Beck is telling his listeners not to answer certain Census questions: "Today they are asking the race question to try to increase slavery. Your dependence on the master in Washington. No way, don’t answer that question." Speaking for himself, Beck says he would rather pay a fine than answer Census questions.
The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, however, is unequivocal in calling for the entire Census to be answered accurately.
The Census Bureau will soon deliver census questionnaires to every household in America. We urge all members to respond to them in an accurate and timely manner. It is an important obligation for all citizens to be counted in the census.When Beck took a dump on mainstream Christianity with his "social justice" remarks, it was still possible for him to differentiate (in a way most churches view as arbitrary and obsessively anti-government) between "private" and "public" service to others. Granted, it wasn't a distinction he originally made (he originally told us to leave any church that had the phrase "social justice" on its web site, even though this includes his own church), but it allowed him to equivocate and weasel out of his original sweeping pronouncement.
But the Census thing is different. His church leaders say answer the Census. Beck says don't. So how long before conservative Mormons call Beck to repentance? Or even stop watching and listening to his swill?