Monday, March 12, 2007

“If he [Richard Cizik, vice president for governmental affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals] cannot be trusted to articulate the views of American evangelicals on environmental issues, then we respectfully suggest that he be encouraged to resign his position with the NAE.” Wait a minute, James Dobson. Have you considered God’s views regarding the care of his creation? Wouldn’t that be more important than “the views of American evangelicals”?

The letter addressed to the chairman of the board of NAE starts by admitting the signers are not members of the organization. The letter makes it clear that the “family values” signers don’t want evangelicals to shift the emphasis away from great moral issues of our time such as the sanctity of life—which means unborn children and doesn’t apply as much to soldiers and civilians in Iraq.

How ironic for signer like Don Wildmon, Tony Perkins, James Dobson, Gary Bauer, and more to complain that media coverage of Cizik’s views has been characterized as representing evangelicals.


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