Yesterday on his show, Glenn Beck was discussing the hard line Russia — America’s main competition in the Homophobic Olympics — has taken against gays and in the course of doing so the following words came out of his mouth…
“Anybody within the sound of my voice that hates a gay person because they’re gay, you have no place calling yourself a fan of mine. You have no place in this country…You are not a fan of mine, you have no friendship here, if you hate people because they’re gay…You have no place claiming that you’re a fan of this show…. If that’s who you are, I don’t want to have anything to do with you.”
Contrary to what regular readers of this site may think, I have nothing smart-ass to say. Kudos to you, Glenn Beck.
That said, some others are pointing out what they see as hypocrisy, as Jeremy Hopper did…
One of Glenn Beck’s bosom buddies is David Barton, a man who has claimed that HIV/AIDS is God’s punishment, says homosexuality should be regulated like cigarettes, says homosexuality will “kill the blessing” on our nation, and claims gays are flouting evolutionary law (Barton quote bank). Rabbi Daniel Lappin, who said gay men should’ve been quarantined during the AIDS crisis, is another regular Beck guest. Plus, Beck routinely brings on guests who fuel some of this nation’s worst anti-gay animus.
Hopper does have a point, but I’m choosing to believe that maybe Beck has had some sort of revelation and is taking it upon himself to try to shake some of the crazy from his followers in an effort to make the world a better place. Hey, what can I say — I’m a dreamer.
(Thanks for the tip, Paul!)