The Denver Post criticized Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and other extremists across the country for perpetuating “rhetoric fueling fear and hate” against LGBTQ people following Saturday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado. Has pulled.
Days after a gunman killed five people and wounded at least 18 others at Club Q in Colorado Springs, the newspaper’s editorial board wrote, “We’re tired of writing versions of the same editorial over and over again. ” “Thoughts and prayers do not end gun violence. Words matter. Hateful, intolerant speech has no place in public discourse.
While “the gunman responsible for firing those bullets,” the Post wrote, “there are those among us who feed the narrative of hate and intolerance, either failing to understand or not caring where those words may lead.” “
The paper, which is regularly critical of Boebert, noted that she tweeted that the shooting was “absolutely horrific” and that “the victims and their families are in my prayers.” His missive was not well received in light of the glorification of guns and bigotry towards the LGBTQ community.
Boebert has Frequently participated in the false, right-wing narrative that educating children about gender identity and allowing trans youth to receive gender-affirming care is somehow “grooming” and sexualizing them, and it is also directed towards vitriol Kid friendly drag show. Criticized for his previous comments in the wake of Saturday’s shooting, he reiterated, saying: “I have never made bad statements towards anyone and their personal preference as an adult. What I have criticized is the sexualization of our children.” And I have criticized men for dressing up as caricatures of women.
The post read, “Boebert was right to criticize him for his role in promoting hate speech against the LGBTQ community.” “As an added bonus, her hardline position on gun control, also defying measures of common sense, means she would not have supported any effort that might have taken guns out of this shooter’s possession.” Keep it.”
Read the full editorial here.