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In a First, Fox Trashes Evangelical Christians...Who Believe in Global Warming

Reported by Melanie - February 9, 2006

Evangelical Christians are usually welcomed with open arms on Fox News but apparently the thought of evangelical Christians believing in global warming is too much for Fox to take. After all, believing that global warming is a real thing is heresy, not necessarily against God, but against those other gods, the radicals in the Bush administration.

A group of evangelical Christians, including 85 evangelical Christian leaders, have banded together to form a group called the Evangelical Climate Initiative. The group has produced a television ad urging Christians to become involved in the issue of global warming and it placed a full page ad in today's New York Times. Neil Cavuto hosted two of the group's leaders on Your World today (February 9, 2006), but before they were introduced, he prejudiced his audience by associating the group with (according to the teachings of Fox) the nearly-communist New York Times, hedonistic "Hollywood," whacked-out Al Gore, and a Kennedy, the family that's liberal to the point of insanity.

The segment opened with a clip from the group's television ad. The announcer said: "As Christians, our faith in Jesus Christ compels us to love our neighbors and to be stewards of God's creation. The good news is that with God's help, we can stop global warming for our kids, our world, and our Lord." Then Cavuto appeared on screen and said: This ad is part of "a massive advertising campaign" by a group headed "by 85 evangelical Christian leaders who are sounding the alarm about global warming. They even took out a full page ad in today's New York Times. It is an issue that has been pretty much owned by Hollywood and the likes of Al Gore and Robert Kennedy, so can these men of God do something these folks could not - convince America to get serious about global warming?"

It gets worse.

Cavuto asked his first question of David Clark, Ph.D. "You are in sync with Hollywood on this, or much of Hollywood. What makes your call different?"

Clark said, "This is not a partisan issue...it's a humanitarian issue...because we are called to be keepers, the biblical word is stewards...of this wonderful Earth...we must speak out when we see it threatened as we do now by global warming."

Cavuto turned to Paul DeVries, Ph.D., and made the Exxon-Mobil argument against global warming: "There are people who can respectively [sic] differ here and say that we have no way of knowing what could be just climate changes built on nothing more than weather cycles than global warming. Why are you so sure this is global warming?"

DeVries said, "We may not know all the effects of the different kinds of exhaust or the way that we're polluting the Earth, but we do have to be careful to preserve a healthy environment for our children, and our grandchildren, and our great grandchildren."

Cavuto: "Dr. Clark, there are going to be many who don't buy global warming who will say, well now, this religious sect of our society has gone kooky with Hollywood. How would you answer that?"

Clark said we aren't "tree huggers." He said, "We're thoughtful, well informed people who are expressing a concern that since we believe the Earth was created by God and given to us to enjoy...we are people who are thoughtful people who are very concerned about the future." If global warming "is not the effect of pollution, you could argue that we probably still are wise to err in the direction of cleaning up the air, just because of health matters, to say nothing of global warming."

Cavuto, still trying to link the two guests and their group to crazy lefty liberals said, "Well, Dr. DeVries, would you be willing to team up with Al Gore or some of the biggest proponents of global warming, those in Hollywood as well, to push that?"

DeVries said, "We're motivated by the biblical principles and we'd be glad to work with anybody." He said they met with five Senators yesterday, and that "at the very core of creation, the very core of nature is God's own presence and to honor God is to protect his world."

Comment: As you can see, the two guests were persistent and eloquent in making their point. Unfortunately, Fox's audience likely thought more about other things, namely their hatred of the "liberal media," of lefty Hollywood, of the crazed Al Gore, and all-things-vicious about the dread Kennedy family.

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