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A coalition of conservative Christian groups have teamed up with the Cornwall Alliance to prove once and for all that…the environmental movement is ruining the world?!

Yes, friends, you heard correctly. In a new 12-part DVD series (12 PARTS!) Resisting The Green Dragon, members of the religious right warn that eco-conscious individuals are “striving to put America and the world under its destructive control.” Spooky central.

In the video, an array of Christian leaders shake their fist at the green movement, or as they call it “the green dragon” for spreading lies and seducing children.

“One of the greatest threats to society and the church today is the multifaceted environmentalist movement,” says Cornwall Alliance founder and national spokesman Dr. E. Calvin Beisner. “There isn’t an aspect of life that it doesn’t seek to force into its own mold.”

In one priceless moment, Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Dr. Richard Land, says, “Environmentalists have a long history of believing and promoting exaggerations and myths.” Well, if that ain’t the pot calling the kettle black…

Like all good 12-part series, of course, there is a highlights reel, which we thought you sort of had to see. So grab some popcorn, gather the family, and check out this preview for the greatest comedy film of 2010.

  • http://www.beforewisdom.com beforewisdom

    How can ignorant bigots say that environmentalists control the country when they’ve told us that Jews already do? :)

  • AnimuX

    Basically, with the state of politics in the USA right now, the extreme right will attempt to lump every left-sounding issue into the same pile in order to demonize it all together.

    As if a desire to have clean air, water and poison free food is actually the shadowy hand of Al Gore [tin foil hat -on -]…’in his latest attempts to take over the world through eco-communist revolution’.

    The rhetoric has reached a new normal where it doesn’t matter how crazy or ignorant they sound as long as they’re talking smack about something perceived to be “liberal” in US politics.

    Unfortunately, thanks to generous spending by energy lobbies, gun lobbies, and agricultural lobbies, the desire to live sustainably in a healthy world has been branded as ‘loony’ at best and ‘treasonous’ at worst.

  • georgina

    Wow…ok, so environmentalism is dangerous because it creates awareness that Christians did not possess before, therefore it is steering them away from their teachings? And they call environmentalism a cult?
    Sounds like a cult calling us a “cult”!

    Now knowing that i belong to a group that seeks the improvement of the state of the environment is such an evil thing to do, i am feeling naughty ;)

    My question is, other than creating awareness, why is the movement so bad that Christian leaders feel like they have to come out and do all they can to stop it in its tracks? Is it a distraction from what they believe in? People have the right to decide to believe in something/someone and at the same time worry about the environment, it happens all the time, so why are they so worried?

    • Anonymous

      The Koch brothers have a lot of money to lose if they have to follow clear air and water laws. It is a lot cheaper for them to create a Green Dragon straw man, slander it and send the religious right after it. They have a whole system.

  • Whoever…

    Religions…

    What a load of crap – all of them!

    christianity has killed more people than hitler, stalin and mussolini together.
    Ever heard of the crusades, the inquisition and the black plague? Regarding this last one, some ‘alternative’ historians believe that during that time christians – and in particular catholics – saw cats as demonic creatures and ordered them to be killed by the thousands; the black plague was transmitted by a parasite carried by rats… which animals had the population of rats under control in the towns back then? Cats!

    And what about current religious conflicts?

    I say to ‘hell’ with all religions, their leaders and their ‘zombified’ followers.

    Oh, and I’m a very spiritual (the opposite of religious) person :)

  • BanTheFurTrade

    Pot calling the kettle black, indeed. You could substitute “environmentalism” for “Christianity” in every one of those statements. That would make them more accurate. More people need to wake up and realize that ALL religions are nothing but ancient myths. It’s a harsh reality, but this life–and this earth–are all we have.

  • Chris H.

    When you realize that all forms of religion were created for the purpose of manipulating the masses (before the advent of mass media), then religion starts to make more sense.

    In this particular case, we’re dealing with a group that is more interested in money than in spiritual enlightenment, and when representatives of certain, very wealthy, industries show up at their door, with suitcases full of money, asking them to promote particular beliefs among their flock, and beyond, well, it’s like they hear a calling…

  • Chris H.

    Some of the groups behind this anti-environment propaganda include:

    American Family Association

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Family_Association

    “The American Family Association (AFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes conservative Christian values such as traditional marriage, anti-pornography, and pro-life activism, as well as other public policy goals such as deregulation of the oil industry and lobbying against the Employee Free Choice Act.”

    and,

    Family Research Council

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Research_Council

    “In 2010, the Family Research Council was classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

    and,

    Wallbuilders/David Barton

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WallBuilders

    “Rev. Randolph Bracy, president of the Orange County, Florida chapter of the NAACP has referred to Barton as a “Holocaust-denier, an anti-Semite and someone who has called for the death penalty for gay and lesbian people”, stating that Barton has “a long history of being related to the worst fringes of our society.”

    It’s always good to have a little background information on the people who wrap themselves in the cloak of Christianity, and then start telling others how they should live their lives.

  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    wow, it seems the posters on this topic are all profesors of Religion and have studied “religion” into detail ! :-P

    the blind hate is so obvious, if these haters would have the power there would be rivers of blood from all the religious people they would kill, i love it !!
    Never mind that most of the worlds population is religious and that there are thousands of religions. The enormous diversity and the enormous amount of religious people makes it a bit dificult to demonise all religions, i think.
    Take a look at Buddism, they promote vegetarianism, doesnt sound too bad to me.

    • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

      and how about the Dalai Lama, religious leader of the Tibetians ?
      In other words, the Chinese are doing a good job rooting out the religious evil in Tibet, eh. Don’t forget, China is communist and deeply against religion.

      Is there a diference between the right christain nutters and the opinion of some posters ?

  • http://thenaturaleye.com @pdjmoo

    SEE: AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD« The Natural Eye Project http://ow.ly/3sq8Y
    I think this video is really scary. This is what pure fear looks like and is to be expected. It is like a declaration of war against a perceived enemy that threatens your known way of life, belief systems and power structures. Not understanding that without Nature we humans do not exist! It will get even more intense before the new paradigm breaks through – “We are all in this together on Good Ship Planet Earth” Nature is sick, very sick and we will all have to put aside our worn-out, old petty differences, divisions and separations if we are to survive as a species. But first the last big fight.
    FEAR of Change, in particular something as huge and transformational as this paradigm shift, can be terrifying and almost impossible to comprehend. There is no road map for where we are going. With all the old structures and familiar ways of being on this planet crumbling and no longer working; and no cut and dried, tried and true solutions in front of us, It’s scary alright. It can feel as if there is nothing familiar to hang on to, so we thrash around trying to reel the old back into our control.
    Human nature is at play here. Nothing short of planetary transformation is ahead of us. The default reaction is to bury heads in the sand and fight to keep the old familiar formats in place that brought us to this brink – while pretending everything is fine and perhaps it will all go away. Well this time it won’t. We are in deep trouble, the planet is very sick and this video is a reflection of that sickness.
    … For a Greater Explanation: PLEASE SEE- AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD« The Natural Eye Project http://ow.ly/3sq8Y also @pdjmoo

    • crumpets are yummy

      It is an illusion to expect healthy, balanced lives without a healthy, balanced natural world. Her health is our health

      Some good stuff there off that link…well worth a read!

      Thx for posting

  • http://www.all-creatures/gcm Jan Fredericks

    WHAT?? We are suppose to have ‘wise dominion’ as stewards over the earth, but people who care about the environment tell lies, etc?
    Are these real followers of Jesus?
    Do they teach about God’s compassion for animals?
    Do they send animals to 3rd world countries where they don’t have food and water to feed themselves and animals?
    We (including these people) will be held accountable for every creature (Hebrews 4:13).
    They should also read Nu. 11:31-35 about the meat the Israelites desired. While the quail was still in their mouths, they died and were buried in the Graves of Greed.
    I wish Christians would ‘WAKE UP’ and teach the whole truth.
    “THY WILL BE DONE, THY KINGDOM COME ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.” JESUS
    DON’T FOLLOW FALSE TEACHERS.

    GOD’S CREATURES MINISTRY

  • Robert

    “elevates nature above the needs of people” Why is it so easy to forget that without nature we are all dead?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Remy-Chevalier/754430220 Remy Chevalier

    Environmentalists are minions of Lucifer who was cast down to Earth and now trying to save his only home from the crassness of lowly humans, because when Spock and the Scientologists set off the Genesis Bomb, the Earth will be magically restored and all evil cast back into the bottomless pit. Rob Zombie to the rescue with his organic coffee! Anyone who claims to be Jesus is automatically the Anti-Christ because Christ can’t return until the Anti-Christ has ruled for seven years. In other words please allow the Trilateral Commission to impose their multi-national dictator so we can get this over with. That’s why right wing Christians fund development on the West Bank to trigger the last battle and Christ can return in his sword of fire. Did you take notes?

    • crumpets are yummy

      Thats sounds about right…these religious nutters are just a pox on all the earth…God really needs to remind them that he made the earth and he saw that it was good…well it was good until these sons of Satan started trashing it…

      God, please tell your evil subjects to wake up to themselves and stop thinking that they are all holier than though and better than everyone else. God, let them see that the earth is our hoe and we shouldn’t destroy our home..it is after all the only one we have.

      God are you listening?

      Better still God, send the seven plagues again and wipe these cretins out.

  • crumpets are yummy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggwu5sWU0Mo

    more nutters to be found here

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Remy-Chevalier/754430220 Remy Chevalier

      Thanks for this, hadn’t seen it. I’m amazed he stuck around for 7 parts of this torture. The quantity of comments vs the few people who actually took the time to sit through this is amazing, but I just don’t have the energy to sort wheat from chaff, but there’s some pretty funny ones. We’ve shrunk to this level of debate, wasting our time on this while we need to get busy. Noah was all by himself, at least we’re many working to build a new green society that stands a chance of survival.

  • Anonymous

    You are right.

    But not all of us hear that call. Some of us have other values. I want you to know, David Koch came to my house to meet me just before the November 2010 election. I suppose I failed my big job interview with him when I told him that we would have to get off of oil. I really meant it.

    I also have the moral authority to say so, right to his face so I did. I knew he was a rich oil man, that was more than obvious. That is why I said it to him.

    When I found out who he was two months later I was very flattered that he had visited me. I was also very amused, you see when he and his friend drove by, I was out gardening. So when I shook hands with them, my right hand was all muddy – so I shook hands with him with the left!

    That just really tickled my funny bone when I found out who it was, because I was doing a project I called “the walk of Jesus,” so that left hand thing was just too funny.

    I also went out and bought myself some jewelry. I’d never been visited by a billionaire before. I’d partied with millionaires, but this was my first time meeting a billionaire. I’ve been name dropping it ever since.

    If I meet him again, I’m buying myself another ring, a ruby. I know what I want to discuss too, industrial hemp. I figure he would know about the economics as it is a useful raw material in his industry and some people claim it could replace fossil fuel oil. I’d like to know what he thinks of that idea.

    He actually said nice things about meeting me, but doubled down on their silly ‘Green Dragon’ non-sense attack of the defenders of the environment.

    So I took it personally and gave myself a promotion. It was really good for my ego. I was very depressed, so I needed it. Every time I look at my hand and see that ring, it reminds me that one of the richest men on earth came to my house just to visit me.

    That is a neat trick. I figure it must have been something I said.