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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This guy gets freakier and freakier by the day. It's no longer about country and politics. This man is trying to create a cult and masquerading it as love of country and his faith. This must be his Pat Robertson moment. I'm surprised he didn't blame it on liberals or the gays. Be afraid of this man, be very afraid. People have murdered for him.
You are correct. Well stated.
So well said... he has lost what every mind he may have had... Or if feels this is the only way he can have his 15 minutes of FAME.. if we what to call this fame
Well said. This being prepared stuff is just common sense. But when you credit any common sense idea to GOD and act as the spokesman of the Almighty Creator of the Universe, you become one very frightening individual. Have you ever been to the Mormon tabernacle and museum? I have and it's one of the creepiest/looniest/weirdest/bizarre etc etc places I've ever seen. And they BELIEVE that this is the ONLY faith that the Almighty Creator of the Universe and the almost SEVEN BILLION human beings are supposed to believe! It is beyond me. Argghhhh. Our country is soooooooo f***ed UP!!!!
i mean just look at this...............never mind.i think hes stored about all the food he needs for quite awhile,on his own body.it wasnt that long ago that this man was being taken seriously by ALOT of main stream people.that says volumes to me about folks.
There he goes blabbing about God again. Anything else you want to add Beck or is that as far as your "intellectual" rambling can go?
Oh, thank you Glenn Beck for bestowing upon us your wisdom disguised as mere common sense. Of course everyone should be prepared for various emergencies. "God" has nothing to do with it.
and furthermore, some people are in control and that is exactly why millions of people don't die because of a storm. This guy is nothing more than a money -grabber (i.e. Sara Palan)
The scariest part about this is that people actually believe him and will following what he is saying. And the REALLY SCARIEST part is that if we are not carefull the presedent of the United States could be saying the same thing!!
Glenn, I know this is tacky, but the real blessing will be when a lighting bolt hits that head piece you wear. So the Lord sent a hurricane with death and destruction to prove the point of a right-wing political hack? Hmmm, must look into Atheism.
Who is this Glenn Beck?
You may ignore him at your own peril.
He didn't say convert or burn. He didn't say get right or get left. He said be prepared for an emergency, a notion not too unfamiliar to our grandparents and depression era Americans.
This guy is still alive? and he still talking the same old thrash? why can't you people just throw out the garbage? if this was a minority person he would have been told to shut up a very long time ago, but since he's white he's allowed to go on and on with the same bs, but times are about to change and you people that cover this guy will be remembered have no illusions.
Most of you need to have the hell beaten out of you.
Oh... Mormonism...my error... I thought you said Moronism.
I wonder if Glenn is naturally ignorant or does he have to practice.
When will the US media stop giving right winged, religious wackos like Beck, Limbaugh, Palin etc media & press coverage??? They are full of and preach, nothing but hate and are idiots. Their 15 minutes of "fame" were up a very long time ago. They should all crawl back under the rocks they came from.
WE'RE SPENDING TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON THESE WARS!! Yet we can't figure out where to cut from in the budget, great! both sides are corrup
beck is a clueless moron. the people who listen to him are even more stupid. Sad state of affairs that this idiot even gets press.
Maybe Beck can help sell all the nuclear fall-out shelters built in the 50s and 60s, many probably containing an emergency supply of food provided to tide one over while someone (heaven forbid it would be the government) rebuilt civiliztion. If a disaster occurs requiring a three month supply of food, it probably will be so severe that the stockpile will only delay starvation. Beck has to hope that the apocalypse precedes the shelf life of teh stored food.
When Beck realizes, or excuse me if Beck realizes what he seems like out here he will commit suicide.Glenn who? Oh, yeah Beck, the guy who is mentally deranged and has an audience. I guess if your faith is strong you buy a Giant supermarket (Winn Dixie, IGA, ACME, Safeway depending on where you are ) and then turn it into a bunker and you are self reliant and following God or the word or something. Oh yeah, security to keep out thy neighbor would be paramount.
Bottom line he is menatlly ill.
Since when is being prepared mentally ill??? You've obviously decided long ago that whatever Beck says is crazy. Beck's no prophet but throughout history the masses thought most if not all the prophets were mentally ill... it's mentally ill NOT to be prepared.
Quite frankly, Glenn Beck reminds me of Barack Obama in many ways
Yeah that's a balanced statement, you scare me more than all the nut jobs, OMG, I guess I will go to somewhere to advocate your....................................salvation......................demise.........something!
Quite frankly, that is even dumber than most posts.
really? He reminds you of Obama? How?
both of them support endless wars overseas because of their moral convictions.
Really? The Pres. is like Mr. Crappants.? Doesn't look like him. Doesn't sound like him. Doesn't have religious nut cases following him and has a better jump shot.
both Obama and Beck are hopeless idealists. "Hope and change!" "America's best days are ahead of us!" "Yes we can!" "America is a land of opportunity and a beacon of hope!", etc. It's laughable
By your incredibly poor logic, it would be equally valid to claim that every person on the planet you disagree with is similar to Glen Beck in ways. This article has nothing to do with Obama – try to focus.