Grist, of course, ran the definitive story on the Christian right’s relationship to environmentalism, but it wouldn’t hurt to go gather additional insights from this piece by Alexander Zaitchik. He asks, “If a slowly expanding majority of evangelical Christians in this country supports the regulation of industry to protect the environment, and if there is no clear Biblical injunction against doing so, why are the most vehement anti-environmentalists in American politics consistently found among the Christian Right?” If you guessed “close ties between the movement’s national leadership and industry,” well, give yourself a gold star.
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