Bill Maher on Mormons: “Mitt Romney is a candidate for President and Glenn Beck is a candidate for Thorazine.”
In the aftermath of the Beck-a-pa-looza Jeezus Festival on the National Mall, (same general area where the Bill of Rights guaranteeing us separation of church and state was written), serious questions have arisen regarding Beck’s membership in the Mormon cult and by what authority he pretends to tell Christians how to worship, live, and hate their President.
This is not the first time that Beck has raised the eyebrows of the Xtian community. This spring he was invited by Liberty University (yes, the Liberty University founded by Jerry Falwell), arguably the hottest of the hotbeds of Christian conservative political action on the face of the planet, to give the Commencement Address. YET… Christians don’t recognize Mormons as Christians at all, in fact many think they are a cult. The more fundie you are the more likely you are to think that Mormons are a cult, and Liberty U is the fundiest of them all.
So WTF is going on here? We appear to have ourselves an inexplicable situation. The bizzaro-worldliness of it all boggles the mind. A heretic spending 6 months in the national media calling a gathering of TeaBaggers to a browbeating about how they need to get off their asses and on their knees and pray like SOBs in their temple BVDs. Is the enemy of my enemy my friend?
What I mean is, does the common racism of the TeaBaggers and Liberty University (which forbade interracial dating until quite recently) trump the Christian right’s natural revulsion to Mormon heretical teachings? And I mean HERETICAL. Baptize any dead people lately? How about Jezus and Satan being twin brothers? Or that God and Jesus are flesh and blood, just like you and me? Or that Jesus was married and actually did quite a bit of screwing with his WIVES (yes, that’s plural)? Or how about that YOU TOO can become GOD. All you have to do is convert to Mormonism and obey the cult rules and when you die, you become God. (Offer only good in alternate universes).
I have predicted that the “Restore Honor” rally will result in backlash and revulsion. I believe I hear the herd a’comin’.
A recent email I got from the Iowa chapter of the ACLU warns of an onslaught of anti-LGBT marriage activism coming to Iowa. Some of our state candidates are making this an issue; it is a serious problem for those of us who believe in equal rights for all people. However, we are confident that we can defeat these bigots.
National Organization for Marriage poured an estimated $32 million dollars into Prop 8 in California and another $2 million on Question 1 in Maine. This seemingly endless fountain of money comes from the Mormons, there is no doubt of it. They just have not been caught yet. We are preparing to distribute copies of the film “8: The Mormon Proposition” to make sure everyone here understands the cult they are dealing with and how they intend to impose theocratic law over the civil right to choose your spouse.
I’ve had an email exchange with someone named “Ethan” who uses a fictitious email address. He took issue with the comment I made in the story about Beck’s ratings drop and his bogus crying while talking about the Founders. I stated that the women trapped in the Mormon cult are property, not people, and they are to spit babies out of their vaginas like a Tommy gun.
Ethan, being the Mormon that he is, began to try to prostheyletize me by saying the Mormons were the first ones to give women the right to vote.
That’s true. However, it doesn’t mean that everything that I posted back to Ethan isn’t also true. Apparently he thinks it is, too, because he can’t refute a word of it. Here’s the story, actually it’s a research paper WITH REFERENCES that slams the Mormon cult for its treatment of women.
Decide for yourself. Ethan the Mormon apparently agrees with all of it. His only defense of this atrocious facet of the cult is that the information presented came from an anti-Mormon site. OK, Ethan, it doesn’t matter where it came from. It’s either true or it’s not true. If it’s not true, I gave you your chance to prove it. Now you’re done, at least with this site. What an oaf you are, trying the Mormon god talk on someone like me. What an idiot.
I used to believe that the Mormons wouldn’t distance themselves from Glenn Beck because of what they said publicly; namely, everyone in the church has free will to do what they will. Now I know the truth. The reason why they won’t distance themselves from Beck is because they agree with him… he’s one of them, and he articulates their crazy thoughts on national TV and radio networks 5 days a week. It’s like free advertising for the Mormon cult.
After much more research into the Mormon group, and after seeing the Mormons in action through their front group NOM (National Organization for Marriage), it makes perfect sense to me that Glenn Beck is a Mormon. It also makes perfect sense that the Mormon Church would not make any public statement distancing themselves from Glenn. It’s because he’s a crackpot and the Mormons are a crackpot cult.
During my research on Glenn and his “church”, I have found a lot of information from ex-Mormons who have escaped the church. “Escape” is a strong word, but that’s actually a pretty good description of what you have to do to leave the fold. They make it very difficult; while you are a member you are extremely restricted as to your circle of friends and anyone outside the group is OUTSIDE. That means that you if you have a choice, you choose NOT to do business with them, be friends with them, and certainly you wouldn’t marry one of THEM.
I will be writing much more on the topic of the Mormon cult and how it is intertwined with right wing nut job politics in America. The Glenn Beck “socialist” “communist” “fascist” routine is NOT something he made up. He’s not bright enough to make that up. Instead, he is simply repeating the crackpot ideas of Cleon Skousen, a notorious red-baiting Mormon who was a true McCarthyite in every sense of the word, including the corruption aspect. I will leave you with a few links for today:
Glenn Beck makes a lot of noise about how his conversion to the Mormon faith has changed his life. Look, I’m no expert on Mormons but I have to ask myself how the Mormons or any church could tolerate some of the behaviors that he exhibits.
I will be updating this page frequently with links to audio and video that to me is behavior that would not be tolerated by any church. It certainly would not be tolerated from anyone who piously claims to follow a worldwide church’s teachings and then takes this crap to the international stage of cable TV and radio.
Here’s an interesting link to a page called The Messenger which has a rather lengthy debate and discussion about whether or not Glenn Beck is actually Mormon. Read it HERE.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any video or audio links that you believe ought to be on this page, please post them below or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. I am actively seeking a statement from the LDS Leaders where they either support or distance themselves from Glenn Beck. They OWE this to their membership. They OWE IT.
Bizarre, non-Mormon Glenn Beck Moments
Drinking wine, threatening to kill Nancy Pelosi
Fantasizing about killing Michael Moore with his bare hands
Calling the President a Racist
Lying about what Americorps does
Note: the original video I had here was taken down so I found another discussion of the same topic with Glenn, Michelle Malkin, and Pat Caddell. The “numbers” thing that Glenn is talking about at the beginning sounds to me like he’s trying to nail down whether AmeriCorps has a $550 billion dollar budget as claimed in the video that was taken down or $550 million dollars. But I’m just speculating about that. In the other video he did claim AmeriCorps has a budget as big as the Pentagon, they are going to use it to fund a massive socialist Marxist anarchist plot to destroy the country, take away your guns, put you in FEMA detention centers, and whatever else he can dream up.
Mocking a caller with no health insurance, then going absolutely psychotic on her
I called the Mormon Church offices yesterday to try to see if I could pin them down on whether or not they stand with Glenn Beck. Talking points: Beck is bat-shit crazy, called the President a racist, phony conspiracy theory about AmeriCorps as Obama’s Gestapo, fantasizes about murder, and THEN he makes a big deal about how his conversion to Mormonism changed his life. Questions… unless the Mormon Church wants a new wave of “cult” rumors started about it, shouldn’t they want to distance themselves from Glenn Beck? “It’s in your own best interests”, I said.
Well, I couldn’t get Brother Jacob to commit to a statement. But he gave me the number of Scott Trotter, who apparently handles PR fiascoes for the Mormons. They have a good number of them, with members “escaping” from the Church and then writing tell-all books about it. Their multi-million dollar campaign to overturn gay marriage (Prop in California has cost them a lot of friends, too. Anyway, if you have time to call Scott Trotter, maybe he will pick up the phone for you. His number: 801-240-2205. That is, if Brother Jacob wan’t just shining me on.