Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, a professional conspiracy theorist who gets away with it by spouting Christian catchphrases, decided to ask people on Twitter for their favorite Bible verses.
It didn’t work. Because unlike her, people online are well-aware of the more problematic parts of the Holy Book.
What’s your favorite Bible verse?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 16, 2021
I don't have ONE favorite because no one verse applies to everything, but this one stands out.
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. pic.twitter.com/3M6oxFAQJb
— ShawnElliott (@Shawnel69322388) May 17, 2021
I am not Christian, but I do like the one that is clear about worshiping false prophets. I suggest those who keep making Trump the face of the Republican Party should look that one up.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) May 16, 2021
Read and heed pic.twitter.com/JBJuTOXdsq
— Dr. Steve Woodsmall, Major, USAF-Retired (@SteveWoodsmall) May 16, 2021
"Thou shalt have no other gods before Me" is one of the Ten Commandments found in the Hebrew Bible at Exodus 20:2 and Deuteronomy 5:6. It is the central tenet of the Abrahamic religions and prohibits the religion's followers from worshipping gods other than the Lord.
— Scapper � (@realscapper) May 16, 2021
— Unity after Prosecution (@TheRealMatt22) May 16, 2021
"I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Matthew 25: 31-40
This is the most citied Bible verse for welcoming foreigners.
— Seriously (@WildDeuces12) May 16, 2021
"I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."
— 1 Timothy 2:12-14
— There are some who call me…TIM (@TimNoEgo) May 16, 2021
Did she think there were only positive passages in the book…?
Even if she knew people might suggest verses she didn’t like, the question itself makes you wonder why she needs to ask. It’s not like Boebert gives a damn what the Bible says when her actions regularly go against the teachings of Jesus. It’s just performative. It’s a signal to gullible evangelicals that she’s one of them. She has to tweet things like this because otherwise she’d only be known for her obsessions with weapons and her conspiracy theories. It’s too bad some people fall for it.
(Thanks to Brian for the link)