What would Jesus do about climate change? According to one self-described Christian, not much.
Conservative pundit Erick Erickson fired off a tweet Wednesday saying his savior called on him to be a good steward for the planet… but that concept doesn’t extend to global warming:
I worship Jesus, not Mother Earth. He calls us all to be good stewards of the planet, but doesn’t mean I have to care about global warming.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 31, 2017
The tweet drew a sharp response from many, including other Christians, and no small amount of bemusement from Erickson, who suggested people read the replies to get “your laugh for the night.”
Well it’s gunna really suck for Jesus when he returns and most of the planet is under water.
— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) May 31, 2017
If you think Jesus cares more about oil profiteering than protecting the earth you are reading the wrong book, my dude.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) May 31, 2017
I worship Jesus, not the poor. He calls us all to feed the hungry, but that doesn’t mean I have to care about starving people.
— Laura Robinson (@LauraRbnsn) May 31, 2017
Even Jesus is saying, “Jesus Christ!” while trying to figure out how stupid this statement is.
— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) May 31, 2017
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh shit…you’re serious.
— Kris M. Wernowsky (@kriswernowsky) May 31, 2017
I took a night to think about how to actually respond to you and here it is. I am asking St. Francis to pray for you.
— Audrey Assad (@audreyassad) June 1, 2017
That’s like saying you love your pets but you’re not concerned about feeding them.
— Zak McIntyre (@zakmcintyre) May 31, 2017
“You’re doing it wrong.”
— Kim (@mimimama516) May 31, 2017
As a Christian I can say that this is without a doubt the most ludicrous statement to come down in a while. https://t.co/Nz43LRsWpU
— Maury Brown (@BizballMaury) May 31, 2017
Climate change as a reality is affirmed by every Christian body from the Vatican to the protestant and orthodox World Council of Churches.
— Rev.Dr. Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) May 31, 2017
Can you explain to me how being “good stewards of the planet” excludes caring about global warming?
— Alexandra Cheney (@alexandracheney) May 31, 2017
“He calls us all to be good stewards of the planet, but doesn’t mean I have to care about global warming.” Uh, that’s exactly what it means.
— Christian Delante (@DelanteMedia) May 31, 2017
In other words God calls you to take care of the Earth but that doesn’t mean you have to do it. Gotcha.
— Bill Cullen (@oracle_head) May 31, 2017
Jesus would want you to save the Earth. He liked to give back.
— Sean O’Leary (@stholeary) May 31, 2017
I didn’t think there was a “but” after anything Jesus said but wtf do I know I’m just a person who reads.
— White Whineocide🍫🥛 (@scarlito82) June 1, 2017
Sounds like Erick is having his own covfefe moment 😂🤣😂.
— Harbor Hound8 (@harborhound8) May 31, 2017