Friday, March 12, 2010

More Mormons Distance Themselves from Beck

No doubt Beck will pull back, making a distinction (as he's done in the past) between private charity and THE GUVMENT! But by then, millions of Christians and hopefully the smart Mormons, at least, will have become iredeemably suspicious of his hateful, irrational rhetorical snake-oil.

Christians Urged to Boycott Glenn Beck - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com:
"Philip Barlow, the Arrington Professor of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University, said: “One way to read the Book of Mormon is that it’s a vast tract on social justice. It’s ubiquitous in the Book of Mormon to have the prophetic figures, much like in the Hebrew Bible, calling out those who are insensitive to injustices. “A lot of Latter-day Saints would think that Beck was asking them to leave their own church.” Mr. Barlow said that Mr. Beck’s comments were particularly ill-timed because just this year, the church’s highest authority, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, issued a new “Handbook of Instructions” to church leaders in which they revised the church’s “three-fold mission” and added a fourth mission statement: care for the poor."

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