Rick Santorum Cribbing from ‘Cult of the Green Dragon’ Wingnuts?
There’s 12 DVD’s worth of material to delve into here Journalists.
What did Rick Santorum mean when he described President Obama’s environmental policy as being phony theology? Santorum is not the original source of this idea. The narrative is widespread in the Religious Right and has been accelerated through a partnership with big business and wealthy family foundations. This is the world of “Biblical economics,” a world in which unregulated free markets are holy and the opposition is literally demonic. It includes a 12-part DVD series produced by the Cornwall Alliance, featuring nationally-known Religious Right leaders and claims that environmentalism is a cult in competition with a Judeo-Christian biblical worldview. They have even given this competing religion a name - the Cult of the Green Dragon.
Santorum spoke in Ohio this past weekend about President Obama’s energy and environmental policy. He used the phrases “phony theology,” and “not a theology based on the Bible, but some different theology.” Santorum continued, describing global warming as follows.
“I refer to global warming as not climate science, but political science.”
This view of global warming as a liberal political ploy, and environmentalism as a competing theology with Christianity, has been enshrined in a 2010 video by the Cornwall Alliance titled Resisting the Green Dragon. A short edited trailer is embedded below.