The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) has the heartwarming story of how EPA chief Scott Pruitt was spoken to by the Almighty Himself, in deciding to roll back the Obama-era Clean Power Act.
Pruitt believes God commands us to take care of the environment and that also means to use what He has provided. "The biblical world view with respect to these issues is that we have a responsibility to manage and cultivate, harvest the natural resources that we've been blessed with to truly bless our fellow mankind."
Which is why, when asked about climate change, he has this to say:
As for climate change or global warming, the 'environmental left' labels Pruitt a science denier. "Truly and clearly, the climate changes," Pruitt acknowledges.
This is an interesting “reason” for how Scott Pruitt acts in his positions of power. I guess all of those earthquakes in Oklahoma, tied to the oil and gas industry’s unregulated handling of their fracking operations was God’s way of giving Oklahoma the “thumbs up” sign? It clearly was because as the state’s attorney general during that time, Pruitt has shown himself to be a private-jet loving oily and gassy man. The good news is that Pruitt has been called to his leadership positions by the scripture!
"It was actually Isaiah chapter one that I was reading through at that time that really spoke to my heart," he continued. "Specifically, in the latter part of chapter one where God says to Israel, 'I will restore your leaders as in the days of old, your judges as at the beginning.' And there was just a desire that welled up in me to say, 'I want to be like those leaders that we had at our founding, at the inception of our country.'"
Here is the passage he is referring to:
I will restore your leaders as in days of old, your rulers as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City." Zion will be delivered with justice, her penitent ones with righteousness. But rebels and sinners will both be broken, and those who forsake the LORD will perish.
Interesting. In an unrelated note, Pruitt’s “hands off” approach to God’s plan on our climate changing does not extend to God protecting the “leaders” God is supposedly “restoring,” as Pruitt only wastes tax payer money on private and first class flights because he’s afraid of all of these goddamn hippies being angry with him. Oh, and he canceled a recently scheduled trip to Israel because of the uproar around Pruitt’s expenditures.
Pruitt, who had been scheduled to leave this weekend for an extensive tour of the Mideast ally, has come under fire over the past week for the cost of his domestic and international travel. In May, the head of Pruitt’s security detail recommended he travel either business or first class whenever possible to avoid public confrontations with critics.
“We decided to postpone; the administrator looks forward to going in the future,” EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman said in an email Sunday. She did not provide a reason for the postponement.
I guess God told Pruitt to go fuck himself over being protected by God? Who is to say? Only Pruitt knows what God wants of him, I guess. Let’s ask Isaiah:
"You will be ashamed because of the sacred oaks in which you have delighted; you will be disgraced because of the gardens that you have chosen. You will be like an oak with fading leaves, like a garden without water. The mighty man will become tinder and his work a spark; both will burn together, with no one to quench the fire."
Pruitt has shown a propensity for logically false pomposity only matched by the orange idiot who nominated him to his position at the EPA. The difference here is that Scott Pruitt might have convinced himself that he knows what God wants, and in Pruitt’s mind that means the world should be burned.