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June 28, 2022 10:27 AM UTC

Boebert: “I’m Tired Of This Separation Of Church And State Junk”

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  • by: Colorado Pols

As the Denver Post’s Conrad Swanson reports, nobody peels the issue down to the metaphorical tighty whities quite like Colorado’s freshman GOP outrage-seeking missile Rep. Lauren Boebert, speaking before a church audience Sunday fresh off the high of Roe v. Wade’s repeal by the U.S Supreme Court:

Boebert’s comments, made Sunday to a crowd at the Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, take aim directly at the separation of church and state.

“The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church,” Boebert told the crowd, which applauded. “I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk.” [Pols emphasis]

“It was not in the Constitution, it was in a stinking letter and it means nothing like what they say it does,” she continued.

The first-term, far-right congresswoman’s comments are disturbing, several political experts said and were likely inspired by recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings…

Presumably, Rep. Boebert was “inspired” most by the opinion laid out by Justice Clarence Thomas that Roe v. Wade’s repeal should lead to a re-assessment of numerous other civil rights decisions on matters ranging from contraception to same-sex marriage. We’re not sure exactly how the Court’s decision expanding Second Amendment rights squares with a theocratic agenda, though Boebert is also very excited about that one as well. But it’ll be a well-armed theocracy, like you’ve seen on television.

Boebert is certainly not the only Republican elected official who believes in their heart “the church” should “direct the government.” But there are enough Republicans who don’t agree, not to mention all the unaffiliated and Democratic voters who would strenuously oppose junking the separation of church and state, that it’s not something you’re supposed to say out loud.

Lauren Boebert says everything out loud.

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21 thoughts on “Boebert: “I’m Tired Of This Separation Of Church And State Junk”

  1. “The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.”
    ― James Madison, 1803

    1. “The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.”
      ― James Madison, 1803

      Lauren Bobert:  "Huh? That wasn't in the GED study book."

        1. She supposedly got it just before she decided to run for CD-3. I'm not sure I'm buying it. That's 8th-grade American history stuff she's not clear on.

  2. "Lauren Boebert says everything out loud."

    And we should all be thankful that she plays the game that way. Better to be out in the open than to be a sneaky snake-in-the-grass.

    1. I can understand your logic.  Though, I feel like they're saying the quiet part out loud, because they feel emboldened.  And it runs the risk of normalizing this kind of talk.

      1. This has been part of the Liberty University curriculum, a number of other homeschool and religious schools curriculum for a while. The Blaze fake Dr fake history guy has said this. Its the normal belief of the majority of Republicans. 

        Though they used to believe polls that said you sound nutzo… they dont believe in polls anymore.

  3. "The church?" Which one? There hasn't been a "The Church" since 1415 at least. We don't separate church and state because the majority of Americans aren't religious. We separate church and state because the majority of Americans would kill each other to make "their church" "the church."

    1. Only we Old Rite Anabaptists have the true faith.  The rest of you will burn in hell for 437 years, the amount of time necessary to exhaust fossil fuel reserves according to II Fossilonians.

       

  4. "Every man, every woman who has to take up the service of government, must ask themselves two questions: 'Do I love my people in order to serve them better? Am I humble and do I listen to everybody, to diverse opinions in order to choose the best path?' If you don't ask those questions, your governance will not be good."
    ~Pope Francis

  5. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."

    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

    Originalism = BS. Christianity existed and was a cause of "ceaseless strife" at the time of the Constitution. The founders explicitly prohibited state-sponsored religion. Constitutional "originalism" which ignores this and requires the government to pay for religious education, requires public schools to allow teachers to proselytize during work hours on school grounds and restricts personal bodily autonomy based on religious dogma is completely and unvarnished Christofacism.  

    Those same originalists ignore the text of the second amendment and the "history and tradition" of that right and hold that every weapon of mass killing, now and in the future, cannot be regulated. They are vile hypocrites. 

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