RIO DE JANEIRO — A scandalous publicity stunt that saw Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue turned green for the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development backfired big time, UN critic and environmental realist Lord Christopher Monckton told The New American in an exclusive interview under the monument after the “sustainability” summit ended. And the Marxist-minded “environmental religion,” as he called it, failed spectacularly in its ongoing effort to displace Christianity.
Throughout the Rio+20 meetings, Christ the Redeemer — standing tall atop Corcovado Mountain, overlooking the city with arms outstretched — was lit up using bright green lights; transformed into a controversial UN propaganda scheme that saddened countless Christians. But analysts and critics, many of whom were outraged, said it was a fitting symbol for the international summit in more ways than one.
Lord Monckton, a policy advisor to former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as well as one of the most well-known and passionate opponents of the UN agenda, described it as “a kind of childish message that the environmental religion is now replacing Christianity.” The prominent activist was also blunt in his verdict: “Well, no, it isn’t,” he said under the 130-foot statue.
"The Rio conference failed,” Lord Monckton explained gleefully, citing the lack of any new binding agreements that in his opinion would have aimed to create a socialist global government while destroying Western civilization. Ironically, perhaps, the green-Jesus propaganda gimmick failed even more spectacularly.
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Photo: Lord Monckton, a policy advisor to former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.