Question: Where should climate change rank in the order of evangelical priorities?
Transcript:I just happen to think it’s one of a host of important issues. Are they all important? Yes. You know I believe protecting the family, and protecting the unborn, and yes, even protecting the planet deserves a priority. Because I don’t see what good it does to say we’re going to protect the traditional family, if in the meantime the planet is in peril itself. Does that make sense? I don’t think so. So why shouldn’t climate change . . . Why shouldn’t creation care, God’s command, be just as important? I mean does it deserve a lesser importance because it’s caring for the earth? Well that is a kind of biblical heresy. In history gone by, it was known as gnosticism. It was to separate matter from spirit and say the spirit matters . . . matter itself. The earth doesn’t matter. And that a heresy. It’s biblical heresy. And so I happen to put these priorities at an equal level. I think they’re all important.
Recorded on: 6/25/07