(It’s been confirmed that the original photo I used is a fake, so I’ve changed it.)
The title quote is from Lauren Boebert, R-Crazy, who has a primary today.
GOP Rep. Boebert: ‘I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk’
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), who faces a primary election Tuesday, says she is “tired” of the U.S. separation of church and state, a long-standing concept stemming only from a “stinking letter” penned by one of the Founding Fathers.
Speaking at a religious service Sunday in Colorado, she told worshipers: “The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it.”
The Founding Fathers, of course, specifically said that
no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. (Art. VI)
(Not to mention the disestablishment clause of the First Amendment. But I digress.)
And just in case the government doesn’t listen, Jesus will show up with his AR-15.
Then there’s the question of which church the government has to listen to. I couldn’t find out what church she actually belongs to, but it’s safe to assume it’s an evangelical, probably fundamentalist, one. So, does she mean her church, whatever that is? Or maybe the Assembly of God (who oppose sex because it could lead to dancing, as the old joke goes)? Certainly not the Episcopals or the Methodists or the Presbyterians — they like Teh Gay, y’know. And heaven forbid it should be the Catholic Church, much less the Orthodox Jews.
C’mon, Lauren. Inquiring minds want to know.