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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Sounds to me like Glenn needs to start drinking again!
THAT SHOW HOW DUMB HE IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pot, meet kettle
Glenn Beck and I are really close and I tell him everything.
Trust me, God and Glen Beck are not close at all. God does not cause natural disasters nor does he call them blessings like this idiot. He does allow certain things to happen but stands by us while we weather the storms of life. Glen Beck is nothing more than a false preacher leading everyone astray with his false teachings. May God have mercy on his soul.
@amanda...cookoo, cookoo, cookoo. "He does allow certain things to happen..." you're nuts! Grab a science book and read up on how earthquakes and hurricanes happen, believe it or not, there is evidence (facts – if you don't know what evidence is) that explains how these natural disasters happen, and no magical being in the clouds is in the formula.
Shouldn't this baffoon went with the other heaven's gate wackos on hale-bopp's comet? The world would have been a better and quieter place if he did 🙂
um....well....he's like...half right? effin urggghhhh
but it was too much rain....that's why he's like half right. but i didn't read this article. i don't read things that have the name Glenn Beck in it. just the headline...that's as far as i'll go
Same "church" as David Koresh. Anyone surprised?
Not really surprised. Another ranting lunatic making people believe that all god-fearing people are like this moron. I am ashamed of him, but will continue to call myself a christian despite morons like Glen Beck
The religion of David Koresh is "Branch Davidians", they were split from the 7th Day Adventist. Unrelated to Mormons:
Beck is starting to "lose it", starting to become unraveled. There are those that might say that he already had a while back. Wish he would believe that he can fly, and jump off the nearest tall building.
This guy has gone off the deep end. I am an evangelical Christian, but let's keep things in perspective.
"It is God reminding you — as was the earthquake last week — it’s God reminding you you’re not in control."
That's blasphemy, plain and simple. Glenn Beck does not know the mind of God.
Mormons own La Quinta hotels. It is well run and managed. Very impressed as how they conduct themselves in society. The moochers, lazy and misfits are with the other demonitation.
I just did a quick research and found zero evidence of the link between La Quinta and the Mormons. The Corporation is based on Dallas. Could not find anyone graduated from the Brigham Young University. I am afraid you are confused or was lied to.
here is your evidence son ! god loves you
Source: Mormons Today, 17 Oct 2000 ... CEO, La Quinta Properties, Inc. With more than 330 Inns and Inns & Suites in 33 states, La Quinta® is a leader in ...
We should heed this warning! Stock pile food and supplies in preparation for the time when the Nut-Case Tea Baggers like Glenn Beck get control of the country!
I think Glenn Beck's magic underwear is protecting him.
This guy was on another article few days ago, and he was attacking muslims and other religions, and all of you were considering him a hero, but now he is a jerk !!!!!! lol
He hasn't changed.
I detest this guy a lot. A phony windbag.
Glenn Beck is right. I created the Hurricane so that Glenn Beck could sell more disaster kits and gold.
Glen Beck for president
This guy is turning into the new Charlie Sheen. He is just plain off the deep end. Why does anyone give this guy "press time" Next thing – he thinks he is be the next second coming of Christ.
Sounds like he is almost sane enough now to go back to Fox News.
Glenn Beck puts the Moron in Mormon.
why would anyone post a message on this guy.........he makes me sick!!!
Stop giving space to raving idiots, CNN. Find something intelligent to report on.
raging, not raving. whose the idiot?