Sunday, August 21, 2005

Red And Green

A Christian cares more about taking care of the Earth than about earning a buck. Apparently, to Newsweek/MSNBC, this is big news.

Link to their piece on West Virginia librarian and seminary grad Allen Johnson, founder of Christians for the Mountains. He sounds like a good guy doing good work. What saddens us is that the media elite are amused or surprised by the idea of a Christian -- a "conservative," "red-state" Christian, as they are careful to mention -- who actually cares about something besides taxcutting and genital theology. And, being a major corporation themselves, they also chuckle condescendingly at the idea of a guy who only earns $20,000 per year "going up against the politically connected coal operators and wealthy lobbyists."

Folks, this is what Christians do. We take care of our neighbors, and our neighborhood, and the world God gave us. At least, that's what they taught me in my own small-town Sunday School. Of course, it could be my teachers had the wrong idea. After all, they weren't wealthy or politically connected, either.

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