Jewish Journal

The Book of Pelosi

by Brad A. Greenberg

April 24, 2008 | 11:11 am

Fun from the Bible Belt Blogger:

Maybe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is quoting from the Howard Dean Version of the Holy Bible. You know, the one that has the book of Job in the New Testament. Or perhaps sheâ€(tm)s picked up some new-fangled, biodegradable, Australian Earth Bible, with the words of Al Gore in red. Or perhaps, as congressmen sometimes do, sheâ€(tm)s simply decided to “revise and extend” Hereâ€(tm)s what Pelosi said in an Earth Day press release this week: “The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, ‘To minister to the needs of Godâ€(tm)s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.â€(tm) On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our childrenâ€(tm)s children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature.” the book.

Turns out, thereâ€(tm)s no such passage in the Bible — New Testament or Old, several Christian Right activists are pointing out.

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