Ever hear of the Creation Care movement? It started last year when a group of Evangelicals began calling on all Christians to push for federal legislation that would reduce carbon dioxide emissions in an effort to stem global warming. Grist's "God and the Environment" series provides a detailed background of the movement and its history. Since then, other faiths have joined the cause. A quick Yahoo search even turns up a Mennonite Creation Care group.
There's been a backlash among some Evangelicals. Some may be true skeptics; others may be so in lockstep with the GOP on social issues that they've decided to embrace its global warming denial as well.
The public reason given for the creation care opposition makes me think it's the latter. Opposition Evangelicals said, "Global warming is not a consensus issue, and our love for the Creator and respect for His creation does not require us to take a position." Yes, since when does organized religion take a stance on anything that everyone doesn't agree on? That would be crazy.
Whatever you celebrate, The Green Miles wishes you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a Happy Festivus! I just hope your Festivus pole is made out of recycled aluminum.