‘Christian’ Conservative: Jesus Wouldn’t Want Me To Care About Global Warming

What would Jesus do about climate change? According to one self-described Christian, not much. 

Conservative pundit Erick Erickson fired off a tweet Wednesday saying his savior called on him to be a good steward for the planet… but that concept doesn’t extend to global warming:

I worship Jesus, not Mother Earth. He calls us all to be good stewards of the planet, but doesn’t mean I have to care about global warming.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 31, 2017

The tweet drew a sharp response from many, including other Christians, and no small amount of bemusement from Erickson, who suggested people read the replies to get “your laugh for the night.” 

Here’s a sampling: 

Well it’s gunna really suck for Jesus when he returns and most of the planet is under water.

— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) May 31, 2017

If you think Jesus cares more about oil profiteering than protecting the earth you are reading the wrong book, my dude.

— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) May 31, 2017

I worship Jesus, not the poor. He calls us all to feed the hungry, but that doesn’t mean I have to care about starving people.

— Laura Robinson (@LauraRbnsn) May 31, 2017

Even Jesus is saying, “Jesus Christ!” while trying to figure out how stupid this statement is.

— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) May 31, 2017

“Say what now?” pic.twitter.com/frKuoOVR3G

— Wristoph Waltz (@LoneDangerous) May 31, 2017

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh shit…you’re serious.

— Kris M. Wernowsky (@kriswernowsky) May 31, 2017

I took a night to think about how to actually respond to you and here it is. I am asking St. Francis to pray for you.

— Audrey Assad (@audreyassad) June 1, 2017

That’s like saying you love your pets but you’re not concerned about feeding them.

— Zak McIntyre (@zakmcintyre) May 31, 2017


— Simon Curtis (@simoncurtis) May 31, 2017

“You’re doing it wrong.”

— Kim (@mimimama516) May 31, 2017

As a Christian I can say that this is without a doubt the most ludicrous statement to come down in a while. https://t.co/Nz43LRsWpU

— Maury Brown (@BizballMaury) May 31, 2017

Climate change as a reality is affirmed by every Christian body from the Vatican to the protestant and orthodox World Council of Churches.

— Rev.Dr. Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) May 31, 2017

Can you explain to me how being “good stewards of the planet” excludes caring about global warming?

— Alexandra Cheney (@alexandracheney) May 31, 2017


— T (@Mindovermagik) May 31, 2017

This is what is called cognitive dissonance. The irony is lost on @EWErickson. https://t.co/8Rq5hTw9Bz

— SpinDoctor (@SpinDr) June 1, 2017

“He calls us all to be good stewards of the planet, but doesn’t mean I have to care about global warming.” Uh, that’s exactly what it means.

— Christian Delante (@DelanteMedia) May 31, 2017

In other words God calls you to take care of the Earth but that doesn’t mean you have to do it. Gotcha.

— Bill Cullen (@oracle_head) May 31, 2017

Jesus would want you to save the Earth. He liked to give back.

— Sean O’Leary (@stholeary) May 31, 2017

I didn’t think there was a “but” after anything Jesus said but wtf do I know I’m just a person who reads.

— White Whineocide (@scarlito82) June 1, 2017

Sounds like Erick is having his own covfefe moment .

— Harbor Hound8 (@harborhound8) May 31, 2017

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