In response to Glenn Beck’s TV show, which aired Wednesday, August 18, I decided to voice some concern to him. Maybe you’re not aware that Mr. Beck is a Mormon. Spiritually, that’s troublesome to me because Mormonism is a false religion, but I still listen often to Glenn Beck for his political insight. His Mormonism doesn’t really come to bear, with the exemption of last night. Last night, Mr. Beck spent a great part of his TV show on FoxNews talking about how the Native Americans have Hebrew ancestry and Egyptian ties. This belief, of course, is one of many fallacies espoused by the Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). Although the Mormons have cleverly inserted the name of Jesus Christ into the official name of their church, they have very little to do with actually Christianity. They are in fact a cult and false religion.
Here is what I said to Glenn Beck:
Glenn, I am usually a fan. I listen almost every day to segments of your radio show. I DVR your TV show every day and watch most of them. I love your big-picture insight, wit, and charisma. However, your TV show last night has not sat well with me. As you were trying to show that the Native Americans were Egyptian or Hebrew in lineage, you mentioned Jefferson and Jackson and several founders but conveniently forgot to mention the “great ethnographers and archaeologists” Joseph Smith and Brigham Young (you are a master of sarcasm, so please read my phrase in quotation marks with much sarcasm), who both made this belief a doctrinal aspect of their cult. I’m sure the folks in Salt Lake City were proud last night.
When I first started listening to you a few years back, I thought you were a Christian, but after doing some background reading on you, I understand that you’re not a Christian but a Mormon. To be honest, it didn’t really bother me that you’re a Mormon because I’m not listening to you for spiritual insight, but last night you subtly crossed a line propagating Mormon fallacies. Most folks probably didn’t catch where you were coming from, but it clicked with me about 2/3 of the way into the show.
I commend you for your walk through history, especially with the presidents. It’s very helpful. I loved the “Revolutionary” documentary. I’ve learned a lot from you, but last night was no good. Your Mormonism got the best of you. Your friend O’Reilly often talks about how Obama’s advisors are surely telling him not do some things, but Obama isn’t listening and does them any way. Surely your advisors are telling you the same thing when it comes to putting your Mormonism into your program. Listen to them. But then again, maybe they didn’t realize the connection last night either since you planned to do it so subtly.
By the way, since you are taking a romp through history, may I point you to something that a man said around A.D. 49. He said, “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!” That was the Apostle Paul as recorded in the Bible, Galatians 1:8. I hope that since you seem to really be a man of history, let A.D. 49 shed some much needed light into your mind concerning A.D. 1823, which is the year that the angel Moroni supposedly charged Joseph Smith to start a new church. Paul said to deviate from the faith he had delivered to the church is to be accursed, even if an angel told you to do so.
Glenn, by and large, thank you for what you are doing, but I plead with you to at least leave your Mormonism out of your show. Ultimately though, I’m praying that you’ll renounce the false religion of Mormonism and embrace the true Jesus Christ and the true Christian faith. Then you’ll know salvation and truth. Then you’ll really be able to stand for faith, hope, and charity.