By SHARON K. GILBERT
April 30, 2008
IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN — or so Kermit the Frog tell us, but Nancy Pelosi must find it downright difficult these days. Or she would — if she cared. Let me explain.
April 22, 2008 marked the 28th observance of the Gaia ritual known as ‘Earth Day’ (for those who have never heard of the term ‘Gaia’, think ‘Mother Earth’. Gaia is the name of the Greek primordial goddess. Her Roman equivalent is Terra). Greenies would have all of us believe that the Earth is sentient, and as such deserves our constant affection and caring — even worship. Enter Nancy Pelosi.
Speaker Pelosi released her statement on Gaia Day (oops, I mean ‘Earth Day’), which included the following paragraph:
“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 honor the earth and our future generations with a commitment to fight climate change.”
Since the release of this statement, which contains a so-called Biblical verse, Ms. Pelosi has fallen under fire by Biblical scholars. Now, her office claims the quote is a paraphrase…