Just when you thought you'd heard everything, along comes Pat Robertson suddenly announcing, by golly, there just might be something to this global climate change stuff. As reported all over the place:
The Reverend Pat Robertson says he hasn't been a believer in global warming in the past, but this summer's record-breaking heat is -- quote -- "making a convert out of me."
On his "700 Club" broadcast, Robertson said, "It is getting hotter, and the icecaps are melting and there is a buildup of carbon dioxide in the air."
Switching sides on an issue that divides evangelical Christians, Robertson said, "We really need to address the burning of fossil fuels."
The religious broadcaster told viewers, "If we are contributing to the destruction of this planet, we need to do something about it."
Now, this news will no doubt upset a bunch of Pat's buddies.
Just the other day a group of "clergy" and friends called the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance at an event hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation came out saying this global warming stuff is a pack of malarky. At the event they spoke of their just issued report titled "A Call to Truth, Prudence, and the Protection of the Poor: An Evangelical Response to Global Warming." In that report, the Alliance presents "evidence" arguing against the extent and significance -- and possibly even the existence -- of the "purported scientific consensus" on catastrophic, human-induced global warming.
According to AgapePress, an Alliance spokesman, Professor Kenneth Chilton, feels Christians need to have a more balanced view of environmentalism. He says God made human beings to be stewards of the Earth, and they should not be made to feel guilty for using its resources.
And now along comes the very right reverand Mr. Robertson to muck things up.