This is a great story about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s pet bible verse that she has employed on a host of occasions to justify this and that. Here she is using it to celebrate Earth Day:
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.
Great verse isn’t it! Especially appropriate for people with environmental sensibilities. The trouble is that it does not exist. Go to the Old Testament, it ain’t there. It’s not in the NT either.
Many thoughts come to mind, here are two:
1. This woman is Speaker of the House (third in line from the Presidency). She has a huge staff, but it’s just dumb and dumber going on about what the Bible says. Sounds good? Great, let’s use it. Who cares if it’s made up.
2. I googled “pelosi and bible” and turned up a bunch of right wing bloggers. Nothing from the MSM on this. What do you think would happen if President Bush made up a bible verse to support whatever pet program or agenda he was promoting?