Religious Leaders Say America's Future Includes Caring For Planet

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 4:59 pm
By: News On 6

A group of religious leaders say Oklahoma's health depends on cleaning up pollution.

They held a prayer meeting in the Tulsa River Parks on Thursday.

"Prayer for Creation Care" took place because the leaders say environmentalism is about caring for God's creations, like the Earth and all the creatures on it.

They say there's nothing political about caring for the planet.

"I think instead of seeing these issues as liberal issues or conservative issues, that they need to be Christian issues and all-American issues where the community comes together to protect our children," Rev. Mitch Hescox said.

Hescox said cleaning up the state will also benefit future generations.