Adam Kinzinger torches Lauren Boebert — compares her views to 'Christian Taliban'

Adam Kinzinger torches Lauren Boebert — compares her views to 'Christian Taliban'
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Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) slammed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) following her recent controversial remarks suggesting “the church is supposed to direct the government.”

On Sunday, June 26, Boebert delivered a speech during her appearance at a Basalt, Colo.-based Christian center where she expressed her frustrations about the "separation of church and state junk.”

She argued, “The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it,” she argued.

However, The First Amendment, which was authored in 1791, clearly states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Most interpretations of that amendment indicate that there should be a separation of church and state. But, critics have expressed their concerns about the largely conservative U.S. Supreme Court's latest rulings which suggest they are slowly blurring the lines between the two despite the laws being crafted to prevent the U.S. government from prioritizing certain religions.

As reports began circulating about Boebert's remarks, Kinzinger weighed in with his opinion via Twitter. The Republican lawmaker likened her remarks to "Christian Taliban."

“There is no difference between this and the Taliban. We must [oppose] the Christian Taliban,” he tweeted. “I say this as a Christian.”

Kinzinger is one of many who have criticized Boebert for her remarks. Frank Figliuzzi, former assistant director of counterintelligence for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) also offered criticism along the same lines.

“Iranian spokesperson says what?” tweeted Figliuzzi.

Amy McGrath, a former Democratic Senate candidate in Kentucky who ran back in 2020 in hopes of unseating Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), also tweeted to Boebert saying, “there are lots of countries she can go to that don’t have that pesky separation of church and state… try Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan now, Iran.”

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