Sunday, August 29, 2010

Failure to communicate

Oops! Looks like somebody at the Boston Herald didn't get the day's marching orders:
The mash-up that is the tabloid front page is a thing of beauty, isn't it? But our point of interest is the "WE'RE FED UP!" and the deck, because -- did you guys really not get the message! This rally wasn't political! It was about ... God! And the troops! And how America's finding its path out of the dark again!

Standing on nearly the same marble steps from which Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech 47 years ago, Mr. Beck, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and others called on the crowd gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the country's military members and to return the country to the traditional religious values and principles of "faith, hope and charity" that made it great.

"Something that is beyond man is happening," Mr. Beck declared. "America today begins to turn back to God. For too long, this country has wandered in darkness."

Despite his attempt to bill the event as "nonpolitical," Mr. Beck's remarks were based on the belief that the country had lost its moral compass and lost its respect for the individual -- problems he often blames on President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress.

More on Pastor Beck's development as a theologian may be found here. One suspects that the laying on of hands could end up being his best hold --- you know, for cancer and paralysis and such.


Blogger John Cowan said...

What Beck says about liberation theology — that no individual can be saved unless the collective is saved —is a lie, BTW. But I recommend him to reflect on "Whatsoever ye do to the least of these, ye do to Me."

3:13 PM, August 29, 2010  
Anonymous raYb said...

Mighty nice of Mr. Beck to care so much for our troops. We're not doing enough for them. But the Multimillionaire Evangelist Beck has decreed (in small type) that he's paying for his rally before anything goes to the troops.

5:14 PM, August 30, 2010  

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