March 11, 2005

3/11 - And then there's Reverend Jerry Falwell ...

The Hamster is one of our favorite websites here at SB. Check out this excerpt of quotes from the Reverend Jerry Falwell on the subject of global warming, which makes him vertiable bed fellows with Michael Crichton:

Q: Reverend Falwell, what is your opinion on the issue of global warming?
A: “I drive a GMC Suburban. And I have since the early ’70s. My wife drives one… I believe that global warming is a myth. And so, therefore, I have no conscience problems at all and I’m going to buy a Suburban next time.” [CNN, 11/20/02]

Q: But if global warming is a myth, as you say, what is the reasoning behind scientific experts who have stated that this phenomenon is a fact?
A: “The whole thing is created to destroy America’s free enterprise system and our economic stability.” [CNN, 11/20/02]

Q: And you really believe that the polluting practices of humans are having no effect on Planet Earth?
A: “It is God’s planet…and he’s taking care of it. And I don’t believe that anything we do will raise or lower the temperature one point.” [MSNBC, 12/3/02]

Posted by Randy Olson at March 11, 2005 01:34 PM

Hey, Jerry, Can you ask god to open up some new landfills for us and, while he's at it, lower the prices on petroleum? Oh--one more thing--can you get god to take care of the fish stocks we've depleted? I'd like some cod and salmon--and not the "new & genetically improved" salmon.

Of course, I'm LMAO at all of those god-fearing-christian-suburban-drivers. I drive a honda civic hybrid and I get better than 50 mpg.

Posted by: Jon Rusho at March 13, 2005 02:59 PM