A group of evangelical Christians is trying to encourage other evangelicals to take more responsibility for global warming by running a nation-wide television ad starting today.While the ad is running on several cable channels, Nashville is one of seven cities where the ad will run on local stations, carried here by the local Fox affiliate.
The Evangelical Climate Initiative has the support of 86 evangelical leaders, but the Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention isn’t supporting it. Richard Land is president of the S-B-C’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
“My signing this document would be taken as meaning that the majority of Southern Baptists have a consensus and support of this, this particular statement which is that global warming is a fact number one and that human beings are a major cause of global warming.”
And Land says that’s not the case. The Evangelical Climate Initiative says it’s spent over half a million dollars on the ads nationwide, which includes a print version that ran in the New York Times in early February.