"Is God Green?" airs on many PBS stations tonight

According to a story in the LA Times, Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" didn't reach Christian evangelicals, a group that is eager to join the fight against global warming. Tonight on many PBS stations, Bill Moyers presents "Is God Green," a documentary supported by Rev. Richard Cizik of the National Assn. of Evangelicals.
Said Cizik in the Times: "We tried to get evangelicals to go see 'Inconvenient Truth,' but they just wouldn't go, even when we offered free tickets. I respect Mr. Gore for telling the truth, but he's not the best messenger in our community. For our people, this has to be presented as a moral issue. And a lot of people simply wouldn't accept Al Gore, God bless him, as a spokesman on moral issues."

So the immoral former vice president gives way to Moyers, a reborn Christian. Moyers is charged with presenting an issue that puts green evangelicals in a politcal quandary. They support Pres. Bush and his opposition to abortion and gay marriage but are also resentful of his close ties to oil companies and reluctance to stop global warming.

Moyers feels the Republication addiction of many religious leaders such as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson demonized the environmental movement because it was supported by Hollywood liberals.

There are religious leaders who still call global warming "the greatest hoax ever perpetuated on the American people," so Moyers and his followers have a tough assignment. Should be worth watching.

[Source: LA Times]

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