Friday, April 03, 2009

Al Gore meets with LDS leaders

Al Gore met with President Thomas S. Monson and other leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints yesterday (Thursday, April 2nd) and presented a 30 minute presentation about global warming and co2 emmissions.

Other Christian denominations have adopted the global warming crisis as a moral issue.  However LDS church leaders to date have not expressed concerns over the issue nor asked it's membership to get involved.  Three years ago a church spokesman indicated "the church has not taken a position on this issue, and I don't expect any new developments in the near future."   A search of produces one hit on "Global Warming" in the past 15 years ("Take Responsibility ..... global warming didn't make you late for class" -- New Era,  April 2009)

However the church has participated quietly in some green initiatives, including admirable green inititaves in the reconstruction of down town Salt Lake. 

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