Lauren Boebert: Forget the separation between church and state — ‘the church controls the government’

While speaking at a religious service in Colorado this Sunday, Colorado GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert dismissed any notion of church-state separation, saying that 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.”

“I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk that’s not in the Constitution. It was in a stinking letter, and it means nothing like what they say it does,” Boebert said.

From The Washington Post:

The “stinking letter” that Boebert mentioned is apparently an 1802 missive sent from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association. Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and a leading advocate of including a bill of rights in the Constitution, wrote in explaining the First Amendment: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.”

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