Since the mainstream media has recently awakened to dominionism, I figured now is as good a time as any to share some of the snake oil its leaders are selling their flocks regarding the environmental movement. Back in July, some of them put together a 12-part video series attacking the environmental movement, called "Resisting the Green Dragon." I diaried on this not long after it came out, but several Kossacks think we need to be reminded once again of just how crazy these people's agenda really is.
The list of special appearances tells you all you need to know about this series. It's a who's-who of religious right bigshots--David Barton, Michael Farris, Harry Jackson, Richard Land, Wendy Wright, Janet Parshall and Tony Perkins are among the biggest names. It's produced by the Cornwall Alliance, a climate-change denial outfit.
People For the American Way put together a shorter version of the preview.
We already know the religious right doesn't look much on the environmental movement. But for them to think it's a "false religion"? Tsk, tsk.
Barrett Duke, head of public policy research for the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Convention, is a member of the Cornwall Alliance's advisory board. He appeared on CBN offered the standard claim that the environmental movement eliminates the "creation" over the "creator."
The guys putting this out, the Cornwall Alliance, have begun pushing an "Evangelical Declaration on Global Warming." Some of the claims it makes are simply breathtaking. Supposedly, we haven't caused significant global warming via greenhouse gases. Also, they don't think alternative fuels will ever be a replacement for fossil fuels. This coming from a group that, according to Sourcewatch, has worked closely with the Heartland Institute, which in the past has questioned the validity of studies showing second-hand smoke is dangerous.
And this is what some of these people want taught as part of a "Christian worldview"? Staggering.