I read Dr. Russell Moore’s testimony to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, and it’s a careful reflection on the climate change debate from an evangelical perspective. Dr. Moore does not go along with the Sojourner wing of evangelicalism which has been trying to downgrade life-issues within the consciences of evangelicals. This fact was apparent in Dr. Moore ‘s testimony when he argued the following:
“Evangelical Christians are concerned that any public policy proposals on global warming do not compromise the uniqueness and dignity of humanity. . . Any public policy proposal on global climate change that seeks to enlist the support of evangelicals must address the role of population control in such an agenda. This is especially true in an era when millions of unborn children every year, in the United States alone, lose their lives to abortion; when governments such as that of China coercively determine family size. Evangelical global warming activists assure us they remain committed to the sanctity of human life; and I believe them. But those who are still unsure of the precise contribution of human beings to climate change will be especially attentive to whether any proposalâ€”even one we can support otherwiseâ€”does not sacrifice the dignity of human life.”
I certainly couldn’t have said it better myself.