Cornwall Alliance is at war with the Pope
The Cornwall Alliance is a US based ‘coalition of theologians, pastors, ministry leaders, scientists, economists, policy experts, and committed laymen – an evangelical voice promoting environmental stewardship and economic development built on Biblical principles’ – and right now they are gunning for Pope Francis over the issue of global warming.
A cockamamie document entitled “The Cornwall Declaration On Environmental Stewardship” rejects notions such as human-induced climate change and over-population, and the Alliance, according to this report, was quick to lash out at the Pope this week when he announced he would soon be issuing a “rare encyclical on the environment and climate change”, as well as convene a summit of the world’s religious leaders to address climate change.
Pope Francis will also address the United Nations General Assembly with a view toward influencing the upcoming UN meeting on climate change in Paris this year.
Earlier the Pope harshly condemned:
The monopolizing of lands, deforestation, the appropriation of water, inadequate agro-toxics that are some of the evils that tear man from the land of his birth.
Climate change, the loss of biodiversity and deforestation are already showing their devastating effects in the great cataclysms we witness.
The Pope’s most recent announcement drew a harsh rebuke from the Alliance, whose spokesman, Calvin Beisner, above, said that regardless of his position as Pope, or intent to help mankind:
Francis will be opposed by the powerful US evangelical movement.
The Koch-funded “Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation” had previously issued a biblical declaration labeling the American environmental movement a dirty false religion and “unbiblical”. It has stated that:
To believe in climate change is really an insult to God and will lead to tyranny.
Writing for Politicus USA, “Rmuse” said:
There is nothing whatsoever in any version of the Christian bible that refers to the American environmental movement as a religion, false or otherwise, or contrary to biblical principles. But American evangelicals cannot be expected to know the contents of an alleged holy book they refuse to read much less follow.
Beisner also warned the Pope that he had better “back off” talking about combating climate change saying that:
Although the Catholic church is correct on ethical principles, it has been misled on science. It follows that the policies the Vatican is promoting are incorrect. Our position reflects the views of millions of evangelical Christians in the US as well as the Koch brothers, above, who fund the Cornwall Alliance.
According to Wiki:
The brothers have mainly contributed to libertarian and conservative thinktanks and campaigns. They actively fund and support organizations that contribute significantly to Republican candidates, and that lobby against universal health care and climate change legislation.
There are some addressable issues in Beisner’s warning to Jesus Christ’s ‘representative on Earth’ to back off and stay out of the fossil fuel industry’s business of decimating the environment. The only ‘ethical’ principle evangelicals agree with Catholic doctrine on is controlling women by banning all forms of ‘unnatural birth control’.
That the Pope embraces the obvious science and empirical truth about anthropogenic climate change, and is joining the battle to assuage its destruction, is why the Kochs and their dirty energy cabal are funding the evangelical war against the Pope; to perpetuate the damage from climate change and their ungodly profits.
The writer concluded:
The Pope may not be an environmental champion yet, especially in America, but because he is the first Pope in generations to actually espouse the teachings of Jesus Christ, it is highly likely his war on global climate change will garner widespread support from the estimated 1.2 billion Catholic devotees around the world.
Still, with only millions of American “onward Christian soldiers” in the evangelical movement opposing the Pope, and unlimited Koch and oil industry money, one can only assume that the Koch war on the Pope will not end quickly; at least not in America.
There’s more about the Koch brothers here.