“We have observed,” the letter says, “that Cizik and others are using the global warming controversy to shift the emphasis away from the great moral issues of our time.”There is some good news. The NAE head Leith Anderson pushed back and defended Cizik. Occassionally, evangelicals give me hope that they focus on things other than the sexuality of others. But every day that James Dobson is a "respected" religious voice is a bad day.
Those issues, the signers say, are a need to campaign against abortion and same-sex marriage and to promote “the teaching of sexual abstinence and morality to our children.”
The letter, dated Thursday, is signed by leaders like James C. Dobson, chairman of Focus on the Family; Gary L. Bauer, once a Republican presidential candidate and now president of Coalitions for America; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council; and Paul Weyrich, a longtime political strategist who is chairman of American Values."
March 3, 2007
Melissa Rogers alerted us that Dobson was once again going after NAE VP Richard Cizik for daring to focus on global warming. I think it is clear that I have no respect for Dobson and these other "religious" leaders. I remember hearing Dobson dismiss global warming as something that only concerned plants and animals--because, evidently, humans are not part of the environment. Sigh.