Conservative radio host Glenn Beck claimed during a commencement speech at Liberty University last Friday that God delivered an angry message to him while preparing for a 2011 appearance in Jerusalem.
“I know the love, I know the gentleness of Christ,” Beck said in video posted by Right Wing Watch on Monday. “[But] I’ve never felt the wrath.”
Beck, a Mormon, told the crowd at the Christian university that God then informed him, “You tell them I am coming and I will settle scores.”
The alleged epiphany happened while Beck was asking God for guidance on what to say during his appearance at the Temple Mount, during which he described the popular uprisings taking place during the “Arab Spring” as “a familiar force which I said would come to the borders of Israel and bring death.”
“We went and we obeyed,” Beck told the audience at Liberty. “Some people who came with me were trying to talk me out of it the whole time, saying, ‘Glenn, this is impossible, it can never happen, it won’t happen.’ And I looked at them and I finally got sick and tired enough that I said, ‘talk to Him, not to me.'”
He also revisited a popular argument among conservatives, claiming that “aborted babies” were being incinerated to generate electricity in a Brooks, Oregon power plant.
In reality, as the Associated Press reported, conservatives seized on the topic after it was discovered that fetal tissue was among the materials used at energy plants in the United Kingdom, a practice that was quickly banned.
But officials in Marion County, which includes both Brooks and Portland, never received confirmation that the same was being done at the Oregon plant, and approved a revision for existing medical waste procedures to ensure that no fetal tissue is included.
Watch a portion of Beck’s speech, as posted by Right Wing Watch on Monday, below.
1960s segregationist George Wallace would ‘smile’ at seeing Trump teargas protesters for a photo op: CNN’s Bakari Sellers
CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers said on Tuesday that watching President Donald Trump teargas a group of peaceful protesters so that he could have a photo opportunity reminded him of something he'd see segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace do.
"Yesterday, the president of the United States used teargas, he used the military against peaceful protesters," Sellers said. "The the only thing I could think of is George Wallace is looking over him with a smile."
Sellers then said he was "thoroughly pissed off" at conservative evangelicals who are remaining silent even as Trump continues to pour gasoline on the fire of racism while wrapping himself in the flag and the cross.
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano rips Trump for tweeting while America burns
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano blasted President Donald Trump's failure of leadership after nationwide protests have erupted over the police killing of George Floyd.
Napolitano was outraged by the president calling on governors to "dominate" protesters, and he ripped Trump's inflammatory tweets, reported the Huffington Post.
“These words make things worse, they don’t lighten the tension -- they exacerbate it,” Napolitano told Fox News Radio’s “Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla.”
Senior official ‘sickened’ by Trump’s ‘victory lap’ at DC church after cops gas protesters: Report
At least one senior official was sickened by President Donald Trump's photo opportunity at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops used tear gas to clear Lafayette Park of peaceful protesters Monday afternoon so the president, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, William Barr and other administration officials could walk from the White House to the historic church to pose for a photo.
"There were some aide that is thought this was an instantly iconic photo," Axios co-founder Mike Allen told MSNBC's "First Look." "They were very proud of themselves, but there were others that took a look at this picture, and you pull back the camera, Republicans I was talking to and texting with last night, they took a look at this, you pull pack the camera, and you have the president standing kind of alone in front of this boarded-up church, boarded up because of the violence that had been going on there. Someone had tried to set a fire in the basement. Is that really the story they wanted to tell?"