House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been caught in an appalling web of lies, and Christians are not happy about it.
During a news conference late last month, the California Democrat peddled the same Bible verse that she has been using for over a decade.
But there’s just one huge problem: the verse doesn’t exist.
Here’s more from Fox News:
Years ago, to support a push for global warming legislation, she said in an Earth Day press release: “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.'”
Pelosi has quoted the false passage at least 11 times from the House floor since 2002, according to the Congressional Record.
Slate reported that she has used it to recognize genocide in Darfur, support the Endangered Species Act, and twice to honor Catholic schools. She was publicly criticized in 2008 but seems to acknowledge that, of the thousands of Bible verses to choose from, she can’t pinpoint exactly where it is.
“I can’t find it in the Bible but I quote it all the time, and I keep reading and reading the Bible. I know it is there someplace,” Pelosi told the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities conference last Wednesday. “It’s supposed to be in Isaiah, but I heard a bishop say 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.”
“It’s in there somewhere in some words or another, but certainly the spirit of it is there,” Pelosi said. “And that we all have a responsibility to act upon our beliefs and the dignity and worth of every person.”
Claude Mariottini, a professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary called it “fictional,” saying: “It is not in the Bible. There is nothing that even approximates that.”
Several users on Twitter also sounded the alarm:
She owes everyone an apology for pushing this lie for over a decade!
— Martin Walsh (@mrwalsh__) February 8, 2019
It is frustrating to learn that Nancy Pelosi, rather than accept correction on the matter, continues to insist that her fake Bible verse "must be in there someplace"!https://t.co/abiw9pyN2y
— James F. McGrath (@ReligionProf) February 5, 2019
While she’s muttered the fake verse for many years, last week she shamelessly used it to discuss comprehensive immigration reform.
But more importantly, it’s quite remarkable that the mainstream media fact-checkers will go after Trump for everything he says, yet Pelosi has been using a completely made-up Bible verse for over a decade, and no one called her out for it.
Making matters worse, she peddled the made-up Bible verse while she was attacking Trump and calling for more liberal immigration measures.
Many would certainly agree that it’s disgusting that Pelosi would continue to do this for years, especially when millions of Christians can easily tell she’s misquoting or flat-out lying.
Christians all over the country are demanding an apology, Nancy!