Like most liberals in Washington, D.C., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D.-Calif. was a big fan of the Paris Climate Accords that President Trump has decided the U.S. will not participate in, but demonstrated a sudden theological streak in her response.
"We had a moral responsibility to be good stewards of God's creation, and in doing so, we must pay special attention the needs of the poor," she said during her weekly press conference. "We saw it as an environmental justice issue ...
"The Bible tells us to minister to the needs of God's creation as an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us, and that is just what we're doing by walking away from this accord.
"The question I have for Donald Trump as a mother and grandmother—mother of five, grandmother of nine—how is he ever going to explain to his grandchildren what he did to the air they breathe, assuming they breathe air?"
Twitter immediately responded, asking how, then, supporting abortion and demanding funding for Planned Parenthood honors God. But the Rev. Franklin Graham, who has a substantially weightier resume on matters of theology, issued the harshest rebuke.
In response to Pelosi's comments, he wrote:
Nancy Pelosi reading from the Bible?? She said that the U.S. and President Donald J. Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement dishonors God. Really? I'm sorry, but that's not Scripture. God gave us the earth to use, and we are called to be good stewards of it and use it wisely. I hope Nancy Pelosi will be concerned about what really dishonors God—and that is sin. When we look to the Bible, His Word, it can bring about something even more important than climate change. It can bring about a heart change—through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.
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