The not-so-green saints


The LDS (Mormon) church’s opposition to a nuclear waste storage site near Salt Lake City hardly qualifies them as environmentalists (HCN, 6/26/06: Saints speak out against nuclear waste). This appears to be more a case of NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard).

Here we have a religious group that advocates that church members have families with four or more children. This totally ignores the biggest source of not only the Western U.S.’s environmental problems, but those of the rest of the world as well: population growth.

Larry Glickfeld
Cashmere, Washington

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