WaPo bigotry? Target Mormonism in latest Beck attack

You would think that any “Glenn Beck” headlines from the weekend would be about Restoring Courage, South Africa, Venezuela, or the one year anniversary of Restoring Honor. Instead, the media decided to take an out of context quote Glenn made on Friday’s radio show and make him look like a crazy person – and they made sure to add a healthy dose of anti-Mormon bigotry into the news cycle too! Nice one media!

The Washington Post wrote:

Beck, one of Mormonism’s most famous converts, is actually touting one of the unique aspects of the Latter-day Saint faith: food storage.

Section 78 of the Doctrine and Covenants revelation was given, Mormons believe, to Joseph Smith by God in 1832 and includes the command to “organize and establish a storehouse,” which Mormon leaders have interpreted as a requirement to, when possible, “store and save a one-year supply of food.” The church Web site even includes a Food Storage Calculator “to help you determine your longer-term food storage needs.” The food storage is one pillar of self-reliance, emphasized within Mormonism so that “the church may stand independent above all other creatures beneath the celestial world.” Beyond personal storage, the church also provides temporary welfare services to its members “to help people to help themselves.”

Clearly, the article is trying to smear Glenn’s religious beliefs and make it sound like his calls for preparedness are some attempt to convert people to his beliefs. Or something.

"Now, they take this and they try to smear me, try to make me into a nut job.  For what reason exactly?  What reason?  That you should be a help to others?"

"What I'm saying to you is this is a good thing because it's not going to kill a lot of people, and maybe a few people will remember, hey, maybe I should be a help to others.  Maybe there's a way that I can be prepared for something that we didn't foresee."

"Hurricanes Rita, Katrina and Ike certainly woke me up and helped me understand how prepared you must be.  And it helped show exactly what the conditions will be on the ground and in your community if and when there's some sort of an emergency that hits.  It's not pleasant.  Because everything's gone and everything's closed and it's too late when it finally hits," Pat said.

"It was nice to go through the preparation and lead up to this hurricane and know that I had plenty of water and know that I had plenty of baby supplies and know that we had all the stuff we needed to get through something like this.  It made it a lot less of a freak‑out situation.  I don't understand why that's such controversial advice," Stu said.

“How is this a bad thing? How is it, really, honestly, how is this a bad thing?” Glenn asked his listeners.

“Yeah, I'm not a Mormon and I still think preparation makes sense,” Stu said. “These are not Mormon concepts. These are common sense concepts.”

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

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