4.The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
Marriage/Family ‘It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.’ Thomas Jefferson
Wow. Here’s the thing with Glenn Beck. He makes a generally accepted true statement, then follows it with a tinfoil-hat whopper!
This sounds like something David Koresh might have said, or Jim Jones. It’s anti-government rhetoric that is ballooned into meaning anything the speaker wants it to mean, including setting up camp at Ruby Ridge. People who believe this one are the same types that hoard gold and ammunition. Every time there’s a natural disaster, instead of helping people, they grab a gun and go out on patrol looking for “looters” to shoot. You know, the nasty dark-skinned people who are looking for water and food to keep their kids alive. Them. Those people.
Also, understand the meaning of Beck’s “family” – one man, and one woman. If a same-sex couple is legally married, by the basic wording of this principle, they could enjoy the ultimate authority as well, and (gasp) be sacred. But of course, that’s not what Beck is intending here. Beck is a known homophobe, and as a Mormon, wants to deny marriage rights to same-sex couples. Basically, I’d just like to point out how much of a paradox this principle is – talking about the sacredness of the couple, while the creator of the principle himself so fervently hates so many loving couples.
More to come…