Most Americans do not think Glenn Beck is a Christian

Because he is a Mormon.

Which is interesting, when you consider all the ruckus Beck is making over Obama’s faith and how the President’s ‘version’ of Christianity is unrecognizable to most Christians.   And then there’s Beck’s passion for wanting to lead America back to the allegedly Christian ideals of the founders.  By belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, Beck is not regarded a Christian by the Roman Catholic Church, most mainstream Protestant denominations and just about all conservative Evangelicals.  Many, if not most, think Mormonism is “clearly”a cult. This is exactly what James Dobson and Focus on the Family believes:

“While Glenn’s social views are compatible with many Christian views, his beliefs in Mormonism are not. Clearly, Mormonism is a cult. The CitizenLink story does not mention Beck’s Mormon faith, however, the story makes it look as if Beck is a Christian who believes in the essential doctrines of the faith.

“Through the years, Focus on the Family has done great things to help the family and has brought attention to the many social ills that are attacking the family.

“However, to promote a Mormon as a Christian is not helpful to the cause of Jesus Christ. For Christians to influence society, Christians should be promoting the central issues of the faith properly without opening the door to false religions.

Yet conservative Evangelical leaders stand shoulder to shoulder with Beck as he rallies his Christian soldiers on to a new American Dominionism.  ( Where  does Sarah Palin’s church stands on the “is a Mormoan a Christian” issue?)   Anyway, strange bedfellows.  I wonder if  Glenn ever considered the possibility that, if he and Sarah are successful, Mormon’s might find themselves in the same boat with Muslims and other threats to “Christian” authority?

The irony is that most Muslims  would probably give Beck the benefit of the doubt and accept his Christian bona fides. Which is not necessarily a very good thing for anyone, including Mormons.

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  1. #1 by Jack on August 31, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    Yeah, “ceremony over substance” seems like an appropriate description. I don’t understand why so many people believe that political conservatism inherently implies a racist view. However, I’m not defending Glenn Beck. Apparently he says some eggregiously insensitive and extreme things.

  2. #2 by Christian Beyer on August 31, 2010 - 4:09 pm

    As does Coulter and Geller and Horowitz and Limbaugh etc etc etc. The Left has their shoot-from-the-hip idiots as well. But that’s a good question: why do so many people believe conservatives to be racist? Perhaps we just answered that question. I don’t think anyone thinks that Bill Buckley or George Will are racists. Not too many guys lock that around, unfortunately.

    For years Democrats had to deal with the moniker, as most of them were from the South. Maybe the change is due to Republican inroads to the South.

    Beck is an opportunist – a DJ that figured out a good angle. There is no depth to his discourse. It’s all one liners and slam-bam anecdotes. He is a consummate showman and he works very hard at what he does. He was recently named the fourth most influential person in America. Paired up with Sarah Palin and, well…it’s just plain scary.

  3. #3 by logiopath on August 31, 2010 - 6:34 pm

    Aah–there you go again, victmizing conservatives.

    Nah–only liberals run political attacks. Conservatives education the base of their opponent’s support.

  4. #4 by logiopath on August 31, 2010 - 6:36 pm

    You are right though–Beck is an opportunist. I would argue that if CNN had been Beck’s venue, he would be a liberal.

    I have another theory–Nancy Grace is actually Glenn Beck in drag.

  5. #5 by logiopath on August 31, 2010 - 6:36 pm

    Think about it–have you ever seen them together?

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