Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Earth Stewardship

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Earth Stewardship

Article excerpt

According to the Bible, God entrusted mankind with stewardship of His universe. This stricture is mentioned more than 62 times in the Bible, so it is obviously important. Accordingly, you would expect religions to be in the forefront of efforts to protect and heal planet Earth. You would be wrong.

Religions are noticeably absent in that endeavor. Worse yet, last November, Christian Evangelicals flocked to the polls to vote into office a president, senators, congresspersons and governors who pretend that global warming is not happening and who are doing all they can to undo whatever meager progress the U.S. has made so far.

Evangelical Christians voted for Republicans in order to advance their own agendas - abolishing abortion, passing bathroom laws, including religious belief in school textbooks, short-stopping laws related to gun ownership and use, defunding research into prevention and/or cure of sex-related diseases such as AIDS, undercutting feminine equality, suppressing birth control . …

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