Right-wing pastor Robert Jeffress appeared on Todd Starnes’ radio program yesterday, where he told climate change activist Greta Thunberg to read the Bible and stop worrying about the “imaginary crisis” of global warming because God has promised never to destroy the world with rising sea levels.
Jeffress kicked things off by bragging that he had just come “from hearing our tremendous president give a blockbuster speech” on religious freedom at the United Nations.
“It was absolutely tremendous,” Jeffress said. “The only thing more fun than listening to him is listening to the liberals whine that he had the audacity to skip the climate summit. I tell people all the time, ‘This president is brilliant.’ He decides to skip attending a session on an imaginary crisis—climate change—and instead he chooses to lead his own conference on a very real problem, global persecution.”
Starnes readily agreed, dismissing “this whole global warming, tree-hugging fiasco” as useless because “there is nothing to it. They may as well hold a commission hearing on the Tooth Fairy or Bigfoot.”
“God said he created the environment to serve us, not for us to serve the environment,” Jeffress replied. “This Greta Thunberg, the 16 year-old, she was warning today about the mass extinction of humanity. Somebody needs to read poor Greta Genesis chapter 9 and tell her the next time she worries about global warming, just look at a rainbow; that’s God’s promise that the polar ice caps aren’t going to melt and flood the world again.”