Skip to comments.Some Evangelicals on Defensive over partnering with Glenn Beck
Posted on 08/29/2010 11:41:39 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
A handful of prominent evangelical activists are defending their decision to attend television host Glenn Beck's conservative rally in Washington this weekend after some Christians complained that evangelicals shouldn't be partnering with Beck because of his Mormon faith.
"There is no need to 'de-Christianize' each other over the matter," wrote Jim Garlow, an influential California pastor, in a five-page memo this week arguing that evangelicals can attend Beck's rally and partner with the television and radio personality in good conscience.
"Glenn Beck is being used by God - mightily," Garlow wrote in the memo, which was obtained by CNN. "The left loves to slam him and do so viscerally and often with vulgarities. Glenn is not perfect... But his expose on America's sins is stellar."
(Excerpt) Read more at religion.blogs.cnn.com ...
I am no fan of the Mormon religion but Glenn Beck is an American who wants the best for American and the best from Americans. Unlike Obama. The rally wasn’t about Beck, it was about America. Libs can’t understand that. They follow the cult of personality, which is why Obama is president.
I’m glad the experts have deemed him worthy.
CNN is just trying to create division between patriots. They should be ashamed — but leftists have no shame.
I’m not so sure.
How could he constantly talk about his Mormanism (which is NOT CHRISTIANITY but a works based cult) and truly understand the concept of salvation through Christ.
Ah...the media has found yet another way to attack Glenn Beck. Divide and conquer...a strategy as old as time itself.
I am an Evangelical. I would go along with Glenn Beck any time over such “Evangelicals” as Pat Robertson or anyone on TBN. Just because I agree with his philosophy does not mean I agree with his specific religion. Get a life.
Exactly why do they have to defend themselves?
Absolutely they are. This is a non-issue. I am no fan of mormanism either, but that doesnt mean I can’t agree with Beck on issues. I’m no fan of Buddhism either but if a Buddhist publically pronounces that two plus two equals four does that mean I have to reject all mathematics as heresy? Of course not.
Ah, here we go. CNN seeks out stories like this . . .but Muslim misbehavior, non-PC stuff .. naw, we have to find that on FOX or on blogs . .
No wonder CNN et al is in the tank.
They don’t. It’s just Liberals trouble-mongering. Ignore them.
Oh, I think they fully understand. They are just really angry that they are on the wrong side.
Beck isn’t asking us to join the Mormon Church or any other church, for that matter.
This is exactly where that fat pig of a Senator, Landrieu, was going with her code-worded: Beck’s gospel is not real.
What CNN should do is replay Beck’s rally in its entirety without commercial interruption instead of acting as groupthink mindguards.
I know. I know. What color is the sky in my world?..
I am surprised CNN has a “religion blog”.
Your ignorance is telling.
After listening to Glenn Beck Saturday, I have decided that how you use Mormanism is what matters. If it helps you to reach the Father, good for Mormanism. There are many Christians who fail to use their Christianity to reach out to God. It is this failure I have a problem with.
Beck: “people aren’t recognizing [Obama’s] version of Christianity.”
Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm....
Yeah, Mormonism is a theological mess. I agree.
But ya know what? I never am gonna be worried about the OSMOND FAMILY banging down my front door and beheading me.
Yeah, he probably talks too much about his faith on television, but yesterday seemed different. He had others talk about their faith and more importantly, he helped people in audience think about their own faith as well.
What I heard was Beck encouraging all people to come (back) to God, regardless of their religious affiliation. I wouldn't be surprised if there were a spike in church attendance today because of Beck's words yesterday.
Amazing feat, even for a Mormon.
Mormons say this all the time which convinces many that they are christians.
However, it is generally not known that Mormons think of Jesus differently than orthodox christians do. Mormons think that they will become gods after death in the same way that Jesus is a god (small "g"). Mormons think they will rule other worlds in the same way Jesus rules this one. They also think Jesus is Lucifer's brother.
Pretty weird stuff. That being said, politics is about coalitions. Remember we had to join with Stalin to fight Hitler. Not saying, of course, that Beck is Stalin...far from it. Just making the point that all people who are joining in the fight against socialistic atheism and all that that implies in America are on our side at this time. They are strong allies on present political issues.
Me too! You wouldn’t want them overruling God unless the had to.
Right and Wrong in one’s life.
Good and Evil in government.
THOSE have nothing to do with one’s religious beliefs.
We can and must ALL work together to re-make America toward the ideal of a Constitutional Republic - We The People - A More Perfect Union - with a government of, by and for the people.
This message crosses all faiths, and there should be NO support whatsoever for nit-picking Glenn Beck or anyone else in this regards.
They DO NOT report the news. They stir up and slant.
Hands down, they win America's one dimensional news reporting award.
My mom used to tell a story from her childhood in Alabama.
She sat watching a Baptist minister arguing with a minister from the First Christian Church. They were debating whose church was better, and the dispute started to get a little heated.
Finally, the Baptist stood up and yelled “I’m a Baptist and I’ll always be a Baptist. I’ll NEVER become a Christian!”
So does the Catholic church, the Eastern orthodox church, and the non Evangelical Protestant churches.
Mormons and the left and CNN strive to convey the image that only those right wing Evangelicals don't recognize Mormonism as Christian.
Yeah, we all believe that a Baptist minister would not know he was a Christian.
The one, single (but very serious) character flaw with almost all conservatives, is the tendency to “go on the defensive”.
Please. Put liberals on the defensive, but never back down.
I believe Beck is a Christian who doesn't know the theology behind Mormonism; and I don't think the Mormon leadership is interested in educating him about it.
Has anyone ever heard Beck specificially make factual statements about distictive tenets of the Mormon faith? The answer is "No."
I don't know. That is the article's title, not mine.
For one thing, Christian's typically do not use prayer rugs.
Christians should pray for Beck’s salvation rather than shun him.
Lies, lies, and more lies.
I think it is very likely that Beck is simply a Christian who is a member of the Mormonm Church without understanding of the fraudulent/cultic teachings of Mormonism.
In the battle against the commie libs, who cares about ones faith?
“As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:9
“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine ye have learned; and avoid them.” Romans 16:17
I agree with you. Mormonism is a false gospel, and Glenn Beck represents/supports/advertises Mormonism by means of his programs.
“How could he constantly talk about his Mormanism (which is NOT CHRISTIANITY but a works based cult) and truly understand the concept of salvation through Christ.”
Who gives a horse poo. I have never know a Mormon who seemed to me like a bad person. As an Evangelical Christian, I have no problems whatsoever with Mormons.
We have Islamist terrorists and Marxists to worry about. Mormons should be the absolute last of our worries.
You will some day. Acts 17:31
Talk about damning us with faint praise! LOL! That's setting the bar pretty low. "Mormons--at least they won't decapitate you."
My conclusion at this point as well. Generally it's not until one is pretty much snookered into LDS that the reality of what they are really about is revealed...and this is a lengthy process I understand. Rather like when one is in Freemasonary....not til you get in deeper is the truth understood...up til then it is simply going thru the requirements so you can say you are one of them.
“We have Islamist terrorists and Marxists to worry about.”
One day, they will be the least of your worries. If you are one of His, you should have a big problem with Mormonism.
I am no fan of the Mormon religion but Glenn Beck is an American who wants the best for American and the best from Americans. Unlike Obama. The rally wasnt about Beck, it was about America. Libs cant understand that. They follow the cult of personality, which is why Obama is president.You are 100% right.
Im no fan of Buddhism either but if a Buddhist publically pronounces that two plus two equals four does that mean I have to reject all mathematics as heresy? Of course not.Well said.
The 8/28 Rally was not “about” Beck. All such claims are a ploy to discredit all the patriotic Americans attending, all the patriotic Americans that watched it and more importantly the liberals and socialists want to discredit honest, faithful and sincere Americans that stand in the way of their trying to destroy America.
Beck isnt asking us to join the Mormon Church or any other church, for that matter.A fact that seems impossible to grasp by some of the lesser lights of FR.
This is exactly where that fat pig of a Senator, Landrieu, was going with her code-worded: Becks gospel is not real.When the left isn't playing the race card, they're playing some other bigotry card.
Somebody said that Glenn Beck was originally an Evangelical but converted to Mormonism when he married a Mormon. Is this true?
I believe he was Catholic to begin with. From what I have read, he and his wife both went looking for a church and found Mormonism together.