Sunday, March 27, 2005
On Easter, the Moose points out an opportunity for the donkey to forge an alliance with the faith community.
The Moose has longed maintained that there is a contradiction in the religious right being tied to a party whose master is Mammon. Now, with the emergence of evangelical involvement in protecting the environment, the donkey has an opening to forge an alliance with social conservatives.
As the New York Times reported recently, the National Association of Evangelicals has joined the fight against global warming,
"The Rev. Rich Cizik, vice president of governmental affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals and a significant voice in the debate, said, "I don't think God is going to ask us how he created the earth, but he will ask us what we did with what he created...
"Mr. Cizik said he was among many evangelicals who would support some regulation on heat-trapping gases.
"We're not adverse to government-mandated prohibitions on behavioral sin such as abortion," he said. "We try to restrict it. So why, if we're social tinkering to protect the sanctity of human life, ought we not be for a little tinkering to protect the environment?"
Currently, the NAE is deliberating what legislative vehicles they will support to address global warming.....