Washington Post Looks At Glenn Beck And The Religious Right
August 31, 2010 at 4:26 AM (PT)
The religious issues involved in GLENN BECK's WASHINGTON rally and ascent to a leadership position in the conservative movement are the focus of a WASHINGTON POST profile in TODAY's paper (8/31). The piece discusses BECK's meeting with conservative Christian leaders to gain their blessing for the rally and whether BECK, a Mormon, had taken over leadership of the religious right.
Quoted in the article are SALEM RADIO NETWORK VP/News and Talk Programming TOM TRADUP, who asks, "Politically, everyone is with it, but theologically, when he says the country should turn back to God, the question is: Which God? How much of this is turning to God? How much is religious revival and how much is a snake oil medicine show?" SALEM host JANET MEFFERD professes to be "a little nervous about that kind of talk (offered by BECK). "I know he means well and loves this country, but he doesn't know enough about theology to know what kind of effect he's having. Christians are hearing something different than what he thinks he's saying."
How much is religious revival and how much is a snake oil medicine show?
Read the article by clicking here.