Glenn pens op/ed for The Washington Post “On Faith”

Having just returned from The Vatican where he met with several high ranking officials in the Catholic Church, Glenn took time to pen an essay for The Washington Post’s “On Faith” section explaining what the “We are all Catholics now” call to action means in the overall movement for religious freedom.

Read the FULL Op/Ed HERE

Glenn wrote:

I am a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but today, I call myself a Catholic. Why? Because the state is telling the Catholic Church to violate its principles and teachings. So if you are a person of faith, you must call yourself a Catholic.

Today, the Catholic Church is defending a historic American freedom. We tend to forget that many of America’s earliest European settlers were religious refugees. Europe was not a kind place to the faithful if the state didn’t approve: Jews in Spain, Puritans in England, Protestants in France and so on. You were cast out, or worse.

Our Founding Fathers remembered this. They knew if you can’t serve God as you choose, you are not free. And so they enshrined that right in the First Amendment of the Constitution: The state “shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

This is why Americans are offended by the ruling from the White House that would force church-run institutions to pay for birth control and morning-after pills, which are tantamount to abortion. The so-called compromise is no compromise – under government-approved health insurance plans that the church pays for, abortifacients would be covered. Sin by proxy – that’s the compromise.

This isn’t a fight over abortion or birth control. This is about whether the state can force someone to pay to have their religious beliefs violated.

Read the FULL Op/Ed HERE

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002138098531 Caitlin Nicholas

    Just read it on the Washington Post! Great essay Glenn! Love you!

  • Anonymous

    glenn is not a Catholic!!!
    glenn boasts that he respects all religions, but this is a lie
    glenn beck hates Muslims…
    glenn beck once did an interview with a fairly elected Muslim congress member and said he was scared!!!
    glenn beck is a bigot!!!
    glenn beck is a racist!!!
    There is recorded video and audio recording that prove these facts.
    Please, glenn…Stop associating yourself with millions of good people!!!
    We do not want you!!!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you’re still Catholic.

  • Anonymous

     We are all sinners, we are all unworthy. We are all liars, racists, bigots, etc. Despite that sad Truth some seek God, some reject God, some don’t know what to do.

  • Lioness

    I disagree with many people (including Glenn) on many things yet I can not comprehend your specific obsession. I’m attempting to understand your craze. I have a close relative who is schizophrenic and your actions parallel that level of obsession. Are you on a crusade? Do you have a specific agenda? Or are there voices in your head making you post constantly on this site? Let me know after you take your meds.

  • Anonymous

    I am wondering why glenn didn’t explain to the country that the LDS church believes it is their right perform Proxy Baptisms without the consent of the deceased before death or the permission of the family. 
    Is glenn beck, once again, picking and choosing which LDS rules and laws to follow and which to ignore? 
    Why didn’t glenn beck give his opinion of the LDS church baptizing Hitler and Stalin?  Does glenn forgive Hitler and Stalin now that they have been baptized as Mormons?
    Also, glenn beck has shown support for bigoted Americans to ostracise Muslims!!! He even had a Muslim Congressman on his show and treated him like a second hand citizen and said he was afraid of him!!!
    glenn beck is a bigot.  his opinion means nothing to Catholics and/or America.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LUQGH34JJ4U2NSH22UHSXTS53A jim

     So like me get this straight… You come here by choice to call a man a Bigot and a Racist. Then you wrap yourself in the “stop associating yourself with millions of good people” as if millions of good people would do what you just did?  Call a man that is standing up for free expression of religion regardless of faith a Bigot and Racist.
      Please excuse me if I don’t want to be part of those millions if they agree with you !

  • Anonymous

    I have to disagree on some points.
    Yes, I agree that no bigot.
    The only thing that frustrates me is that the greatest sinners are also those that expect immediate forgiveness when they tell their flock they are sorry. People like glenn are the

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LUQGH34JJ4U2NSH22UHSXTS53A jim

     It must mean a lot to you or do you just have nothing better to do?
        I find it interesting that Glenn was welcomed at the Vatican..Have you been received in the Vatican by Church officials to include a Cardinal?
       Yet you have such a problem with him…might I suggest you take it up with you Priest, and not bring your shameful conduct upon all Catholics.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LUQGH34JJ4U2NSH22UHSXTS53A jim

     Is it your place to give forgiveness? Or judge if someone is or should be forgiven?
        Be it in the blink of an eye or over a life time… Forgiveness is between a person and their God… Not for man to pass judgment upon… For who am I to say…

  • Lioness

    Your no deep thinker for sure. No one is forced to forgive someone. It’s called free will. I think you have some deep seeded issues for the fact that you obsess over someone else‘s indiscretions. In fact I think your loosing it. Please seek help.

  • SoThere

    What about when people like you post this bigoted hateful garbage?

    “glenn beck has a proven track record for being Anti-Semitic, a racist and a bigot, but I haven’t heard him cast his narrow minded views about gays or lesbians.Attacking Wemple is a little heavy handed though.For a so called man like glenn, who was fired and is personally witnessing his own career flush down the toiliet, I found it ironic that glenn beck feels he has the right to criticize anyone.”

    How about this one?

    strtlk left a comment

    “Once again, it is “the people” that screw it all up!
    Of course, that is unless the people worship the ground gb and his cult walk on.
    I, along with the millions in NY, am proud to say….please…enough of the grand standing, crying and bitching!!!! You couldn’t hack it in a real city….so scurry off and find your own little utopia where you are actually respected and people don’t care that you are a racist, anti-semitic, child attacking, alcoholic false prophet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    12/12/11 05:20 PMNot a good week to be around Glenn Beck in NYC

    Or this one?

    “glenn is a fiscal puppet!!
    he was fired from Fox when he attacked, lied and targeted Jewish Americans!!
    He makes millions by vomiting lies, hatred and lies…Then he throws around a few bucks. Of course, he uses his blog, radio and PPV website to brag about himself, which is common practice for our modern day Hitler!!!”

    Or this one?

    “gb is a sewer swimming slug!!!
    He hates and demonizes every protest that he can’t make a profit from because he has the right to do so!!!
    He walks hand in hand with
    1. Bill O’Reilly- A guilty sex offender
    2. Herman Cain- Another multiple sex offender
    3. Ann Coulter- Who claims that her “blacks” are better than the Democrats!!!(P.S.-The Democrats do not claim that he own any African Americans!!!)

    In addition to this…
    1. He mocks innocent children on his radio show!!!
    2. He calls the President a racist!!!
    3. He attacks, belittles and mocks Jewish rabbis and members of their religion!!!
    4. He ignores the fact that a Republican Congressman in his new state of Texas used the bigoted phrase “Jew them Down”, even though he tries to market himself as a supporter of Israel and the Jews.”

    Making libelous statements about the owner of the site is against the Terms of Use Agreement. You did read the TOU agreement, didn’t you?

    Do you want me to post more of your libelous and hateful statements strtlk/mtclayboy? The Hitler one is my favorite.

  • SoThere

    Flagged.  violation of the Terms of Use Agreement.

  • SoThere

    Flagged

  • SoThere

    Did you post these lies and hateful bigoted posts strtlk?

    “glenn beck has a proven track record for being Anti-Semitic, a racist and a bigot, but I haven’t heard him cast his narrow minded views about gays or lesbians.Attacking Wemple is a little heavy handed though.For a so called man like glenn, who was fired and is personally witnessing his own career flush down the toiliet, I found it ironic that glenn beck feels he has the right to criticize anyone.”

    How about this one?

    strtlk left a comment

    “Once again, it is “the people” that screw it all up!
    Of course, that is unless the people worship the ground gb and his cult walk on.
    I, along with the millions in NY, am proud to say….please…enough of the grand standing, crying and bitching!!!! You couldn’t hack it in a real city….so scurry off and find your own little utopia where you are actually respected and people don’t care that you are a racist, anti-semitic, child attacking, alcoholic false prophet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    12/12/11 05:20 PMNot a good week to be around Glenn Beck in NYC

    Or this one?

    “glenn is a fiscal puppet!!
    he was fired from Fox when he attacked, lied and targeted Jewish Americans!!
    He makes millions by vomiting lies, hatred and lies…Then he throws around a few bucks. Of course, he uses his blog, radio and PPV website to brag about himself, which is common practice for our modern day Hitler!!!”

    Or this one?

    “gb is a sewer swimming slug!!!
    He hates and demonizes every protest that he can’t make a profit from because he has the right to do so!!!
    He walks hand in hand with
    1. Bill O’Reilly- A guilty sex offender
    2. Herman Cain- Another multiple sex offender
    3. Ann Coulter- Who claims that her “blacks” are better than the Democrats!!!(P.S.-The Democrats do not claim that he own any African Americans!!!)

    In addition to this…
    1. He mocks innocent children on his radio show!!!
    2. He calls the President a racist!!!
    3. He attacks, belittles and mocks Jewish rabbis and members of their religion!!!
    4. He ignores the fact that a Republican Congressman in his new state of Texas used the bigoted phrase “Jew them Down”, even though he tries to market himself as a supporter of Israel and the Jews.”

    Making libelous statements about the owner of the site is against the Terms of Use Agreement. You did read the TOU agreement, didn’t you?

    Do you want me to post more of your libelous and hateful statements strtlk/mtclayboy? The Hitler one is my favorite.

  • Anonymous

    God bless you glenn for standing up and being counted!   We are with you!

  • SoThere

    jim, flag the hatemonger.

  • SoThere

    tony, flag strtlk the hatemonger.

  • SoThere

    Lioness, flag the Media Matters seminar poster.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Wonderful Glenn, wonderful work.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TPYB7J2BTVYJ4JKBQZTMAU3BNQ Vinny

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UXH84LE8Js&list=FL3EFs-ldtu9FcQN91Dtsq5w&index=63&feature=plpp_video

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TPYB7J2BTVYJ4JKBQZTMAU3BNQ Vinny

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UXH84LE8Js&list=FL3EFs-ldtu9FcQN91Dtsq5w&index=63&feature=plpp_video

  • SoThere

    In Vinny’s own words, the Jew hater.

    “Most of our problems is from our support for israel, most of our wars are because of israel, our filthy hollywood is made up of mostly jewish directors, jewish funded films, and mostly jewish actors.”

    ” I do NOT stand with Israel, and everyone that reads history rather than Faux news will know the truth. I’m not anti-Jewish, I’m anti Zionist.”

    ” Now go do some research about how the Jew’s are 1.7% of the US population yet they make up over 40% of the politicians in power in the US, they also make up over 70% of the actors and directors in Hollywood and are responsible for all the filth and trash thats being pumped out to our youth. Tim Geitner, Feinstein, Bernake, Sachs, Chertoff, JP Morgan/Chase, Leiberman, Schumer…ect…the list goes on. FACT: 14 of the 23 senior officials that run the US Treasury are Jews….”

    “It’s only antisemitism if you believe the lie that the imposters currently occupying Palestine are Semites….which they most certainly are NOT!! Revelation 3:9 and Revelation 2:9!!”

    “Saw the 1.5% Jewish comment….yes, they are a very small population in the US…yet they dominate such high positions in the US…amazing right? pffffttt your blind. Goodbye.”

    And lets not forget your very first post here:

    ” on Glenn: Don’t ever call it ‘West Bank’ again 07/29/11 02:27 PM

    That explains why our JEWdicial system is so terrible.”

    Right out of Paul Joseph Goebbels playbook.

  • SoThere

    I knew you were going to show up Vinny/strtlk. I called it yesterday. Here you are. You show up when strtlk gets his but whipped.

    Flagged for bigotry and hate.

  • SoThere

    Flagged for bigotry and hate.

  • SoThere

    Russian TV and David Duke. LMAO

    Flagged. Bigoted hate post.

  • armand1

    You’re a disgusting bigot.

  • Men_In_Black

    Jew hater.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I am concerned!  I am sorry Glenn you are good man, but remember the history of the Catholic Church. They have murdered millions under the cross. They have molested children in recent days. Did they stop it. No they covered it. I will stand as faithful child of Yehweh,but not a Catholic.Think about it Glenn? This was an attack on our FREEDOM. On our very foundation. I believe we have a right to freedom of choice. But to stand with this entity, NO! ‘I will stand with the faithful. With Israel Yes!!!! Read Revelation 17;6. ” Do not be deceived.” Time is short! There is coming The One World Government and Church. Yes, this very place that you visited is THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATION OF THE EARTH!!!! You respect history. Please study the history of this organization. They are united with Obama! NOT the faithful (people) but the organization. Look at it, please!!!! We have all been deceived. Pray for understanding! This is the wine that has been mixed, don’t drink from the cup.Read Revelation 17:13-18. You will get a better understanding. WE STAND AS THE FAITHFUL!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    A world with all religions respecting each other is the best way to find the truth in all of them.
    When the world finds souls cheap, we instinctively hide our most precious for a more worthy time. It’s time…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Hogan/803988293 Ryan Hogan

    Thank you so much for your advocating of religious freedom!  I am proud to be an American who values the separation of state and religion. Please stay strong with the fight to restore this countries founding principles! Please check out my site and comment on this fight!
    http://www.delinquencyreport.com/2012/02/19/catholic-rebellion-obama-vs-the-church/

  • Anonymous

    If all mainstream churches– Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Catholic, Church of Christ– could come together on what we agree on, we could be a powerful force in this country and not let Hollywood and the left get such a grip on the fabric of who we are. The devil has used our differences to get in the way of the things that unite us all together against statist evil. It is pure Christianity that separates the United States from the rest of the world. It is pure Christianity that has made us a blessed country. Our society was stronger when we were more in line with it. It is Christianity that makes this nation strong. I wish there was a way all parts of The Body could come together. Maybe I will write Glenn Beck, because he is the biggest wig here that publicly stands up for our common beliefs. I am not a big fan of the latest Mormon stunt of baptizing dead people, and I am not Catholic because they smack too much of idol worship for me in praying to Saints and having statues around, but they did put the Christian stop sign in front of Obama’s killing spree of the unborn. Glenn Beck has swayed the vote to Santorum, the only conservative left in the race. That is something that the now -weakened, Old Guard, status quo, phony, milktoast Republican-proxy Tea Party could not do. If we could set aside differences and unite on this with the Catholics, and encourage all Christian faiths to come together on political things, that will do what the morally-weakened, lukewarm Tea Party cannot do. If we could figure out a forum to rally around that strengthens our convictions, that cannot be taken over by RHINOS, but instead, be continuously enriched with old time Religion, that strong core who knows what they are about. Maybe the Missouri Synods could also lead the way of this united effort, as they seem to be doing. In Christ We Stand, Stephanie

  • General Kota

    More race baiting.

  • General Kota

    Good one I think I can’t top that one and he claims he is Catholic.

  • General Kota

    Pure bigotry.

  • General Kota

    Let’s come together and stand as one against the evil of progressivism.

  • thelionoftruth

    I especially like Rev 17: 17
    17 For God hath put in
    their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom
    unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
    This means they are not aware they are there fulfilling prophecy for God’s will to be
    done!

  • Anonymous

    We are all wondering why you reject a passage included in the BIBLE, written by Paul, and included by the Catholic Church: Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?

  • thelionoftruth

    You know! He just may be trying to be confusing us with Propaganda!
    But most know better. Just ignore him he will eventually be talking to himself,
    and go away.

  • thelionoftruth

     Sorry about the edits. Just refresh your page and you’ll see what I mean.

  • thelionoftruth

       So that would be Standing with God! Right?

  • Anonymous

    Glenn was raised a Catholic. He presents more morals and ethics of the Catholic Church than strtlk who claims to be a Catholic.

  • General Kota

    Yes!

  • thelionoftruth

     Lets all say amen to that!

  • thelionoftruth

      I believe vinny/strtlk are useless puppets and are just attempting to stir things up. Ignore them both! simple as that!

  • Anonymous

    “I am a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but today, I call myself a Catholic.
    Why? Because the state is telling the Catholic Church to violate its
    principles and teachings. So if you are a person of faith, you must call
    yourself a Catholic.”

    The Catholic Church has violated it’s own principles and teachings. Not only did 54% of Catholics vote for Obama (who voted for partial birth abortion),  the Catholic Bishops also supported Obama Care. They jumped in bed with the devil and surprise, surprise, they got burned. The Catholic Church brought this upon themselves and unfortunately the rest of us.

    I don’t appreciate Mr. Beck telling everybody of different faiths they “MUST” call themselves Catholic for his latest “Movement of the Week.” The Hubris!  Instead of this dopey “We Are All Catholics Now,” (which we are not) how about we come together as  “Americans” (which we all are) and defend the founding principles of this country.

  • 4joachim

    Caitlin Nicholas
    Just read it on the Washington Post! Great essay Glenn! Love you!
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    RESTORE AMERICA 2012.
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    ..
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    /▌
    / ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Let Us Raise A Standard
    ..By Which The Wise And Honest
    …Can Repair
    ….The Event In 
    ……The Hands Of God. ~ George Washington

  • 4joachim

    snowleopard (cat folk gallery)
    Wonderful Glenn, wonderful work.===

    We Stand With Israel!
    We Stand With Catholics!
    We Stand For Religious Freedom!

    We Are Peaceful!
    We Are Silent No More!

    Washington’s First Inauguration (Prayer)
    “Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that thou wilt keep
    the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of
    the citizens to culivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government;
    and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their
    fellow citizens of the United States at large…

    And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to
    dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that
    charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of
    the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of
    whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our
    supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

    ★ ★ Long Live The Peaceful Clean Respectful Tea Party! ★ ★

    Truly In This Prayer
    George
    Washington defined government::::::of the people, for the people, by
    the people. Government that was created for, and can only remain intact
    by, a moral people.

  • General Kota

    There is no fun in that.

  • Lioness

    Don’t forget all of the other faiths and beliefs that exist. I know it’s not always popular, but many similarities exist amongst these beliefs also, as long as the basis for the individual belief teaches love. So don’t count me out. This is actually a very worth while cause for a peaceful world.

  • thelionoftruth

       That will be the new job of Christ true believers when Christ returns to reveal all
    of Yahweh’s laws to follow in His loving rules in the engagement toward His perfect
    Kingdom. Trust Yahweh and His Prefect Son Yeshua to direct and make the world
    as one. Do not think this as a fairy tale. Because that is how this is revealed in the
    Biblical knowledge of truth. Yahweh Created us to become one with Him.
       Read all of John 17… Jesus prays to our Father this very thing,,,

  • thelionoftruth

    So does that mean condemning someone is fun! If you like the world the way it revolves around you now How
    will you spread love and truth in God if He ask you to live in his way?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ruth-Garwood/100003092629360 Ruth Garwood

    thank you Glenn!