Pelosi’s Fictional Bible Quotes

TUESDAY 5-06-08…The Democrats seem to have a serious problem with the truth. The mainstream media was quick to jump on Hillary Clinton’s blatant lie about coming under sniper fire. It got plenty of coverage, most likely because of the media’s backing of Barack Obama. To Hillary, she didn’t lie. She merely “mis-spoke.” It’s a simple matter of what the definition of “lie” is.

Now comes word that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is guilty of mis-speak. She issued a news release on Earth Day which says “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 pledge to our children and our children’s children, that they will have clean air to breath, clean water to drink, and the opportunity of experience the wonders of nature.”

Now, that was a nice news release, nothing controversial and I’m sure we all agree that we all want clean air and clean water. The problem is, the Bible doesn’t tell us in the Old Testament, or in the new Testament that ministering to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship.

Claude Mariottini, professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary says the passage not only doesn’t exist, it’s fictional. It’s not in the Bible. There’s nothing that even approximates that. The Reverend Andreas Hock, doctor of Scripture who teaches at the Roman Catholic archdiocese says the quote does not exist in either the Old or in the New testament.

Pelosi has used the passage in many different ways, and at different times, during different occasions, but scholars agree, the usages have nothing to do with the Bible whatsoever. So, is she mis-remembering? Mis-stating? Professor Mariottini says people try to use the Bible to give authority to what they’re trying to say. This is one of those texts that you fabricate in order to support what you want to say.

Fabricate? Prevaricate? Mis-state? Why not just use the word “Lie.” It only has three letters.

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