by Kevin Theis
It was only a matter of time.
See, if you spout crazy-talk for a few hours every day and you don't employ any kind of editing mechanism between your looney-tunes thoughts and you're actual, out-loud ravings, you're bound to say something ultra-stupid sooner or later.
Glenn Beck's time has arrived.
Oh, I know what you're thinking: Beck's time arrived a while back. The frothing shit-fountain that is his mouth has been spraying crap for years now and nothing he says can shock you at this point. Well, maybe not.
But Beck's targets, you see, are usually well-chosen. He hates progressives, he hates liberals, he hates socialists, Marxists, Mao-loving commie faggots who are out to destroy America. Hell, he hates them so much, they make him weep.
So Beck makes a fortune by going on his show and railing against the left because, hey, who's going to defend them? Up to now, Beck has known exactly what his audience wanted to hear.
Note that I said "up to now."
This week, Beck made the unbelievable mistake of advising his viewers/listeners to examine their churches and, if they determined that their religious leaders used "code words" like "social justice," to reject their religions and walk away from their churches.
No shit. Here are his exact words:
I beg you, look for the words ’social justice’ or ‘economic justice’ on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes! …
If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop and tell them, “Excuse me are you down with this whole social justice thing?” If it’s my church, I’m alerting the church authorities: “Excuse me, what’s this social justice thing?” And if they say, “yeah, we’re all in that social justice thing”—I’m in the wrong place.
Smart thinking, there, Glenn-o.
The response was swift and furious: Beck is now in trouble with the Evangelicals. He's in trouble with the Mormons. He's in trouble with the Christians.
In other words, just when you think Beck has run out of people to piss off, he manages to run out and find some more.
This morning, in response to the outrage, Beck went on his show and backed off not one iota. He doubled down, attacking his attackers and continuing to preach that seeking "social justice" is not only anti-American...it's against God.
Forget all that stuff in the Bible about taking care of the "least of these" among us. Forget the thousand upon thousands of Bible verses about caring for the sick and hungry, alleviating the suffering of the poor, of treating your neighbor as yourself.
Forget all that. Don't you know that God wants you to do nothing more than look out for yourself?
I read it in the Book of Glenn. So it must be true.