SBC meeting rejects human-caused warming, government solutions
Child abuse and hate crimes resolutions too
Jul 10, 2007
The Southern Baptist Convention has rejected scientific claims that humans are to blame for global warming and dismissed governmental efforts to reverse it.
The delegates (called messengers) did not object to claims in the SBC annual meeting’s global-warming resolution that “scientific evidence does not support computer models of catastrophic human-induced global warming” and that major steps to reduce greenhouse gases would unfairly impact the world’s poorest people. They deleted the resolutions committee’s call for the U.S. government to do something about climate change. One messenger, Bob Carpenter of Cedar Street Baptist Church in Holt, Michigan, objected to the continued spending of tax dollars in search of solutions and said that private enterprise could do the job better.
Otherwise, Southern Baptists, meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, quickly approved several other resolutions June 13 without significant discussion. They included: