Creationist House Committee Chair Hands Out Dozens Of Bibles, Calls On Members To Read It In Full This Year

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins:

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, distributed Bibles and invited fellow committee members to read through it in 2023 at the committee’s first meeting on January 31.

McMorris Rodgers said the Bible “changed my life” when she read it through for the first time, so she encouraged “everyone to read this book in their lifetime.”

“Finally, I wanted to give you a book,” said McMorris Rodgers, and “invite all of us to read through it together in 2023. It’s an all-time best-seller. I read through it for the first time a few years ago, and it changed my life. My encouragement is for everyone to read this book in their lifetime. So, why not now, in 2023?”

The 52-member Energy and Commerce Committee features a moderate range of religious diversity, including members who espouse 12 flavors of Christian or Christian-adjacent beliefs, plus Judaism. There are also 14 Catholics and two Orthodox members of the committee.

Note that Catholics are not counted as among the Christian committee members. McMorris Rodgers, an evolution-denying creationist, last appeared on JMG in July 2022 when she declared that access to birth control leads to more abortions. As as Washington state rep, she authored the bill that would have outlawed same-sex marriage.