The WeGetIt.org declaration has been signed by thousands of pastors, Christian leaders, policy-makers, and theologians, as well as a growing host of national and state organizations.
Here are some charter endorsements, beginning with the national organizational partners. (If you’re interested in getting your organization involved, write to email@example.com for more information.) Local organizations and a few individual signers are also listed below.
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, and is dedicated to addressing social, moral, and ethical concerns, with particular attention to their impact on American families and their faith.
Family Research Council
The Family Research Council was founded in 1983 as an organization dedicated to the promotion of marriage and family and the sanctity of human life in national policy.
Institute on Religion & Democracy
The Institute on Religion and Democracy is an ecumenical alliance of U.S. Christians working to reform their churches’ social witness, in accord with biblical and historic teachings, to contribute to the renewal of democratic society at home and abroad.
WallBuilders seeks to influence government, education, and the family by educating the nation concerning its Godly foundation, providing information to officials as they develop public policies which reflect Biblical values, and encouraging Christians to be involved in the civic arena.
Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
The Cornwall Alliance is a national coalition of clergy, theologians, scientists, and policy experts committed to bringing a balanced Biblical view of stewardship to the critical issues of environment and development.
The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty promotes scholarly exploration of the relationship between economics and morality, both on the theoretical and practical level.
And here are a few of the charter supporters of the WeGetIt.org declaration.
Dr. Daniel Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Joel Belz, Founding Editor, WORLD Magazine
Singer Pat Boone
Former Congressman Paul Broun
Senator Tom Coburn
The late Chuck Colson, Founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries
Pastor Jay Dennis, Former President, Florida Baptist Convention
Dr. James Dobson
Radio Host Warren Duffy
John Eidsmoe, Senior Counsel and Resident Scholar, Foundation for Moral Law
Pastor George Grant (Franklin, TN)
Dr. Wayne Grudem, Research Professor, Phoenix Seminary
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK)
Dr. Richard Land, President, Southern Evangelical Seminary, former President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
Dr. David Legates, Professor of Climatology, University of Delaware
Dr. Russell Moore, then Vice President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, now President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
Pastor John Newton (Jacksonville, FL)
Dr. David Noebel, President, Summit Ministries (retired)
Janet Parshall, host, “In the Market,” Moody Radio
Dr. Joey Pipa, President, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Dr. Dave Stillie, President, Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention
Rev. Dr. Jim Tonkowich, former President, Institute on Religion and Democracy
Pastor Manny Torres (Lakeland, FL)
David Wheaton, Radio Host, Christian Worldview
Wendy Wright, former President, Concerned Women for America
What They’re Saying…
“A recent Barna poll showed that less than one-third of evangelicals, far fewer than non-evangelicals, believe that global warming is a major problem. You wouldn’t know that from the news headlines. It’s time to set the record straight, and the ‘We Get It!’ campaign is just what’s needed. It has a high view of man, a Biblical view of stewardship, and a responsible regard for the needs of the poor. Rejecting ill-conceived calls for drastic action in response to poorly understood, hypothetical risks, the Campaign emphasizes the need for sound environmental policies that help the poor instead of hurting them. Sign the declaration. Tell people you get it!”
Dr. Richard Land, former President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
“FRC’s mission is to protect and strengthen the family and right now many families across America and around the world are struggling to keep up with the rapidly rising cost of food. That is why I am helping to lead the ‘We Get It!’ campaign. It makes it clear that we cannot justify policies that make food and energy more expensive on the grounds that we’re fighting against an environmental threat that is at best speculative.”
Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
“Christians are called to be good stewards of God’s creation, with the understanding that the Earth is not a means to its own end: it is home for humanity.”
Rev. Dr. James Tonkowich, former President, Institute on Religion and Democracy
“Man is the most indispensable resource on the face of the planet, and any attempt to reduce alleged anthropogenic global warming must be balanced against the harm it might cause. History repeatedly reaffirms that solutions to major problems – whether economic, medical, educational, scientific, etc. – come not from government-implemented programs but rather from unfettered free-market solutions. The proper care of creation and the environment will be no different, and that is a care to which most Christians are committed. The “We Get It!” declaration embodies these proper priorities and solutions, which is why I am pleased to be one of its signers.”
David Barton, President, WallBuilders
“Christians must care for the environment and the poor, but our stewardship must be based on Biblical principles and factual evidence. Christians, by and large, don’t buy the hype surrounding global warming — that it’s catastrophic, human-induced, and requires drastic and exorbitant government intervention. We must be particularly careful as these issues can have a devastating effect on the poor.”
Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, National Spokesman, Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
“A couple of years ago [in 2006], when a small group of evangelicals took it upon themselves to speak for all the rest of us on global warming, I was, frankly, upset. I knew they didn’t speak for me. Based on years of research, I also knew they didn’t speak for sound science and economics. I was glad to see that some other evangelicals, like those with the Cornwall Alliance, were prepared to speak for Christians like me on solid Biblical, scientific, and economic grounds. Now the ‘We Get It!’ declaration also speaks for me, and I believe it speaks for the vast majority of evangelicals.”
U.S. Senator James Inhofe
“First and foremost, I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and I live to serve Him. The ‘We Get It!’ declaration is both biblically and constitutionally sound. As potential global warming is investigated, it is imperative to use proven science, to be consistent with God’s Word regarding stewardship, and to be aware of those ‘Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.’ (Romans 1:25) Sadly, many well-intended proposals before Congress are seriously flawed, would achieve no measurable difference in temperature, and would push millions of souls beyond poverty to starvation by dramatically increasing food and fuel prices, and exponentially increasing the cost of doing business. I look forward to working together for results-based, fiscally prudent, common-sense, environmental proposals based on biblical principles, property rights, and factual evidence. I am proud to support the ‘We Get It!’ declaration.”
Former U.S. Congressman Paul Broun
The “We Get It!” Campaign is a coalition of individuals and organizations, and is not a formal, incorporated entity. Therefore, it does not maintain a budget or staff, and it conducts its activities through in-kind and other support from its various members. Individuals and organizations provide services and support for public outreach on a voluntary and as-needed basis. Write to Stewards@cornwallallaince.org for more information about how your organization can be involved.