Beck: We’ve Broken Our Covenant With God

Glenn Beck is agitated that the Supreme Court ruled recently that the executive branch has the authority to determine whether someone can list Jerusalem on their passport or not. He says this breaks our covenant with God and he’s now going to punish us.

On his radio program last night, Glenn Beck declared that this decision has broken America’s covenant with God and therefore God will punish this nation as a result.

“I think we’re going to pay for this one,” Beck said. “We are told that if we stand against Israel what will happen to us. This is the United States government. George Washington made a contract, we’re in a covenant with God; us and the ancient nation of Israel, those are the only two that have this kind of a covenant. We will pay for this one. Things are going to get tough.”

Gee Glenn, can we get a copy of that alleged covenant with God? It isn’t in the Constitution anywhere. George Washington never said anything remotely like that. This contract seems to exist only in your head. Hey, maybe this is like those gold plates that Joseph Smith lied about finding in upstate New York, the ones he interpreted with the help of a stone he got from an angel. Maybe it magically disappeared after he got done translating it to make sure no one could ever confirm it. Beck believes in that bullshit too.

And is anyone keeping track of all the things God is supposed to be punishing us for? The list must be miles long by now. Funny how God is going to punish us only for the things the right wing doesn’t like. I think maybe God is punishing us by allowing Glenn Beck to exist.

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  • colnago80

    This decision has been much misreported on the lamestream media. The court did not, repeat did not rule on the question as to the status of Jerusalem. It said that the decision as to the US position on the matter was a question for the Executive branch to decide, not the Congressional branch. One should read the opinion of the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin who is a lawyer, although not obviously an expert on American Constitutional Law, who opined the same.

  • dhall

    Beck’s going to be even more agitated today–not only did the SCOTUS keep Obamacare alive yesterday, but they just made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states!!! So much for Scalia’s hopes, and the hopes of all the homophobes and haters.

  • dhall

    There also seems to be some evidence that George Washington leaned a bit toward deism, which means that he would never even think about such a covenant.

  • nightcap

    Sorry, but I don’t recognize Glenn Beck’s authority to enter into binding covenants for me.

  • caseloweraz

    What I get from the video is Beck saying that the U.S. passport of someone born in Israel can no longer list Israel as country of birth, but must now list Jerusalem. I think I am not hearing that correctly, because I don’t think even Beck could make a statement so dumb.

  • raven

    Beck: We’ve Broken Our Covenant With God

    No problem.

    Covenants with god are dime a hundred.

    You just say you have a covenant with god. They are as invisible as the gods so no one can contradict you. In fact, there is an easy form for them.

    I ____ do hereby make a covenant with the god(s)______, for_______, forever.

    For a reasonable fee, you can order a copy of it online on a parchment looking paper.

  • colnago80

    One of the things I find most amusing about Glennie is his flip slopping on same sex marriage. Several years ago, he went onto Billo the clown’s show and declared that he really didn’t care about same sex marriage. How times have changed.

  • colnago80

    Re #7

    That should be flopping.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    If I belonged to a coven, I would do all I could to get them to adopt an ant – and to protect her from breakage!

  • John Pieret


    I kinda like “flip slopping” … especially when applied to Beck.

  • dingojack

    SLC – nah I think you had it right the first time! :)



    I must be living under a rock (In my defence, other shit has been happening in the universe outside Mr Bek’s skull). What decision about Israeli Passports?

  • colnago80

    Re dingojack @ #11

    The Supreme Court ruled that the Executive Branch had the right to prevent Americans born in Jerusalem from having Jerusalem, Israel as their place of birth on their passports. Currently, only Jerusalem is stated on the passport. Congress had passed a law in 2002 requiring the State Department to list Americans born in Jerusalem as being born in Jerusalem, Israel. Bush signed the law with a signing statement that he would not enforce it. Obama has continued the Bush policy. An American born in Jerusalem challenged the Executive’s policy in a case that finally reached the SCOTUS.

  • dingojack

    I see.

    What of those born in the various other Jerusalems?


  • colnago80

    Re dingojack @ #13

    Only applies to Jerusalem, Israel. That’s because the US has considered the status of Jerusalem to be undecided since the Truman Administration. It’s the reason that the US embassy in Israel is in Tel Aviv, not West Jerusalem, which has de facto been part of Israel since 1948. Every politician running for president here always promises to move the embassy to Jerusalem and suddenly forgets all about the promise after they are elected.

  • Scr… Archivist

    Genesis 9:12-16 — And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

    Today and for the rest of Pride Weekend, I think Yahweh will get a lot of rainbow reminders.

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    You know what I’ve noticed about gods?

    They’re terrible negotiators.

    Not once in all recorded history has a god been offered a covenant with a people (or with all people) and declined it. Not once.

    I could offer a covenant to Demeter right now, and no matter how many weird conditions I attached, not a single person could testify that Demeter declined my offer.

    On the other hand, if you’re constructing a covenant with a god like Bacchus, I highly recommend you at least add in some provisions related to the use and respect of safe words.