Glenn Beck unloaded such a load of baloney about his Godly awesomeness at a Ted Cruz rally, it’s a wonder nobody came out of the wings and kicked Beck out.
While ostensibly stumping for Cruz, Beck suddenly launched into a self-aggrandizing monologue about the supposed struggle between God and Fox News over his soul.
Beck began by referencing Ted Cruz as the most brave man he’s ever seen – and then suggesting that he, himself, is as brave if not braver.
BECK: I’ve never seen any man as brave – you know, I said something on the road the first time, two nights ago. And when we were flying in, I said, “I don’t know why the lord told me to tell this story ‘cause I swear I was never going to tell this story,” but I learned not to edit myself with the lord. And so I want to tell you this story again.
Here’s one of the real reasons why I left Fox. I was called into an office and I was told, ‘Stop talking about God.’ I was told, ‘Stop telling people to pray.’ I was told not to tell people to pray on their knees because there’s a lot of people in the audience, their knees hurt and I made them feel bad. I was told, “Stop telling people to pray because that takes God’s focus off the important things like war.”
And I was just like, “Uh-huh, Wow! I thought I was gonna get this speech at CNN.” And I said, “OK, I understand your point of view.”
Four months later, I was told it again: “Do you remember that conversation?” “Yes, I do.” “Do you realize how many times you’ve said the word ‘God’ on the air since?” I said, “You counted?” “91 times.”
After applause, Beck continued.
BECK: My wife and I knew we were in the wrong place and the lord was telling us, “You’re in the wrong place. This is the wrong place.”
And when we left, I wanted to stay there. You don’t understand. In fact, the guy who runs the place told me, “You’re not leaving, you’re not leaving.”
I said, “Yes, I am.”
He said, “No, you don’t. Nobody leaves.”
I said, “Is this some type of Hotel California?”
He said, “You never leave.”
And I said, “Why is that?”
He said, “Because you’re famous, you make good money, you’re living a great life, nobody leaves.”
I said, “Well, I’m going to and that’s because God said to me if you don’t leave now, you’re not going to leave without your soul. ‘Cause once you start wanting it, that’s when you start compromising.”
Secondly, while Beck’s claim about the use of the word “God” may be new, his claim to care more about God than fame and forture isn’t. In 2013, Beck also stated publicly that he left Fox News to save his soul. Fox News retorted, “Glenn Beck wasn’t trying to save his soul, he was trying to save his ass. Advertisers fled his show and even Glenn knows what that means in our industry. Yet, we still tried to give him a soft landing. Guess no good deed goes unpunished.”
Thirdly, Beck seems rather out of touch with BFF God these days. As The Daily Beast recently reported in a fascinating and devastating article, Beck’s current media company is self-destructing, having become “an abyss of backbiting and paranoia.”
Meanwhile, Beck got back to Cruz by suggesting that what makes Cruz great is his similarity to Beck, himself:
BECK: Ted doesn’t want this [ungodly compromising]. Ted would have compromised if he wanted it. Ted would have made and cut all the corners and done what he had to do and played the game if he wanted it. What he wants is to restore the Constitution, to put us back on track.
Watch it below, from a Facebook recording of Beck at a February 13 Cruz campaign event, below (h/t Raw Story).