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 is a serious nut case. Don't know who can listening to him or how somebody can instigate hate this way and keep talking on air..
There is no instigation of hate here. Shame on you for trying to instill hate of the man in others! Trying to get people to prepare for adversity is done out of a concern for their wellbeing, not out of hate. But your comment shows the hate that is in you yourself.
He's so right, just so dead on accurate. Those people were so blessed, they died. I wish I were that blessed.
Amen brother, Amen !
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You made my day. I am still laughing for what it is worth. I will continue to agree that he (Glenn) is a truly egomaniac on a truly off-kilted destiny toward been a martyr.
Twits will always rant when in the spotlight. The real question here is; why is CNN giving him the spotlight, and free of counterpoint? I'm embarrassed for you, CNN. Journalism is beyond you.
Let's make an agreement, Mr. Jean: You don't click, we don't cover. Deal? Mr. Beck is ALWAYS welcome to reply.
"why is CNN giving him the spotlight"
Because it is not our job to decide who is newsworthy. We do not make the news, we report them. If you want a media that makes the news (the Tea Party being a prime example), yo may go to Faux yourself:
Please do not confuse Libertarians with Christian nut jobs
Will he even have the balls to visit the families of those who were killed and tell them that their deaths were a "blessing"?
can you say FALSE PROFIT????
Oy Vey Zmir Meshugana
guess he's got plenty of storage area in the house in Dallas he rents for $20 thousand a month, ya think?
White America you should be ashamed of yourself for making this guy rich. Stop financing and following people who you think will put Obama in his place. It's still comes down to elections not sound bite, fast talking and loud assumptions. Just stop it, the civil war is over.
To assume that an entire race is behind the makings of this man.... thats pretty racist. I'd almost have to put you in the same class as Mr. Beck.
I'm white and revolted by Glen Beck, but especially these comments. I read your comment and was revolted by you.
Woah woah woah woah woahhhhhhh – do NOT put all white people behind this azzhole. He's a disgusting pig, everyone knows that no matter what color their skin is. And, next time you go to play the race card, just know that you're as guilty of it as the person you're accusing.
Even more of an idiot is the person who listens to this 'whacko'.
This guy makes me sick. What a jerk.
Beck is a Grand Opportunistic Putz, laughing all the way to the bank with his salary based on advertising. Best thing we can all do is not listen, not discuss, not respond, and most importantly, not buy anything advertised on his "show".
Blessing? Fifteen people are dead because of this storm. It was obviously no 'blessing' to them.
It sure was a blessing to those who lost their lives for they are with the Lord now!
He's a FearMonger....
It's incomprehensible to me why so many people spend so much time wondering about "God". Whether there is or is not a
divine creator makes absolutely no difference to ANYTHING...EVERYTHING will go on with or without God, Allah, Yaweh,
Jehovah, Moses, Christ, Muhammed, Budha, the Dalai Lama or the Pope. All the priests, rabbis, mullahs, monks, shaman,
or medicine men in the entire world cannot "pray" away or "pray" into existence ANYTHING....All the time that is spent
"wishing" for something that is "different" from what "is" or "is going to be" is a total waste of mental activity...That's time
that would better be spent eating or drinking or sleeping. Gods, religions, edifice building, and praying is a total waste.
You are absolutely right but there's so much money in it.
You forgot hate, hate, hate, hate, etc.
Yep ... fear, fear, fear ... better prepare, better prepare, better prepare ... ohhhh, and look at that, I (Glenn Beck) just happen to sell survival kits on my website for the low, low price of $199 (+ shipping and handling.) Thief, fraud, crook, mentally ill, deranged, sadistic madman who is more destructive to America than any ten hurricanes combined.
Glen Beck is a moron, go fiqure. I knew this many years ago before he joined the biggest cult in america.
Glen Beck would be a moron whether he's in or out of any cult (whether its the Mormon's or any of a number of other cults).
Seems to me Beck wants to spend his life at somebody's wailing wall and it doesn't much matter whose as long as he gets
a bunch of people to pay attention to him...and to pay him financially.