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Gore Calls Christians a "Blight to the Environment"-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor: The
email contains a quote said to be from Al Gore's Book "Earth in
Balance." The quote says Christians refuse to
accept the earth as our "sacred mother" and are a
dangerous threat to the survival of humanity. Gore is also
quoted as saying that Christians are a "blight to the
environment" and that believing in Bible prophecy is
is a hoax. Al Gore's book is actually titled "Earth
In the Balance" and TruthOrFiction.com has not found the
statement on page 342 or anywhere else.
On the face of it, it's an absurd quote and despite Mr. Gore's
commitment to environmentalism, it is doubtful that he would have said
it. Both Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are long-time members
of Protestant churches and regard themselves as Christians.
Even if Gore believed that Christians were the "blight of the
environment", none of his advisors would let him make such an
outlandish statement publicly, especially while running for the
At this writing, TruthOrFiction.com has traced this back to a
religious website, which apparently published the quote without
checking Al Gore's book.
A real example of the story as it has
THE NOTORIOUS QUOTE OF
accept the earth as our sacred mother, these
Christians have become
a dangerous threat to the survival
of humanity. They are
the blight on the environment and
to believe in Bible
prophecy is unforgivable."
--VP Al Gore, in his
EARTH IN BALANCE, p.342
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