This is a chance to redefine the human purpose: Why did God put us here in the first place, and what is our purpose? Might we consider coming together with the purpose of healing the earth, so that we and the next generations may live in good health and safety? Might that be our shared purpose?
—Rev. Sally Bingham, environmentalist at the
Church of Gaia Episcopal Diocese of California and director of Interfaith Power and Light, who in the same article is quoted as creating a new definition for heresy: “This is what we’re up against: they [lawmakers] have rejected climate science, calling global warming a hoax – and stood behind a well-funded misinformation campaign that is paid for by the oil, coal, and gas industry. I think that these legislators are committing crime against humanity.”