More from Tony Campolo and Gordon Aeschliman's book Everybody Wants to Change the World: Practical Ideas for Social Justice (Regal, 2006):
People who love Jesus should no more destroy the environment than rip to shreds the carefully painted canvas of a best friend. It is nothing but pure blasephemy to disrespect the creative work of God.
In the early 1970s, Republican president Richard Nixon introduced the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act and pushed for the protection of species, habitat and national physical wonders. Back then, you didn't have to be politically liberal to value the earth, and you didn't have to choose business over the environment to be politically conservative.