Conservative reporter: Worshipping Jesus 'doesn't mean I have to care about global warming'

On Wednesday, conservative pundit Erick Erickson tweeted about how his religious beliefs impact his stance on global warming:

"I worship Jesus, not Mother Earth," he wrote. "He calls us all to be good stewards of the planet, but doesn't mean I have to care about global warming."

Erickson's comment sparked controversy on the site, receiving over 3,000 replies.

Here are some reactions:

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@EWErickson It's like Jesus always said: poison the earth to feed the rich. Let the poor and sick die.
@EWErickson If you think Jesus cares more about oil profiteering than protecting the earth you are reading the wrong book, my dude.
@EWErickson Amazing that you could write a sentence like that and not see how plainly ridiculous it is.
@EWErickson 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.
@EWErickson "Not caring" is your God-given choice. Free will tells all. In your heart you know I'm right. A hard he… https://t.co/XEXUCvpsk0
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He later claimed that "pro-abortion secularists" were questioning his faith because of his views:

Erickson was called "the most powerful conservative in America" by The Atlantic in 2015.

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