Sticking with the theme of unexpected allies, evangelical Christians may turn out to be one of the strongest political forces to pressure the Bush administration to get serious about climate change. A recent survey of evangelicals showed that almost 75% support causes to reduce global warming and 70% believe global warming will pose a serious threat to future generations. 50% even said that steps to curb climate change need to be taken today even if there is a high economic cost. Evangelicals felt strongly that God has commanded humanity to take care of the earth and that government and business care too much about money.
Of course, the reason evangelical leaders haven't provided leadership on this issue is because the gays are trying to destroy the world through gay marriage right now. Global warming won't kill us for another 20 or 30 years.
Speaking of gays, I smell a wedge issue the Republicans better worry about. Big business vs. evangelicals. The survey data shows an iceberg ahead for the Grand Old Partyboat. That is, if the Democratic leadership is smart enough to realize it.
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