Anti-Environmentalist Imagines Hypocrisy

Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation is no stranger to bad arguments. This is a guy who says that if we believe in the reality of global warming or want to use less fossil fuels, we’re “insulting” God. Now he’s imagining hypocrisy in his opponents while ignoring his own:

Meanwhile, OpenSecrets.org, the website for the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, says the Sierra Club “generally raises money in support of Democrats.” One part of that party’s platform includes abortion, which is life-threatening not only to the unborn child but also to women who get abortions.

Cal Beisner, founder and national spokesman of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, says, “The hypocrisy of those who supported the EPA’s efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in the name of children’s health while supporting members of Congress who support abortion on demand is palpable and disgusting.”

So let me see if I get this straight. If you think women have reproductive rights but also think we should take steps to avoid harming and potentially killing people who are actually alive with pollution, you’re a hypocrite. If you oppose reproductive rights and want to force women to give birth but then promote more pollution to harm those who are actually alive, that’s totally not hypocritical. Sounds legit.

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  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    abortion, which is life-threatening not only to the unborn child but also to women who get abortions.

    And, amazingly, it may also be life-saving. Now, how do you sort it out? (hint: let the woman decide)

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Imagine for a moment a world where conservative Christianity had no problems with abortion. We’d no doubt see them upset that there were women who didn’t obey the orders of their husband or father to get an abortion.

  • colnago80

    abortion, which is life-threatening not only to the unborn child but also to women who get abortions.

    This is the big lie that antiabortionist ratfucking fucktards like Beisner trot out. The fact is that carrying a fetus to term is more dangerous to the woman then an abortion in the first trimester. And, as Ranum @ #1 points out, it can also be lifesaving. Case in point, Karen Santorum who almost certainly would have died if her 6 month old fetus had not been aborted.

  • dingojack

    Crossing the road can be life-threatening to both pedestrians and drivers. Those opposing curbing carbon dioxide emissions want more cars and ever more roads. Most of those who oppose curbing carbon dioxide emissions are Republicans, who also support preventing abortions.

    So Republicans want to force women to have more children so they can be squished on the ever growing road network and make drivers feel guilty about it!

    WHAT HYPOCRITES!!!

    Weeeeeee….. stoopid arguments are easy (and fun).

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    Dingo

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    …the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation…

    Is this one of those “Christian environmentalist” groups I occasionally hear about but never see active in the environmental policy debate? Loos to me like just another sockpuppet organization seeking to divide progressives against each other.

  • comfychair

    Environment: “Do whatever you want, because whatever happens is God’s will!”

    Abortion: “Abortion must be stopped, punishable by death if need be, because abortion makes God ANGRY!”

    There’s no surer sign of having ‘solid moral foundations’ than changing your opinion completely upside down depending on the subject.

  • dugglebogey

    I’ve always found the people who are vehemently pro-life are almost always vehemently pro death penalty, and that seems pretty hypocritical to me.

  • gwangung

    Imagine for a moment a world where conservative Christianity had no problems with abortion.

    The US in the early 1980s, am I right?

  • D. C. Sessions

    Mid to late 70s, anyway.

  • Michael Heath

    Raging Bee writes:

    Is this [Cornwall Alliance] one of those “Christian environmentalist” groups I occasionally hear about but never see active in the environmental policy debate? Loos to me like just another sockpuppet organization seeking to divide progressives against each other.

    Your scare quotes are in the wrong place. This group is most certainly Christian where they are most certainly not environmentalists, e.g., they deny AGW. Instead they pose as environmentalists to promote ecologically catastrophic policies that would give a quarter-staff woody to a libertarian (I believe that’s the highest attention level one can generally expect.) [I probably shouldn’t be posting comments after cocktail hour.]