The Democratic party has been courting the evangelical Christian vote for some time now. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have both attempted to use their supposed Christianity as a means of connecting with Christians in their campaigns.
Of course they haven't been able to gain any traction because it is so disingenuous and dishonest that the only sort of Christians they are courting are those just like themselves. Enter Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Ms. Pelosi has stated on at least two occasions, "To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship." Her most recent recitation of "scripture" included the lesson,
"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."
Bible scholars have been unable to determine what scripture Ms. Pelosi might be referring to. Claude Mariottini, a professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary is quoted as saying, "It is not in the Bible," Mariottini said. "There is nothing that even approximates that."
In my years of reading the Bible I have never encountered a passage that could even be misconstrued as saying something remotely similar to what Ms. Pelosi claims to have read in her Bible. Naturally the question arises—where did this come from? Did she manufacture it in an attempt to strong arm Christians into buying into the Democrat’s environmental extremist agenda? Does Ms. Pelosi read her Bible? How often does she give God her own words?