Last week, there was Steven Crowder’s divorce. This week, it was announced that Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado has filed for divorce from her husband Jayson. The Colorado Sun broke the story, even adding that her husband sicced his dog on the process server, which was denied by Boebert.
Rep Boebert made the following statement:
It is with a heavy weight on my heart that I have filed for divorce from my husband. I am grateful for our years of marriage together and for our beautiful children, all of whom deserve privacy and love as we work through this process. I’ve always been faithful in my marriage, and I believe strongly in marriage, which makes this announcement that much more difficult. This is truly about irreconcilable differences. I do not intend to discuss this matter any further in public out of respect for our children and will continue to work hard to represent the people of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District
It is unfortunate that a marriage is breaking apart, especially since there are four children involved. That which was iterated regarding Crowder’s divorce can be repeated here, as Jesus’ teachings on divorce are universally applicable.
With Boebert in particular, she is often branded as a Christian Nationalist by the media for her statements regarding separation of church and state, ultimately culminating in her declaring that “The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk.” She also is has said, “I believe that there have been two nations that have been created to glorify God. Israel, whom we bless, and the United States of America.”
She is hardly an intellectual bastion, but instead a gun-toting firebrand populist. Theologically, she is miles apart from Stephen Wolfe’s vision for Christian Nationalism and is hardly of the reformed tradition which he assumes. Her dispensational cringe fits in with Charlie Kirk and her brand of Christian Nationalism is reminiscent of Sean Feucht. Boebert credited New Creation Church in Glenwood Springs, CO for her faith, though it is unverified whether she currently attends this church. This church has a husband-wife pastor combination and advertises prosperity televangelist Jesse Duplantis as its guest speaker (unironically on 5/17).
Her 100% Liberty Score is for naught if her family is broken apart. Even worse, it reeks of hypocrisy which will attract mockery from the world, against herself and those she represented. Given the closeness of her 2022 reelection, it could even ruin her political career, thus she could lose both her political career and her marriage. There are rumors which have been reported regarding her husband’s conduct, both when being served and from August 2022, perhaps indicating alcoholism, but both of them have colorful histories with the law, to say the least.
Rather than adhering to Christian teaching and fixing her marriage, Boebert has instead chosen divorce, which makes for a poor witness for family values and Christianity. She should repent, actually read her bible, and seek reconciliation, even at the expense of her political future and firebrand persona. Is she willing to forsake that for her marriage? Or for Christ?
Moreover, it must be discussed the nature of women in politics. The family is the fundamental unit in God’s economy. For America to be Christianized again, it will take strong families raising children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. It will take childrearing and the willingness to pursue alternatives to public education. Being a mother of four, a wife of 17 years, and a representative in Congress is a difficult balance to achieve, before adding the work of maintaining her public brand as she was a more known figure.
The same criticisms of Boebert could equally be levied against Marjorie Taylor Greene, who also announced divorce in 2022. With Greene, the husband filed, and there was an alleged affair on MTG’s part reported 2 years ago. Greene’s theology is likewise questionable and she was baptized at Andy Stanley’s North Point Community Church.
Christians need to be willing to have the conversation of whether we should be electing and touting active mothers as politicians for higher offices. Often, these women come with fiery personalities and are aesthetically pleasing. There is an appeal, but it seems increasingly paired with volatility or outright hypocrisy.
Should we be diverting their attention from marriage and family in pursuit of political outcomes? Perhaps their highest calling is to be mothers raising their children in a Christian home, not in the halls of Congress.
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