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Look what evangelical pastor says about ‘global warming,’ abortion

Joel Hunter, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

He teaches that the Bible mandates Christians combat so-called global warming and even helped to make a tool kit to aid pastors in preaching about “climate change.” 

He resigned from the Christian Coalition after the group wouldn’t broaden its agenda to include “social justice” and fighting “global warming.”

He works with a left-wing think tank seeking a common-ground “third way” between progressives and evangelicals on issues such as abortion and stem cell research.

Meet Joel Hunter, a member of President Obama’s faith council.

Hunter is the senior pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed, a congregation of 15,000 that worships at four sites in Central Florida and at more than 1,000 sites worldwide via interactive webcast, iPhone, and Facebook.

Hunter has led multiple efforts at changing the evangelical base through dialogue with progressive groups.

He is part of a group of evangelicals and progressives who organize under the auspices of the left-leaning “Third Way” organization. There, he helped draft a new position paper, “Come Let Us Reason Together: A Fresh Look at Shared Cultural Values Between Progressives and Evangelicals,” that calls for common ground on abortion, same sex marriage, and stem cell research, among other social issues.

“Third Way” is an ideology first promoted as an alternative tofreemarketsby Mikhail Gorbachev after the collapse of the Soviet Empire. The “Third Way” of governing would be neither capitalist nor communist, but something in between.

In his 1998StateoftheUnionAddress, President Clinton outlined the “Third Way”: “We have moved past the sterile debate between those who say government is the enemy and those who say government is the answer. My fellow Americans, we have found a Third Way.”

This “Third Way” calls forbusinessand government to join hands as “partners.”

Discover the Networks notes, “In short, Big Business would own the economy (as under capitalism), while Big Government would run it (as under socialism). Corporations would be persuaded to comply with government directives through subsidies, tax breaks, customized legislation, and other special privileges.”

Soros has been a major proponent of “Third Way”economicpolicy.

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