Adam Kinzinger calls out ‘Christian Taliban,’ says Lauren Boebert being ‘tired’ of church-state separation is what real Taliban believes

Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) called out the “Christian Taliban” in a Wednesday tweet, insisting there’s “no difference” between Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (Colo.) being “tired” of the separation of church and state and what the real Taliban believes.

“I say this as a Christian,” Kinzinger added.


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The tweet from Kinzinger — a member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot — links to an article by The Hill noting Boebert’s words to the Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, Colo., on Sunday: “I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk — that’s not in the Constitution.” She also said that “the church is supposed to direct the government,” The Hill added.

How are folks reacting to Kinzinger’s ‘Christian Taliban’ tweet?

While it appears the majority of reactions to Kinzinger’s tweet support his sentiments, a number of Twitter users hit back at him:

  • Conservative commentator Kurt Schlichter replied “shut up you idiot.”
  • Conservative speaker Ian Haworth told the congressman, “Pretty sure the 8 year-old girls being raped by the Taliban right now would disagree.”
  • Beth Baumann, formerly of TheBlaze, asked Kinzinger, “And when have Christians beheaded others?”
  • The Washington Times tweeted, “CHUMLEY Adam Kinzinger stupidly calls out ‘Christian Taliban’ – https://go.shr.lc/3NrKSXW@washtimes This is a manufactured lie from the left and now, RINO-ey Kinzinger, that ultimately, egregiously and stupidly skews America’s history.”

Others were just as annoyed:

  • “When did you convert to Christianity?” another user quipped. “I must have missed it.”
  • “She’s more American than you are. I say this as an American,” another commenter said. “You’re out of line; you know damn well what the Taliban does.”
  • “Adam, you can call yourself anything you want, but calling yourself a bird doesn’t mean you can fly. Calling yourself a Christian doesn’t make you one, either. That truth applies to everyone,” another user wrote.
  • “If you weren’t so extreme about it, some of us agnostic conservatives would agree with you,” another commenter declared. “But when you cement yourself as radical left wing by saying ‘Christian Taliban’ and comparing law-abiding citizens to actual mass-murdering terrorists, you lose us.

    Big swing and miss.”

Anything else?

Kinzinger appeared to double down on his perspective in at least one instance. Replying to the above Washington Times tweet, Kinzinger shot back: “It’s interesting. When the Taliban rose, we kept saying the ‘moderate Muslims’ need to speak out (I’m sure you did, too). I believe normal Christians need to call out Christian nationalism and the Christian Taliban. I can’t find anywhere [that] Jesus said that the [government] matters to him.”

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