The dire predictions of many environmentalists fit neatly with the apocalyptic visions of right-wing evangelical Christians turning them against environmental protection, according to Grist Magazine. Why worry about the future of the ecosphere when Jesus is due back any day? Doing so apparently stands in the way of the Second Coming.
James Watt, Ronald Reagan's Secretary of the Interior and a devout evangelical Christian, once told a congressional committee: "God gave us these things to use. After the last tree is felled, Christ will come back." You can't get any clearer than that.
The ascendency of the Christian right to political power has ominous implications for environmental policy. The Grist article has all the particulars. Must be read to be believed.
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