Despite the usual sound of the Southern Baptist Convention’s resolution on global warming last month, there are clear indications that Southern Baptists in the pew–including many of the messengers to the San Antonio convention–recognize the need for stronger action on climate change.
We ought to note that the Southern Baptist resolution as originally introduced included much stronger language, and noted the need for urgent government action on global warming. When some proposed weakening the resolution by removing the stronger language on global warming, 40 percent of the messengers voted to keep the original version! That shows much stronger support for action on global warming than some Southern Baptist leaders are willing to admit.
Rusty cites other evidences that the rank and file Baptists are moving as readily as other evangelicals on environmental issues.
That’s good news for the evangelical community and for our nation.