Near the end of today's radio broadcast, Glenn Beck grew solemn as he warned his audience that "we are living in Biblical times."
Saying that the Book of Mormon is "really a calendar," Beck said that recent episodes of cannibalism in Syria and Russia are just the sort of thing that the Book of Mormon predicts will take place as we near the Last Days ... adding that he told his staff a long time ago that if they ever heard him mention the Book of Mormon on the air, they would know "we are at the end":
On his radio program this morning, Glenn Beck was interviewing Rep. Steve King and mentioned that, on Monday, Sen. Mike Lee will appear on the program to discuss the theory that Chief Justice John Roberts was "pressured" into ruling in favor of health care reform, possibly through the use of information gathered by the NSA's PRISM surveillance program.
When Beck asked King if he believed that lawmakers were having their personal lives monitored through PRISM and were being blackmailed by it, King responded that there was no doubt that such capabilities existed. In fact, King said, he recently had a private conversation with a Democratic strategist who told him that, during the last election, they knew which websites opposing candidates where visiting.
That caught Beck's attention and he asked King to repeat it, which he did, saying "they knew what internet sites we were looking at" and that the revelation "was a pretty chilling thing to go into my ear." King said he doesn't know how they obtained such information but he assumes it was through something similar to PRISM:
Given how Beck operates, where any unverified piece of hearsay is immediately believed and trusted so long as it supports his worldview, we won't be at all surprised when he starts to repeatedly assert, as if it was a well-established fact, that Democrats used PRISM to spy on Republican candidates.
Until a few days ago, Glenn Beck had barely even mentioned the issue of immigration reform. But after hosting an event in Washington, DC with 30-50 members of Congress earlier this week where he learned that Tea Party Republican members of the House were going to stage a revolt against the leadership, Beck took to the airwaves to declare that passage of this legislation would be the end of America.
Beck has pledged to put his entire network behind these members (once again turning it into a public policy organization) and, on the program last night, called upon his viewers to rally in support of this effort, saying that if they don't, it will be like Saddam Hussein's slaughter of the Kurds.
Comparing them to heroes like George Washington, Beck ended his monologue by comparing these anti-immigration Republicans to civil rights leaders by running a montage of images of Martin Luther King and other civil rights activists alongside the words "we shall not be moved":
Now E.W. Jackson says that he does not believe that yoga leads to Satanism.
Speaking of Jackson, he seems to have a long history of failing to pay his bills.
Every once in a while, Glenn Beck gets all hushed and emotional and weepy for an entire segment ... today was one of those days.
Apparently, the second annual Fortnight for Freedom event starts next week.
Rick Joyner declares that now is "a time for courage."
Finally, Mat Staver is outraged: "Essentially what we have in this administration is an LGBT affirmative action program. This is the most outrageous violation of conscience and the First Amendment that I have seen within any Administration—trying to force people’s conscience to affirm something that historically has been, and according to natural law and Biblical revelation, is unnatural, immoral and unhealthy."
Steve Malzberg of Newsmax interviewed Larry Klayman about his multi-billion dollarlawsuits over the NSA surveillance program, which Klayman alleged was being used "by the President and his comrades to try to control the United States and its population" through blackmail:
Yesterday, Glenn Beck promised to break news within the next 24 hours that was going to rock the nation and, given the vague and cryptic way in which he spoke about it, it seemed to involve information obtained from a whistleblower that had the to potential "take down pretty much the whole power structure."
The 24 hour window has come and gone and the only news Beck's The Blaze has reported on today is that 70 House Republicans are preparing to revolt against comprehensive immigration reform legislation ... and judging by his radio broadcast from today, this was the big news that he promised yesterday:
There was literally no mention on his program today of a whistleblower or any information that will take down the entire system ... so did Beck's promise of news that would rock the nation yesterday have nothing to do with this supposed whistleblower?
Was he talking about this immigration revolt the entire time and we simply got confused, thinking that he was promising a whistleblower? Because his whistleblower claims followed directly on the heels of his promise to rock the world with shocking news, so it seemed logical that this was what he was talking about.
But judging by his radio program today, it seems that the immigration revolt is the earth-shattering news that Beck was teasing yesterday.
What happened to his whistleblower? Is that still under development?
We genuinely have no idea what is going on.
Here is the full segment from which we clipped the video yesterday - Beck's cryptic promise certainly seemed to be directly related to the statements regarding the whistleblower to us:
UPDATE: On Twitter, Glenn Beck clarified that these two stories were, in fact, unrelated. We apologize for the mistake:
Reps. Michele Bachmann, Steve King, and Louie Gohmert are reportedly planning to revolt over comprehensive immigration reform legislation and "are planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have dire consequences for the country."
So, naturally, Bachmann decided to reach out to the reasonable folks over at WorldNetDaily in an effort to rally support for the effort, warning that if immigration reform passes, "we will never again have a Republican president" because the entire political power structure will forever fall under Democratic control and "you will never again be able to see our country return to its constitutional foundations":