Variations On A Theme: Is Our Congresscritters Learning Scripture?

No. No they isn’t. Whoops:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is fond of quoting a particular passage of Scripture. The quote, however, does not appear in the Bible and is “fictional,” according to biblical scholars.
In her April 22 Earth Day news release, Pelosi 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.’ On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children’s children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature.”
Distinguished biblical scholars, however, cast doubt on the existence of the passage.

Seems she likes to trot the quote out rather extensively, truth be told. Ed Morrisey tries to help her out, but, well, if it ain’t in the Bible, cain’t nobody help her find it.
As many other commentators have noted, though, Genesis 1:28 does speak to the same issue, although it’s pretty much diametrically opposed to Ol’ Nan’s invented Scripture.