According to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), champion of the Christian right, we need to stop wasting our time and resources trying to save the planet.
According to TPM:
Bachmann says we don't need pesky environmentalists like Nancy Pelosi around, because Jesus already saved the planet!
"[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she's just trying to save the planet," Bachmann told the right-wing news site OneNewsNow. "We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet -- we didn't need Nancy Pelosi to do that."
I mean, seriously.
I've heard before that the fundies sometimes encourage wastefulness because that is supposed to usher in the return of Jesus to our dying planet. They're looking forward to armageddon and the rapture and all that jazz.
But a congress-person? True, I'm not surprised, but I do prefer the ideal of separation of church and state. Come on!
Besides, what if a Mormon senator said that archaeologists need to stop "wasting their time" in South America because the Book of Mormon already tells us the *facts* about the ancient people there?
Or if a Muslim representative said we need to end our alliance with Israel because Allah actually promised the land to the descendents of Ishmael, his *true* chosen people?