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Romans 1:21-25
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

The Religious Right often uses Romans 1:21-25 to condemn environmentalists. Here's an example from CBN News: The Growing Threat of Far-Left Environmentalism.

PAT ROBERSON: What is the agenda of the radical Left? They talk about -- aren't environmental concerns sort of like a god to them?

SEN. JAMES INHOFE: It is. Look, Pat, I don't have to tell you about reading the Scriptures, but one of mine that I've always enjoyed is Romans 1, 22 and 23. You quit worshipping God and start worshipping the creation -- the creeping things, the four-legged beasts, the birds and all that. That's their god. That's what they worship. If you read Romans 1:25, it says, 'and they gave up their God and started worshipping the creation.' That's what we are looking at now, that's what's going on. And we can't let it happen. They say we don't want a litmus test on all these issues, but these issues are not just Republican issues, or conservative issues, or Christian issues, these are issues that resonate in the minds of the vast majority of the people in this country. That's what we are engaged in. We want to have a spiritual country and I would hate to think that we give in, and particularly organizations like the NAE, to a bunch of far-Left-wing environmentalists.


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