Quote# 109482

All last week, Glenn Beck promised that he would make a major announcement on Monday morning about some new campaign, saying "I believe my entire life has led to this point."

This morning, Beck made that announcement but, in typical Beck fashion, he first spent nearly an hour and a half delivering a long-winded and self-aggrandizing monologue full of references to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King and passages of Scripture as he railed about how America has gone completely off the rails, fuming that this nation only cares about things like Caitlyn Jenner, abortion rights, and transableism at a time when Christians are being slaughtered by ISIS in the Middle East.

"We are no longer a country that I recognize," he said. "We are no longer a people that I recognize. We are no longer a nation in which I care to call myself a member of. We've become a place where our citizenship is more of an indictment than an honor ... We are a country that has not only lost its way, but history will show that we have lost our ever-loving minds."

Eventually, Beck finally got around to announcing a new "Never Again Is Now" campaign to raise awareness of the crisis in the Middle East and a relief effort organized by his Mercury One charity to provide supplies and aid to those displaced and threatened by ISIS.

But there is more to the effort than simply providing relief to the victims of ISIS, as Beck is personally launching a speaking tour of churches in order to wake up Americans to the threat posed by things like gay marriage and to train them to carry out boycotts, civil disobedience, and nonviolent resistance ... and just like Martin Luther King, Beck will be kicking this effort off in Birmingham, Alabama.

"If you think there is trouble now, what happens when the Supreme Court decides to say that homosexual marriage is the law of the land?" Beck asked. "Will this administration then force our churches to comply? Will you be forced to violate your own faith? We must together wake the most powerful force on earth: the people of God."

"I'm going to begin," he continued, "where Martin Luther King began. On 8/28, I'm going to be in Birmingham, Alabama in a church just down the street from where Martin Luther King began his historic stand against Bull Connor ... We are going to begin to gather like-minded people and we are going to begin to train ourselves for non-violent resistance and civil disobedience. We're going to begin to train ourselves for boycotts and sit-ins. We're going to do all of the things that we thought were too radical or too hippy-like to do because we have to understand that we are now David and Goliath has all of the power. But we all know how that story ends."

Glenn Beck, Right Wing Watch 39 Comments [6/10/2015 3:21:57 AM]
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Malingspann

""If you think there is trouble now, what happens when the Supreme Court decides to say that homosexual marriage is the law of the land?" Beck asked. "Will this administration then force our churches to comply? Will you be forced to violate your own faith? We must together wake the most powerful force on earth: the people of God.""

Once more with the fundie "giving Those People rights is suggesting They are NOT *less* than Us! And that suggestion *violates* OUR rights!!!"

6/10/2015 3:25:18 AM

Lemonaidemon

The first Christian sit-in at Starbucks will end in disarray among cries of "FOUR BUCKS FOR A COFFEE???"

6/10/2015 3:27:36 AM

Mister Spak

Martin Luther King fail.

6/10/2015 3:50:03 AM

commonbloodysense

If you changed all the allahs in sharia to god, beck would be all for it.

6/10/2015 4:05:01 AM

Goomy pls

Uh, it's the anti-g3igh side that's like Bull Connor. Roy Moore is practically another George Wallace.

6/10/2015 4:15:33 AM

OHP

Bereft of any creativity of your own, you'll simply copy the actions of other, better men before you. I don't know what's more pathetic -- that you can't come up with anything original or that you intend to copy the actions of a civil rights proponent in your crusade against civil rights and almost certainly don't even understand the disconnect in this.

6/10/2015 4:22:27 AM

anothga

Well... Good luck! *grabs popcorn*

6/10/2015 4:25:53 AM

Churchy LaFemme

""Will this administration then force our churches to comply? Will you be forced to violate your own faith?"

A resounding NO to both, and it will be interesting to see what you rail against when that becomes obvious. See, there's that whole separation of church and state thing, to begin with. Churches aren't required to marry inter-racial or inter-faith couples, even fifty years after Birmingham. Many churches won't even marry people who aren't members of their church, much less their denomination.

6/10/2015 5:09:32 AM

Kuno

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the USSC will decide this month. And Beck will start his "tour" two months later. What will he do when people realize in the time between that legalizing SSM is not the apocalyptic event they seem to think it is, and will just carry on with their lifes as before?

6/10/2015 5:44:59 AM

Doubting Thomas

Look who's trying to stay relevant.

We are going to begin to gather like-minded people and we are going to begin to train ourselves for non-violent resistance and civil disobedience. We're going to begin to train ourselves for boycotts and sit-ins.

You and what, maybe about a dozen followers? Why does "Operation American Spring" come to mind?

6/10/2015 5:55:34 AM

TimeToTurn

Anti-gay boycotts will fail hard, as they have in the past. Anti-gay sit-ins and civil disobedience...lolwut. Seriously, is Glenn Beck and his fundie crew going to go into a gay bar and pass out Chick tracts or something? You know that gay bars serve straight people, right? And probably any other business targeted at homosexuals still serves straights and even right-wing Christians. Unlike the businesses MLK dealt with, which wouldn't serve you if you were black.

6/10/2015 5:55:36 AM

creativerealms

Glenn Beck: "We are no longer a nation in which I care to call myself a member of."

Then leave and never come back.

6/10/2015 6:10:21 AM

Scorpius

A talking head bellows, part the nth.

6/10/2015 6:20:59 AM

Prager

Beck putting himself in the same category as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King makes me want to puke.

6/10/2015 6:26:30 AM

KittyKaboom

We're going to do all of the things that we thought were too radical or too hippy-like to do because we have to understand that we are now David and Goliath has all of the power. But we all know how that story ends."

...with you sitting in jail alone, because the only other people there (your wife and mom) fled when the paddy wagon showed up.

6/10/2015 6:51:23 AM

ThEcOnFuSeD

So now he's against gay marriage? As of 2010 he was working with GLAAD, and he has said on numerous occasions that he is in favor of gay right, but now we have the flippity floppity of all right wing nutters and going with the rest of the party. For the life of me I cannot understand how allowing a small minority of people being capable of spending thier lives with whom ever they wish will disrupt society. Fear mongering at its worst (possibly best?). The other thing is I don't understand why religions are involved in a civil contract in the first place, it's a tax status, a gov't issue, it's not like the churches themselves have any power to grant that status on people. Regardless of the venue/religion, you still have to get a document from the state, not the angry sky beast.

6/10/2015 6:58:24 AM

Insult to Rocks

I just want to point out that "Never Again is Now" might possibly be the dumbest name of anything ever.

6/10/2015 7:01:27 AM

Anon-e-moose

Fellow Mor(m)on* Mitt 'Flip-Flop more than a sandal factory in 2012' Romney is a man who buys just one pair of shoes, wears them until they fall apart and buys another pair compared to Glenn(da) 'Imelda Marcos' beachwear section of her shoe collection' Beck.

...oh, and good luck in your attempt to still be relevant, Beckers.

*- As per rabid Religious Reich Baptist fundies and devout Southern Baptist Jimmy Carter, there are the likes of Glenn(da) Beck, and animator supreme Don Bluth, who just happens to be an LDSer; although one wouldn't think so via his rather eclectic , nay, very secular & even heretical to LDS/Christain works: "Secret of NIMH" (Environmental/anti-Vivisection/Mysticism), "Dragon's Lair" (Fantasy) & "Space Ace" (Sci-Fi), "Titan AE" (Sci-Fi), and working with the Jewish director Steven Spielberg on his pre-"Jurassic Park" "The Land Before Time" (Evolution) & "An American Tail" films.

(*Sings*)

'Somewhere out there...
...is Beckers' lone brain cell!'

[/Fievel] X3

Fundie. Non-fundie. Nope, not seeing messrs. Carter & Bluth behaving the way you are, Glenn(da), so I guess that's why they - although people of faith - are respected. Capische?

@Insult to Rocks

"I just want to point out that "Never Again is Now" might possibly be the dumbest name of anything ever."

Is he trying to worm his way into the next Bond film after "SPECTRE": as per the first Daniel Craig one "Casino Royale", a remake of "Never Say Never Again"? With he - Glenn(da) - as the Bond girl; considering this latest attempt, that would be a less conspicuous way to be an Attention Whore. X3

6/10/2015 7:41:08 AM

Kanna

The threat posed by gay marriage is that....er......gays will get married. Wow, I really feel threatened, and I'm sure Dietrich Bonhoeffer is turning in his grave.

6/10/2015 7:51:05 AM

nazani14

What about gay victims of ISIS?

6/10/2015 8:48:55 AM

SpukiKitty

"I believe my entire life has led to this point."
....The EMTs in their shiny ambulance are COMMIN' TO TAKE ME AWAY...HA HA...THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY...HO HO...TO THE MENTAL WARD...AT THE HOSPITAL....

[NOTE: Forgive me for the ableist crack. That said, I visit shrinks, regularly....so I guess I have "'Crazy Joke' Privileges".]

6/10/2015 9:18:10 AM

Kuyohashi

@Moose

I think I vaguely recall Buckles here tearing into Mittens for following Christ from Kelob once before, I always thought that if Glenn was Mormon, that he had become one of the Lost Boys who handed in his magic panties, took a sip of Dr. Pepper (WITH caffeine, dogma be hanged!) and stuck a toe in the great big pool of rationality before deciding it was too cold and beside he forgot his floaties back at the Warren Jeffs compound.

@nazani

I imagine Buckles sitting behind his desk, wearing a J. Jonah Jameson costume, ranting about how ISIS killing gays is all a hoax because they're really in cahoots.


6/10/2015 9:47:33 AM

The Crimson Ghost

How has this lunatic not been rounded up & put in a rubber room? He's off the rails & needs to be institutionalized.

6/10/2015 9:48:20 AM

creativerealms

Glenn Beck as a Bond girl? Na he's more like a bond villain. Scratch that he's closer to a captain planet villain.

6/10/2015 10:06:25 AM

Frank

Being in the UK we don't have to put up with cranks like Beck stinking up our airwaves. One question though. Just looked at the video. Is he always that pink?

6/10/2015 11:57:43 AM

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