Monday, October 16, 2006

Gore Invades Churches

Al Gore has taken his show on the road. Faith, science find common ground on planet Earth Movement to fight global warming pushes divisions aside
An unlikely evangelist showed up in more than 20 Houston churches last week -— former Vice President Al Gore. Gore didn't preach the gospel, he preached green. As part of a nationwide campaign involving more than 1,000 churches, including 130 in Texas, the local churches showed Gore's global-warming film An Inconvenient Truth for free.
That's the only way he can get anyone to watch the boring slide show... free!
That agenda did not win universal acceptance in the evangelical Christian community, which tends to be more politically conservative. Accordingly, evangelical churches weren't, by and large, showing Gore's film last week. It was aired mostly in Catholic churches and those with more liberal theology, such as Unitarian Universalism.
Someday, I really wish someone would explain to me "liberal theology".
James Dobson's Focus on the Family was among the harshest critics of the National Association of Evangelicals' statement. Its vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, said: "Any issue that seems to put plants and animals above humans is one that we cannot support."
Dobson strikes me as a bit "extreme" from time to time, but I'm going to agree with him. People are at the top of the food chain, so we're more important. True, the entire planet was created (yes, I'm a creationist, but not an unrealist), and we should take care of it, but not to the detriment of the human inhabitants.
"We really need to address the burning of fossil fuels," he told his 700 Club television audience. "If we are contributing to the destruction of the planet, we need to do (something) about it."
Ok, let's face it, Robertson is a bit off the wall at times, wouldn't you say? :)