Thursday, February 24, 2011

Glenn Beck on Judaism


  1. MSNBC has an issue with Fox. Yawn.

  2. Only God can save Mr. Beck, but we should all be praying for him. You ask, "But is not blasphemy against the Holy Spirit a mortal sin? The one unpardonable sin?" Yes, my dear children, this is true. But with God, all things are possible.

  3. Ummm...this is from a guy who converted to a religion that believes in polygamy and the planet Kolob.

  4. nader paul kucinich gravel mckinneyFebruary 25, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    Neocon Glenn Beck's stunted development and profound immaturity.

  5. From Jewish Funds for Justice

    Glenn Beck attacks Reform Judaism – then offers insufficient apology

    On Tuesday, with six million Americans listening, Glenn Beck compared many of you to Islamic fundamentalists. Amidst a tirade against the 400 rabbis who signed JFSJ’s letter to Rupert Murdoch, he compared Reform Judaism to “radicalized Islam” claiming it is about politics rather than faith. After slandering the largest denomination of American Judaism, Beck offered a contrast: “Orthodox rabbis – that is about faith. There's not a single Orthodox rabbi on this list. This is all Reformed [sic] rabbis that were – that made this list.”

    These comments, as you know, are both inaccurate and deeply offensive. In reality, the letter was signed by a cross-section of denominations, including Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Renewal rabbis. Jewish Funds for Justice was the first Jewish organization to react to Beck’s comments. Yesterday, a range of Jewish groups condemned Beck’s comments, including the Anti-Defamation League, which blasted Beck for his “bigoted ignorance.”

    This morning, Beck issued a rare apology, acknowledging that his comments were ignorant. Still, he did not address the content of the JFSJ letter or acknowledge that non-Reform rabbis had signed it. As we explain in our statement on Beck’s apology, Beck clearly has not come to terms with the diversity of opposition to his rhetoric. Ultimately, Beck’s attack on Reform Judaism was the latest example of his long-standing practice of spreading misinformation to demonize his political opponents.

    Beck is losing his conservative base. As Peter Wehner put it in Commentary Magazine: “It looks to me like it’s only a matter of time — and I suspect not much time — until [Beck] blows apart professionally. If and when that happens, one can only hope that conservatism as a movement will have created enough distance from Beck to mitigate the damage.”

    (No, I am not Jewish, I'm Scottish. But the jokes are pretty much all the same.)

  6. MSNBC has an issue with Fuckthenews Corpse. Mr. Bek has an issue with both truth and sanity--which is why he has a job at FTNC.

  7. Yeah, he's a character all right. But why do gun owners generally like him? The same reason they hate O'Reilly. Everything depends on a guys gun stance, everything.