August 27th, 2011
09:44 PM ET
Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene is a 'blessing'
By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck told listeners Friday that Hurricane Irene, the Category 1 storm that’s working its deadly way up the Eastern Seaboard, is “a blessing from God.”
Beck has long urged his fans to stockpile food in their homes in anticipation of a global food disruption. He said Irene should be construed as a divine warning for those who have ignored that advice.
Here’s Beck on his show Friday:
The Washington Post reports that in encouraging home stockpiling, Beck, a convert to Mormonism, is echoing Mormon church teaching. The church encourages members to build home storehouses of food that could last for at least three months.
According to a website run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the official name of the Mormon church:
The site includes a food storage calculator. To build a three-month supply of food for a family of four, the calculator recommends 300 pounds of “wheat, white rice, corn and other grains” and 60 pounds of “dry beans and other legumes.”
The Post notes that food storage is one pillar of the Mormon emphasis on self-reliance.
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"Thank God for 9/11,""Katrina,""Dead Soldiers" – Westboro Baptist Church
A little. But Wesboro Church doesn't seem to be in it for the money. They are just ignorant and hate-filled. Beck seems to be all about the money and glory in this life.
Au contraire, I believe Westboro is in it exactly for the money. They know their extremely vile demonstrations will cause some people to lose it and to assault them, or cause local authorities to ban them despite 1st amendment. They always litigate when this happens, and seem to have won a lot in terms of damages.
Interesting. I have not heard of any substantial litigations judgments they have won and been able to collect. Are you saying there are substantial ones? I'd be surprised if they litigated much and won substantial judgments. A jury would be unlikely to award them much in the way of damages, even if they won the case . . .
Mormons aren't Christians anymore than modern Christians are Christians. By this I mean to say that whatever we can discern from what Christ really taught (love your enemies, turn the other cheek, lay up treasures in heaven but not on Earth, etc.), it is not part of modern Christian belief, nor Mormon belief.
WOW....this guy really does operate in his own little world of make-believe doesn't he???
Yes, But he has a large group of known ignorance that follows him. Shameful reputation for them to carry.
This guy needs to lay off the Computer Duster.
Duster? This guy needs to be upgraded to a program that is compatible with the intelligent people of America.
One can only think what Beck's "prayer" for you may be...
"Hail America, full of grace. Beck is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst the ignorant and blessed is the fruit of thy donations, Geeezus. Holy Dollar, Mother of Corporations, pray for us followers, now and at the hour of our next election, Amen.
He can tell that to the families of the 9 people that have perished so far due to this storm.
He doesn't care about deaths, lives, people or anything else. He cares about glory and wealth in this life, and having his name memorialized amongst the other great televangelists.
Dear Lord, Please seal Glenn Beck's mouth hole so he will stop embarrassing America, religion (all of them) and the human race. Yours Faithfully, Joe
Glenn and followers, please put down the chalk and stop inhaling the chalk dust!
Look at Beck with his arms stretched and his Madonna headset on. One can only think what his "prayer" for you may be...
"Hail America, full of grace. Beck is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst the ignorant and blessed art thou eis the fruit of thy donations, Geeezus. Holy Dollar, Mother of Corporations. Pray for us followers, now and at the hour of the next election, Amen.
STILL didn't get it right. Been up late catching shrimp in the st. johns river! best shrimp in the us! (this year. next year, we won't be able to eat anything from our river. Governor Scott and the GOP are gutting the EPA which will destroy all protections of our river – to make corporations make more profit and kill our river. Disgusting. Selfish. Greedy. Pigs.
Will someone please slap this idiot.....hard!!!!
Those that think you are better than Beck because you are a real Christian, and Mormons are not Christians in your book, you are just as misled as Beck is and have missed the narrow way just as much as Beck has. Not easy to pass through the eye of a needle with your camel humps.
Mormonism is like Christianity for pedos, now that the Catholics got busted.
A blessing would be for Irene to take Beck out to sea, never to be heard from again. Actually, forget blessing, that would be a divine miracle.
Look at Beck with his arms stretched and his Madonna headset on.
"Hail America, full of grace. Beck is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst the ignorant and blessed art thou e is the fruit of thy donations, Geeezus.
Holy Dollar, Mother of Corporations. Pray for us followers, now and at the hour of the next election, Amen.
Idiotic Mormon philosophy! Watch out world......Romney wants in!
Yes, horrible moronic mormon philosophy to "be prepared." I'll look for your name in the annual Darwin Award posting.
His train done jumped the track and crashed in the latrine ditch.
Y'all, it has come to my attention that God is bringin' great destruction upon this here Earth. So I jotted it down on my here flashcards to tell y'all about it.
He's retarded. Gives people with true mental disabilities a bad name.
this man is crasy !!!!
sky god goin' opin a can a whoopass on you!
thank god we have THE glenn beck to tell use what god wants and doesn't want...people are so scared of dying they'll believe in anything for the chance of getting into a 'heaven'