Has Glenn Beck started a religious war that he dare not fight?
It was appropro that Glenn Beck stood before the Reflecting Pool to denounce President Obama and then went on Fox News Sunday; he criticized President Obama's religion beliefs, which he characterized as "liberation theology":
"You see, it's all about victims and victimhood; oppressors and the oppressed; reparations, not repentance; collectivism, not individual salvation. I don't know what that is, other than it's not Muslim, it's not Christian. It's a perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ as most Christians know it," Beck said.
Mirror, mirror on the Mall
Who's the fairest Christian of them all?
Beck, who converted to Mormonism in the last decade, may believe that Obama's religion is a "perversion" BUT he waded into the proverbial deep water when he thought he was preaching to the choir.
Mormons frequently have to contend with allegations that they are not 'real' Christians: 45% of white Evangelicals say that they do not believe that Mormons are Christians, according to a Pew poll.
"Mormonism is not a Christian faith," Focus on the Family's Tom Minnery said during the 2008 election campaign, when GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormonism became a political liability.
R. Albert Mohler wrote in 2007 that he did not believe Mormons are Christians, as he found their theology "incompatible with "traditional Christian orthodoxy."
Lest WE be judged:
The Evangelicals should ask Beck the divine question: Who is the "true" Christian, friend?
And by the way, Glenn, don't you think Honest Abe has been through enough pain?