Should Jesus have had an AR-15?  Lauren Boebert mocked for missing point of Christ’s sacrifice

Should Jesus have had an AR-15? Lauren Boebert mocked for missing point of Christ’s sacrifice

Should Jesus have had an AR-15?  Lauren Boebert mocked for missing point of Christ’s sacrifice

Congressman Lauren Boebert faces backlash for linking the death of Jesus Christ to gun rights, implying he could have defended himself from crucifixion had he had an assault rifle.

Speaking at an event hosted by Charis Christian Center last Saturday, the Colorado representative said “little Twitter trolls” often challenge her about her pro-gun stance, asking whether Jesus needed AR-15 rifles.

“They like to say, ‘Oh, Jesus didn’t need an AR-15. How many AR-15s do you think Jesus would have had?’ Well, he didn’t have enough to stop his government from killing him.”

The Republican gets angry reactions to the comments, and some teach her about the New Testament of the Bible.

“Killing Jesus voluntarily was pretty important to the whole deal, Lauren,” he wrote Washington Examinerdeputy editor-in-chief Grant Addison.

“Lauren Boebert does not understand the Christian Gospels. Not at all. A pretender, that’s all,” tweeted journalist Ashton Pittman as he elaborated the gospel from the Bible, according to which Jesus allowed himself to be arrested by the Jewish authorities and asked his disciple Simon Peter to lay down the sword.

“‘Then one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword…But Jesus said to him: ‘Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword shall perish by the sword.’ – Matthew 26:51 -52,” he tweeted.

“This is a woman who hasn’t read Scripture,” wrote NBC News analyst Claire McCaskill.

“Really questioning question from me, a non-Christian: Is joking about or mocking the crucifixion and death of Jesus considered by Christian clerics sacrilegious or blasphemous, or just plain insulting? Or none of the above?” asked NBC host Mehdi Hassan.

“Nobody tells Lauren Boebert that Jesus only carried a high capacity for nonviolence,” tweeted comedian John Fugelsang.

“Tell me you don’t understand Christianity without telling me you don’t understand Christianity,” tweeted author Ed Stetzer.

This isn’t the only controversial comment Ms. Boebert made at the event.

She was criticized for saying she is praying for President Joe Biden’s passing. “I want you to know that I pray for our president. Psalm 109:8 says, “May his days be few, and let another take his office.” Hallelujah! Glory to God.”

Former Democratic congressional candidate Russell Foster had criticized her for the comments.

“So Lauren Boebert is praying for President Biden’s death at a church camp for the campers,” he tweeted. “How very ‘Christian’. That she is provoked and applauded is even nastier.”