Down Trend -- Mormon talk radio superstar Glenn Beck continues to raise eyebrows with his mission to levitate Ted Cruz over Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump. Beck has recently said that Trump IS Hitler, urged his followers to fast for Ted and has been invoking the Mormon “white horse prophecy” on the stump in Utah. Now the mercurial Beck has resorted to shaming southern Christians over their support for Trump.
Conservative website Breitbart News is reporting “Glenn Beck at Cruz Rally in Utah: Southern Evangelicals ‘Are Not Listening to Their God’”:
At a rally for GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz in Utah on Saturday, Glenn Beck chastised Southern Evangelical Christians for not supporting Cruz. “All throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God,” he said.Not that Beck would have much respect for Christians outside of how he can exploit them for political and financial gain. Many may find it offensive to have a guy who embraces a religion that some people feel more resembles a cult along the lines of Scientology than real Christianity lecturing them about their faith and it may only serve to alienate voters in other states outside of Utah. The Cruz campaign is really shooting itself in the foot by continuing to rely on the Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) afflicted Beck who is only going to be a liability once the primary schedule shifts into less religious territory.
Beck, a Mormon convert, encouraged the largely Mormon audience in Utah to support Cruz in Tuesday’s election by appealing to their shared faith.
“Let me testify to you now,” Beck said. “The Book of Mormon is a book that was given to us for this time in this land. And it explains exactly what it’s going to look like when trouble comes. And I don’t know about you, but I can put new names against old names, and it all works.”
Beck continued: “So here’s what I’m saying to you. The reason why I’m bringing this up, and I’ve been wanting to say this for a very long time. Where the hell are the priesthood holders? Where are you? Thank you. It’s time to stand up. It’s time to stand up. You know what time it is. The priesthood is supposed to rise up and restore the Constitution. Now is that time. Period.”
Blog Author's Comments -- Beck should leave the Christians alone and take care of himself. I never listen to Beck, but when I see via the internet what he is saying and doing for Cruz, perhaps he is back on the alcohol and drugs. Beck struggled with substance abuse when he was younger. He is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, and has said he has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He credits Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) with helping him achieve sobriety. He said he stopped drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis in November 1994, the same month he attended his first AA meeting. Beck later said that he had gotten high every day for the previous 15 years, since the age of 16.
At present Beck is so overboard about Trump, I hear his entire show is dealing with trying to find recent statements and statements from 20 years ago, anything that will make Donald Trump look bad. I am doubtful that Trump supporters listen to his show. Anyway, it appears that Beck will do anything in his power trying to push Cruz for the GOP nomination.