As we have noted before, Glenn Beck seems to have a rather strange understanding of what it means to be "anti-gay" since he brags that "I don't know anybody who is anti-gay" while, at the same time, regularly associating with some of the Religious Right's most virulently anti-gay activists.
This apparent disconnect was perfectly illustrated today when we came across a viciously anti-gay column in WorldNetDaily this weekend written by Joshua Charles, a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute at William Jessup University, who co-authored Beck's 2011 book, "The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century."
Not only did they write a book together, but Beck also featured him on his radio program and his TV show. Perhaps they just never discussed Charles' view that gay couples having children is a "profound, disgusting, vile evil" from "the pit of Hell":
I’ve been seeing more and more stories about children being created (by sperm donors and surrogate mothers) specifically for gay couples.
I find this to be a horrific and monstrous evil, because by default it creates children who will oftentimes never know at least one of their parents, who in most cases can’t know who one of their parents are and who in most cases, even if the parent is known, are separated from them nonetheless. At the very least, it puts a child in a situation in which he or she shall be deprived of a mother or a father, the two halves of humanity all children need.
This is EVIL. To create children and intentionally (as opposed to true adoption where a tragedy has intervened to create a need) deprive them of their mother and father is EVIL. Every single person in this world has a mother and has a father. While of course it doesn’t always work out this way because of the trials of life, the ideal is a mother and a father. And isn’t that the point? When a child is separated from his mother or father, prior to this brave new world we live in, that was a tragedy! Even if the dad was a schmuck or the mom was on drugs, or whatever the case may be, it was a tragedy that that child was deprived of a mother or a father. Now we accept it as a matter of course, because homosexual people want their “own” children at the price of them being oftentimes permanently separated from one of their parents.
But now, homosexuals want their own children (ironically, the very thing they claim is not important to marriage they now claim as a new right), and to assert this right, they deprive these new children of at least one of their parents. Profound, disgusting, vile evil. That’s what that is.
Children need the masculine and the feminine. This represents the full diversity of life. They need, if life tragedy has not prevented them from having as much, a mother and a father. To create them in this manner, to deprive them of one of the halves that made them in this manner, as a matter of course, is from the pit of Hell.
On his radio program yesterday, Glenn Beck announced that not only will he attempt to expose Grover Norquist as a front man for radical Islamic organizations, he will now also be investigating Karl Rove. On his radio program today, Beck declared that his campaign has again expanded to include the entire GOP establishment and this is now the beginning of a suicidal showdown to the death.
"I really believe this is the opening of a can of whoop-ass that is not resealed," Beck said, "and this is the entryway to a world of really bad darkness in the GOP that, if we continue to go down, which we are, you're going to find all sorts of really bad stuff here."
"This is a zero-sum game," he said. "Only one of us is going to be standing at the end, I think ... I don't think we're the ones that survive this game because there are so many really powerful people on the other side."
Last night, Glenn Beck dedicated his entire television program to laying out his case that anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is a secret agent of the Muslim Brotherhood which, in typical Beck fashion, involved a good bit of grandstanding, lots of conjecture and insinuation, and several chalkboard's worth of guilt-by-association.
On his radio program today, Beck continued to hammer away at Norquist, whom he wants to see removed from the board of the NRA, declaring that "we're at the beginning of a Van Jones thing"when it comes to exposing Norquist's nefarious network, calling him "the Muslim Brotherhood's Tides Foundation."
Not surprisingly, Beck's crusade against Norquist has now expanded to include Karl Rove, with whom he has been publicly feuding for the last week.
As Beck sees it, the only reason that Rove criticized him last week for supposedly leaving the GOP is because Beck was working to expose Norquist, with whom Rove has close ties.
"Isn't it interesting that Karl Rove decides to open up another front while I have Grover Norquist going as well?" Beck asked. "We're now fighting a battle on two fronts and I believe they are connected. I believe that Karl Rove and Grover Norquist are joined at the hip and there's something very bad here":
Ted Cruz personally called Glenn Beck last Friday night to inform him that he was going to be announcing his run for the presidency on Monday morning. As Cruz walked off the stage at Liberty University yesterday after making the announcement, he immediately called into Beck's radio program. Beck's entire program last night was dedicated to hailing and defending Cruz. Today, Cruz once again called into Beck's radio show where he declared that he is "very proud" to "stand together happily" with Beck while making his run for the White House.
After declaring that his presidential announcement was "electric" and "inspiring," Cruz told Beck that it was made even better by the fact that "the very first voice I spoke to after the announcement speech was you."
After Beck noted that "being our friend" might not necessarily be a good thing for Cruz's campaign, Cruz assured him that "I am very proud to dance with who brung me."
"We will stand together happily," Cruz promised:
Since spending three hours on radio and one hour on television every day is obviously not enough time for the world to know what Glenn Beck thinks about everything, his network has been uploading weekly "Conversations With Glenn" videos to its YouTube channel for the last several months in which staffers lob softball questions at him while Beck expounds on the state of his soul.
On Friday's installment, Beck explained that he has been contemplating launching "Torah Tuesday" programs in which his audience and he would learn more about the Hebrew Bible because "the answer for everything we are looking for comes from God."
"I want to know the New Testament, I want to know the Old Testament," Beck said, "and I want to know another Testament, the one my faith has."
Learning more about the Book of Deuteronomy, he said, is especially important because "thirty percent of all of our federal documents, thirty percent [are] based in Deuteronomy."
"The Founders knew how important Deuteronomy was," Beck said:
This is now the third time that we have seen Beck repeat this blatantly false claim.
As we explained the last two times he said this, Beck is utterly misrepresenting a 1984 study by a University of Houston professor who found that, among the documents published during the founding era, the Bible was the most frequently cited source.
Of the identifiable quotes from the documents analyzed in this study, a third reportedly came from the Bible and of those identifiable Bible quotes, Deuteronomy was the most frequently cited book.
The study in no way found that "thirty percent of all of federal documents" came out of Deuteronomy, but Beck nonetheless continues to repeat this false claim over and over again.
Around here, James David Manning is mostly known for his insane anti-gay rants and for promoting wild theories about President Obama, so it came as no surprise to learn that he is also viciously anti-Mormon, as he amply demonstrated in a video that he posted yesterday in which he alleged that Glenn Beck's announcement last week that he was done with the Republican Party means that Beck is planning on launching his own bid for president.
Repeatedly referring to him as "Glenn Crybaby Beck," Manning warned that Beck is "a sneaky, deceitful person" who has dishonesty in his genes. Manning slammed Beck for not supporting birther attacks on Obama and even for supposedly destroying his friendship with Bill O'Reilly before warning America that Beck's abandonment of the GOP was nothing more than a self-serving move so that he can run for president.
"I want to just warn America about this snake in the grass, Glenn Beck," Manning thundered, as he bragged that he had personally denounced the GOP long before Beck made his announcement. "I'm eight years ahead of him about the ills of the Republican Party. I was right then and boom shakalaka, boom shakalaka, boom shakalaka, and boom boom shakalaka goes right there! I was right eight years ago about the Republican Party ... and I'm right now about Glenn Beck."
"You can still worship at the altar of this Mormon crybaby, if you will," Manning continued. "I have never seen such lunacy across America as is at present ... He is unstable in all this ways and anybody who follows Glenn Beck will follow him to the Mormon section of Hell! There's a special section of Hell for Mormons, those that call themselves Christians but yet will listen to the teachings of a Mormon!"
"Glenn Beck, unstable in all his ways, is now testing the waters to run for president," he concluded. "Lord have mercy":
Earlier this month we noted how Chuck Pierce, a self-proclaimed modern-day "prophet" and top leader within the New Apostolic Reformation, claimed that his prayer efforts were responsible for the re-election of Gov. Sam Brownback in Kansas. Such accomplishments are nothing new for Pierce, considering that his prayers are so powerful that they have caused earthquakes and captured Saddam Hussein ... and now they are even bringing Glenn Beck into the fold.
Yesterday, Beck attended Pierce's church in Corinth, Texas, where Pierce personally presented him with a "new mantle for the future":
Not surprisingly, the fact that Pierce was presenting such a mantle to a Mormon like Beck caused some alarm among his followers, which prompted Pierce to post a note on his Facebook page today comparing Beck to Cyrus, the Persian king in the Bible who ended Jewish exile and authorized the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem:
At Global Spheres, we are called to host revival.
Concerning Glenn Beck and his family, I enjoyed being with them. Jesus would have done the same. Glenn is a Mormon. However, many prophets have prophesied that those in the Mormon religion will have revival. How would that ever happen without someone like Falma praying and someone like me opening my heart to embrace the opportunity. I honestly know that it is "not by might nor by power but by the Spirit" that any of this can change.
Glenn Beck, like Cyrus has a voice to change this nation. Cyrus had God's mantle to do so. Mr. Beck also has a mantle now that can be used to spread a new fire in this land. He has a heart to see our nation continue to embrace Israel. That is our common ground. If he continues to embrace the God of Israel, then he will eventually know His fullness.
Be blessed today as you pray!
P.S. Yesterday we also had visitors that were Catholic, carnal, and lost. They are all searching. They are all welcome! Romans says, "how can they know without a preacher?"
Glenn Beck invited right-wing talk radio host Dennis Prager onto his program last night to discuss the Israeli elections, and naturally the two got to talking about how liberals “hate” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because he is against evil.
Prager told Beck that he used to be a liberal but “left the left” when he realized the only things the left hated were carbon emissions and people who do hate evil.
“They didn’t hate communism. They hated Reagan more than Brezhnev,” he said. “I said, ‘I can’t be here. I hate evil. They don’t hate evil.’ The left doesn’t hate evil, the left hates carbon emissions.”
When Beck brought up the baseless allegations that the Obama administration funded an effort to oust Netanyahu from his post as prime minister, Prager responded that one of his “rules of life” is that “those who do not fight evil hate those who do”… which is why liberals “hate” Reagan and Netanyahu.
Later in the conversation, Beck declared that “Benjamin Netanyahu is the closest and probably the only voice I hear that is Churchill” and declared that 70 percent of English people under 30 can’t identify Churchill because “they’re erasing him from the history books over in England.” That statistic, unsurprisingly, is not even close to true .
Repeating the bogus right-wing claim that the Obama administration had used tax dollars to fund an anti-Netanyahu election campaign, Beck declared that "our administration is completely out of control and criminal," but that God carried Likud to victory despite the president's dirty tricks.
"The Lord does exist and he is sitting on his throne," Beck declared, saying that there was no way that Netanyahu should have won the election and the fact that he did is proof that "God exists."
"God exists for us as well," he continued. "No matter what they have, no matter how dirty they play it, if we do what we're supposed to do, the scales will be even. God will have his thumb on the scale":
Glenn Beck is outraged over the fact that Elton John has called for a boycott of Dolce & Gabbana after the fashion designers voiced their opposition to same-sex families and in vitro fertilization, saying that such a boycott is like locking Galileo in a tower for opposing the conventional science of the day.
Beck spent the opening monologue of his television program last night warning that "we are on the path of putting Galileo back in the tower" because progressives are out to destroy anyone who holds different opinions and cited the Dolce & Gabbana boycott as evidence.
"Is this the kind of freedom that we're at?" Beck asked. "Anyone who feels the same as Dolce and Gabbana, let me ask you, are they empowered to express their view or are they now afraid that Hollywood and progressives will come after them? The party of progress is making progress indeed, back to the Dark Ages, back to the days when differing scientific views were labeled heresy and black magic. As the march toward conformity continues, America gets farther and farther away from the place where those who will change the world with art and science and music, those who will bring on the next Renaissance just might find themselves locked up in a tower and sadly never paint the next Mona Lisa":
With every passing week, Glenn Beck is more and more convinced that we are on the verge of World War III and that he is the only one who realizes it and so he is spending program after program laying out his prophetic vision about how Russia and ISIS are going to drag the world into a wholesale religious conflagration.
The details of Beck's theory are too confusing to even bother trying to explain but, in short, he is convinced that ISIS is set on taking over all of Europe, which will allow Vladimir Putin to stir up dormant Christian nationalism that he has planted in Russia and neighboring nations which will allow him to foment resistance and ultimately push ISIS out, thereby guaranteeing Russia's fascist control over the entire region.
After Beck spent an entire segment scrawling an incoherent map on his chalkboard to demonstrate how this will all play out, co-host Stu Burguiere helpfully summed up Beck's convoluted theory as "Russia versus the Caliphate trying to divide up Europe," which prompted Beck to predict that in this coming conflict, the West will side with Russia and fascism.
"You watch. That's what's coming," Beck said. "That's what's coming."
Beck then sat back down at his desk and started once again complaining that he doesn't "want to be this guy" who spends all of this time laying out dire scenarios on his chalkboard, but that is what God has called him to do and so he will continue doing it "because there's nobody else that sees the world the way I see it."
"I don't want to be this guy," he said. "I'm tired of this. I can't tell you how much I want to get away from the damn chalkboard and I don't want to be the guy telling you the bad news. But it's part of my job and it's part of my calling and so I will do it."
If you don't want to buy into Beck's warnings, he said, you are free to ignore him but "there's no reason to call me a kook or anything else."
"I don't want to be this guy," he said, before urging listeners to tune in to this television show tonight where he will lay all of this out in greater detail ... on his chalkboard:
Earlier this week, Glenn Beck announced on his radio program that if anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist was re-elected to the board of the National Rifle Association, Beck would cancel his lifetime membership with the organization.
Beck's threat was rooted in a right-wing conspiracy theory that Norquist is some sort of nefarious front man for the Muslim Brotherhood and consequently is, in Beck's words, "a very bad man."
On his radio program today, Beck announced that he had an hour-long conversation yesterday with the NRA's Wayne LaPierre, who told him that the organization had been receiving hundreds of calls from Beck followers threatening to cancel their memberships if Beck does so, prompting LaPierre to promise Beck that the organization will launch an ethics investigation into Norquist that would "get to the bottom of this once and for all."
"Many of the reasons why we are off on the wrong track now in the Middle East," Beck said, "is because of the influence of Grover Norquist ... This guy is on the wrong side. Whether he knows it or not, I don't believe he's out trying to destroy America, but his efforts and his work will lead to the destruction of America."
Beck said that LaPierre vowed to him that the NRA would conduct a totally "transparent" investigation into Norquist and his work, the results of which will be published on the NRA website for all to see.
The fact that Norquist hasn't voluntarily resigned from the NRA or dropped his bid for re-election amid the allegations, Beck said, "speaks volumes."
"I think that says a lot about his personal character, myself," Beck said:
Anti-Muslim activist Frank Gaffney has been the leading proponent of the theory that Norquist is a secret Islamist sympathizer and Beck brought him on his radio program today to make his case against allowing Norquist to be re-elected to the board of directors of the National Rifle Association.
Beck is so alarmed by the danger posed by Norquist that he declared that if this "very bad man" is re-elected to the NRA board, he is going to cancel his membership.
"I will tell you that I am so concerned about this," Beck said, "and I hope that the leadership of the NRA hears this and every member of the NRA hears this, that if this man is elected, or re-elected, and confirmed on the board of the NRA, I may drop my membership in the NRA. I am that concerned that he is a very bad influence and a very bad man that if this is who the NRA decides to put on their board of directors, I don't think I can be associated with them":