Tea Party types like to say they are in support of liberty and freedom, but what most of them really mean is the liberty to be like them and to worship their god when and how they tell you to. The movement is rapidly becoming a call for theocracy as much as a protest against taxes or spending. The evidence is found in what their leaders have been saying, most especially, Glenn Beck.
If you haven’t followed Glenn Beck and what he, and by inference, his rabid followers, are promoting, you need to become aware of the danger around you. Beck is a charlatan and carnival barker, but he has millions of ill-informed and unquestioning followers who are becoming increasingly motivated by fear, hate, and ignorance.
But what kind of world do they want to make? What is the America they envision? Beck and his cohorts see America in a “Great Awakening” that will bring America back to what they see as it’s fundamentalist roots.
Glenn Beck recently was interviewed by Wallbuilders to promote his Washington rallies on 8/27 and 8/28. Wallbuidlers is an organization that sees “no conflict between religion and law.”
The irony is apparently missed, Beck’s minions are so opposed to any mention of Sharia Law, yet cling to claims of Christian Law.
They speak of a “transformational change” coming to America, a reawakening of strict fundamentalism. Make no mistake, Beck wants an America that is in his image. There is little room for differences or dissent.
If they get their wished for American Christian empire, beware if you are atheist, gay, expect women and children to be treated equally, respect minorities, or love real liberty. Just listen to the rhetoric, and be aware of what they are seeking, and stand up and say No!
Not content to have just an outside rally on 8/28, Beck has added a religiously themed event the day before, – sermons will be read, including some from Revolution Era preachers. Because, as a Wallbuilder put it, “If it hadn’t been for the sermons, the founders wouldn’t have thought right.”
When talking about the 8/28 rally and what brought it about, Beck thinks it’s God’s will. ” This is divine providence, this is the Lord’s hand” he declares. He says to “expect to witness miracles, ’cause they’re gonna happen!
“You just have to stand where the Lord wants you to stand, he’ll explain it to you when the time comes.” Beck gives as “kinda the reason for 8/28.”
Of course, the “Lord” doesn’t speak directly, he uses prophets like Beck.
He says he has “been reading Jeremiah, reading about Joshua” and how God demanded them to “wake my people up.” Beck sees that demand as his charge. To anyone who hasn’t read Jeremiah or Joshua, perhaps you should – they are both full of genocide against non-believers.
Beck speaks about his rally, saying ” we need to get all of the preachers together…we need to get all the pastors, the priests, the rabbis – everybody from every faith that understands liberty and freedom….we need to get them all together.” Does Beck realize pastors, priests, and rabbis don’t represent all faiths? And surely don’t represent all Americans?
The mixing of politics and religion is nothing new in America, or the world. Neither are the results. The more secular a government, the more equal and successful it is.
When Beck says “8/27 is school, 8/28 is to show the world what’s coming,” and that the “spirit of the Lord is going to be unleashed,” freedom loving Americans everywhere need to stand against his twisted vision.