Republican says God will save us from climate change

John Shimkus, an evangelical Christian representing Illinois, quoted the Bible in a congressional hearing last year on a proposed “cap and trade” legislation designed to limit carbon emissions.

Reading from God’s post-Flood promise to Noah in Genesis 8:21, he said: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though all inclinations of his heart are evil from childhood and never again will I destroy all living creatures as I have done.”

Mr Shimkus added: “I believe that’s the infallible word of God, and that’s the way it’s going to be for his creation.

Following the Republicans dramatic success in last week’s midterm elections, every committee in the House will shift from Democratic to Republican leadership in January.

Mr Shimkus, who has served in Congress since 1997, is seeking the leadership of the Energy and Commerce committee, which has a wide-ranging portfolio covering energy policy, environmental initiatives and public health.

Just in case anyone living somewhere outside the United States wondered what sort of political leadership was just given a bump upwards by the United States of Ignorance. This idiot is representative of his peers and the voters who elected him.

3 thoughts on “Republican says God will save us from climate change

  1. E Trams says:

    Meanwhile the same republicans are screaming about leaving the next generations with debt. (Like if there is no planet to live on who cares dude?) Let us all remember President Clinton left Office with a balanced budget. It was unduly elected Bush #2 that wrecked the budget and led the Nation into near economic collapse while incompetantly leading us in to war based on his lies/faulty intelligence. Is there a republican in the house ready to admit it, apologize for it or concede they are consistantly wrong on every major issue of the day?

    Let’s get out of Afghanistan and Iraq and do some Nation building at home. Let’s end tax cuts for the rich. Lets shut down military bases across the world that are inconsequential. Let’s bring jobs back to the United States. Let’s end tax loopholes that lose taxmoney in offshore accounts enabling the largest corporations to not pay their fair share of taxes. Let’s start a home grown green economy. Let us insist upon sanity.

  2. E Trams says:

    If I wasn’t a gentleman I would tell Mr. Shimkus to shove that bible right up is a$$. 🙂

    (and I claim to be a Christian)

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