Glenn Beck, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, certainly doesn’t grasp the fact that Christians march to the beat of a different drummer. I think it’s unfortunate that one who doesn’t affirm the Bible as God’s inspired word or the divinity of Jesus Christ would opine on what evangelical churches in America should and should not be preaching and practicing.
For centuries, Christians have been on the leading edge of meeting spiritual and physical needs in the name of Jesus Christ. This is a very pronounced part of American history as Christians led in the development of both universities and hospitals.
I am disturbed that Glenn Beck has chosen to put his own political views above the rights of millions of Christians in America to worship and practice their faith in ways that are consistent with their understanding of what God has legitimately called them to do: offer cups of cold water in Jesus’ name. Glenn Beck certainly has the freedom to espouse his political views. But not to misrepresent Christian faith and practice and limit its freedom of worship, especially in the name of advancing American capitalism.
Unless, of course, its a careless, self serving stunt to increase ratings. Either way, its bad form.