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Glenn Beck: Your Church Preaches Nazism and Communism

Glenn Beck: Your Church Preaches Nazism and Communism

Early this month, Glenn Beck told his radio and TV audiences that they should run as fast as they could away from churches preaching “social or economic justice” because they are code words for Communism and Nazism.

It’s ironic that as I am working on a much longer post about whether or not Glenn Beck should be excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by church leaders, Beck steps up to provide even more evidence that he has little if any understanding of his own church’s history or theology.  The LDS Church has a long history of preaching and providing social and economic justice.

For instance, thanks to tithing (church members turn over 10% of their monthly earnings) and monthly fast offerings (members contribute the cost of two meals), the LDS church runs one of the largest private welfare systems in the world with 110 storehouses around the world, staffed almost entirely by volunteers. Taking care of the poor is considered a commandment and church calling. The tradition of establishing the storehouses goes back to the early 19th century and was formalized during the Great Depression by then president Heber J. Grant.

Aso, as Jana Reiss points out in her letter to Beck on Belief.net: “…social justice is a dominant feature of all four of our key sacred texts, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon.”

And church founder Joseph Smith experimented with Communitarianism and church members shared property and land during the Church’s founding years.

But Glenn Beck is the worst kind of Christian–he picks and chooses scriptures and beliefs and bends them to suit his personal agenda–rather than bending himself to fit the teachings and commandments of his own church. Glenn Beck, along with Pat Robertson, is also one of Satan’s pied-pipers and those who don’t see the convenience of his religous ideology follow him at their own everlasting peril.

Video available here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/vp/35845729#35845729

Transcript of Beck’s remarks:

“I beg you, look for the words social justice or economic justice on your church web site,” he told his audience. “If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes! If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop and tell them, ‘Excuse me are you down with this whole social justice thing?’ If it’s my church, I’m alerting the church authorities: ‘Excuse me, what’s this social justice thing?’ And if they say, ‘yeah, we’re all in that social justice thing’–I’m in the wrong place.”

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2:39PM PDT on Aug 1, 2010

Ha ha ha! Mormon's Satanist---Hahaha! let's burn them all politico/religious question? What's in his pocket? or who pisses in his pocket? Some people are so stupid they would put god in everything if it suit them. These people made me quit any religious programs some time ago. They have too much interest in their (money) survival. I'm a joe blo, I help the chaarity of my choice that deserve it-no pressure. I just don't listen to these dangerous people. Too bad if you do. Make up your own mind if you have one.home theater seating

11:24PM PDT on Jul 26, 2010

First of all none you watch Glenn Beck, so you have no idea what he says, and what he doesn't say. All you do is watch edited clips, or listen to the words of others who don't like him or even hate him, because they don't like what he exposes. Instead of debating him to refute the things he talks about, people instead call him names, or call for him to be taken off the air.. In short the lot of you don't have minds of your own. Just as the people so easily swept up by those who sold Communism and Nazism to the masses

As for Nazism (fascism), and Communism.. They are both the same, so much the same in fact the propaganda artwork looks like it was done by the same artist. Nazism became more like a religion, Hitler was also very much into the Occult, Communism has no mysticism like Nazism does. Though the policies were the same, Hitler was even inspired by Stalin and the progenitors of Communism, read Mein Kampf and you will see how much they were the same.

I have grandparents who lived in Nazi Germany, and family members who survived communism, and the only part where both differ, is the fact that Communism has an international aspect to it, where as with Nazism (fascism), its all about ONE race of people. This is even where Hitler differed from Stalin. He believed EVERYTHING should be about Germany, because Germany was the greatest.

Ultimate both have the same outcome with millions losing their rights, and then their lives... Both are evil and still alive today.

8:28AM PDT on Jul 10, 2010

Nazism is the opposite of communism. Nazism is pro-Corporate,pro-Nationalistic,pro-Extreme Religion. Communism is pro-worker and everyone works to help everyone. Hitler was at war against the communists.

7:20AM PDT on May 2, 2010

Is Beck drinking the Kool-aid again? What a jerk!!

7:31PM PDT on Apr 7, 2010

As a devout member of the LDS church, I'd like to speak for my fellow Latter-Day Saints and say that Glenn Beck does not represent us - though, sadly, a lot of our more sheep-like fellows tend to flock eagerly around ANY famous Mormon. Anyway, that's a rant for another topic...

I hope Glenn was listening to this: On Saturday, April 3, we held our General Conference, in which our leaders broadcast numerous talks worldwide. One of these leaders, D. Todd Christofferson, openly acknowledged that Jesus Christ himself "wants people to work for social justice." Granted, he was using this to berate those who expect Him to make "no demands upon their personal life and behavior," but Elder Christofferson had no qualm with the idea of "social justice." Serving those in need is one of the central themes of all we do. Glenn constantly preaches fear of communism, but our early predecessors even lived a form of it, known as the United Order.

I could go on for quite a while, but my bottom line is that Glenn Beck has severely parted ways with Mormon doctrine, especially after selling his soul to Fox News' extreme brand of demagoguery.

10:52AM PDT on Apr 1, 2010

To Linda S.
Jesus and the earliest christian followers were communists and socialist. Many early christians formed into communities where all the assets, all the means of production and all the fruits of their industry were shared. Each according to their need, each according to their ability.
~;^}>

10:43AM PDT on Apr 1, 2010

We can't really blame politicians for lying to us. It's what most of us want. In almost every case in the last 100 years when a politician has expressed an unpopular truth they have lost the next election or been recalled.
The cost of running a campaign is so exhobitant that it is almost impossible to do without patronage from corporations and the wealthy. We know that they don't give out money without expecting a larger return than their investment.
I've said it before and I will say it again and again. What Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, et al does is treason. They say they broadcast news. Our founding fathers established a free press so that an informed electorate armed with the truth can make the best choices to "...form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity,..." I know that Mr. Beck would consider that so much liberal claptrap.
By focusing on irrelevant male bovine excrement, false propaganda sources, rumors, innuendo and creating a distraction from an impartial, unbiased presentation of all of the pertinent facts Mr Beck is violating the sacred trust granted him by the 1st Amendment. Mr. Beck is worse than most, but as a class the news media is abrogating their responsibility to inform the public. Both of these repudiations of their sacred trust. It borders on treason. NO! It is treason.
~;^}>

1:34PM PDT on Mar 30, 2010

mormons... hmm. aren't those the people that I read about in National Geographic that support polygamy? just wondering.

11:41AM PDT on Mar 26, 2010

Thanks Seth E.

How much lower can a person be as to poke fun at someone's miscarriage? The answer is none. None more lower.

10:37PM PDT on Mar 24, 2010

...continued from previous post:

""The animosity between Beck and {Bruce} Kelly {host of the morning show at rival station KZZP} continued to deepen. When Beck and Hattrick produced a local version of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" for Halloween -- a recurring motif in Beck's life and career -- Kelly told a local reporter that the bit was a stupid rip-off of a syndicated gag. The slight outraged Beck, who got his revenge with what may rank as one of the cruelest bits in the history of morning radio. "A couple days after Kelly's wife, Terry, had a miscarriage, Beck called her live on the air and says, 'We hear you had a miscarriage,' " remembers Brad Miller, a former Y95 DJ and Clear Channel programmer. "When Terry said, 'Yes,' Beck proceeded to joke about how Bruce [Kelly] apparently can't do anything right -- about he can't even have a baby."

The names Beck has been called here and elsewhere are nothing like the racism, hatred for someone for being overweight, and teasing a former friend after his wife had a miscarriage of which Beck is guilty.

Beck is not someone to follow, to take seriously, and especially not to revere.

Beck is a demagogue who incites the hatred of the ignorant and coddles the sly complicity of those who share his hateful views, wishing to use them against others they view as inferior.

If there's a hell, I'm sure one of its most miserable places has been set aside for such an evil person as Glenn Beck.

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