On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) invoked Judeo-Christian sentiment in order to push the progressive agenda on climate change.
"We have a moral responsibility to protect God's creation for generations to come. That is why today, we named members to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis," she wrote on Twitter.
But how serious is Pelosi about protecting "God's creation"? Not only is the physical Earth that we live on a creation of God, according to the Bible, but so are humans.
In fact, the Bible gives humans a special designation in relation to the God who created them. According to Genesis 1:26, humans are made in the "image" of God, meaning they reflect his likeness and are worthy of dignity as God's holy representatives.
Murdering humans is one such way that humans violate the Imago Dei of others, God says. It violates the Garden Ideal established in Genesis 1 and 2, which illuminates God's ideal vision for the world — that no living being, animal or human, has to live at the expense of other humans and animals. It was the essence of shalom.
So, as many pointed out to Pelosi, including former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, aren't unborn babies included in the scope of God's creation? The question is especially pertinent for someone like Pelosi, who is an unabashed supporter of "women's rights" — err...abortion.
Perhaps Pelosi should forego using Judeo-Christian values and sentiment to score political in the future. After all, she was the recipient of Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger Award in 2014.