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Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's Just a Little Bitty Sin

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in a paean to Gaia on "Earth" Day, went biblical on us, or at least tried to make it look that way. In a news release she stated
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.

Don't go running to your Bible to find that passage, it doesn't exist. To this newbie Catholic, freshly catechized, that should be obvious: the bit of bogus scripture Ms. Pelosi cites strays dangerously near the worshiping of the creation, not the Creator which, of course, is idolatry. Ms. Pelosi, a long time ago, was a Catholic and should (and probably does) know better yet she has trotted out this apocryphal silliness quite a number of times over the years.

To someone who also has no qualms whatever receiving at Communion, despite vigorously espousing a point of view contrary to Church teachings on the grave matter of abortion, it is an easy matter for Ms. Pelosi to not see any harm in a teensy-weensy matter like quoting scripture made from whole cloth.

(h/t the Instapundit.)

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