A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, and supposedly an Evangelical Christian, responded to calls for “Creation Care” (i.e., stewardship of the world) from the National Association of Evangelicals, in an interesting fashion: (Source article)

Mr. Inhofe said the vast majority of the nation’s evangelical groups would oppose global warming legislation as inconsistent with a conservative agenda that also includes opposition to abortion rights and gay rights. He said the National Evangelical Association had been “led down a liberal path” by environmentalists and others who have convinced the group that issues like poverty and the environment are worth their efforts.

This is a fascinating little statement: it’s probably the most concise summary I’ve ever seen of how certain individuals have decided to preach doctrines completely at odds with everything Jesus ever preached, up to and including some pretty vile doctrines, (poverty is not worth Christians’ efforts?!) under the rather thin excuse of “real conservatives don’t believe in this!”

Just a reminder to my Christian friends that just because someone calls himself an Evangelical and a conservative doesn’t mean he actually believes in something you’d want to associate yourself with…

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Published in: on November 7, 2005 at 10:45  Comments (6)  
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6 Comments

  1. It’s a shame I’m not an op-ed columnist, because “American Pharisee” would make a great title for an essay denouncing these individuals.

  2. It’s a shame I’m not an op-ed columnist, because “American Pharisee” would make a great title for an essay denouncing these individuals.

  3. *grin* Maybe you should be an op-ed columnist, then. Why not write one?

  4. *grin* Maybe you should be an op-ed columnist, then. Why not write one?

  5. Wow. As a Christian and somewhat conservative I’m downright embarrassed. Sounds to me like the Senator needs to go back to the New Testament and study just what kind of a life Jesus lead. So my apologies to the world for folks like him who call themselves Christian.

  6. Wow. As a Christian and somewhat conservative I’m downright embarrassed. Sounds to me like the Senator needs to go back to the New Testament and study just what kind of a life Jesus lead. So my apologies to the world for folks like him who call themselves Christian.


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