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Evangelicals Express Support for Works of God

Better PlanetBy Benjamin NugentAug 22, 2008 9:38 PM

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PBS has an interesting story online about how evangelical Christians are starting to behave as if they'd be up for an alliance with greens.

Their national assocation has been asking churches to get their energy consumption down, quoting scripture about how you shouldn't let anything go to waste. Since evangelicals are about a quarter of the electorate this is good news. The only reason not to get too excited is that there is one marginally green party in the US right now, and it's the Dems. Will climate change override school prayer and gun control and gay marriage and all the other "values" issues that tend to keep evangelicals in the GOP? The alternative, I guess, would be to hope evangelicals will help to forge a greener Republican party. But as long as said party's funding comes from the energy industry... Well, may the Lord be with them. But, as my own, more cynical, American subculture would say, like, good luck with that.

Image: flickr/gruntzooki 

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