The Denver Write-up has slammed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and other extremists across the nation for perpetuating the “rhetoric that fuels dread and hate” towards LGBTQ folks following Saturday’s mass shooting at a homosexual nightclub in Colorado.
“We are weary of creating variations of the similar editorial about and over once again,” the newspaper’s editorial board wrote times following a gunman killed five men and women and injured at minimum 18 other individuals at Club Q in Colorado Springs. “Thoughts and prayers do not close gun violence. Terms matter. Hateful, intolerant speech has no location in community discourse.”
Though the “gunman is responsible for firing people bullets,” the Publish wrote, “there are those among the us who fed a narrative of dislike and intolerance, failing to either understand or care where these terms can guide.”
The paper, which is routinely crucial of Boebert, pointed out that she had tweeted that the taking pictures was “absolutely awful” and that the “victims & their families are in my prayers.” Her missive was not properly-acquired in mild of her glorification of guns and bigotry toward the LGBTQ neighborhood.
Boebert has regularly participated in the bogus, right-wing narrative that educating small children about gender identity and allowing for trans youth to obtain gender-affirming treatment is by some means “grooming” and sexualizing them, and has also directed vitriol to child-welcoming drag displays. Criticized for her past responses in the wake of Saturday’s capturing, she doubled down, expressing: “I have never ever had bad rhetoric in direction of any individual and their particular desire as an adult. What I have criticized is the sexualization of our little ones. And I’ve criticized gentlemen dressing up as caricatures of women of all ages.”
“Boebert was rightly excoriated for her role in elevating hateful speech in opposition to the LGBTQ group,” the Article wrote. “As an additional reward, her tricky-line positions on gun control, ruling out even prevalent feeling actions, mean she would not have supported any initiatives that may well have held guns out of this shooter’s possession.”
Read through the comprehensive editorial below.
The Fort News