GOP Lawmaker Rattles Off the “Armor of God” She Wears to Thwart Her Critics May 11, 2021

GOP Lawmaker Rattles Off the “Armor of God” She Wears to Thwart Her Critics

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, the Republican conspiracy theorist from Colorado, wants you to know she’s a proud Christian.

She explained as much during an interview Monday night with preacher Andrew Wommack. He asked her how she withstood the criticisms against her (skipping over the fact that all those criticisms are well-deserved).

Boebert could’ve just said she relies on God for strength and left it at that. Instead, she spent about 20 seconds playing Jesus Bingo, throwing in every Christian catchphrase she could remember.

WOMMACK:… These people you’re talking about — the Democrats — who you know, that they don’t necessarily agree, but they’re so intimidated and controlled… and then just the out and out attacks on you, how do you handle this personally and keep from becoming negative and hurt? How do you keep your family from being hurt through this?

BOEBERT: The joy of the Lord is my strength. And, you know, with, with, the, with that joy, I draw up from the wells of salvation. And that really is what keeps me strong. Um. I have the armor of God, and that is all forward-facing to help me in the battle. I have the Helmet of Salvation, and the Shield of Faith, and the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Belt of Truth, and the Sword of the Spirit, the Shoes of Peace. That’s all forward-facing for the battle. So I am well-armed to go into this battle.

Worst. Marvel. Movie. Ever.

Actually, Boebert is referring to Ephesians 6:10-17, all about the “armor of God,” meant to protect people from Satan. But instead of fighting Satan, Boebert is fighting against democracy, health care, the environment, and immigrants.

We need protection from her, not the other way around.

It’s also completely disingenuous. Boebert can’t pretend to wear a Belt of Truth when she’s spreading conspiracies. She can’t pretend to wear Shoes of Peace when she supported the insurrectionists. She can’t pretend to hold a Shield of Faith when she clearly prefers actual weapons.

But this is all she knows how to do. Rather than offer substantive ideas — since she has none — she just shouts Jesus Catchphrases whenever she can. She knows a lot of white evangelical voters are gullible enough to fall for it, and if anyone complains, she’ll just cry out that she’s being persecuted for her faith.

(Thanks to Kyle for the link)


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