Apparently not even the Bible is sacred when it comes to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
While speaking to a group of Christian university presidents she claimed to give a quote of her favorite Bible verse. But it turns out that Pelosi’s excerpt doesn’t appear in anywhere in Christian Scripture.
Pelosi had hoped her ill conceived quote would bolster the audience as she discussed heated issues like immigration. She used the quote to open her speech, saying, “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.”
After sharing the “scripture” Pelosi even admitted that she couldn’t find the passage for herself, vaguely claiming it came from Isaiah. She also attempted to pass the blame, claiming she heard the line from a “bishop”.
This isn’t the first time Pelosi has used this misquote either. Congressional records between 2002 to 2018 show Pelosi shared the message no less than a dozen times.
For the record, Will Kynes, an associate professor of Hebrew Bible at Whitworth University, has listed Proverbs 14:31 as the passage that most closely resembles Pelosi’s remark.
The scripture reads: “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”