As explained in some detail in this morning’s Weekly Briefing, the McCrory administration has been playing some serious hardball with respect the Bonner Bridge controversy. Today, however, we learned of another critic of the North Carolina environmental advocacy community with even more and powerful political tools at his/her disposal: God.
According to the Rev. Mark Creech, the Executive Director of North Carolina’s Christian Action League (that’s him on the left – Creech, not God), those who side with environmental groups in favor of a longer and more sustainable bridge to replace the existing Bonner Bridge are acting counter to the Divine Plan. Creech said the following in an article that he authored and that was recently published in, among other places, the Christian Post:
“Most people in North Carolina and the nation have been deeply impacted by a cultural Christian worldview, even though they may not know or acknowledge it. The Book of Genesis teaches that mankind is to ‘[b]e fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion…over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Gen. 1:28). Jesus taught that human beings, made in the image of God, are of much more value than animals. On one occasion the Savior said, ‘Look at the birds of the air…Are you not of more value than they?’ (Mt. 6:26). On another occasion, He demonstrably stated, ‘Of how much more value is a man than a sheep!’ (Mt. 12:12). The biblical worldview on the environment is that we should responsibly ‘subdue’ (subjugate, restrain, control) and develop the earth and its natural resources in a way that best benefits the human race.
Contrast the Christian worldview with the viewpoint of militant environmentalists and you’ll see there’s a divide wider than the Bonner Bridge. Many believe in ‘untouched nature’ as their ideal. Thus they subvert building projects via lawsuits to protect some species of animal, bird, and even insect life. Some go so far as to argue the human population should be drastically scaled back to save the earth….
The Bonner Bridge closing is a case in point as to how our worldview affects us for either good or bad. Moreover, it demonstrates that when some point of view other than a biblical worldview is granted supremacy in public-policy, it inevitably results in harm to God’s crowning and most beloved creative achievement – man.”
Got that? Those who want to protect the Earth and the wondrous creations that fill it (both human and non-human) are actually acting counter to God’s will. Thanks for clearing that up Rev. Creech! Next on tap from the good reverend, no doubt: An essay on the benefits of expanded use of mountain top removal to produce more coal and the evils of using solar power because of dangerous links between ancient Pagan religions and sun worship. Stay tuned!
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