Twitter bulldozes Lauren Boebert's 'twisted' proposal to regulate when LGBTQ+ Americans can come out
Right-wing QAnon conspiracy theorist and United States Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) on Friday asked the Twitter audience to explain to her why the law does not "require" LGBTQ+ Americans to wait until they are 21 years old to come out.
Boebert, a radically socially conservative high-school dropout who supports unfettered access to firearms, drew absurd parallels between LGBTQ+ identity struggles and established legal limitations on who can buy "alcohol beverages" and cigarettes. She also stated that sexuality is a choice, which it is not.
"We require people to be 21 to purchase alcohol beverages, and 21 to purchase tobacco products. Why is it so unreasonable to require people to reach a certain level of maturity before making life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity?" Boebert posited.
We require people to be 21 to purchase alcohol beverages, and 21 to purchase tobacco products.\n\nWhy is it so unreasonable to require people to reach a certain level of maturity before making life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity?— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1648822822
The brutal responses that Boebert received were probably the opposite of what she had anticipated. Or maybe she just wanted to stir the pot. If so, mission accomplished.
Users tore into the freshman lawmaker's disjointed bigotry.
Just because it took you well into your thirties to get a high school diploma, doesn\u2019t mean that others are as stunted as you, BoBo.— M\u039eGAN K\u039eLL\u039eY HALL (@M\u039eGAN K\u039eLL\u039eY HALL) 1648823561
Alcohol is a gateway drug, so why vote no on marijuana when it has medical benefits that will help people?— David Weissman (@David Weissman) 1648830571
While we are at it, why not the same thing to purchase and own firearms?— Lieutenant Corporal Phobo \ud83c\udf0a \ud83d\udcf7 \ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Lieutenant Corporal Phobo \ud83c\udf0a \ud83d\udcf7 \ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1648823192
Says the person married to someone who's convicted for exposing himself to minors\n\nHow about you start by staying out of people's bedrooms, and their lives— Cruz Thomas #IStandWithUkraine \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf0e \ud83d\udc36\ud83c\udf04\ud83d\udc89 (@Cruz Thomas #IStandWithUkraine \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf0e \ud83d\udc36\ud83c\udf04\ud83d\udc89) 1648823386
Boebert's definition of reasonable is tenuous at best and completely hypocritical at worst.
You were 16 or 17 when you made the life altering decision to have sex, pop out a kid, quit school and get married.— Pro-Choice Adoptee with a WHITEBOARD \ud83e\udd82\ud83d\udda4\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Pro-Choice Adoptee with a WHITEBOARD \ud83e\udd82\ud83d\udda4\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1648827951
Why is it unreasonable to ask people to wear a mask in public during a pandemic?— Lara reads banned books in Florida (@Lara reads banned books in Florida) 1648822848
Interesting! Why is it reasonable that 16/17yr olds can acquire semi automatic weapons that could make them a potential mass shooter or mass murderer. They have not reached a certain level of maturity either (some never will) & that is surely a potential life altering choice!https://twitter.com/gundeaths/status/1509878277162344448\u00a0\u2026— Frankie Mac9 #InSupportofUkraine \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Frankie Mac9 #InSupportofUkraine \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1648823641
But you agree with forcing a 12 year old to give birth from a pregnancy as a result of rape.— Christy\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf0a (@Christy\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf0a) 1648823144
So, @RepBoebert, your answer to everything is:\n\n\u2022 Must be 21 to purchase alcohol beverages\n\u2022 Must be 21 to purchase tobacco products\n\u2022 Must be 21 to decide sexuality and identity\nBUT\n\u2022 Can be ANY age with ANY background and can buy ANY type of gun without question\n\nTwisted.— Pier Walker (@Pier Walker) 1648824453
Why is it unreasonable to require people to reach a certain level of education before representing a population of people in Congress?— jpbergl\u2618\ufe0f (@jpbergl\u2618\ufe0f) 1648823888
You married a guy who exposed himself to minors. Your decision-making skills haven't improved since then.\n\nWhy is it so unreasonable to require representatives to have a certain level of morality before making society altering decisions about anything at all?— Frank Wears A Mask (@Frank Wears A Mask) 1648823074
Or...pic.twitter.com/E0HskQYT3l— JoanWayne Esq\ud83d\udc8e (@JoanWayne Esq\ud83d\udc8e) 1648826186
So Lauren, your children are how old?pic.twitter.com/LqMjiP1jX1— \u2b50\ufe0f Merrily vaccinated agnostic\u2b50\ufe0f (@\u2b50\ufe0f Merrily vaccinated agnostic\u2b50\ufe0f) 1648834031
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