp the meaning of ‘pro-life.’” Rev. Hescox countered that “pro-life” must include “environmental health” and “anti-poverty.” But toxicologist Julie Goodman, a Harvard adjunct professor, testified: “The vast majority of the benefits [from the EPA rule] … are not from mercury reductions, but rather from highly imprecise estimates of mortality reductions from decreasing emissions of fine particulate matter”…

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One thought on “Tooley: Green Evangelicals ‘Masquerade’ New EPA Rule as ‘Pro-Life’”

  1. Yes, the green zealots are “pro-life”. Forget the fact that they see humans as an infestation of mother earth and depopulation is their ultimate goal. Their weird, earth-worshiping, cult has been exposed for what it is (a socialist political movement) and this is a membership drive to get more believers on board. They see Christians as potential useful idiots for the “cause”. Funny, you really gotta have ‘faith’ to believe in some of the moronic junk science that AGW disciples espouse. Amen brothers.

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