Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi, messenger of God? The House Speaker's galling, hypocritical religious opportunism
Posted on 06/03/2010 12:17:38 PM PDT by presidio9
During times of trials and tribulations, many people turn to Christ to help them through. It seems Sister - I mean Speaker of the House - Nancy Pelosi is no different. With speculation brewing that Democrats are poised to lose big in the fall midterm elections and the balance of power at stake, is Nancy Pelosi turning to Jesus for political salvation?
Her recent religious revival started shortly after the passage of the health care bill. Tasked with selling the unpopular overhaul, Pelosi opted to appeal to a higher power for help. She asked members of the clergy to make the case to their congregations in support of her legislation, with little criticism from the secular media.
Then she urged Catholic leaders to "instruct" their parishioners to support immigration reforms, saying clerics should "play a very major role" in supporting her policies, something that would likely jeopardize their nonprofit status. However, at the same news conference, she also praised the group of religious sisters whose endorsement of the health care reform bill undercut the U.S. bishops' push for abortion funding restrictions.
These comments and actions are an insulting attempt to manipulate the Catholic Church into promoting the Democratic agenda. Imagine if George Bush would have used scripture to justify the Iraq war or Medicare Part D.
But Pelosi isn't done exploiting religious leaders for political ends. On May 6, speaking to a Catholic conference, she said that her favorite word was "The Word" - referring to the Bible - and proceeded to argue its merits.
"It says it all for us. . . . And that Word is, we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word. The Word. Isn't it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything. The Word."
She went on, "Fill it in with anything you want. But, of course, we know it means: 'The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.' And that's the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again. So, we have to make sure we're prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up."
Fill it in with whatever you want? This isn't Morally Relative Mad Libs. That's not how it works - but while we're at it, how about "The Hypocrisy"? Now that has a ring to it.
The Word is not something you can use interchangeably to bear witness for whatever strikes your fancy. Any devout Christian knows that.
Pelosi has a long, sad history of being selectively religious when it comes to advancing her agenda, one a Republican in her position could never get away with. It's past time to call her on it.
In a December 2005 message on the House floor, she used the following quotation after a reference to the prophet Isaiah:
"Mr. Speaker, as we leave for this Christmas recess, let us say 'God bless you' to the American people by voting against this Republican budget and statement of injustice and immorality, and let us not let the special-interest goose get fat at the expense of America's children."
Pelosi and her Democratic allies would probably say it's their right - and to their tactical advantage - to claim the language of God rather than ceding it to the GOP.
But her abuse of religious ideals is so brazen, it's embarrassing. In fact, Pelosi has publicly battled with the Catholic Church, particularly when it comes to issues of abortion and gay marriage. The speaker voted against the partial-birth abortion ban and even received a lecture from Pope Benedict on the "dignity of human life."
She has also been known to improvise when it comes to Jesus' teachings.
In support of environmental regulations, Pelosi has 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.' " Although she's used the passage on numerous occasions, most biblical scholars can't seem to source it.
So why the recent political Hail Mary?
It's obvious enough what's going on. Pelosi is probably seeing some scary polling that suggests a moral makeover could do her and her party some good. The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted in 2007 by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, shows that prayer is a common religious practice in America, with nearly six in 10 adults in the U.S. saying they pray at least once a day. Other Pew polls have showed Americans' deep and broad religiosity, finding that 92% believe in God or a universal spirit and nearly 80% think miracles occur.
Pelosi might be one of them.
In fact, with congressional approval at an all-time low and voters enormously dissatisfied with the direction of the country, a miracle might be the only thing that could save her party and her political future.
I’m pretty sure that any person who permits partial-birth abortion isn’t listening to the Creator of the murdered little one.
As phony a “Christian” as the Obamas
If this doesn’t work, watch her convert to Judaism.
Then Islam or Sikh or Wassabi;)
I’m sure she’s referring to Allah, isn’t she?
Yo Nancy, Save your little speech for your Folsom Street Fair friends, they need it.
by their fruits we shall know them, and Nancy is a Christmas fruitcake that survived Hiroshima
We are so fortunate to have weather experts (Global Warming), design engineers (Sizing of shower heads and watertanks on toilets) and now expert theologians (Pelosi) among our congress critters.
She can’t say the word “G-d” nor can she say the word “Bible”. Wonder if she was talking about the ‘words’ from *another* book........................
The Word of God refutes EVERYTHING this woman stands for.
Simply put, "I don't know what's in there, but I've heard people call it 'The Word", and it's an easy shortcut."
Take comfort in knowing that this woman will rot in hell!
I pray everyone sees right through her despicable manipulation and is revolted by it.
Next, she goes to perform a briss for an Islamic family.
I watched her grinning like an idiot going on and on about the “word” all the while expecting a white hot bolt of lightning to Zot! her into the afterlife. Very disturbing. The stuff of childhood nightmares.
I’d have less trouble believing that Mullah Omar had become a born-again Christian than anything Nancy Pelosi says on the subject.
It’s a wonder she didn’t burst into flames.
Does she duck and cover when there’s a lightning storm?
I'd have less trouble believing that the Pope would convert to Judaism than anything Nancy Pelosi says on the subject!" ;-)
Can Satan’s minions state the Name of Christ?
Actually, I take no comfort in that, but I have no doubt that you are correct.
You don't screw around with G-D, because he can screw around right back 10 times over.
This is exactly what is referred to as ‘taking the Lord's name in vain’.
She has no idea what she is doing here.
The Pope has no need to convert to Judiasm, as Christianity was founded by Jews and encomasses everything contained in that faith.
IMO, Nancy Pelosi is evil because she supports the murder of the unborn. She can sing, dance, donate, and quote as much as she wants, but until she repents and recants her support for abortion, she is EVIL.
I watched the video clip with my mouth hanging open. First I was thinking that this woman is unhinged. Then I thought no, she is stupid beyond belief.
Finally it occured to me that Nancy believes that the American people are stupid enough to buy her transparently insincere blather.
How could America possibly have degenerated into a nation that has a Nancy Peloi as Speaker of the House?
Christ did warns us there would be impostors claiming they were speaking in His name. I won’t be surprised if a literal donkey shows up telling her what is what.
Wow, that whole “separation between Church and State” issue just vanishes when “the right people” invoke God, doesn’t it?
I have heard/seen the video a couple of times. I'm pretty sure she said...
'The Word was made flesh and dwelved amongust us.'
Not only is this woman a complete airhead, the gas in her head is obviously toxic. When she croaks we have to make sure the mortician is aware and takes extra precautions to prevent the toxic gas from escaping into the atmosphere and further damaging our already fragile ecosystem. Put a plastic bag on her head and duct tape it shut.
“...a miracle might be the only thing that can save her party...”
Or, a bunch of brilliant Independents and Democrats might pull it out for the Democrat party again.
(You can probably count on it.)
False Prophet, perhaps?
I saw her wax eloquent about "the word" - over and over and over.
The look on her face was painfully hilarious. Kind of like "are you buying this yet, cause this botoxed grin of mine is starting to droop.
"The word." "The word." "The word."
There's a parody here somewhere.
“Nancy Pelosi, messenger of God”
Yep! (2Ch 18:22) “Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee.”
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me ye that work iniquity.