The Denver Post Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), and other extremists across this nation for perpetuating the “rhetoric that fuels fear and hate” against LGBTQ people following Saturday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado.
“We are weary of writing versions of the same editorial over and over again,” the newspaper’s editorial board wrote days after a gunman killed five people and injured at least 18 others at Club Q in Colorado Springs. “Thoughts and prayers do not end gun violence. Words matter. Hateful, intolerant speech has no place in public discourse.”
While the “gunman is responsible for firing those bullets,” The Post wrote, “there are those among us who fed a narrative of hate and intolerance, failing to either understand or care where those words can lead.”
This paper is regularly critical Boebert, pointed out that she had tweeted about the shooting. “absolutely awful” That’s the best part! “victims & their families are in my prayers.” Due to her bigotry and glorifying guns, her missive wasn’t well received.
Boebert Has repeatedly Participated in the false, right wing narrative that gender education and trans youth receiving gender-affirming care are somehow part of educating them about gender identity. “grooming” and sexualizing them. directed vitriol towards Drag shows for kids. Criticized for her past comments in The wake of Saturday’s shooting, she doubled down, saying: “I have never had bad rhetoric towards anyone and their personal preference as an adult. What I’ve criticized is the sexualization of our children. And I’ve criticized men dressing up as caricatures of women.”
“Boebert was rightly excoriated for her role in elevating hateful speech against the LGBTQ community,” the Post wrote. “As an added bonus, her hard-line positions on gun control, ruling out even common sense measures, mean she would not have supported any efforts that might have kept guns out of this shooter’s possession.”
See the complete editorial here.