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Nancy Pelosi's All-Purpose Bible™

Next time you can't find a quote to fit your agenda from the Bible, why not try taking Nancy Pelosi's approach, and just invent it out of whole cloth?

( - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is fond of quoting a particular passage of Scripture. The quote, however, does not appear in the Bible and is "fictional," according to biblical scholars.

In her April 22 Earth Day news release, Pelosi said, "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 breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature."


Distinguished biblical scholars, however, cast doubt on the existence of the passage.

John J. Collins, the Holmes professor of Old Testament criticism and interpretation at Yale Divinity School, said he is totally unfamiliar with Pelosi's quotation.

"(It's) not one that I recognize," Collins told Cybercast News Service. "I assume that she means this is a paraphrase. But it wouldn't be a close paraphrase to anything I know of."

Claude Mariottini, a professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, told Cybercast News Service the passage not only doesn't exist - it's "fictional."

Yet more proof that environmentalism is nothing more than the latest sham religion? You bet your sweet bippy it is!

Now put your hand to the TV screen, close your eyes, and send Al your mo-ney.

(h/t Insty)

See Also: Michelle Malkin, Hot Air, Gateway Pundit, Hyscience



#1 Cletus 24-Apr-2008
doncha love democrats and their [i]lies[/i/
#2 cletus 24-Apr-2008
[i]lies [/i] >_>
#3 Rooster 24-Apr-2008
Canada. LOL!
#4 Claude Mariottini 24-Apr-2008
What CNSNews is reporting is true: that verse does not appear in the Old Testament. Read more about what Nanct Pelosi said by visiting my blog at

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
#5 Mike Kriskey 24-Apr-2008
She must have purchased her Bible at the same store Barbra Streisand got her "Complete Works of William Shakespeare."


'Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword... How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.'

Here we have an Oscar-winning actress with no ear for Shakespeare, and a Communion-receiving abortion maniac with no ear for the Bible. And I'll bet they're big fans of each other.
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