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Pelosi Says She Heard Disputed Bible Verse from Priest
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Posted on 04/29/2008 9:50:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Pelosi Says She Heard Disputed Bible Verse from Priest By Pete Winn CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2008

(CNSNews.com) - The office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told Fox News last week that Pelosi heard the disputed Bible "passage" she used in her April 22 Earth Day message from a priest in San Francisco.

Brit Hume reported last Thursday on "Special Report with Brit Hume" that Pelosi's office had told Fox News that the Speaker had "heard a priest quote the verse many years ago during a mass in San Francisco."

On Thursday, Friday, and again on Monday, however, the Speaker's office did not respond to requests for comment made by Cybercast News Service , which first reported on Wednesday, April 23 that biblical scholars have cast doubt on the authenticity of the passage.

In her news release, Pelosi said the quote - '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' - came from the Old Testament.

Biblical scholars told Cybercast News Service that the quote does not appear anywhere in the Bible--Old or New Testament. Moreover, they say nothing similar can be found in Scripture.

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and the dog ate my homework....
1 posted on 04/29/2008 9:50:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

In her defense, I can easily believe that in San Francisco a priest would falsely quote the Bible at a mass.


2 posted on 04/29/2008 9:51:37 AM PDT by RonF
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To: Sub-Driver

the face of evil

3 posted on 04/29/2008 9:53:33 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let me guess: She was so moved by that statement that she wrote it down, took it home and memorized it. Right? Then she waited years for just the right moment to employ it. BTW, have any used cars for sale Nancy?


4 posted on 04/29/2008 9:54:32 AM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Did the priest also have a quote about what happens to people who lie about the Good Book?


5 posted on 04/29/2008 9:54:49 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Sub-Driver

EHHH? Would that be the King James version he misquoted? If I remember correctly that version was off limits when I was a kid in Catholic school.


6 posted on 04/29/2008 9:55:42 AM PDT by MSRiverdog (The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope she has blamed a dead priest who can’t defend himself.


7 posted on 04/29/2008 9:55:43 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: Sub-Driver
On Thursday, Friday, and again on Monday, however, the Speaker's office did not respond to requests for comment made by Cybercast News Service , which first reported on Wednesday, April 23 that biblical scholars have cast doubt on the authenticity of the passage.

And we needed Biblical scholars to tell us that? What, people can't open up Blue Letter Bible and run a search in five seconds, if they don't already know the answer?

8 posted on 04/29/2008 9:57:05 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Here they come boys! As thick as grass, and as black as thunder!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wow!

Wonder what other quotes she remembers from the priest?

Or is this the only one?

9 posted on 04/29/2008 9:57:26 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: Sub-Driver
Pelosi heard the disputed Bible "passage" she used in her April 22 Earth Day message from a priest in San Francisco.

Doubtless.

10 posted on 04/29/2008 9:58:22 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: MSRiverdog
EHHH? Would that be the King James version he misquoted? If I remember correctly that version was off limits when I was a kid in Catholic school.

There's nothing like that "verse" appearing in the scary ol' King James!

11 posted on 04/29/2008 9:58:27 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Here they come boys! As thick as grass, and as black as thunder!)
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To: Sub-Driver

She fell asleep at mass and dreamed it.


12 posted on 04/29/2008 9:59:16 AM PDT by SeanOGuano
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi was in a church and lightning didn’t strike?


13 posted on 04/29/2008 10:00:05 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: MSRiverdog

It doesn’t matter which translation one is comparing to. I’ve read the entire Orthodox canon of Scripture through several times (longer even what you Latins use), and not only do the ‘verses’ ‘quoted’ not occur, I don’t even recall anythingof which a loose paraphrase would come out as ‘quoted’.


14 posted on 04/29/2008 10:00:37 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

“If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelation 22:18-19

Uh oh!!!


15 posted on 04/29/2008 10:01:17 AM PDT by Nathan _in_Arkansas (Shut the deuce up!!! I'll do the fighting!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Perhaps the quote came from the enviromentalist (or Algore) version of the bible
16 posted on 04/29/2008 10:01:18 AM PDT by teacherwoes (vote for the greatest evil--Cthulu/Hillary '08)
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To: Sub-Driver

Funny. She didn’t hear the Pope telling her she can’t take communion.


17 posted on 04/29/2008 10:01:34 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (What if Tony Almeida is the 12th Cylon?)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
Now, she didn't say a Christian priest, just a "priest"
18 posted on 04/29/2008 10:01:36 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: teacherwoes

Was the Priest’s name Guido Sarducci?


19 posted on 04/29/2008 10:01:53 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver

"I didn't hear it myself. The Priest actually was speaking with my wife ... Morgan Fairchild."

20 posted on 04/29/2008 10:01:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Sub-Driver

Just then amnesia sets in for the first female Speaker of the House. Probably because she meets soooo many priests.


21 posted on 04/29/2008 10:02:04 AM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: MSRiverdog

The King James is the last version directly translated from hebrew IIRC...


22 posted on 04/29/2008 10:02:10 AM PDT by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....)
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To: Nathan _in_Arkansas

Sucks to be a mormon.


23 posted on 04/29/2008 10:02:23 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told Fox News last week that Pelosi heard the disputed Bible "passage" she used in her April 22 Earth Day message from a priest in San Francisco.

People hear all sorts of crazy things during an exorcism, though. ;)

24 posted on 04/29/2008 10:03:20 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: SeanOGuano
She fell asleep at mass and dreamed it.

She drank a lot of ice tea that Sunday, and misheard a real quote over the faulty PA in the church bathroom.

25 posted on 04/29/2008 10:03:25 AM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: Sub-Driver
...biblical scholars have cast doubt on the authenticity of the passage.

"Doubt"? What is she telling us, just because nobody can find it doesn't mean it's not there?

26 posted on 04/29/2008 10:04:24 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver
Was it Reverend Wright in disguise? HE makes up Bible "verses" whenever it suits the need too. And he taught Obama everything he "knows" about God.
27 posted on 04/29/2008 10:04:29 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Boycott Genocide. Boycott the Olympics.)
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To: Crim

No, there are numerous more recent from the Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic.

The NIV is probably the best that is still fairly easy to understand and not terribly political -— or if political/disptued, gives full disclosure of the disputes in footnotes.


28 posted on 04/29/2008 10:04:46 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: Sub-Driver

From a priest as he was conducting a failed exorcisism on the she-devil.


29 posted on 04/29/2008 10:05:30 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: Truth is a Weapon
"I hope she has blamed a dead priest who can’t defend himself."

She probably doesn't recall his name...

30 posted on 04/29/2008 10:05:42 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Boycott Genocide. Boycott the Olympics.)
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To: Crim

Except the King James wasn’t directly translated.

The dear old King had a little say as to what actually made the cut in his Bible. It is pretty close to the original manuscripts, but he did edit a bit.

There have been more recent translations, as well.


31 posted on 04/29/2008 10:06:31 AM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

Beat you by two minutes. ;)


32 posted on 04/29/2008 10:06:48 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: kingattax

Did you really have to show that face?


33 posted on 04/29/2008 10:06:51 AM PDT by 353FMG (Don't make the mistake to think that Government is a Friend of the People)
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To: Sub-Driver
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told Fox News last week that Pelosi heard the disputed Bible "passage" she used in her April 22 Earth Day message from a priest in San Francisco. ... Biblical scholars told Cybercast News Service that the quote does not appear anywhere in the Bible--Old or New Testament. Moreover, they say nothing similar can be found in Scripture.

April 22 Earth Day? The passage then probably came from the Communist Manifesto, not the Bible! :)

Isn't it amazing, Earth and Lenin were both born on April 22.

Vladimir Lenin
Владимир Ильич Ленин
Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars
In office: November 8, 1917 – January 21, 1924

Born April 22, 1870
Died January 21, 1924
Political party Bolshevik Party
Profession Politician, revolutionary

". . . on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy. . . "
--American Heritage Magazine, October 1993

Founded on Lenin's 100th birthday? --yeah, it's a "coincidence". LOL.

Earth Day 1970 (the very first Earth Day):
"The nationwide event included opposition to the Vietnam War on the agenda, but this was thought to detract for the environmental message.
Pete Seeger was a keynote speaker and performer at the event held in Washington DC."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day#Earth_Day_1970

From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetwork.org:
Profile: PETE SEEGER

*Musician, folksinger, songwriter, and political activist

*Joined the Communist Party in 1942

*"I'm still a Communist" -- Pete Seeger, 2004

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1619

Also see:
America’s Most Successful Communist [Pete Seeger]
by Howard Husock

"The Popular Front sought to enlist Western artists and intellectuals, some of them not party members but 'fellow travelers,' to use art, literature, and music to insinuate the Marxist worldview into the broader culture. The murals of Diego Rivera, the poetry of Langston Hughes, the novels of Howard Fast—all exemplified this approach. It’s an irony that communists should seek to change the culture, of course, since Marxism holds that culture is merely a reflection of underlying economic structures, whose transformation will bring about capitalism’s inevitable collapse."

http://www.city-journal.org/html/15_3_urbanities-communist.html

34 posted on 04/29/2008 10:06:53 AM PDT by Eye On The Left
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To: MeanWestTexan
Judas Priest

Maybe it was this Priest?
35 posted on 04/29/2008 10:07:56 AM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: Sub-Driver

The “verse” from many years ago particularly stuck in her mind ‘cause it was the last time she went to church.


36 posted on 04/29/2008 10:08:09 AM PDT by Elpasser
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To: Sub-Driver

The Priest set me up. /sarcasm


37 posted on 04/29/2008 10:08:18 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I always rely on God and Guns in that order)
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To: Sub-Driver

Come on... give her the benefit of doubt... There might have been sniper and rocket fire in the area making it difficult to hear.


38 posted on 04/29/2008 10:09:39 AM PDT by Spokane
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Here’s a verse for ya, Nancy-
Rom 1:25 “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”
There’s modern environmentalism, in a nutshell. They’re the new Druids.


39 posted on 04/29/2008 10:09:44 AM PDT by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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To: Tex Pete

I stand corrected...


40 posted on 04/29/2008 10:09:44 AM PDT by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
People hear all sorts of crazy things during an exorcism, though. ;)

Quote of the day material! Truly LOL (in the middle of my office no less). ;-)

41 posted on 04/29/2008 10:11:47 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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To: Sub-Driver

Plastic face is full of rat shiite!


42 posted on 04/29/2008 10:12:40 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Such a transparent lie.


43 posted on 04/29/2008 10:16:13 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Success begets knowledge; failure begets wisdom.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sure, Sure, Nancy! That’s in the book of algore, the part defining earth zealotry....


44 posted on 04/29/2008 10:16:20 AM PDT by BoneHead
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To: N. Theknow

How about, “Power is both a means and an end”?


45 posted on 04/29/2008 10:19:45 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
There's nothing like that "verse" appearing in the scary ol' King James!

Google is your friend.

If you Google the verse, you will find dozens of hits that confirm that the verse comes from the Gospel according to Pelosi.

I am now off to Google the Apostle Pelosi.

No results found for "Apostle Pelosi".

Damn!! Something must be wrong with Google today.

46 posted on 04/29/2008 10:21:35 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

In an article posted yesterday the author gave this quote and attributed it to the book of Proverbs:

“It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”

A proverb indeed but not from “Proverbs”.


47 posted on 04/29/2008 10:23:19 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Sub-Driver
God, I hate female 'Rats.


48 posted on 04/29/2008 10:23:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: MSRiverdog
Would that be the King James version he misquoted?

That is not in the King James version either.

49 posted on 04/29/2008 10:23:43 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Typical white person, bitter, religious, gun owner, who will "Just say No to BO (or HRC).")
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To: Graybeard58
“It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”

Of course that's not in Proverbs, that's II Hezekiah 13:4.

50 posted on 04/29/2008 10:26:08 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Here they come boys! As thick as grass, and as black as thunder!)
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