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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The only blessing I'm waiting for is for God to take his child Glenn back to wherever he came from.
lol, what God? That's funny, man!!! 🙂
Beck, the blessing that is missing is your ability to write or talk was not taken by Irene.Ya get it.. Dam shame your not displayed by flooding or your home washed away. Man your more of a lame media seeking idiot than I thought.
May the Lord, the most merciful, the most wise, send a bolt of lightning to you left rear cheek.
stockpliling three months supply of food makes no sense. It takes a great deal of space to stockpile this amount . Only as few people will have enough space to do so. The rest of us will supposedly starve to death. Then after we have gone and the stockiles have been consumed what miracle is going to happen to restore the chain of supply . Ah yes! ten million farmers , supermarket staff , truck drivers, electricians and of course waiters will suddenly descend from the sky and Glen Beck and the survivors will be able to dine out once again.
A country boy can survive. Ever heard of gardening?
One thing is for sure. Beck will need help to grow food. Far too stupid to do it on his own.
Glen Beck is crazy. I guess he reads the magazines that tell us the world will end soon! Yes , I think you should prepare for disasters, but to stock pile tons of food, Why?????? If it gets that bad, you will not be able to get gas, electric, go to work, etc. The world as we know it will come to an end. And if that happens, we won't have much control over anything. Lets worry about helping one another with the economy, feeding the hungry, provide medical to one who need it, and lets get the United States back on its feet.
I've heard his name and don't know much about him. Its sort of like the neighbors two year old... says a lot of things, but I don't pay too much attention.
Buffalo, you are right. May the Great Manitou take him away. Soon
Beck is clearly a paranoid maniac.
Please...please...don't call Mr. Crappants a paranoid.
People make fun of Glenn for recommending food storage but if things go to pot and you're roasting rat over a fire you might wish you had listened.
Thanks, Gene. Now go back under a rock.
Talk about look on the bright side lol. He takes it to a whole new level! Crazy Level!
The only blessing we get from Glenn Beck is when his mouth is closed.His mind already is!
Seems reasonable to prepare for food storage. His advice is good, whether you believe in God or not, we should be prepared for disasters.
Wow this guy really has changed since I use to listen to him in Nashville, he found a following and they are just as crazy as he is. What is pathetic is the fear mongering. Look I don't know about you but if anything serious happens in the world, catastrophic I wont to move on up.. and off this planet I won't be able to live without my toilet, bath and bed, sorry. Plus if God take me so be it and if I am left here and had stockpiled my food there will be others I have to give to because they didn't, thats the Christian thing Glen not hoarding and certainly not being afraid. Okay Glen you were wrong anyway because now the storm is downgraded to a tropical storm. Such a sad case for a human being.
The only thing he has done is get airplay.What Glenn is ,is a menace.he plays and prays on the emotion of people who believe that everything in print is the truth,and on T.V..Give it up Glenn, Fox doesn't even want you
Did God bless those children that died during hurricane Irene also Glenn ?
There is one word for someone that claims to know what God wants and that is INSANE.
what a f@#$%ing nut case, why does anyone listen to this jerk
Good story. Now I know when the sheet hits the fan, raid my Mormon neighbors homes for food. Thanks CNN.
Glenn Beck needs to come out of the closet.
Good advise, in any event. I only wish they'd have run those idiots out of Utah, too. Golden tablets, my ass.
Thank God we'll never have a mormon in the White House.
Every time Glenn Beck opens his mouth God reminds me that Glenn Beck is an idiot.
🙂 Very well said!
Buy GOLD, then buy some more GOLD. Store 3 months of GOLD to eat. Build an Arc of GOLD to survive the floods. Build a bunker of GOLD. Whatever you do just buy GOLD!. This message bought to you by the over inflated gold market hyped by Glenn Beck. "I Glenn Beck, approve this message. Oh yeah, BUY GOLD'