The reaction to this one hasn’t even begun.
Glenn Beck may have gone too far. If so, he’ll have had a stunningly brief time in the spotlight compared to his fellow blowhards: Limbaugh has been on the air for two decades, FOX has been shining light on it’s stars for over a ten years, and Oliver North and Gordon Liddy, famous felons and traitors from the 70’s and 80’s, are still celebrated on the public airwaves.
(Note to self: there wouldn’t be any public airways if the federal government would just listen to them. Examine logic.)
According to Roger Eberts’ Journal today, Glenn Beck has now told his listeners to run from their churches if they find the words “social justice’ anywhere in the literature. Those two words, he warns, are code for communism and fascism.
Beck’s oversight is that all religions teach social justice. That’s sort of what they’re about. “My church doesn’t,” said Beck who is a Mormon. At this the mountains of Utah rang with the thunder of outraged Mormon elders.. . . before statehood the Mormons in the Utah territory provided universal health care and care for the poor as a matter of their duty.
More from America’s theologian, the Fool of Fools.