February 21, 2020

Stoning Gays: Glenn Beck claims Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg can’t be critical of hypocritical Christians like Donald Trump because Buttigieg’s lifestyle is “antithetical to what is found in the Bible.”

Discussing Buttigieg’s Christianity on his radio program earlier this week, Beck argued that Buttigieg could not make credible arguments against Trump’s supposed Christianity because the Bible calls for the “stoning of homosexuals.”

Speaking on the February 20 edition of BlazeTV’s The Glenn Beck Radio Program, Beck said:

A lot of people would find [Pete Buttigieg’s] lifestyle antithetical to what is found in the Bible. I mean, you just — Pete, you can’t make this claim. “You know, I just don’t know how you would vote for him (Trump) because the way he lives his life, I mean, you know, you can’t find that in the Bible.” Well, you also can’t find anything but stoning of homosexuality and stoning of homosexuals in the Bible too. Old-timey, sure. Bad, yes. But it’s not an endorsement. Nowhere in the Bible is there an endorsement of that. I mean, at best you can say, well, Jesus never talked about it. Well Jesus never talked about tweeting either.

You can’t pick and choose if you’re going to use the Bible. You can’t say, “Well I’m a Bible-believing person.” That’s like Donald Trump. It drove me nuts when he was like, “Yeah, you know, I love the 2 Corinthians.” Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop talking about it. OK? But if you just want to say, “Look, I, mean, you know, I try to live my life based on, you know, basic principles, many of them were found in the Bible, and I don’t know how to square his behavior.” That’s totally fine. But he gets into, “We’re in Bible country now. We’re in Bible territory.” No, you shouldn’t go there. You shouldn’t go there.

For the record, Beck is a dangerous idiot who has a well documented history of trying to demonize the LGBT community. Previously the conservative pundit argued that transgender friendly bathrooms were part of a plot to normalize pedophilia.

In addition to trying to demonize LGBT people, in 2016 Beck made the ridiculous claim that God had to kill Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to promote the presidential candidacy of Ted Cruz.

In addition to bizarre political commentary, Beck has also made ridiculous “medical claims,” once arguing that a woman’s menstrual period is a “God given sadness.”

Bottom line: Noting that the Bible calls for the “stoning of homosexuals,” Glenn Beck argues that Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg can’t be critical of hypocritical Christians like Donald Trump because Buttigieg’s lifestyle is “antithetical to what is found in the Bible.”

Glenn Beck: Buttigieg Can’t Criticize Christians Because Bible Says Kill The Gays (Image via YouTube)
Glenn Beck: Buttigieg Can’t Criticize Christians Because Bible Says Kill The Gays (Image via YouTube)

 

May 23, 2016

Glenn Beck complains transgender bathrooms are part of a plot to normalize pedophilia.

Today on his radio program a distraught Glenn Beck claimed transgender bathrooms will lead to the normalization of pedophilia.

Reacting to the recent announcement by Hershey Park that its guests and employees are allowed to use the restrooms that match the gender with which they identify, Beck went on a rant on his radio show this morning, complaining that transgender bathrooms  “are being jammed down our throat.”

(Question: Why is it that conservatives always worry about things being “jammed down our throat” when complaining about equal rights for LGBT people?)

On his program Beck declared:

If you don’t stand up now. I guarantee you the next thing that will be mainstreamed will be pedophilia.

Beck tried to distinguish between marriage equality and transgender-friendly bathrooms, insisting the push for transgender equality is “not normal,” while arguing marriage equality for lesbians and gay men was inevitable.

Beck opined:

Transgender bathrooms have come out of nowhere, and are being jammed down our throat. I guarantee you, I guarantee you the next stop on this train is pedophilia. I guarantee it. They will normalize pedophilia.

Beck is known for making wild and inaccurate claims. Earlier this year Beck claimed God Killed Scalia for Ted Cruz, arguing that God had to kill Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to promote the presidential candidacy of Ted Cruz.

Yet despite God’s efforts, and Scalia’s sacrifice, Cruz lost. Go figure.

Beck is not the only religious extremist to panic at the thought of transgender-friendly bathrooms. Currently there is a transgender bathroom hysteria sweeping the nation. Yet the truth is, church is more dangerous for children than a transgender-friendly bathroom.  

(H/T Right Wing Watch)

Glenn Beck (Image via Screen Grab)
Glenn Beck (Image via Screen Grab)
February 17, 2016

A deranged Glenn Beck argues God had to kill Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to promote the presidential candidacy of Ted Cruz.

Beck said that Scalia’s death was all part of God’s plan. Unable to host his radio program on Tuesday because he was on the road campaigning for Cruz, Beck did find time to call in and offer his theory about why God allowed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to die so close to the next presidential election.

Pretending to be the mind of God, Beck opined:

I just woke the American people up. I took them out of the game show moment and woke enough of them up to say, ‘look at how close your liberty is to being lost. You now have lost your liberty. You replace one guy and you now have 5-4 decisions in the other direction. Just with this one guy, you’ve lost your liberty so you’d better elect somebody that is going to be somebody on [the court] because for the next 30 years, if you don’t, the Constitution as you know it [is gone].’

The Constitution is hanging by a thread! That thread has just been cut and the only way that we survive now is if we have a true constitutionalist.

In short, Beck believes God killed Scalia in order to motivate Americans to vote for Ted Cruz so the Supreme Court can maintain a conservative majority, which it would have had, if God had only kept Scalia alive in the first place.

Obviously, the Christian extremists aren’t kidding when they say:

God works in mysterious ways…

Beck’s wacky conspiracy theory is but one of several conspiracy theories being spread by Christian conservatives finding mystery and intrigue in the mundane death of an old man. In fact, some gullible Christian conservatives believe Justice Scalia was murdered by President Barack Obama as a human sacrifice to mark the pagan festival of Lupercalia.

And the beat goes on…

(H/T Right Wing Watch – Watch the video below)

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June 12, 2015

Hey ladies, are you sad during your special time of the month? Let ladies man Glenn Beck and his all male panel mansplain the mysteries of the menstrual period.

According to Beck and his guest, right-wing Rabbi Daniel Lapin, a menstrual period represents death, and is a “God given sadness.”

According to these guys, ladies are sad because they can’t reproduce like men.

Lapin explains:

… the good Lord created men with an infinite capacity to produce seed at almost any age whereas he chose to create women with an absolute finite limited number of eggs. And so the loss of an egg every month, for any sensitive woman, is sad because it’s one less opportunity for life. And so foolish and insensitive people say, ‘Oh, it’s just a hormonal imbalance,’ it isn’t; it’s a genuine, authentic sadness which suffuses any sensitive woman at the loss of an egg.

An excited Beck confirmed the rabbi’s revelation, proclaiming:

Wow, I’ve never thought of it that way. It is actually a God-given sadness.

Because, you know, the ladies are sad because they don’t have a penis, and because God hates them. Sorry ladies. Looks like God is still mad about the forbidden fruit thing, and that Dude really holds a grudge.

(H/T Right Wing Watch)

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December 6, 2019

Dishonesty in service of white supremacy and slavery: A dishonest Nikki Haley claims the Confederate flag was a symbol of “service, sacrifice, and heritage,” until Dylann Roof “hijacked” it.

Haley, Trump’s Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and the former governor of South Carolina, defended the Confederate flag as a symbol of “service, sacrifice, and heritage,” while speaking with conservative Glenn Beck. 

Appearing on Beck’s Blaze TV Haley claimed that the Confederate flag was not a symbol of racism until  Dylann Roof went on a shooting spree motivated by racial hatred at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina in 2015.

Immediately after the domestic terrorist attack inspired by the kind of white Christian nationalism embraced by President Trump, a photo was released of Roof holding the Confederate flag. Discussing the terrorist attack with Beck, Haley said

South Carolina fell to her knees when this happened. This is one of the oldest African-American churches. These twelve people were amazing people, they love their church, they love their family, they love their community.”

And here is this guy that comes out with this manifesto, holding the Confederate flag, and had just hijacked everything that people thought of… 

We don’t have hateful people in South Carolina. There’s always the small minority that’s always gonna be there, but, you know, people saw it (the Confederate Flag) as service, and sacrifice, and heritage, but once he did that there was no way to overcome it, and the national media came in in droves.

They wanted to define what happened. They wanted to make this about racism, they wanted to make it about gun control, they wanted to make it about death penalty, and I really pushed off the national media and said there will be a time and place where we talk about this, but it is not now, we will get through the funerals, we’re gonna respect them, and then we will have that conversation.

And we had a really tough few weeks of debate, but we didn’t have riots we had vigils. We didn’t have protests, we had hugs, and the people of South Carolina stepped up and showed the world what it looks like to show grace and strength in the eyes of tragedy.

Haley is wrong. The Confederate flag was never about “service, sacrifice, and heritage.” The Confederate flag was always about treason, racism, and a heritage of hate.

As one might imagine, reasonable people immediately rejected Haley’s dishonest claim. The following is a sample of reactions via Twitter:

Haley is no stranger to making dishonest claims while defending racism and white supremacy. Last month Haley made the absurd claim that President Donald Trump is competent and “always truthful,” despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Bottom line: Defending treason, racism, and a heritage of hate, a dishonest Nikki Haley claims the Confederate flag was always a symbol of  “service, sacrifice, and heritage.”

Nikki Haley Defends Confederate Flag As Symbol Of ‘Service, Sacrifice, Heritage’ (Image via Screen Grab)
Nikki Haley Defends Confederate Flag As Symbol Of ‘Service, Sacrifice, Heritage’ (Image via Screen Grab)
October 11, 2019

Frightened little man needs a gun: Ben Shapiro, a man of diminutive intellect and character, threatens presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke with gun violence because gays are scary.

Shapiro, reacting to remarks made by presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke at CNN’s Equality Town Hall last night,  declared:

Beto O’Rourke does not get to raise my child. And if he tries, I will meet him at the door with a gun.

Shapiro was expressing his small-minded fear and anger because O’Rourke said churches that oppose same-sex marriage should lose their tax exempt status while speaking last night at CNN’s Equality Town Hall.

At the event CNN anchor Don Lemon asked the former Texas congressman the following:

Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage? 

O’Rourke replied:

Yes.

O’Rourke continued:

There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. 

And so, as president, we’re going to make that a priority and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans.

This sensible and reasonable answer supporting fundamental human rights was too much for the juvenile conservative. In an irrational rage, Shapiro went on a humiliating rant, embarrassing himself while demonstrating his profound and delusional fear of the gays.

Shapiro said, in part:

You want a culture war? You damn well have it, Beto O’Rourke.

My right to raise my child in my faith is my right. It is my right to raise my child with the moral precepts that I find to be beneficial to my child. Beto O’Rourke does not get to raise my child. And if he tries, I will meet him at the door with a gun.

Watch the rant below via Twitter:

And more reactions to Shapiro’s melt down via Twitter:

Bottom line: Ben Shapiro, a pathetic and frightened little man, threatens presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke with gun violence because gays are scary.

Ben Shapiro Threatens Beto O’Rourke With Gun Violence Because The Gays (Image via YouTube)
Ben Shapiro Threatens Beto O’Rourke With Gun Violence Because The Gays (Image via YouTube)
November 17, 2017

Christmas Panic: Fox News warns readers that the new holiday cups from Starbucks are promoting an anti-Christian, gay agenda.

A new report from Fox News suggests the new holiday cups from Starbucks actually feature a lesbian couple holding hands. Citing a BuzzFeed article, Fox reports:

The cups feature a busy print of holiday favorites like mittens, presents and Christmas trees, and above the logo, two unseen people are holding hands.

Since the cups launched in October, however, people have taken to Twitter with hypotheses that the androgynous hands may belong to a pair of lesbians.

A pair of Lesbians? The horror!

Jumping on the “gay agenda” band wagon, Glenn Beck’s socially conservative website The Blaze reports:

People are theorizing that the holiday design for Starbucks’ cups contain a hidden pro-gay message, and their official Twitter account appeared to confirm it.

As one might expect, some conservative Christians are expressing their alarm concerning the supposed gay agenda of Starbucks via social media. For example:

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However, while some conservative Christians may lament the possibility that the new cups from Starbucks features lesbians holding hands, others on social media are celebrating:

This is not the first time conservative Christians have panicked over holiday cups from Starbucks. In 2015 many conservative Christians complained that Starbucks’ holiday cups were disrespecting Jesus.

At that time, Joshua Feuerstein, an obnoxious Internet evangelist, released a Facebook video claiming that Starbucks had removed “Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus.” The post went viral, with over 13 million views.

As for the new 2017 cups, responding to BuzzFeed, Starbucks did not confirm or deny that the hands belonged to a same-sex couple. Instead, they issued the following statement:

Each year during the holidays we aim to bring our customers an experience that inspires the spirit of the season, and we will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions in our stores around the world.

In short, the new holiday cups from Starbucks are coming under fire “for possibly depicting the hands of a lesbian couple.”

Bottom line: It wouldn’t be Christmas without conservative Christians complaining about holiday cups from Starbucks, and the so-called “gay agenda” is always a good target for the folks at Fox News.

Fox News Warns Starbucks Holiday Cups Promote ‘Gay Agenda’ (Image via Twitter)
Fox News Warns Starbucks Holiday Cups Promote ‘Gay Agenda’ (Image via Twitter)
October 24, 2015

Presidential candidate Ben Carson says he will use the Department of Education to police and punish liberal speech on college campuses if elected president.

Carson says he will cut federal funding from colleges and universities found to show “extreme political bias,” but promises he will only target liberal speech while protecting conservative speech.

During a recent interview, Glenn Beck asked Carson if he would shut down the Education Department as president. Carson responded:

I actually have something I would use the Department of Education to do. It would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny federal funding if it exists.

And in an interview with conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch last week, Carson repeated his plan to have the federal government monitor college campuses for “extreme bias,” explaining that he would have “very strict guidelines” that would ensure that his plan wouldn’t hurt conservatives.

Carson said:

What I would do is I would solicit examples of extreme bias and I would use those as the basis for helping to determine which places need to have their federal funding cut.

Loesch replied:

There are some who would say that it’s kind of like monitoring political speech. Do you agree with their assessment of that?

Carson answered:

No, I don’t, I think it’s a very big difference. But, of course, that would be the first thing that the left would claim because they want to be able to continue to do this, and it’s not appropriate for public funding to be used to indoctrinate students in one direction.

Loesch pressed on:

I just worry whether or not the pendulum would swing the other way and we would see sort of like monitoring of political speech for conservatives.

Carson explained:

I think we would have to put in very strict guidelines for the way that that was done. And that’s why I used the word ‘extreme.’ I didn’t just say ‘political bias,’ I said ‘extreme political biases.’

Did you catch that? For Carson, a liberal has “extreme” political bias, while a conservative does not.

The Atlantic says this about Carson’s policy proposal:

This proposal is constitutionally suspect, hypocritical, poorly conceived, and laughably naive.

Carson’s proposal is ignorant and obnoxious, and demonstrates a profound failure to respect or even understand the U.S. Constitution and the secular values upon which this nation was founded.

Bottom line: The desire to censor speech on college campuses is un-American, and speaks to Carson’s intellectual and moral failure as both a presidential candidate, and a human being.

(H/T Right Wing Watch – Listen to Carson’s conversation with Loesch below)

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October 29, 2014

They can’t handle the truth: Actor Christian Bale is causing concern among some Christians after describing Moses as being “barbaric” and “schizophrenic.”

Bale plays Moses in Exodus: Of Gods and Kings, the forthcoming biblical epic directed by Ridley Scott.

In doing research for his role playing the Hebrew prophet who supposedly led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red Sea, Bale discovered what many familiar with the Bible already know: Moses is a deeply flawed character.

Speaking at a press conference in Los Angeles last month, Bale said he had undertaken significant research for the role by reading the Torah, the Koran and Jonathan Kirsch’s life of Moses.

About Moses, Bale said:

I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life.

Bale also said he was surprised by both the character of Moses and the character of God:

He (Moses) was a very troubled, tumultuous man and mercurial. But the biggest surprise was the nature of God. He was equally very mercurial.

Many Christian writers have expressed concern about Bale’s unfavorable comments aimed at Moses. Glenn Beck’s The Blaze actually ran two different stories about Bale’s remarks, one story asking the sinister question “what if Christian Bale had insulted the Prophet Muhammad rather than Moses?”

However, Bale’s critique of Moses is not the only concerns for Christians. Director Ridley Scott’s treatment of the parting of the Red Sea is also deeply disappointing for many because the film portrays the parting as a natural occurrence resulting from an earthquake, rather than divine intervention.

About filming the parting of the red sea, Scott said he failed to believe the sight when as a child he watched 1956’s The Ten Commandments:

You can’t just do a giant parting, with walls of water trembling while people ride between them… I remember that feeling, and thought that I’d better come up with a more scientific or natural explanation.

In an interview with Esquire in 2012 to promote the release of his film “Prometheus,” Scott said he blamed religion for most of the world’s problems.

Exodus: Of Gods and Kings opens in December.

Christian Bale as Moses
Christian Bale as Moses



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