Skip to comments.Southern Baptist leaders shift position on climate change
Posted on 03/10/2008 4:09:36 AM PDT by bd476
(CNN) Several prominent leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention said Monday that Baptists have a moral responsibility to combat climate change -- a major shift within a denomination that just last year cast doubt on human responsibility for global warming.
Forty-six influential members of the Southern Baptist Convention, including three of its last four presidents, criticized their denomination in a statement Monday for being "too timid" in confronting global warming.
"Our cautious response to these issues in the face of mounting evidence may be seen by the world as uncaring, reckless and ill-informed," the statement says. "We can do better."
The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, adopted a resolution last year urging Baptists to "proceed cautiously in the human-induced global warming debate in light of conflicting scientific research." The resolution said "many scientists reject the idea of catastrophic human-induced global warming."
On Monday, however, dozens of Southern Baptist leaders expressed a different view.
"There is general agreement among those engaged with this issue in the scientific community," their statement says. "A minority of sincere and respected scientists offer alternate causes for global climate change other than deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels."
The signatories pledged to do their part to fight global warming "without any further lingering over the basic reality of the problem or our responsibility to address it. Humans must be proactive and take responsibility for our contributions to climate change--big and small."
The signatories include Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention since 2006; James Merritt, president of the convention from 2000 to 2002 and Jack Graham, president of the convention from 2002 to 2004. The group posted the statement on its Web site...
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From the article:
"Humans must be proactive and take responsibility for our contributions to climate change--big and small."
With all due respect, what in the world?
Certainly the Southern Baptists did not write that government speak what-ever-that-was-supposed-to-be.
Attention all Baptists:While you are being “proactive”, make sure to keep your hands out of my pockets.
It's probably boilerplate text lifted straight from Agenda 21.
Tell it to Huckabee.
Head up his fundament....fundamentalist.....
Huckabee? Huckabee? Why does that name sound familiar? Oh yes, doesn't he believe that Satan and Baptists are brothers? Bwahahahaha! ;-)
well the official baptist position is to question AGW and they deserve credit for that
As always, with ANY human endeavor, when the facts don't add up, follow the money. This is especially true with the SBC.....
It's a little too late for that warning. They bought it, hook, line and sinker. There's not going to be much arguing with them about it now. Their collective minds are made up.
Uh...why are Southern Baptist leaders concerned about the Global Warm scam at all. Shouldn’t they be focused on saving souls rather than engaging in junk science politics?
I'm just astounded that they would adopt that nonsense speech pattern of liberal hacks.
Bahhhh! LOL! Yes, perhaps you'd better. ;-)
Leave it to the Baptists to be behind the curve on EVERYTHING.Has anyone thought to tell them about the invention of the electric light and printing press?
Cough, hack, throat clearing... okay, righto, gotcha. :-)
Always comforting to see that stupidity is non-denominational.
It’s really a struggle for parishioners. Too many are leaving the flock and joining the Gaians.
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