Is John Kerry mentally ill? 'Scriptures Commands America To Protect Muslims From Global Warming '

At first, I thought this had to be a joke in the style of “The Onion”. Sadly, no. I have video of this dolt saying this on C-Span. I don’t know who’s more dangerous to humanity, Kerry or ISIS.

kerry_muslimsThe video:

Here is some history leading up to this epic inanity. In February, Kerry said climate change is as ‘big a threat to the world as terrorism, poverty, and weapons of mass destruction’. Last month Kerry said climate change is the “biggest challenge of all we face right now.” And on Tuesday September 3rd, at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar as special representative to Muslim communities, Kerry told the crowd that it is America’s Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change.”

“Our faiths are inextricably linked on any number of things that we must confront and deal with in policy concepts today. Our faiths are inextricably linked on the environment. For many of us, respect for God’s creation also translates into a duty to protect and sustain his first creation, Earth, the planet,”

Confronting climate change is, in the long run, one of the greatest challenges that we face, and you can see this duty or responsibility laid out in Scriptures clearly, beginning in Genesis. And Muslim-majority countries are among the most vulnerable. Our response to this challenge ought to be rooted in a sense of stewardship of Earth, and for me and for many of us here today, that responsibility comes from God.”

I do hope Mr. Kerry travels to the heart of an ISIS stronghold to deliver this message personally. Maybe then he’ll gain a sense of priority and perhaps, some sanity when he realizes his epic mistake.


190 thoughts on “Is John Kerry mentally ill? 'Scriptures Commands America To Protect Muslims From Global Warming '

  1. Well “The Scriptures” are a load of bollocks. In my opinion. And at the risk of being politically incorrect. But that shouldn’t be a problem here.

    • Well that true fact has never stopped any number of folk from trying to use them to control us. The Pharisees come to mind.

    • Jimmy Haigh
      Take that up with the Author when you face him.
      Kerry apparently forgot James encouragement:

      Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

      And to stop activities that cause widows and orphans.

      • Not forgetting Phillipians 4:8
        8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
        Especially inspiring as it comes from someone who (at least earlier) had a few rough edges….
        (don’t we all….)…

    • I’m a Christian, and I disagree with you. But I will not debate that, because you are welcome to your opinion, as I’m sure you respect mine. My Soul is my problem, yours is yours. elegant, huh? 😉
      What I HATE about Kerry spouting this is that he is trying to justify ordering other people around in the name of Religion. That’s how Wars begin. Get rid of him Yanks, please.

      • I don’t believe in any god, religion, CAGW, settled science, political party, economists, wine sommellier etc, but I totally agree with you! 🙂

  2. There should be a wall of separation between state and religion. He wants to use religion as a way to tax us more, to save us from ourselves. Lots of empty talk from him.

    • Church and state ARE separate as far as running for public office and serving in public office are concerned. There’s no state religion, no requirment to belong to a state sanctioned religion.
      As to freedom of speech, the first Amendment applies, Everyone has a right to proselytize their religious or moral beliefs in public venues-
      You have the right to disregard stupid statements, but under the first amendment, you cannot use the government to PROHIBIT those stupid statements, from Secretary Kerry or anyone else.

    • Actually there is a wall and it has been made much higher than the founders ever intended it to be. Take Jefferson for example. The very man who wrote a private letter to a pastor from which that concept of a wall is derived as per current jurist prudence. He was a Virginian. Virginia was one of the few colonies that had the Church of England as the state church. Jefferson had trouble with that while growing up and saw the corruption and out right oppression of liberty such an arrangement fostered. But a man that writes his own version of the bible believed in God though he had strong questions. He may have questioned if he was an active God or just a creator. Like several of the founders, including Franklin Jefferson’s religious opinions evolved over time. At times he wrote as a true deist and at others as a believer in an active savior. But at no time did he ever deny that there was a God. And at no time did he ever propose the level of separation that has been extrapolated from that single private letter. To believe for example that removal of the veterans cross in San Diego would have met with Jefferson’s approval is idiocy.

  3. Insanity or complete and abject baseless lies to suck up to his boss Barak Hussein Obama. But, like most unstable people he made a mistake, he should of based his talk on the Koran that would have made him a darling of Obama.

  4. The high flying high-falutin anointed ones are completely not of this world. I too thought it was a joke but it was the word from on high by a joke. The foreign services of countries around the world must be laughing their socks off.

  5. Is Kerry mentally ill?
    Only to the extent that any cult leader is.
    He is simply using the modus operandi of all cult leaders: twist the tenets of a bona fide religion (here, Judeo-Christianity) to get their cult members to do what they want them to do (here, buy into windmill-promoting CO2 l1e-s).
    Scripture (as in the Old and New Testaments) most certainly does NOT require us to live out a l1e.
    That is what Kerry is trying to do:
    manipulate those ignorant of the text of their own religious documents to “save the planet” (some more).
    Those of us familiar with Scripture are NOT FOOLED.
    Re: “mentally ill”…. From a Herb Caan column in the San Francisco Chronicle decades ago v. a v. some current politician:

    “Could they put him into a mental institution?” you ask. “I don’t think so… on the other hand…, if he were already in one, I don’t think they would let him out.”

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaa!
    Thanks for THAT Friday Funny, An-tho-ny.

  6. “Is John Kerry mentally ill?”
    Yes, John Kerry is mentally ill, but that puts him in the normal range for members of the Democrat party.

  7. I have long thought that corrupt politicians appoint really stupid bureaucrats. Deliberately.
    Where as truly stupid politicians appoint corrupt bureaucrats . Accidentally.
    The acid test of this Kerry Insanity, is the what if Bush had used these words?
    The Press gives these bumbling micro-wits a free pass as they destroy everything they touch.
    If the Democrats are just incompetent or outright malicious, does not matter.
    Their behaviour is unacceptable.
    I say Democrats as this is their selected leadership.
    Oddly it is the lack of leadership that seems to be their problem.
    Definitely Kerry and friends are the greater threat to civilization.
    We can and will deal with the Jihadists with in our existing structure.
    There is no confusion about their aims.
    The worms who gnaw at the foundations of civilization are far more destructive because they hide behind their lies and spin.
    People refuse to recognize the evil inherent in those who insist they are only trying to help.

    • “The acid test of this Kerry Insanity, is the what if Bush had used these words?”
      Or in AUS, the “What if Abbott666 said / did that?” test.
      Look, to a warmy that comment wasn’t THAT insane. Bangladesh and Maldives are two low lying places talked about a lot. In his head, “Both Christians and Moslems should unite on this issue” sounded good.
      Unfortunately, in the real world he should have been saying to the Muslim world “Sorry about yet another failed state we created on your door step with our idiotic “regime change” in Libya, and have any of you guys seen 11 planes missing from Tripoli?” Because the average Ali, Mahmood or Ayesha isn’t being kept awake by the idea that their great grand kids will have seas 4″ higher.

    • There are no leaders or statesmen in either American party…..a big part of the problems we face.

  8. Just imagine the Liberal media’s response if a Republican Secretary of State invoked biblical scripture to advocate a political agenda.

      • I don’t have to imagine, I just recall. Quoting scripture fried several candidates when it concerned abortions in the last Presidential election cycle.

  9. John Kerry was a member of the Skull and Bones secret society, he’s not even a Christian. He must be either trying to manipulate Christians or make them look stupid. Plus the Bible never says anything about being stewards of creation, quite the opposite. Still, he probably knows more about the Bible than geopolitics.

    • Well Kerry is of Jewish decent and they also use the old testament. I gotta say I saw his remarks on another site and thought it was a joke and not real. God preserve the USA.

    • Genesis Chapter 2 verse 15 (from the NIV)

      The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

      Yes, we have a religious duty to both exploit the land and to look after the land.
      Many theologians would say that is “being stewards of creation”.

  10. Boy, I REALLY wrote that above post in too big a hurry…
    Those ignorant of the text of their own religious documents are ALSO IGNORANT OF REAL (as in, based on observations and data) SCIENCE.
    The ignorant hungry (because they are empty of truth) will feed off any garbage that is thrown to them.
    Really. Pitiful.

    • “god helps those that help themselves”
      I come here to get a heaping helping of information, in the hope of lessening my ignorance.
      It is not a search for any ultimate truth, I don’t believe there is one.
      Pity me if you will, it’s your choice.

  11. “I do hope Mr. Kerry travels to the heart of an ISIS stronghold to deliver this message personally.”
    I know IS(IS) is bad, very bad, but surely, even they deserve some mercy (/sarc).

  12. Wow! Collision of the cults! Beyond parody. Any clips of him jumping a shark in the process (he does look distinctly Fonzish)?

  13. I’m not laughing. John Kerry and Al Gore both almost became president. Then Barack Obama did. Scripture tells us God sends plagues in threes.

    • Thanks for that, Mr. Watt — very encouraging.
      So! We are soon to be leaving the land of slavery,
      … it will take God parting the Red Sea of human CO2 l1e-s to get us into the promised land of science and truth, but, take heart, forces for truth-in-science,
      “‘All things are possible… .'”
      Truth will win (has won, actually)!

      • Sad but probably very true; but many believe what SHE said: “What difference does it make ??”
        Any of you that want to experience the ecstasy of having voted for the first woman President of The United States of America; and will in all likelihood actually do it twice again. Get ready to explain to your children, and grand children, that you did this to them, for your own self aggrandizement !!
        If we get it, we will surely deserve it. I probably won’t survive it.

  14. Another practice run at the “Name and Shame” game. I didn’t think he could get any worse, but he proves me wrong again. I wonder if Teresa has a big condiment contract pending with them?

  15. John Kerry, with his usual wisdom and sense of history, has decided to stake his legacy on CAGW. Actually, its a pretty good fit. His shameful abandonment of his shipmates in Vietnam foretold a man without character or scruples who will be comfortable with the practitioners of false science.

    • This is not true; Kerry did not abandon his shipmates in Vietnam. He removed himself from a position of command where his manifold flaws in character and judgement would likely put them in greater danger. Of course he was acting in his interest rather than theirs, but still they were almost certainly better off without him.

      • If you believe Kerry removed himself from command you believe the rewritten history. He was “advised” to do so by his superiors……such “advisement” generally meant there would be no future promotion. Not speculation…I was there and knew the SOB. My feelings were held by nearly all.

  16. How times change, used to be (for the Left) that religion was fascist and science was evil (nuclear, pollution etc), now the Left seek to co-opt both religion and science to their purpose.

  17. I suppose he had this passage in mind:
    “Genesis 1:28
    “King James Version (KJV)
    “28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
    If so, his interpretation of “to protect and sustain” is a stretch, at best. I’d like to see his idea of the koranic equivalent to this biblical verse.

    • The Bible also says to be good stewards which implies not throwing billions of dollars towards things you do not understand (and likely misunderstand). It also says feed the poor. Think of the lives that could have been saved without the diversion of so many billions to the pockets of the climate charlatans.

      • One should note land stewardship is doctrine/dogma. There are overwhelming reasons.
        For most of history, there were very few landowners. For example, under William (after 1066 AD) there were only 6 to 10 thousand landowners with the Church owning about 1/3 of the land. The system, in feudal times, saw the landowners effecting leasing land to land “holders” when put the land into production and paid the landowners. Going further backwards, during the Old Kingdom of Egypt, the King (Pharaoh) owned all the land and used a system that would have been familiar to the Earls of England during the Middle Ages.
        The doctrine/dogma was created at the time when very, very few actually owned land and needed encouragement to “steward” the land.
        What’s interesting is the historic continuation of the God/the King created/owns the land into the State owns the land and thus you’d best be a good steward and do as I tell you. See 1 Samual Chapter 8.

    • The “koranic” equivalent is exactly the same – since Islam is one of the “book religions” just as Judaism and Christianity. The Old Testament/Torah have the same status in all three.
      (And I hope it’s news to no one here that Allah/Jahve/God are just different names for the same deity)

  18. What a thing to say. It could inspire the fanatical cultists of AGW and ISIS. After all they admire
    blowing people up, wrecking the economies of the west, enslaving people…etc.etc.

  19. John Kerry’s purpose is to make Barak Obama look good and desperate times call desperate measures.

  20. …a duty to protect and sustain his (sic) first creation, Earth, the planet.

    There’s a piece of arrogance. How does Kerry know that the Earth was (his) God’s ‘first creation’? Or maybe he believes the universe is only 6,000 years old.

    • Well Kerry is wrong about the earth being God’s first creation. I think it was “Let there be light.” So light was first.

      • Lucky guess, back in old Mesopotamia, that the Big Bang preceded the Sun, Moon and Stars…
        Perhaps Kerry meant “that was first His Creation” instead of “his (sic) first creation”?

  21. “Is John Kerry mentally ill?”
    That is a rhetorical question, isn’t it?
    “And Muslim-majority countries are among the most vulnerable.”
    And they are also among the prime members of OPEC. You know John, that nasty petroleum stuff that supposedly contributes to gorebull warming.

  22. Didn’t you Yanks fire a Secretary of the Interior for quoting Scripture concerning taking care of the environment?
    Oh, yeah, he was a Republican…
    Never mind.

    • Reagan’s first Secretary of the Interior 1981-1983, James Watt, was quite hostile to the environmental left. They lut a bullseye on him for his opening up large areas of Federal lands to timber and coal industries. He is a huge believer in personal property rights, and stopped many species listings as “endangered”, which is an abused tool today by enviros running Obama’s agencies.
      He had to resign after he made an insensitive “diversity” remark about an advisory panel makeup.
      After he left as SecInt, he worked as a lobbyist in DC until clinton came to office. The enviros in the Clinton Administration had the DoJ settle their vendetta against Mr Watt with indictments for improper influence peddling activites. 25 felony indictments but all they got was 1 misdeanor conviction on document withholding from the GrandJury that indicted him. It was pure political payback from a corrupt democrat DoJ prosecutor to a political foe. Sound familiar???

    • James Watt resigned, not because he quoted scripture, but because he cited a fact about his team in a politically incorrect manner. He joked about it:
      “We have every mixture you can have. I have a black. I have a woman, two Jews and a cripple.”
      Predictably, the left went ballistic — disregarding as usual comments made by their own, which were much worse. Watt also made the huge mistake of believing that humor was not a bad thing. He ended up resigning.
      The anti-Watt attacks were pure Alinsky:
      Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it… Go after people… people hurt faster than institutions.
      So Watt resigned. But as we see, it doesn’t cut both ways. Now we have a Secretary of State who campaigns on the climate scare, instead of taking care of business. That is already causing a negative reaction. Also according to Alinsky:
      RULE #7: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Don’t become old news.
      Twenty years without the predicted runaway global warming — or any global warming at all, for that matter — is a scare that has dragged on too long. People are bored. It is old news. Worse, it is old news that is wrong.
      Napoleon advised: Never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake. The global warming scare has morphed into a growing mistake. All they have to do is admit that they got it wrong. But human nature being what it is, they can never admit that they were wrong.
      Go, John Kerry.

    • Fack is, Ol’ Beelzebub would be a lot more clever than this one. Who, really, is gonna appreciate this statement? John ‘Ricebutt’ Kerry ought to have been more concerned about the blowback.

  23. On the other hand….
    CAGW is a fatal disease. The vectors of this disease are: the imminence of funding, comical levels of public sympathy, powerful billionaire friends, the slough of “green” goodness, club membership replete with Twitterbook and Faceplant accounts, funded research projects, mass media fawning over a lost way of life… Allah the above… These symptoms all lead in one direction: Mellowing, Softness of the backbone, Brain-rot and eventual moral self-destruction. Carey is sharing the world’s most pervasively over-manufactured and over-sold poison pill. With their professed love of martyrdom, ISIL-ites will swallow a handful each, God willing! Complacent, gooey, mellow self-righteousness and the ultimate internal moral rot of the over-fed will follow. Let the drones leaflet their most isolated training camps. Send them some green scarves out of good material.

    • Bill Parsons @ September 5, 2014 at 11:07 am
      – – – – – – – –
      Bill Parsons,
      Old ones are arguably less powerful or impotent as opposed to new ones, according to my doctor.

  24. While the force is not strong in Kerry the bull sheet is worse than we thought and clearly at unprecedented levels 😉

    • “Confronting climate change is, in the long run, one of the greatest challenges that we face, and you can see this duty or responsibility laid out in Scriptures clearly, beginning in Genesis. And Muslim-majority countries are among the most vulnerable.
      you are right, nothing about protecting muslim countries in any of the quotes.

      • The headline promises words of this sort were uttered: ‘Scriptures Commands America To Protect Muslims From Global Warming. ‘ So tell me, where do you find those words in the item you quoted? Answer: They aren’t there. Not even implied. There’s no singling out of Muslims for special protection, There’s no implication that America should be their protector for climate or anything else. The headline is pure political spin. I’m no fan of Kerry. But people ought to have the decency to attack him for what he says, not for things we wish he had said.

  25. “Confronting climate change is, in the long run, one of the greatest challenges that we face”.
    I don’t get it with Kerry. He has been on the climate change band wagon since day one as Sec. of State.
    We have idiots in the Middle East who are still in the year 400. War after war. Conflict after conflict, due to religion, not climate change. As Secretary of State, should he not be trying to stop the conflicts wth more ferver than his stupid remarks about climate change? And it really pi$$e$ me off that Kerry assumes everone believes in the Bible, especially Genesis. Yeah, it took seven days right? How dare those million year-old fossels conflict with Genesis?
    Kerry needs to stick with what he is supposed to do: his job, not climate change religion.

  26. No matter whether a Democrat or Republican wins the presidency in two years, the new administration will almost certainly be an improvement.

  27. “And Muslim-majority countries are among the most vulnerable. ”
    Wait, I though the Arctic was the most vulnerable…

  28. Sometimes I deeply regret reading here at WUWT. This piece is one example why. Regardless, where else does one find the truth … even if we do not want to hear it?

  29. US Secretary of State John Kerry is just one of the environmental lunatics running Our Dear Leaders’ Gaian asylum.
    Is John Kerry mentally ill?
    Not because he invoke a deity or religion. Nor does he appear to be mentally ill, when compared to the rest of the current US administration and the acolytes of the First Temple of Anthropogenic Global Warming.
    However, compared to those imbued with knowledge of the sciences, common sense, reasoning minds, and wisdom, he is clinically bat shit crazy!

  30. The answer is “Yes,” to the extent that anyone who seeks to control others is a megalomaniac and a compulsive liar who will say whatever he feels is necessary to garner the support of those who are willing to be ruled, John Kerry is also mentally ill.
    He feels no greater commitment or obligation to keep his words than an actor feels obliged to live a script. It is all in the interest of becoming a tyrant.

  31. And our response to this challenge ought to be rooted in a sense of stewardship of Earth. And for me and for many of us here today, that responsibility comes from God.”

    The Boomers have long dreamed of nationalizing churches.
    If history is any example, perhaps next will come the checks to the pastors to help them with the building repairs.

  32. Ed Martin
    September 5, 2014 at 10:57 am
    Reagan’s former SOS George Shultz still pulls the strings of the puppet Secretary of State officially. That’s what’s going on there.
    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Ed has graciously volunteered as our second entry, in the fun-filled WUWT game show titled
    Is (fill in the blank) mentally ill?
    The polls are ‘open’…..

  33. As Secretary of State for the United States he might do wiser to emulate the very first Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson. But, in any case, one could at least hope that John Kerry (former Senator and current Secretary of State) would have at least enough knowledge of the US Constitution, and the original Ten Amendments in the attendant Bill of Rights, to recognize that the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights states, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” What is it about the very basic and simple word ‘no’ that Kerry does not understand?

  34. Well, there you go – Kerry is one of those far-right, fanatical religious zealots that are ruining our country that we are always reading about in the main stream media.
    Oh, wait…
    never mind.

  35. For the record, Kerry is in no way representative of Christians.
    Seriously, this is one of those “This is why we can’t have nice things” moments for me.

  36. I suspect I may get in trouble for this statement but I don’t think I’ll die if I make it.
    [no but you’ll get snipped – over the top – mod]

  37. Kerry said: “For many of us, respect for God’s creation…”
    Mr. Kerry is a fetus part of God’s creation?

  38. “laid out in Scriptures clearly, beginning in Genesis”
    I am far from a Biblical scholar, but perhaps it would help if Mr Kerry could quote chapter and verse? Or is he just making up things.
    And Muslim-majority countries are among the most vulnerable.
    If by Muslim-majority countries he means dictatorships, than yes I agree. Dictatorships are generally vulnerable, that’s why they keep themselves heavily armed and keep the people oppressed.

  39. John Kerry said on Tuesday September 3rd, at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar as special representative to Muslim communities,
    ” . . . Our response to this challenge ought to be rooted in a sense of stewardship of Earth, and for me and for many of us here today, that responsibility comes from God.”
    . . .”


    Zeke @ September 5, 2014 at 11:33 am said,
    Quote from John Kerry “Two words: Religion matters. We’re making that a mantra here at the State Department.”
    It has begun.

    – – – – – – – –
    In John Kerry’s strategy we are seeing the merging of three types of religion*** where I think the merging of those three types of religion is a necessary and sufficient pre-condition to re-establish the Dark Ages of irrational total society ruled by the priests. The priests did not in the historical Dark Ages hesitate to abrogate the independence of applied reasoning (aka science) and in a new Dark Ages the new priests will also not hesitate.
    *** those three types of religion being merged are: type (1) is a secular updated GAIA religion using the pseudo-scientific hypothesis of CAGW; type (2) are the current major mono-theistic religions; type (3) is the secular religion based on the historically imperative socialism advocated by Marx and Engels using Hegelian philosophy.

    • Your analysis has an important omission. Human sacrifices have been instituted by many Pagan priesthoods on all continents to ensure planetary stability, seasonal regularit,y and the fertility of earth. This Earth religion is not new.
      Has anyone ever stopped to think of how much pagan ritual to ensure a good yield for crops could have been avoided by simply applying Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorous to the soil at the right time. And applying sulfur as a fungicide?

    • Zeke @ September 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm
      – – – – – – – –
      If I made the following change to my original comment (change shown below in bold CAPS) then would your concern be resolved over my possible omission?
      In John Kerry’s strategy we are seeing the merging of three types of religion*** where I think the merging of those three types of religion is a necessary and sufficient pre-condition to re-establish the Dark Ages of irrational total society ruled by the priests. The priests did not in the historical Dark Ages hesitate to abrogate the independence of applied reasoning (aka science) and in a new Dark Ages the new priests will also not hesitate.
      *** those three types of religion being merged are: type (1) is a secular PAGAN updated GAIA religion using the pseudo-scientific hypothesis of CAGW; type (2) are the current major mono-theistic religions; type (3) is the secular religion based on the historically imperative socialism advocated by Marx and Engels using Hegelian philosophy.
      Regarding your discussion of sacrifice and religion, divinely imposed altruism exists in many forms of religion outside of paganism. Altruism imposed on individuals is immoral.

  40. The bible commands him to not murder, other than in self-defense. Yet he is pro-choice anyway. And if he does not commit murder, he is an accessory to its commission. I don’t think his concerns are genuine, other than for the political and monetary leverage he stands to gain or lose with exploitation of the global cooling/warming/change scheme.

  41. Kerry et al. (e.g., Obama and the Hildebeast) probably aren’t acting entirely on their own impulses (and thus they aren’t as nuts as they seem). They may have been warned that if the administration doesn’t push hard for a deal in Paris in 2015, the Green Party will run a serious (big-name) presidential candidate in 2016. That will sink the Democrats’ shot at the presidency.
    Think about it–as surely Greenie bigshots did a year or two ago: What’s the way to best leverage their strength to get that 2015 deal through? More demonstrations, more media propaganda, and increasing the level of alarmism aren’t working. The only answer is to warn the Democratic leadership to “get with the program OR ELSE.” The Democrats know the Greens are crazy enough to follow through on that threat. (Maybe Gore has let it be known that “he’s available” as a Green candidate!) And they know it will work, based on what happened in 2000.
    What goes on behind the scenes is very important in politics. (I’ve just finished reading Roger Stone’s Nixon’s Secrets. Whew!)

  42. Kerry may be mentally ill, but he is certainly opportunistic. His concerns for morality are either a pretense or selective.

  43. When Roy Spencer was testifying before congress, this same administration questioned his credentials as a scientist by demanding to know his belief in scripture. Having attempted to undermine his science by doing so blatantly underscores the hypocrisy of this regime which now seeks to support their view of science by quoting the very scripture they just used to undermine Spencer.
    When I first saw this story reported in other places, I thought surely it was some deliberate hoax, surely no politician could willfully make a fool of themselves to this extent? Turns out I was wrong, and the fool for believing such wasn’t possible is me.

    • Sec. Kerry’s current obsession is just a long line of issues he has been on the wrong side of during his long sad career as a public figure.

  44. In the presidential debates Kerry explained that his deep moral convictions could not impel him to promote Catholocism-based policies because of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Sounds like he might have changed his mind about the Amendment’s importance.

  45. Basically what you have here is a person who lives in a world of stereotypes, and is behaving as if the stereotypes he projects upon skeptics (bible-thumping science-deniers) are real – therefore thinks he’s scoring points.

  46. PS: The appointment of Kerry as SoS can be seen as an attempt to placate and partially defuse such a Green Party threat. (Maybe Kerry had let it be known that he too would be willing to run as a Green candidate in 2016!!)
    Ditto Obama’s request for $1 billion for various climate change initiatives around the country–it might also have been an attempt to placate the Green Party re its threat in 2016.

    • Think about it. Movers and shakers in politics, and especially their advisers, are schemers–they almost have to be. Behind-the-scenes politicking is full of threats, bluffs, log-rolling, back-stabbing, etc. So Green-organization bigshots would never NOT have thought of playing this card–and, having thought of it, of not following though with it–especially as their patience had been tried by Obama’s foot-dragging (as they perceived it) on this issue and they were ready to “go nuclear,” so to speak.

    • There’s no green party threat — unless you’re talking about wealthy billionaires who might donate less to the Democrats if the Obama administration doesn’t do something about the climate.

  47. Kerry is mentally ill. So is Hillary Clinton spewing similar insanity. Why do these morons have to drag scripture into their stupidity?

  48. Evolution of the Official Critique of CAGW skeptics:
    Then: “Science denier”!
    Now: “Religion denier”!
    — Bad News

  49. It is not so much the wall of separation of church and state, it is that the state pushed the wall so things like education, health care, welfare, marriage, were rendered (think tallow) unto Caesar.
    That said…
    My only thought of Kerry going to ISIS to talk is that he would win an “Darwin Award”.

  50. What scares me is the Russians made Kerry look like a complete idiot over bombing Syria and he is now, because of a personal grudge, in the forefront of trying to create a new Cold War.
    Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries on the planet and nothing is ever going to change that. Not long ago, the ineptocrats in the EU decided it was time they controlled it and not the Russians.
    So now you have a mess in which it is not possible for anyone to win and the EU has just committed itself to tens of billions of dollars to stave off the economic collapse of a country, which is little more an enormous economic black hole.

    • Peter, bringing in your Russian sock puppet spew regarding Ukraine is not welcome. Someone backing Russia calling *anyone* corrupt is a sour tragic joke.
      But the bottom line is you are incredibly off topic dragging Ukraine into this.

      • Perhaps not 100% off topic – when seeing video of Kerry one immediately thinks “corrupt”. And other words that I can’t post here.

      • How can you possibly say that I am backing the Russians? What I said was the Russians made Kerry look like a complete idiot over Syria – I still remember the moment in a TV interview.
        What concerns me is that Ukraine is a problem precipitated by the EU ineptocrats, exploited by the Russians in which an utterly scary situation has been precipitated in which no one will end up the winner.
        My opinion is simply that Kerry is not fit for purpose.

  51. Could this explain his global warming insanity?
    John Kerry has been married to Teresa Heinz since 1995. Her former husband of the Heinz ketchup / condiment family is Henry John Heinz III who died in a plane crash in 1991. Teresa Heinz has since overseen the Heinz family’s charitable work. She is particularly keen on supporting environmental causes. In 1992 she was a delegate to the Earth Summit, representing NGOs.

  52. Anyone who wears a wig as ludicrous as Kerry’s is wrong in the head one way or another. Eyes roll around him before he even opens his mouth, not to mention after.

  53. Who would have predicted that Heinz ketchup consumption would lead to this? Thanks Teresa, for nothing.

  54. Does anyone know of suras in the Qur’an which promote environmentalism? I have a suspicion Kerry is making this stuff up.

  55. Jimbo,
    I don’t suppose by any chance your sublime listings include dates of failed “rapture” dates do they?
    Those dates seem to be specific to the day if memory serves.

  56. Kerry secret weapon he consults it for his climate information.
    He keeps it in his brief case, he always has it with him.
    He got it on his Christmas trip to Cambodia.
    Or he dreamed up it all during one of his sleep walking times when he was on radar duty on the Swift Boat.
    Or he knows less now that a gooney bird on meth.

  57. Take the people (EE’s with cert. of a PE) who run the national power grid.
    They know 100% that wind and solar do not work now and most likely ever to carry heavy loads needed and they know it all gets used up by resistance in the power line grid and transformers before it heats one coffee pot.
    Works fine for a family of two on vacation in their hut off the grid in the waste lands of Utah etal.
    Not so much to charge up a battery for a Tesla car.

  58. Totally ignoring (because that is the only response you can give them) the ill-informed and prejudicial comments about religion which are the hallmark of some commenters to WUWT, I submit two statements made by Kerry during the Presidential debates of 2004. They can be found on
    There is a clear contradiction between these statements and his latest statement on the Scriptures.
    Q: Some Catholic archbishops said that it would be a sin to vote for a candidate like you because you support a woman’s right to choose an abortion and unlimited stem-cell research. What is your reaction to that?
    A: I completely respect their views. I am a Catholic. And I grew up learning how to respect those views. But I disagree with them, as do many. I can’t legislate or transfer to another American citizen my article of faith. What is an article of faith for me is not something that I can legislate on somebody who doesn’t share that article of faith.
    Source: Third Bush-Kerry debate, in Tempe AZ Oct 13, 2004
    Q: If the voter asked for reassurance that his or her tax dollars would not go to support abortion, what would you say to that person?
    A: I cannot tell you how deeply I respect the belief about life and when it begins. I’m a Catholic. Raised a Catholic I was an altar boy. Religion has been a huge part of my life. Helped lead me through a war. Leads me today. I can’t take what is an article of faith for me and legislate it for someone who doesn’t share that article of faith.
    Source: Second Bush-Kerry Debate, in St. Louis MO Oct 8, 2004

  59. Kerry’s comments were made in the context of a “religious leader and faith community engagement” appointment. Kerry clearly has absolutely no idea what religion is, and why its followers do what they do. The giant lout seems to be attempting to be a good guy and engage religious people, but instead has highly insulted the majority. Which is typical of any time that people who don’t understand religion try to engage people about religion.
    I see the same happening in every online forum where religious matters are addressed, including here. Many comments on this topic would be perceived as hurtful and petty to a Christian, and yet the anti-religious types don’t even understand why. As a tip for future comments: if you’re not religious there is no need to discuss religion with someone who is. If you care about not sounding like an insensitive jerk, anyway.

  60. They could use a little global cooling in the new Islamic State. My last trip to Iraq was 13 months in Irbil in 2011-2012 and I was two months into my rotation when US forces withdrew. We watched as then AQI contested Iraqi government control in Mosul through targeted assassinations, attacks on security forces, and car bombings in innocent neighborhoods simply because of differing beliefs…Shia, Shabaks, Yazididis, Christians, it didn’t matter. Then the violence spread out of Mosul and there was a direct correlation between the growth of Mosul AQI and violence in Kirkuk, Tikrit, and elsewhere. They financed their operations through kidnappings, theft, and shakedown operations against transnational businesses in Iraq. Now, they have some of the trappings of a nation state including territorial control, oil and gas revenues and modern weaponry. Don’t think that there isn’t a darker, more malignant, interaction with ISIS coming in the future.
    They are the worse of humanity and dealing with them has to be our top priority. Secretary Kerry needs to remain focused on that point. For that matter, maybe NASA also needs to refocus from Muslim outreach to developing a heavy lift capability.

  61. Kerry is nothing but a buffoon and perpetual panderer. Recall how in 2004 he became a caricature of his own imagination that people who live in Ohio are too stupid to know proper grammar with, “Can I get me a hunting license here?” Now he’s just pandering to the religious side of us bitter clingers.
    Never forget that, as Lt. governor, he was the one who wrote EO 242 for Dukakis prohibiting Mass civil defense funds from being used for preparation/planning in case of a nuclear strike.
    “WHEREAS, the existing and potential strength of nuclear weapons is such that nuclear war can neither be won nor survived, it can only be prevented; and
    WHEREAS, the only effective defense against the horrors of nuclear weapons lies in their elimination and in the prevention of nuclear war or attacks; and”…..
    5. No funds shall be expended by the Commonwealth for crisis relocation planning for nuclear war.
    That automatically made Massachusetts one of the USSR’s first strike targets – an automatic higher “yield”!

  62. Isis are no more Moslem than the Westbro church is Christian. They are just using a convenient label for their Satanic intent. Many Islamic countries are in poorer equatorial regions. They are not always oil rich nations. To me as a European Kerry sounds as if he is making some reasonable points.

  63. Michael Crichton, as usual, was ahead of the curve:

    Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism.
    Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say it’s a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs: if you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.
    There’s an initial Eden; a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature. There’s a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation — which is now called “sustainability”.
    Sustainability is salvation in the church of the environment. Just as organic food is its communion; that pesticide-free wafer that the right people, with the right beliefs, imbibe.
    ~San Francisco, 
September 15, 2003

  64. I think Kerry is confusing the Hebrew term Tikkun olam in an attempt to bring us all together in some moral imperative. The problem is the reform definition of “repairing the World” has been perverted to mean we should all be environmentalist. The real intent of its use in prayer (it’s Rabbinical, not biblical) was that the we should strive to make the World more harmonious by bringing honor to G-d’s sovereignty. The term actually means “to establish” or “to perfect”, not “to fix” or “to repair” and you can do that by abandoning idolatry and fulfilling the mitzvot (613 Mosaic/biblical commandments). Obviously, those devoted to Gaia or other false messiahs (Obama, Muhammad, etc.) actually have no hope.

  65. So Kerry is going to tell ISIS to reduce their carbon footprint when they blow up cities and behead people? To help them, I suppose Kerry already has a business model for greener beheadings. Or maybe the EPA is working on that one.

  66. You only have to look at John Kerry to know that he is mentally unstabe. When you hear him talk, you really know that he is seriously mentally ill. Unfortunately, in politics, being insane is not a great handicap.

  67. Greg Gutfeld (The Five, Sept 5, 41:00)

    “What [Kerry] says is telling and it is frightening for three reasons.
    1. When you choose Scripture over Science in matters of Climate Change that means that you are out of ideas. Scriptures to not address the pause in warming that’s been going on for at least 15 years [and] as maybe as 26 years. There is nothing in the Bible about that.
    2. He has shown that Climate Change has become a full fledged religion with Gods and Devils and Sins. We have Indulgences which are in the shape of these Carbon Offsets. It’s a Religion.
    3. This is the most disturbing one. Kerry is linking the Apocalypse to a holy book. That sounds really familiar.

  68. And with that, I’m closing this thread as it has gotten a bit out of hand with a number of off-topic comments (some of which were removed) and other detritus that didn’t contribute to the discussion.

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