Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert was called out after she said in an interview that the church is supposed to "direct government."
Boebert made the remarks during an appearance on conservative commentator Graham Allen's Dear America podcast.and made her most passionate case for dissolving separation between church and state yet.
You can hear what she said in the video below.
"The church is supposed to direct government, not the opposite way."
"The church is supposed to influence government and we need to be so involved in what is going on in our government."
"I mean, the Bible says that the government rests on His shoulders, on God's shoulders."
Boebert's statements are the most recent example of her willingness to insert church doctrine into government activity.
Last month, she made headlines after she told a crowd of worshippers that she is "sick" of the separation of church and state. In remarks at the Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, Colorado, Boebert argued that “the government is not supposed to direct the church," adding she is "tired of this separation of church and state junk — that’s not in the Constitution."
Boebert went on to say that the notion of a separation between church and state is only "in a stinking letter and it means nothing like they say it does," ignoring that the concept is derived from the Establishment Clause in the Bill of Rights, which states that Congress "shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”
The letter she refers to was written by Thomas Jefferson, who would become the nation's third President, in a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut in which he observed that the American public had built “a wall of separation between Church and State.”
Boebert was criticized for her remarks.
Boebert has in the past come under fire for her statements about other religions, perhaps most notably when she branded Minnesota Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar, who is Muslim, a member of the "Jihad Squad," a reference to the “Squad,” a group of prominent House progressives, of which Omar is a member.
Earlier this year, Boebert stunned a group of Jewish visitors to the United States Capitol after she asked them if they were conducting "reconnaissance" after she ran into them while they waited for an elevator.
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