Recently, the National Association of Evangelicals sponsored a Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.  There, in a unanimous vote, the NAE adopted a statement affirming the commitment of evangelicals to the environment. While some call this vote a milestone, others like the Reverend Gerald Zandstra of the Acton Institute think otherwise. “The Judeo-Christian community for 5,000 years has taken its responsibility for the environment seriously.  What is new here is the road taken to express concern for the environment. The direction of the NAE carries a distinctly political tone. Religious leaders must beware of politically-savvy ideologues who seek to exploit the moral authority of evangelicals in service of morally-questionable policy.”

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