Glenn Beck Warns Against…Glenn Beck?

Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are set to have a meeting in Utah and, in a truly bizarre bit on his radio show, Glenn Beck warned against the dangers of Mormons mixing their theology with politics. Mormons like…Glenn Beck, who has in the past demanded many times over that his Christian and Mormon beliefs be mixed with politics.

“There is something really, really wrong,” he said. “Remember, it was the Mormons, the two Mormons Smoot [and] Hawley, they were two Mormons that brought us the Smoot-Hawley Act which brought us the Great Depression.”

“Sometimes their theology can go and mix with politics and go wildly wrong!” Beck said. “When Mormons go bad, they go really bad. They go socialist. They go socialist. They mix the Gospel with government.”

And here is Beck himself doing the very thing he now pretends to warn us about:


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  • raven

    “When Mormons go bad, they go really bad. They go socialist. They go socialist.

    Beck is either delusional or lying here. Mormons are usually far right extremists. One of the main defenders of the John Birch society was Cleon Skousen, a Mormon, He was also Glenn Beck’s mentor.

    Beck, Skousen and the Birchers – Daily Kos

    www. dailykos. com/story/…/-Beck-Skousen-and-the-Birchers

    Aug 26, 2010 – Skousen, author of a pamphlet titled “The Communist Attack on the John Birch Society,” was the nation’s most prominent Birch defender.

    Wikipedia: In fall of 2007, political commentator Glenn Beck began promoting The 5,000 Year Leap (written by Skousen) on his show, describing it as “divinely inspired” and written by someone “much more intelligent than myself”.

    Cleon Skousen was a far right crackpot even a lot of far right Mormons didn’t like.

  • colnago80

    Skousen was a former FBI agent and the author of the book, The Naked Communist.

  • Artor

    “When Mormons go bad, they go really bad. They go socialist. They go socialist.”

    That’s funny. I thought that’s what Mormons do when they go good. One of the few decent things a Mormon community sometimes does, is actually pitch in to take care of their less fortunate members. If only they were more consistent and less insular, I’d appreciate them fractionally more.

  • raven

    The Mormon church claims it doesn’t get involved in politics. That is a total lie. They do whenever they can. In Utah, the GOP is basically owned by them. And they own the state government.

    Utah legislators are 85 GOP 19 Democrats.

    Harry Reid not a worthy Mormon? LDS Church, Dems cry foul

    www. sltrib. com › Lifestyle › Faith

    Nov 7, 2014 – In the aftermath of this week’s elections, an LDS bishop in Los … After all, we can’t have the world thinking mormons are a bunch of of self righteous jerks. … The Democratic political leaders (they are all multimillionaires) are …

    One Mormon bishop said you can’t be a good Mormon and be a Democrat. He got slapped down pretty fast but I’m sure most of them believe it.

    Romney got 78% of the LDS vote.

  • Al Dente

    Reed Smoot (1862-1941) would have been quite annoyed at being called a socialist. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff was about as anti-socialist as it could get.

    Also Willis C. Hawley (1864-1941) was neither a socialist nor a Mormon. He was a Methodist (before he entered Congress he was President of the Methodist sponsored Williamette University in Oregon).

  • Modusoperandi

    I saw Smoot-Hawley back in The Forum in ’68. Nobody was expecting Hawley to last even one round, much less KO Smoot in the seventh.

  • jbrock

    Methodist, Mormon; close enough. You really think men who are busy saving the nation have time to read beyond the first letter of every word? You snooty suedo-intellectuals are unbelievable.

    Seriously though, I think it’s already been pointed out more than once on this blog that if the Biblical law regarding false prophets were still applied, GB would long since have been stoned. And had rocks thrown at him, too.

  • raven

    GB would long since have been stoned.

    He’s done at least one of those.

    wikipedia Glenn Beck:

    Beck later said that he had gotten high every day for the previous 15 years, since the age of 16.[29]

    Beck has a long history of cannabis use and is a recovered alcoholic. Looks like self medication to me.

  • John Pieret

    Glenn Beck Warns Against…Glenn Beck

    So, hes’ finally said something sensible?