Through the years since the first Earth Day on the 100th Anniversary of Comrade Vlad Lenin's birth (by coincidence I'm sure) many hoaxes have been perpetrated on the citizenry. The current Warmist movement is so entrenched in their beliefs that they refuse to even acknowledge the now ten year old cooling cycle the Earth is undergoing naturally. (Those awards and honors go to your head when you're a failed politician swanning around the world pretending to be a scientist I reckon.) Early on in the environmental movement a scriptwriter wrote a speech and attributed it to Chief Seattle. That speech has been reproduced hundreds of times and even included in text books. The fact that it is full of historic anachronisms and obviously phony doesn't matter-- it was too good to check out.
Another howler was the great public service announcement against littering featuring the single tear of a noble Indian portrayed by Iron Eyes Cody. Unfortunately ol' Iron Eyes was actually Espera de Corti from Louisiana. Since his parents were immigrants it's highly unlikely de Corti had a single drop of Native American blood. But, hey, I'm against littering, so no harm no foul.
Neither the placing of 20th Century envirobabble into the mouth of an Indian Chief in 1854 nor the use of a Sicilian-American to portray an Indian saddened by litter can compete with the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, however. You see, SanFranNan is writing her own Bible verses. The legacy/ dinosaur media has never called her on this despite the fact that she has peddled her own homegrown Bible verses at least five times on the House floor since December 2005. Cybercast News Service points out the latest example where Madame Speaker noted Earth Day by saying:
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."
Cybercast News Service repeatedly queried the speaker's office for two days to determine where the alleged Bible quote is found. Thus far, no one has responded.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."
Look, being Speaker is tough work. Making up Bible verses and peddling them to the media, many of whom apparently have little hands-on experience with the Holy Bible, is one of those little shortcuts a Speaker takes to get everything done. I guess we should just be happy she didn't find a Bible verse that screams, "God d*** America!"