Playing God

Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Iowa Federation of Labor Convention in Altoona, Iowa, August 21, 2019. (Gage Skidmore)
The Democrats take a pause from persecuting Christians to try to coopt them.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE P ete Buttigieg, like Elwood Blues, is on a mission from God — or so he seems to think. Penguins beware.

Buttigieg has managed to make an impression on the impressionable by insisting that God must surely regard air pollution as, in the idiotic idiom of the time, “messed up.” The sin of presumption apparently has been omitted from Mayor Pete’s negligent Episcopalian Sunday school curriculum.

It is remarkable how far this meretricious kind of thing goes with the mush-brained partisans who dominate our political discourse in anno Domini 2019. Christian conservatives were writing about the moral relevance of environmental attitudes as early

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