House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a clear attempt to mock President Trump held a press conference reading from the Bible, mainly reading her notes tucked in the Bible. Nothing quite like using the Holy Bible to attack the President.
This brings to mind the 80’s movie Footloose where this same passage was used to convince an onerous city council to allow dancing for the high school seniors. The scene, while equally as stupid, at least had compelling acting.
It is really reprehensible for Pelosi to use the Bible in this situation, distorting the message of the Holy Word.
It is equally repulsive for her drudge up past presidential quotes.
The truth is it would matter not what Trump did or said, she would find a way to slam him. She is not being part of a solution, offering healing or peace.
In her typical fashion she is just contributing to the problem. “Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.” Psalm 52:2
“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.” Proverbs 6:16-19
PELOSI: “Last night when I saw the President hold up the Bible, I was thinking of so many things in the Bible that would have been appropriate in terms of the humanity of all people in our country. And I was thinking about time.
You know, time is such a – most important commodity, the most finite of all commodities. The time it takes to make the change necessary. And it is a long overdue time for us to make some of that change that people were calling out for.
And I’m thinking of the Book of Ecclesiastes, and in it they talk about there is an appointed time for everything, Ecclesiastes says, the time for every event under heaven. He talks about a time to heal, talks about the time to embrace and the time to shun embracing – how about that for today. A time for peace. Let’s focus on the time to heal. Time to heal.
We have had as a role of president of the United States, role of commander-in-chief, president of the United States, the person who has a responsibility to heal.
President George Herbert Walker Bush spoke out under circumstances similar to now and he said this was after the Rodney King beating, President George Herbert Walker Bush said the following: ‘Those terrible scenes stir us all to demand an end to gratuitous violence and gratuitous brutality. The law enforcement officials cannot place themselves above the law that they are sworn to defend. It was sickening to see the beating that was rendered and there’s no way, no way in my view, to explain that away.’ That was George Herbert Walker Bush after the Rodney King beating.
President Obama said after murder of Eric Garner, ‘Right now, unfortunately, we are seeing too many instances where people just do not have confidence that folks are being treated fairly. In some cases there may be even misperceptions, but in some cases that’s a reality. And it is incumbent upon all of us as Americans, regardless of race, religion, region, faith, that we recognize this is an American problem and not just a black problem or brown problem or Native American problem. This is an American problem. When anybody in this country is not being treated equally under the law, that is a problem.'”