GOP Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado has already made a name for herself across the country with her gun-toting, Democrat-taunting aesthetic that seemingly never relents. But recently, a ploy to drum up followers on Twitter backfired on her in the most satisfying way.
Rep. Boebert tweeted to followers asking them to share their favorite Bible verses:
What’s your favorite Bible verse?— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert)1621189628.0
What followed was a manifesto of verses summing up Boebert's own unbecoming transgressions as highlighted by none other than the Holy Book itself.
@laurenboebert “He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf.” https://t.co/9JUQXMZhoX— Alan Allport (@Alan Allport)1621190512.0
@laurenboebert The Bible says that homosexuality is an abomination (Leviticus 18:22), but it also says that eating… https://t.co/EYgpDqSGb6— John (@John)1621189939.0
@laurenboebert Not a verse, but observation. Y'all would hate Jesus for real. He helped the poor, the sick. And di… https://t.co/uR06lfukfb— 💀🌛Vault_tec_witch2076🌜💀 (@💀🌛Vault_tec_witch2076🌜💀)1621190741.0
@laurenboebert I am not Christian, but I do like the one that is clear about worshiping false prophets. I suggest t… https://t.co/K35EYyEW0Z— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1621193747.0
@laurenboebert "I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you we… https://t.co/VGm01JqpZN— Seriously (@Seriously)1621190485.0
Boebert, whose staunch right-wing belief system has her campaigning against immigration, equal rights for LGBTQ+ people and women, and pro-police policies that indubitably put people of color further at risk of injury and death by the police.
These stand in stark contrast to some of the verses of the Bible, particularly of the New Testament, for which the GOP claims to advocate in government.
@laurenboebert If only God would send a plague or something to earn us 😟 https://t.co/KwwxB5wimQ— Benjamin Donkey (@Benjamin Donkey)1621190430.0
@laurenboebert These are my favs... https://t.co/UCmxkl71ed— 🌊🌍 Meaghan not Megan 🌍🌊 (@🌊🌍 Meaghan not Megan 🌍🌊)1621195360.0
@laurenboebert The one where Jesus told his followers that he would not heal them for free because it was socialism… https://t.co/fYA2q2dWdw— CB is Big Baby Jesus. (@CB is Big Baby Jesus.)1621191536.0
@laurenboebert This is shameful. Don’t confuse the right with religious rhetoric. https://t.co/XqSZVqxiVB— Suzy23 (@Suzy23)1621209850.0
Speaking as an atheist that has actually read this "holy book," I already knew that she set herself up with a no-wi… https://t.co/u0pb42GgC5— Howard Chan 💉💉 (@Howard Chan 💉💉)1621205401.0
Boebert is also one of many GOP Congresspeople who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election and supported Donald Trump's "big lie," alleging widespread voter fraud with unsubstantiated claims.
@laurenboebert Thou shall not steal https://t.co/TkydsjV219 Inconsistencies in Rep. Boebert's accounts of volunteer work ...— Rhonda Harbison (@Rhonda Harbison)1621191435.0
@laurenboebert When you talk of the Bible whilst pursuing an anti Christian agenda.. https://t.co/tm9entmR7H— Frankie Mac9🇮🇪#NotMovingOn #NotGoingAway 3.5% (@Frankie Mac9🇮🇪#NotMovingOn #NotGoingAway 3.5%)1621193142.0
@laurenboebert Maybe Romans 1:25 for the MAGA cult: "Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worsh… https://t.co/sTyQj93kl9— Chris Jantzi (@Chris Jantzi)1621197931.0
@laurenboebert This one’s scaring the hell outta Gaetz and Former Guy about now: “There is nothing concealed that… https://t.co/KtECYEzTt8— Daniel O’Brien (@Daniel O’Brien)1621196886.0
@laurenboebert The question is, which Bible verse is your favorite that you live by example? Proof please. But the… https://t.co/FfkxdTcmgH— Kim Harris 🌊 (@Kim Harris 🌊)1621223485.0
As tensions continue to percolate following the last, extremely tumultuous four years, Boebert remains a dangerous player on the national stage.
However, as shown by Twitter-the Bible does not back her up as much as she would like it to.