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Glenn Beck Sermonizes About Rebellion

Reported by Ellen - August 28, 2010 -

Glenn Beck didn't just sound like a televangelist Friday (8/27/10), he looked like one. Dressed in a dark suit and a tie, he kept handling a Bible as he sermonized about its importance. "You know why things are so screwed up today?" he asked early in the lengthy opening segment of his show. "Because you might have one (a Bible) but you'd never have it on your desk... When's the last time you opened it? A lot of Americans have lost sight of that and certainly our country doesn't focus on the Bible any more. Our neighbors in Canada think the Bible is hate speech now, believe it or not." Frankly, I don't believe it. But Beck didn't dwell on explanations or sources.

Instead, Beck went on to talk about the importance of the Bible (i.e. Christianity) in the founding of our country. He later said, "Moses was sucn an important figure (to the founders)... They wanted to make the image of the Seal of America... 'Rebellion to Tyrants Is Obedience to God.' ...If that were the seal, I think we probably would have avoided a lot of trouble. You know what I'm sayin'?"

Yes, I know exactly what you're saying. Just because you wave around the Bible, wax elegiacal about its importance in the founding of our country and go on to host a couple of like-minded pastors and historians doesn't mean you're acting like a Christian or a patriot.

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