We've added a briefing note in our database on Calvin Beisner of the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance, who is listed as a speaker at the upcoming the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change,” being organized by the ExxonMobil and Philip Morris-friendly Heartland Institute.
Here's an excerpt from the briefing note:
Beisner on Global Warming, AIDS and Intelligent Design
Beisner has written many articles critical of the scientific realities of global warming in the context of the Evangelical faith, including:
In 1990, Beisner wrote a piece critical of the need for further federal spending on AIDS research, treatment and education. In the article Beisner asks:
[but] is it rational to allocate $3.5 billion dollars to fight a disease that is almost 100 percent self-inflicted by people intent on immoral and irrational behavior?”
Beisner goes on to claim that:
The simple fact is that militant homosexuals have a potent lobby on Capitol Hill and at the White House. They know how to get politician's attention. Only that can explain the irrational policies that have prevailed toward AIDS…” (emphasis added).
In 2005, Beisner wrote an article criticizing a judicial ruling barring intelligent design from a Biology class curriculum. Beisner wrote:
[t]he aggressive, extreme secularism that would reject all reference in biology studies to intelligent design of irreducibly complex structures is more patently unscientific and more obviously religious than what most people have encountered in discussing evolution and creation. Perhaps a few more will waken now to the fact that the public schools are the enemy, not the friend, and not even a neutral party to Christians, and therefore (a) remove their kids from them and (b) stop working with them.”
Below is a list of other briefing notes we have completed on speakers for the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change:”Vincent Gray
Ross McKitrickTim PattersonGeorge Taylor