Mystified by all the news lately that “conservative, evangelical Christians” have suddenly become very worried about climate change when none of your conservative, evangelical Christian friends have done so?
There’s a pretty easy explanation, the old newspaper editor’s rule of thumb: “Dog bites man, no news. Man bites dog, news.” News, because it’s so unusual.
America’s mainstream media always go gaga when they can find a few outspoken conservative, evangelical Christians toeing the liberal party line on some social issue—whether abortion, homosexuality, same-sex “marriage,” or environmentalism—even if in their cases “conservative” describes solely their theological, not their political, views.
That’s clearly the case regarding feverish reports in everything from the New York Times to ClimateProgress, (i.e., from pretty far Left to way out in the wild Green yonder) where reporters with little or no background on any significant aspect of the issue—whether it be scientific debate over global warming, or skyrocketing electricity rates driven by renewable energy, or the decades-long divide between politically liberal (small minority) and politically conservative (large majority) evangelicals—bent over backward to create the appearance of near-unanimity among evangelicals in support of EPA’s new rule. Click here to continue reading at Townhall.com.