Nancy Pelosi loves to use what she thinks is a Bible story to cast doubt on the morality of Republicans, she just can’t find it.
A Christian Colleges and Universities group gave the House Speaker a platform today to tout her biblical knowledge — or lack thereof.
“I believe, as many of us do — certainly in this room — that we’re all God’s children. There’s a spark of divinity that exists inside of each of us. Our immigrants,” she said, marring the word, “at the border, in each of us, including ourselves.
“And we have an obligation to treat people with respect, but we have a responsibility with that spark of our own to act upon it,” Pelosi said.
“When people talk about the Gospel of Matthew as being an inspiration to so many of us — When I was hungry you fed me, when I was naked, you clothed me, when I was homeless, you sheltered me, when I was in prison, you visited me — I always want to remind them that the rest of that gospel is the converse,” she said.
“When I was hungry, you didn’t feed me. See, because at that day, God separates the — people,” Pelosi motioned with her hands.
“When I was hungry, you fed me. When I was hungry, you didn’t feed me,” she said.
“And I can’t find it in the Bible, but I use— I quote it all the time. I keep reading and reading the Bible, I know it’s there someplace, it’s supposed to be in Isaiah,” Pelosi insisted.
“But I heard a bishop say, 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,” she said.
“It’s there somewhere in some words or another,” Pelosi claimed, “but certainly the spirit of it is there,” she added.