Jewish Journal

Comparing Glenn Beck to Billy Graham

by Brad A. Greenberg

August 29, 2010 | 10:04 am

The above video really underplays the religion them in Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally yesterday. It’s been a central debate over the past few days of Christians leaders because Beck is Mormon and evangelical Christian leaders have mixed feelings about whether Beck is “being used by God.”

The question for many is whether a Mormon has the same vision for an America led by God than an evangelical. (We heard this when Mitt Romney was running for the Republican presidential nomination.) I’m more concerned with who the Mormon is.

From CNN.com:

Among those surprised by all of conservative TV host Glenn Beck’s recent religious talk - including at Saturday’s Washington rally, where Beck said that “America today begins to turn back to God,” - is the Rev. Richard Land, a Southern Baptist leader.

“I’ve been stunned,” said Land, who directs public policy for the Southern Baptist Convention and who attended the Saturday rally at Beck’s invitation.

“This guy’s on secular radio and television,” Land said Saturday, “but his shows sound like you’re listening to the Trinity Broadcasting Network, only it’s more orthodox and there’s no appeal for money ... and today he sounded like Billy Graham.”

Beck’s speeches around his “Restoring Honor” rally have brimmed with religious language: “God dropped a giant sandbag on his head” to push him to organize the rally, he said Friday.

Poor Billy Graham ...

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