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Mark Tooley Gives Evangelical Perspective on the Encyclical

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Mark Tooley, President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, reacts to the recent encyclical from an evangelical perspective:

The climate change issue is portrayed by the activists as being a moral issue and they put themselves forward as defenders of the oppressed and the poor around the world.  But, in fact, it is the poor, especially the extreme poor, who are the most arguably in need of increased access to what, at this point, only fossil fuels can provide.

See his full statement in the video below:

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Zack Pruitt Zack Pruitt holds a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and is the Founder and General Editor of