CNN: 'Climate Change Deniers Aren't Listening to Scientists...Not Reading the Bible'

May 21, 2014 | 5:39 PM EDT

[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]Carol Costello and her two clerical guests slammed "climate change deniers" on the 21 May 2014 edition of CNN Newsroom. Costello pointed out a recent sarcastic Tweet by Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak on the climate change issue that "sparked a firestorm," and spotlighted how "religious leaders are more than concerned about statements like that. They're now battling climate change deniers on moral grounds."The anchor turned to Reverend Mitch Hescox of the Evangelical Environmental Network and CNN religion commentator Father Edward Beck as her one-sided panel on the topic, and accused the "deniers" of not only eschewing science, but also being unfaithful to Scripture:CAROL COSTELLO: Reverend Hescox, can't we say just say it like it is? Climate change deniers aren't listening to scientists – or they're not reading the Bible. They're denying global warming for purely political reasons, right?