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WWJD? Lauren Boebert Blasted For Tweet Attributing Her Biases To Christ, Promoting Insurrection

WWJD, standing for What Would Jesus Do, hit a popularity boom in the 1990s, appearing on bracelets and other Sunday School merch. Three decades later, Representative Lauren Boebert appropriated it to support her views and biases, and Twitter users aren’t letting her get away with it.

UNITED STATES – FEBRUARY 25: Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., conducts a news conference with members of the House Freedom Caucus outside the Capitol to oppose the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, on Thursday February 25, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

A meme that’s made the rounds over the past years suggests that when asking what Jesus would do, one should remember that overturning tables isn’t out of the question. This refers to a specific Bible story, when He kicked money changers out of the Temple, saying that they had made his house into a den of thieves. In meme form, it’s a reminder that just because Jesus is portrayed as a bringer of peace, doesn’t mean he wouldn’t stand up to those doing harm in his name, or using religion for profit.

However, when Boebert tweeted it, nobody seemed to think she was supporting the view of Jesus as a driver of social justice. Instead, she was blasted for thinking she could speak for Christ, and a lot of voters chimed in to let her know they see her as exactly the kind of person Jesus would toss out if he paid Congress a visit.

She was reminded of a long list of allegations made against herself and her husband, including his 2004 arrest for indecent exposure, and her actions during the Capitol insurrection attempt, as well as Jesus’ views (and how they contrast with hers) on refugees, and caring for others.

Many respondents chimed in to make sure Boebert knew that they felt Jesus would not approve of her (and most Republicans’) behavior.

Though the tweet was vague, many read it as being specifically supportive of the insurrection attempt in January, and called her out for it.

Boebert did not respond to the criticism.



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