Beck: Satanist Holiday Display to Bring Destruction to America

Glenn Beck is not happy that the Satanic Temple is going to be allowed to put up a holiday display at the Florida state capitol in Tallahassee. He says it can only mean that “destruction is coming our way.” And the Satanists don’t deserve a place at the table like Christianity does.

“There’s nothing in the Constitution that says every religion is equal,” he said. “There just isn’t.”

“I have news for ya,” Beck chimed in, “destruction is coming our way.”

Gray then returned to his cogent legal argument as to why other religions are not entitled to equal treatment under the law by explaining that “when Satanists come to you and say ‘well, we want equal time,’ you tell them ‘tough, you’re not getting it!'”

And why don’t Satanists deserve equal time, according to Gray?

“Because you don’t deserve it” … unlike Christianity.

“Christianity has earned the right,” Beck added, “not in the Dark Ages, but in this country, they have earned the right to be at the table.”

Really? Let’s tally up the destruction of both people and liberty wrought by Christians in this country and compared it to the Satanists. Did Satanists establish theocracies in the original colonies and imprison or put to death those of different religions? Nope. Did Satanists own slaves and justify it with the Bible, then fight a war that killed hundreds of thousands of people to maintain the “right” to own other people? Nope. Did Satanists fight against women’s suffrage? Nope. Did Satanists demand the authority to put gay people in jail? Nope. Christians did all of those things. Do you really want to make that comparison, Glenn?

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  • caseloweraz

    Shorter Pat Gray: “Shut up,” he explained.

  • cry4turtles

    You just can’t make this stuff up.

  • doublereed

    Bringing up the Dark Ages of all things seems like a pretty strange thing to do in this conversation…

  • comfychair

    Recreational panic. Do they really have nothing better to do?

  • comfychair

    Better yet, tally up the number of times Beck’s dire prophecies have utterly failed to materialize. It may take a while.

  • Kevin Kehres

    It’s true! Satanism will lead to institution of UN Agenda 21, rounding up the guns and then putting people into FEMA death camps with Ebola-riddled illegal immigrants so that Obama can declare a One World Government, after which the lizard people will reveal themselves.

    And all of that to distract us from BENGHAZI!!11eleventy!!!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Did Satanists establish theocracies in the original colonies and imprison or put to death those of different religions? Nope. Did Satanists own slaves and justify it with the Bible, then fight a war that killed hundreds of thousands of people to maintain the “right” to own other people? Nope. Did Satanists fight against women’s suffrage? Nope. Did Satanists demand the authority to put gay people in jail? Nope. Christians did all of those things.

    EXACTLY!!! SATANITS HAVE BEEN ON THE WRONG SIDE EVERY TIME!!!

  • busterggi

    Just remember that all of these conspiracies & omens of doom are just part of god’s unsgakeable plan.

  • joyfulatheist

    Christians are remarkably ignorant about their historical dark side. It’s almost like pastors are just agents of indoctrination. Even the believers who know about the awful shit that has been done in Jesus’ name throughout history rarely make any connection to the religion that they practice. It was a different time.

    Of course, Jehovah claims to exist outside of time, and thus would know what kind of horrific things would happen to people who wanted to do something like read the bible in their mother tongue or have the freedom NOT to believe that the crackers and wine are Christ’s literal body & blood. Yet, it seems like he never bothered to appear to, say, the Pope or any of the kings or those in power to tell them to knock that shit off. So omnipotence, much compassion, wow!

    Anyway, my point is that Glenn Beck is an ignorant, shit-filled asshole who is so dishonest he probably believes every bit of nonsense that spews from his mouth-hole.

  • brewlord

    Ironically Beck is a Mormon. A church that was largely,and still is by some believers, considered a cult.

  • Michael Heath

    “Christianity has earned the right,” Beck added, “not in the Dark Ages, but in this country, they have earned the right to be at the table.”

    Because even most liberals fail to grasp what it means for humans to assert that each of us has inalienable rights, most people are incapable of appreciating the primary fundamental flaws of Glenn Beck’s argument.

    First, there is no authority granting us our rights, including the U.S. government which doesn’t even make the claim. Therefore there is no authority who can or even is gauging who is deserving of rights and who is not. Instead the government acts only in terms of infringing or protecting an individual right, sometimes justifiably and sometimes illegitimately. The latter is one reason we need courts.

    Beck’s argument’s also incoherent from at least two perspectives. First Christianity’s not an entity, so it can’t own anything. Secondly, our system of government applies the infringement or protection of rights on an individual basis, even when an organizing entity is representing those individuals. So even if we changed the one variable from our rights being inalienable to the government granting rights, Beck would still be wrong when he assigns rights to Christianity rather than individual Christians.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Glenn Beck is not happy that the Satanic Temple is going to be allowed to put up a holiday display at the Florida state capitol in Tallahassee.

    Oh, I disagree. Beck is very happy. The only thing that would make him happier is an actual, substantive example of Christian persecution existed.

  • Michael Heath

    comfychair writes:

    Recreational panic. Do they really have nothing better to do?

    I think our brains are wired to deal with the conflict of survival and striving for security (shelter, food, comfort). Beck’s audience is largely retirees, who’ve left much of the real drama behind yet still need the fix. So they seek out drama where Beck and Fox News provide it in large doses similar to reality TV shows, sports, or even soap operas do – though teh right wing version is far more ruinous to the consumers of their swill along with all of the rest of us, including future generations given the right wing’s denialism of global warming.

    Now put a bunch of Internet-connected retirees in a campground/trailer-park in Florida or Arizona and man, you’ve really amped up the drama. I don’t think it’s just right wing media that’s caused this the Silent Generation to be the worst generation, but instead the fact contemporaneous retirees live independent of their working progeny and enjoy the basic necessities. So that creates space for them to consume drama from outside the challenge of day-to-day life for those not on a fixed income.

    Religious-thinking, a lack of education, and comfortable retiree living combined with Fox News has created the perfect storm that we see acted out by the Tea Party and those who pander to them.

  • AndrewD

    Given the Torture report, many people would consider the destrution of the current incarnation of the USA a good thing

  • blf

    There seems to be much better “evil” display planned for Moscow, which has the local kooks freting about, er, something — Planned giant Eye of Sauron installation in Moscow condemned by Orthodox Church:

    A Russian Orthodox Church spokesman decried the installation, to be affixed to the 21st floor of a skyscraper, as a ‘symbol of the triumph of evil’

    The Russian Orthodox Church has warned of dire consequences for Moscow if plans proceed for a skyscraper light installation modeled on the all-seeing evil eye at the centre of JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novels.

    A property company plans to raise what resembles a giant glowing eye on the 21st floor of a skyscraper this week…

    The installation is planned as a 1 metre (3.3 foot) sphere on top of a 21 storey building, with a light show projected from behind to create a 3-D effect…

    But for the Russian Orthodox Church, the evil eye is no fiction.

    “This is a demonic symbol,” the Russian Orthodox Church’s head of public affairs, Vsevolod Chaplin, told Govorit Moskva radio station.

    “Such a symbol of the triumph of evil is rising up over the city, becoming practically the highest object in the city. Is that good or bad? I’m afraid it’s more likely bad. Just don’t be surprised later if something goes wrong with the city.”

  • John Pieret

    blf:

    I take it Vsevolod Chaplin hasn’t read the Trilogy. Anyway, they should be looking for Gollum.