Our friends at the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) were in South Carolina last week to support the understanding that a growing number of evangelicals now support action to curb climate change. Although non-partisan and not endorsing any candidates, the group is open with its appreciation of the positions of Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. John McCain on federal legislation to curb global warming emissions.
Human Events writer John Gizzi covered the EEN visit to SC, still amazed that pro-life, pro-family evangelicals are pro-creation. He’ll get used to it. Gizzi writes:
Columbia, S.C.: The ten twentysomethings on the steps of the Capitol brandish buttons reading “Stop Global Warming.” They admire Sens. John Warner (R.-VA) and Joe Lieberman (D.-CT) for sponsoring major legislation to deal with the issue of global warming and believe the European Union has done an “incredible job” in addressing this subject. They love the Endangered Species Act and several hope for “the rebuilding of cities so the poor people don’t have to spend so much on their cars to get around.”
A rally for Greenpeace? A reunion of Al Gore’s presidential campaign workers? No, this was a gathering of strong evangelical Christians, to a person pro-life and believing marriage is between a man and woman. But, tired of being linked only to those issuesand believing that we should be good stewards of the planet as much as being for life and traditional marriage, these young Christians have mobilized into the Evangelical Environmental Network.