Glen Beck was raised as a Roman Catholic as I recall. I believe that he knows and understands Chrisianity perfectly well. I would not be surprised that his conversion to Mormonism is as much to help his recovery from alcoholism as anything else. I really don’t understand the fear/distrust of Mormons that seems so prevalent.
RE: I really dont understand the fear/distrust of Mormons that seems so prevalent
As I understand it when I talk to Evangelical Theologians or Pastors, it is not the fear of Mormons that drive Christians but the CONFUSION among people in their congregation regarding how they view Mormons.
To an Evangelical Christian who takes scripture seriously, Mormon theology BORROWS from Christianity but the Jesus they refer to and say they believe in is NOT the Jesus of the Bible.
So yes, you can make friends with Mormons, you can make common cause with him regarding politics and social issues, but you CANNOT call him your brother in Christ.
"What Mormons Think of Christ" (LDS publication, pages 32-34): "Christians speak often of the blood of Christ and its cleansing power. Much is believed and taught on this subject, however, it is utter nonsense and so palpably false that to believe it is to lose one's salvation."
I thought I heard Beck say at one time that the reason he "converted to Mormonism" was so that he could marry his "hot" wife (who is a Mormon).