The Christian right has long had a dicey relationship with Glenn Beck. On the one hand, he speaks their language and shares most of their views. On the other hand, he’s a Mormon. Some have refused to work with him while others embrace him without a thought. And now he’s furious with those who criticized Liberty University for inviting him to speak there.
Last month, Glenn Beck was invited to deliver a Convocation message at Liberty University where, in addition to delivering a prophetic message that God was coming to settle scores, he also preached Mormon theology, which did not sit well with certain Religious Right activists, such as Janet Mefferd.
On his radio broadcast today, Beck lashed out at “people who claim to be followers of Christ” in “the so-called Christian Right” who are attacking Liberty U for allowing him to speak, saying that they are progressives and “there is no difference between you and the people who are trying to run other people out of the square.”“You think you’re standing for something,” Beck said, “when indeed you’re standing for hate and bigotry.”
Well Glenn, that’s what they’ve always stood for. And you’re fine with that when the bigotry is aimed at gay people, immigrants and women. You just don’t like it when it’s aimed at you. You’ll pardon me if I don’t shed a tear.