Re: [asa] Dobson

From: David Opderbeck <>
Date: Mon Mar 05 2007 - 20:44:49 EST

Well, it was pretty stupid of Cizik to mention population control. That
feeds the worst fears of folks like Dobson. Frankly, it scares me as well,
and I think Dobson's comment about forced abortion and infanticide in China
is right on point. Christian environmentalists need to acknowledge that the
environmental movement was dead wrong about the "population explosion" and
must distance Christian responses to problems like gobal warming from the
"secular" environmental movement's untoward emphasis on population control.

On 3/5/07, Carol or John Burgeson <> wrote:
> Dobson seems to have followed Falwell in dissing Global Warming.
> Burgy
> Date: March 5, 2007
> From: Focus on the Family
> Dr. Dobson, Evangelical Leaders
> Challenge Global-Warming Rhetoric
> Letter urges National Association of Evangelicals to restrain its D.Cspokesman.
> In a letter to the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), James C.
> Dobson, Ph.D., chairman of Focus on the Family Action, joined other
> pro-family leaders in urging the NAE to refrain from taking a position on
> the controversial and divisive topic of global warming and other issues.
> NAE official Richard Cizik, who works in the group's Washington, D.C.,
> office, has told the media it's indisputable that human activity has
> contributed to global warming and has encouraged evangelicals to make it a
> top issue. On other occasions, he's said evangelicals "must confront
> population control."
> "We ask," Dobson and the others wrote, "how is population control going to
> be achieved, if not by promoting abortion, the distribution of condoms to
> the young and even by infanticide in China and elsewhere? Is this where
> Richard Cizik would lead us?"
> To demonstrate that not all evangelicals are on board with global-warming
> alarmism, the letter references a statement by the Interfaith Stewardship
> Alliance that challenges common assumptions about global warming.

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