Beck Supports Woman Who Destroyed Satanist Display

Glenn Beck interviewed the woman who destroyed that Satanist display at the Florida state capitol in Tallahassee and praised her to high heaven, saying he wishes he would have the “courage” she showed in committing vandalism and violating the law in the name of God.

When Beck asked Hemeryck how it felt to now be considered a religious extremist facing possible legal consequences, she replied that she feels that she is in good company.

“The Bible is full of saints and prophets who spent time in prison for their faith,” she said, “and if that’s the way it is going to go for me, then I am proud to be in that company.”

At the end of the call, Beck wished Hemeryck luck and declared that he hoped that he would have the courage to do the same thing that she did.

“I don’t know what decision I would have made in your situation,” Beck said. “I guess I would hope that I would do the same thing that you did. I guess. I’m not sure. I’m not sure. But I’m glad at least somebody is standing up and saying ‘no.'”

Anyone surprised? I’m not. Because as always, when a conservative Christian talks about religious freedom, they mean Christian privilege.

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  • colnago80

    Of course, according to the fundies, Beck isn’t a Christian.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Now that she’s famous her pastor lets her sit in the pews that have the cushions.

  • dingojack

    And so Mr Bek, if she had shot dead staff of a satirical magazine, for example …

    Dingo

  • dmcclean

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but Beck *is* in her situation. He could’ve gone there and to destroy it too. Did she just happen to be walking by?

  • John Pieret

    I don’t know what decision I would have made in your situation,” Beck said. “I guess I would hope that I would do the same thing that you did. I guess.

    So you hope to have the courage to go into public places and destroy private property legally there that doesn’t belong to you? I didn’t know that disrespect of private property rights had become a conservative value!

  • raven

    This was terrorism!!!

    It was definitely a hate crime.

    It was also bullying. Satan today is a plastic angel. Just how hard is it for an adult woman to beat up a plastic angel? Plastic angels aren’t noted for their ability to defend themselves or do much of anything.

  • raven

    BTW, occasionally xian Plastic Animal displays AKA nativity displays are vandalized. Sometimes they steal baby jesus. Why I don’t know, most likely he is the smallest plastic one. Jesus and satan have a lot in common. These days, they both seem to be made of plastic, most likely in China.

    It’s rare considering the countless nativity displays but does happen.

    When it does, the xians go fruitbat crazy, bonkers, foaming at the mouth, narrow eyed, cuckoo angry. The police mutter things like “Hate Crime” and try to find out who did it.

    Another example of xian hypocrisy.

    FWIW, it’s not clear who steals baby jesus. In a lot of cases, it is probably just kids or drunk adults fooling around. In other cases, in might be one of the tens of millions of people the xians have ticked off.

    Someone burned a church down near where I lived. It wasn’t an atheist. It was the teenage child of one of the members who had developed a dislike for the group.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1159674804 robertbaden

    Next time make the statue a weeping Satan……..

  • Mr Ed

    In October a man drove his car into the 10 Commandments statue in Oklahoma, is he a hero too?

  • howardhershey

    Verbal support is cheap, Beck. A defense lawyer somewhat less so. Put your money where your mouth is.

  • Anri

    Has anyone asked Mr. Beck for the list of religions it’s ok to vandalize? And to what extent?

    Like perhaps you can spray-paint stuff on a Wiccan display, but should draw the line at running it over with your car?

    With Islam, the acceptable solution is to prevent anything from being built in the first place, but once it’s there, you pretty much have to limit yourself to nasty rumors about the people using it?

    And that the only thing you can do to a Menorah is to make rude gestures (and even then, it’s advisable to do it with your fingers crossed in case someone’s looking)?

  • yoav

    Glen Beck, “I wish I had the courage to declare myself part of the dominant group in my society by attacking a marginalized and often hated group”, fucking hero indeed.

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    Those brave muslim heroes….

    Oh, wait, wrong religion. I guess that’s what really defines a ‘hero’ to these tribalistic yahoos….