Claim: In his book Earth in the Balance, Senator Al Gore wrote that Christians are a “blight on the environment” and that “to believe in Bible prophecy is unforgivable.”
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2000]
I have not read the book but since this came from a source I trust I do not hesitate to post it.
“Refusing to 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 book
Origins: Neither this quote nor anything like it appears in Senator Al Gore’s 1992 book Earth in the Balance, on
Page 342 is part of a chapter entitled “A Global Marshall Plan” and contains a discussion about publicizing the acts of companies that violate environmental rules in order to put
public pressure on them to change their ways. The only reference to religion in the entire chapter is a (supportive) paragraph about the Catholic church and contraception on
Religion in general and Christianity specifically are touched upon in
In short, only people who haven’t read this book could claim the cited quote came from it. Not surprisingly, those are the very people making the claim.
Last updated: 10 July 2007