On Earth Day, Nancy Pelosi quoted the Bible: “The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, ‘To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.’ On this Earth Day, and every day, let us honor the earth and our future generations with a commitment to fight climate change.”
Apparently, it’s a favorite verse of hers. She has used it in official statements on global warming, the budget, Martin Luther King Day, Christmas, and why she’s a Democrat. Jim Hoft has audio chronicles.
Dr. Claude Mariottini, an Old Testament scholar, noted on his blog last year and this year that no such Biblical verse exists.
CNS News asked other Bible scholars for the source of the quote in the Old Testament that Nancy Pelosi keeps invoking.
Maybe her couch buddy Newt Gingrich can help her out?
Blogger Joel Osborn: “I guess my questions about mixing church and state aren’t a concern here. Unless you count the made up religion of environmentalism.”
Stacy McCain gives Nan an assist:
Normally, I don’t help Democrats, but because I am bitterly clinging to my religion — and since I’m already working with Rush Limbaugh to help Hillary Clinton stage her comeback — in this case I’ll be happy to cite chapter and verse. Genesis 1:28:
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
This verse kind of pisses off the Planned Parenthood crowd, to say nothing of the animal-rights activists.
Of course, Mrs. Pelosi is a typical liberal hypocrite in this regard. She supports population control, but has five children herself, much like Al Gore, who frets about mankind overwhelming the Earth but is a father of four, or Ted Turner, who supports China’s one-child policy but is himself a father of five.
Since Mrs. Pelosi seems to be in such need of biblical guidance, I suppose she won’t mind a backslid Baptist preaching her an old-time gospel sermon.
Because, you see, if you’ll “spend a little time in the Word” — as we bitter Bible-clingers are wont to do — once you get finished reading the Old Testament, you come to something we call the New Testament, which is about a guy named Jesus. Maybe you heard of him.