Monday, March 10, 2008

Southern Baptist leaders go green

Via the AP,
NEW YORK - In a major shift, a group of Southern Baptist leaders said their denomination has been “too timid” on environmental issues and has a biblical duty to stop global warming.

The declaration, signed by the president of the Southern Baptist Convention among others and released Monday, shows a growing urgency about climate change even within groups that once dismissed claims of an overheating planet as a liberal ruse.
It's easy to make light of this, but it really is a big deal.

Don't forget that this is the same group that waited until 1995 -- the 130th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation -- to finally give up on slavery.

This is real progress.

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