Monday, October 09, 2006

Good program coming up

Moyers on America : “Is God Green?”

PBS Airdate: Wednesday, October 11 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). 60 minutes.

A new holy war is growing within the evangelical community, with stakes for the earth and American politics. For over a decade liberal Christians have made the environment a moral commitment. Now some conservative evangelicals as well are standing up for the earth as a Biblical imperative of stewardship. From a dynamic conservative church in Boise , Idaho to an evangelical activist group known as Christians for the Mountains in West Virginia , grassroots believers are speaking out. So are some conservative evangelical leaders at the national level who have called for action to stop global warming. But they are being met head-on with opposition from religious right political figures like Jerry Falwell and James Dobson, who are pillars of the right-wing coalition that adamantly supports the Bush administration in downplaying the threat of global warming. The political stakes are high: three out of every four self-identified white evangelical voters cast their ballots for George W. Bush in 2004. The program explores how a serious split among conservative evangelicals over the environment and global warming could reshape American politics.


  1. Well it's about time! No matter how much the powerful want to avoid the environmental havoc that is being wrought, the people in the pews aren't going to sidestep it after a while. This may be the next great uprising.


  2. Anonymous4:05 PM

    No doubt that this is an area where the church lags behind in its awareness and its voice. We are called to be stewards of this creation and we (as the church) are failing because we are making it a political issue and not a spiritual one. A good recent book opened my eyes to what God has said about caring for His creation. It is Norman Geislers book 'Love Your Neighbor: Thinking Wisely About Right and Wrong.' A great read and hopefully the church will step up to the plate and be more vocal in the cause. Thanks for the post.
    Check out the book: