Christian Leader Rebukes Glenn Beck for Trashing Evangelicals
Radio and TV host Glenn Beck trashed Christians this week for not voting for Ted Cruz.
If only they’d see the light of Ted Cruz?
During his speech Monday in Utah Glenn called for Mormons to rise up.
Beck also scolded Evangelicals in the South for not listening to the voice of God – or the voices he’s hearing in his head, anyway.
“Utah has an incredible opportunity. So many Christians have been standing up. But all throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God. Let us raise a standard in Utah.”
Via Right Pundit:
On Thursday Christian leader Robert Jeffress responded to Glenn Beck’s attacks.
Robert Jeffress, pastor of the 12,000 member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, is rebuking talk radio host Glenn Beck for his recent criticism of evangelical Christians who live in the South and are not supporting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’s campaign to secure the Republican Presidential nomination.
“All throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God,” Beck said at a rally in Utah on Monday.
“Beck’s wacko comment speaks for itself,” Jeffress tells Breitbart News.
“However, by using the phrase ‘their God’ to refer to the God we evangelical Christians worship, Beck is finally admitting that the true God of the Bible is different than the god of the Book of Mormon. I congratulate Beck for his honesty in differentiating between the two,” Jeffress adds.
“However, I am somewhat puzzled that Beck claims to know how the God Christians worship would vote in the Republican primaries.”
Jeffress has introduced GOP frontrunner Donald Trump at many events, though as a pastor he is not officially endorsing any candidate.
Beck, a Mormon, has endorsed Cruz and has spoken on his behalf at numerous rallies around the country.
One prominent academic who specializes in American religion takes exception to Beck’s comments as well.
“Assuming that Mr. Beck is referring to evangelicals who vote for Trump, I would make a distinction that Beck does not: The Bible certainly offers principles on how to think about government and politics. The Bible does not, however, tell us which individual candidates to vote for,” Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History and Associate Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, tells Breitbart News.
Mormons can thank Glenn Beck for setting relations with Christians back about four decades.