Al 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 unforgivable.”
This 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 presidency.
At this writing, TruthOrFiction.com has traced this back to a religious website, which apparently published the quote without checking Al Gore’s book.