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Evangelical Christian Lobbyist

Rev. Richard Cizik, an evangelical Christian lobbyist and vice president for governmental affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals, is an environmental activist. He admits that the environment is a divine creation and must be protected by humans. Rev. Cizik has experienced the reactions of the evangelical church in general when issues like this are brought to light. "Simply for standing up and saying, 'Climate change is real, the science is solid, we have to care about this issue because of the impact on the poor' -- why would that be controversial? Well, I'm sorry to say, it is controversial and there are people who want to take my head off," stated Cizik. One of the crucial points he emphasizes is that evangelical Christians can be a political force that can make a difference by taking a stand and exercising our privileges and responsibilities as stewards of God’s creation. He reminds us that, “We're tenant-landlords and we will have to return it at some point, at the end of time, to God who made it. And are we going to return it in the condition it was made?"

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While Rev. Cizik is right about the environment and our role in protecting it, he fails to stress the fact that factory farming is polluting the environment, contributing to global warming, to health problems and to the suffering of billions of animals every day. A plant-based diet helps protect the environment and the creatures that live in it. Our hope is that religious leaders realize that there cannot be peace and healing on Earth as long as animals are exploited and tortured for profit and for their flesh.

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