I hate to give this person attention, but this reflects another long term goal of the Republican party and the Christian right that has supported them for decades.
Lauren Boebert, one of the most ignorant, unqualified and least interested in actual governing of Republicans in Congress today, stated last Sunday at a church that she was "tired of this separation of church and state junk" and that it was not in the Constitution anywhere and relied only on a "stinking letter" written in 1802.
She later commented that the Church, apparently only of the Christian belief, "is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it."
There is a lot to unpack here, but the bottom line is she is calling publicly for the establishment of a Christian theocracy in the United States.
Some fact checking first, sorry Lauren, but the separation of church and state derives its authority from the establishment clause of the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that you swore to protect and defend. That states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," In a nutshell, no state religion is allowed to be implemented and the government cannot prohibit someone from practicing or following the faith they choose or not practicing any faith at all.
For example, I, as a citizen and human being, am perfectly able to practice my religion of choice, Quakerism, as I see fit. However, the State cannot be involved in playing favorites amongst religions or establishing one religion as the faith of the nation. The government also cannot fund or otherwise support one religion over another. A common example has been one religion's services or monuments in publicly funded spaces like public schools, parks etc.
The "stinking letter" she refers to appears to be Thomas Jefferson's 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptist Association. In the letter, Jefferson, as the writer of the Declaration of Independence and co-creator/signer of the U.S. Constitution, states: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church and State."
For very strong historical reasons, the Founding Fathers with Jefferson as one of the major proponents, knew that a nation controlled by a monarchy was not alone in posing great dangers to individual rights and freedom. No, what underpinned those tyrants were established state religions where the Church got to share in the riches and benefits of power, exploiting and manipulating their populations in coordination with the State. For a modern example, look at how the Russian Orthodox Church supports the Putin regime and gets handsomely rewarded in return. Jefferson knew this would be the ruin of his new nation and thus protections had to be built into the Constitution and followed by the political elites.
Let me be clear, if Boebert is so "tired" of having the freedom to worship any faith she chooses and of protection against the tyranny of an American Taliban, please move to Iran or Afghanistan or any of the other theocracies around the world. I'm sure she will feel safer and more free there than here in the land that enshrines religious freedom in their Constitution for the benefit of all. Unfortunately, this past Tuesday she won the Republican primary for her House seat and likely will remain as the representative in Congress to further spread her unAmerican, ignorant and scary ideas.