What would Jesus do about climate change? According to one self-described Christian, not much.
Conservative pundit Erick Erickson fired off a tweet Wednesday saying his savior called on him to be a good steward for the planet... but that concept doesn’t extend to global warming:
I worship Jesus, not Mother Earth. He calls us all to be good stewards of the planet, but doesn't mean I have to care about global warming.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 31, 2017
The tweet drew a sharp response from many, including other Christians, and no small amount of bemusement from Erickson, who suggested people read the replies to get “your laugh for the night.”
Here’s a sampling:
Well it's gunna really suck for Jesus when he returns and most of the planet is under water.
— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) May 31, 2017
If you think Jesus cares more about oil profiteering than protecting the earth you are reading the wrong book, my dude.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) May 31, 2017
I worship Jesus, not the poor. He calls us all to feed the hungry, but that doesn't mean I have to care about starving people.
— Laura Robinson (@LauraRbnsn) May 31, 2017
Even Jesus is saying, "Jesus Christ!" while trying to figure out how stupid this statement is.
— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) May 31, 2017
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh shit...you're serious.
— Kris M. Wernowsky (@kriswernowsky) May 31, 2017
I took a night to think about how to actually respond to you and here it is. I am asking St. Francis to pray for you.
— Audrey Assad (@audreyassad) June 1, 2017
That’s like saying you love your pets but you’re not concerned about feeding them.
— Zak McIntyre (@zakmcintyre) May 31, 2017
"You're doing it wrong."
— Kim (@mimimama516) May 31, 2017
As a Christian I can say that this is without a doubt the most ludicrous statement to come down in a while. https://t.co/Nz43LRsWpU?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313
— Maury Brown (@BizballMaury) May 31, 2017
Climate change as a reality is affirmed by every Christian body from the Vatican to the protestant and orthodox World Council of Churches.
— Rev.Dr. Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) May 31, 2017
Can you explain to me how being "good stewards of the planet" excludes caring about global warming?
— Alexandra Cheney (@alexandracheney) May 31, 2017
— SpinDoctor (@SpinDr) June 1, 2017
"He calls us all to be good stewards of the planet, but doesn't mean I have to care about global warming." Uh, that's exactly what it means.
— Christian Delante (@DelanteMedia) May 31, 2017
In other words God calls you to take care of the Earth but that doesn't mean you have to do it. Gotcha.
— Bill Cullen (@oracle_head) May 31, 2017
Jesus would want you to save the Earth. He liked to give back.
— Sean O'Leary (@stholeary) May 31, 2017
I didn't think there was a "but" after anything Jesus said but wtf do I know I'm just a person who reads.
— White Whineocide🥛 (@scarlito82) June 1, 2017
Sounds like Erick is having his own covfefe moment 🤣.
— Harbor Hound8 (@harborhound8) May 31, 2017
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.