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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke July 29, 2021

No, Marjorie Taylor Greene didn’t say this about the Bible

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  • A version of this quote has been misattributed to more than one female elected official. 
 

Back in 2014, we fact-checked a claim that Michele Bachmann, then a Republican representative from Minnesota, said that the Bible was written in English. A viral image of her appeared with this statement: "Jesus loves America the most, that’s why the Bible is written in English."

But she didn’t say that, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., didn’t say something similar. 

A recent Facebook post attributes this quote to Greene: "Jesus loves the U.S. most and that is why the Bible is written in English."

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

We couldn’t find any credible source attributing this to Greene.

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We didn’t discover it in any of her public statements, in either of her Twitter feeds — @RepMTG and @mtgreenee — or in ProPublica’s Politwoops database of deleted tweets by public officials. 

Another version of this quote has been misattributed to former Texas Gov. Miriam "Ma" Ferguson. 

Some iteration has been around since 1881, when the New York Times reported that a preacher, commenting on a new translation of the Bible, told a joke that ended like this: "‘What’s the matter with the good old King James version?’ the farmer replied. ‘That was good enough for St. Paul, and it’s good enough for me."

We rate this post False. 

 

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