Skip to comments.Beck responds on-air to Washington Postís Irene/Mormon smear of him
Posted on 08/30/2011 2:37:58 PM PDT by Adam Taxin
Monday, August 29, 2011. 6:24 PM
Toward the beginning of his radio show today, Glenn Beck responded to an effort this past Friday by the Washington Post to smear him and his Mormon faith by means of a skewed article with an even more misleading headline (Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a blessing from God,)
As discussed in an earlier article in the Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner space, the Post was successful if its goal was to spread the impression that Beck really believed that last weeks natural East Coast hurricane and earthquake were themselves a blessing. This is of course as opposed to what Beck actually pretty obviously -- to anyone who listened to his words without a predominating agenda -- meant, which was that there was a blessing in the need for preparedness these could-have-been-much-more-deadly disasters highlighted.
Near the very beginning of his discussion on this topic, Beck (who broadcasts on his own GBTV network and who can also be heard in the New York City area on 800 WLAD-AM) called out the Washington Posts headline, saying: So they smear immediately. Its like saying 'Jew George Hilzig says'."
Shortly thereafter, Beck, who was in Israel during much of the previous two weeks for his Restoring Courage solidarity event, said, Here I am, not playing into the fear, not telling you 'hey, freak out.' What Im saying to you is: this is a good thing because its not going to kill a lot of people, and maybe a few people will remember hey, maybe I should be a help to others..."
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Ok, people are complaining (in a variety of places) that Beck is being criticized for what he said and the headline is bashing mormons.
My point is, Beck is a mormon so why does it bother him (others) that it is pointed out in the headline.
My point is, Beck said what he said, so why is it bothering him (others) that it is quoted.
Regarding mormon- I don’t need to know that he is a mormon, nor do I need to know that anyone else is a mormon.
In fact, the only times that I personally think I need to know a person’s religion is if they are an atheist, a satanist, or a muslim, because such information can reveal a lot about a person, but that’s just me.
Regarding what he said- I posted to you what he said, all of it, not just one little section when considered without any of the other remarks makes it seem rather inflamatory, especially when that fragment is coupled with what religion he is.
I’m bothered by the fact that you, and apparently others, want to tell me his religion and then 10% of what he said.
But hey, I appreciate that meaningless data and inflammatory sentence fragment. Certainly tells me what I need to know about the author of this article and it tells me what I need to know about you.
Either 'fess up to being antimormon/antiBeck or take an evening course in English composition and then enjoy a new capability for clearer posts.
And you are a Mormon.
I’m a 40 year old man, sir.
Being prepared for emergencies IS a blessing (from God or otherwise) when the proverbial Spam hits the rotating fan blades. I don't have a problem with being prepared or with Glenn Beck or Mormons or the blessings from God you receive when you are prepared for an emergency.
Where I have a problem is with bigots who purposefully twist innocent statements to suit their own twisted agendas. Beck has every right to be P.O.’ed. I am with him 100 percent.
I do not have a problem being prepared.
I do not have a problem with mormons.
I do not have a problem with Beck (well, didn't used to anyway)
I do have a problem with people being upset over something that was said and/or pointed out, both of which are correct.
Self-evident, unlike yours.
You may call me Baptist Graybeard, I promise, I won’t be offended.
“Im a 40 year old man, sir.”
... a n00b too, I note.
And you are a Baptist! :D
Just don’t call him late for dinner.
Of course he sees it as a blessing. Mormons are obsessed with ‘emergency preparedness’ even to the point that they often have to deal with spoiled goods because they are expected, almost commanded to have a 2 year supply on hand.
It, many times, becomes hoarding rather than preparedness. There are Sunday School and Relief Society lessons on it, websites, stores, etc. It really does become an obsession for some. One landlord I had when I lived in Utah would spend more on her “preparations” than her tithing. It was weird.
I’m all for being prepared (and am) but they take it to extremes. In that way, this is a reflection of Beck’s Mormonism seeping through, something that has been happening more and more.
Mormons are also paranoid. Anything said that isn’t glowing in their eyes, is considered an attack or a smear. Victim mentality.
Now, I expect to get flamed. Oh well...ce la vie
Are your emergency preparations a requirement or expectation of your religion? It is for Beck.
In fact, the only times that I personally think I need to know a persons religion is if they are an atheist, a satanist, or a muslim, because such information can reveal a lot about a person, but thats just me.
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For many, knowing someone is a Mormon is information can reveal a lot about a person. And not always in a good way. I’ve been there, done that, know what really goes on and how it micro-manages their lives and not in a good way.
Makes one wonder why Joseph got Egypt ready for a 7 year famine, doesn’t it? Before the famine.
Or, Noah building the ark. Before the flood.
Or, the Bible saying HAVE the oil for the lamps...???
You really don’t know what the Biblical account of Joesph is do you?
No, I been around this place for about three years now, so that makes me not a n00b.
Now, kindly go **** yourself, chump.
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