“many white Christians believe God won’t let climate change destroy the earth”
There are reports which indicate some of these fires are the result of arson, but why let that stand in the way of a narrative?
The College Fix reports:
Professor: White Christians deny climate change while west coast burns
A professor of women, gender and sexuality studies at Oregon State University is claiming white Christians “turn away from the root causes of [climate] devastation” even while fires devastate western regions of the country.
In a Baptist News op-ed, Susan Shaw asserts “the intensity and scope” of the current wildfires in Oregon are the result of climate change/global warming, yet many in the Christian community do not believe in the phenomenon.
“Just over half of white mainline Protestants agree that climate change is a crisis or major problem,” Shaw says. “Only 44% of white evangelicals say the same. Nearly a quarter say it’s not a problem at all.
“Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus on the role of human activity in climate change, only about 40% of white mainline Protestants, 45% of white Catholics, and 28% of white evangelicals accept this fact.”
Lest you think the prof simply is zeroed in on the science (or “science,” if you prefer), she points out that 70% of Democrats believe in climate change (as opposed to 22% of the GOP), and that white evangelicals overwhelmingly back President Trump — who’s “offered no words of consolation or support to the West” during the current crisis, and has attempted “to roll back more than 100 environmental protection regulations.”
Shaw notes “many white Christians believe God won’t let climate change destroy the earth” while others “see climate-related disasters as signs of the end times.”
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.