This is why religion matters. This. This lone moron will have the power to scuttle all climate change legislation and will use his understanding of an 1800-year-old "best of the prophets" anthology to do it. This is what evil looks like, ladies and gents.
Whenever I argue religion with someone and they try and claim that religion is a private, personal thing, they need only look at Rep. Shimkus and know that that is total bullshit.
John Shimkus: 'Global warming won't destroy planet because God promised Noah' | Mail Online
A Republican congressman hoping to chair the powerful House Energy Committee refers to the Bible and God on the issue of global warming.
Representative John Shimkus insists we shouldn't concerned about the planet being destroyed because God promised Noah it wouldn't happen again after the great flood.
Speaking before a House Energy Subcommittee on Energy and Environment hearing in March, 2009, Shimkus quoted Chapter 8, Verse 22 of the Book of Genesis.
He said: 'As long as the earth endures, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, will never cease.'