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  • Scottaj37
    May 29, 2009 11:24 p.m.

    People are surprised to find out that even with all the peculiarities of Mormonism, Mormons themselves are just normal people in so many other ways. It may be hard for the person who has been steeped in the Anti-Mormon rhetoric or Mormon myths to realize that the the stereotype doesn't always match reality.

  • AZ
    May 29, 2009 11:24 p.m.

    I love the guy...

  • alright!
    May 29, 2009 11:26 p.m.

    Sweet, I've never been the first to comment....YES!!!

    Go beck, love ya man!!

  • pumpkin1
    May 29, 2009 11:32 p.m.

    an amazing man with an important mission

  • Mormon Girl
    May 29, 2009 11:41 p.m.

    Oh no, Glen Beck is a Mormon? Beck really took a beating on The View!

  • Erm...
    May 29, 2009 11:51 p.m.

    I'm sure Glenn Beck is a decent guy, but this active Mormon can't stand to listen to his radio show.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 12:01 a.m.

    We need some sensible mormon voices out there. The world is upside down and needs all the help it can get.

  • I hope not!
    May 30, 2009 12:19 a.m.

    Glen Beck may be Mormon but it's hard to tell he is by some of the things he says on his program.

  • George
    May 30, 2009 12:28 a.m.

    Their calling George Wythe a university these days? I guess bringing Glen Beck to speak is a step towards the right direction.

  • Timothy
    May 30, 2009 12:31 a.m.

    His voice is about as sensible as Alice was in wonderland,and about as funny...His show is all about how bad the world is,we better be scared of the boogey man,(i.e. the government)were all going to be unemployed and destitute,the gays are taking over,and the mexicans serve bad food in their taco wagons..Of course his public persona could be,as is true with so many entertainers,a complete mask of his real self...However if he is really what he seems to be,I would stand away from him during a thunderstorm,because,at the very least,he is not a shining example of christian character and virtue..He has said that the church saved him from drug addiction,and if that is so I applaud him for getting his life in a better place, where he can heal;but as far as humility goes,i think a talk with his bishop will not harm him at all...Ridiculing people and their positions is par for talk show hosts,not so for one who professes a relationship with the Lord...

  • Mormon?
    May 30, 2009 12:37 a.m.

    Now we know whare the hate and intolerance he has comes from !

  • SoonerCougarJr.
    May 30, 2009 12:47 a.m.

    Glen Beck and I live on different planets. Mine is Earth.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 12:49 a.m.

    Beck is sensible? He wants failure from the President and the economy to stay bad just so he can say, "told you so!" I find it funny that his predictions for this administration were way off and it looks as if he and all of the conservative pundits will eat their words. My bet is that when the economy does turn drastically better the conservative mouth pieces will praise Bush and Reagan, "If not for them none of this would have happened."

  • seattle boy
    May 30, 2009 12:54 a.m.

    Great...people are starting to find out that Beck is LDS. Do you realize how stupid he sounds?
    But, that is the beauty of the Church today. There are so many different opinions, political views, and income levels in our wards and stakes. Unfortunately, most people in Seattle think that all Mormons think like Glenn Beck and agree with every word he says. Fortunately, though, it gives me plenty of oppurtunity to explain to my friends and co-workers that I'm a praticing Mormon who strongly disagrees with Mr. Beck's views and so do most of the Mormons in Seattle.

  • Mormon
    May 30, 2009 12:55 a.m.

    I am a mormon, I do go to Church but I simply can't stand this Glenn Beck guy.

    Actually I wonder if he is an asset or a liability to the LDS Church image.

  • yes the world
    May 30, 2009 12:55 a.m.

    is upside down, but not the way you think ... beck is a symptom, not a solution ... he's no better than the other conservative liars (e.g., hannity, coulter) ... wake UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lew Jeppson
    May 30, 2009 12:58 a.m.

    Oh, and I understand Brother Beck will be the host of this year's Stadium of Fire, which is definitely not a partisan event.

  • Re: Mormon Girl
    May 30, 2009 1:04 a.m.

    Of course Glen took a beating on The View. Anybody who believes in family values, religion, right to life, constitutional government is going to take a beating on the view. Those girls are nothing but a bunch of foul-mouthed, flaming, pro-abortion, socialist, liberals!

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 1:06 a.m.

    Amen anonymous. I feel like we're living in some authors distopian novel where everything is backward. Beck is another inflamitory voice just like rush and hannity.

    Didn't Beck pull his book or magazine out of deseret book after some of his supporters found out it was a Mormon store? And doesn't he avoid praise of Mitt Romney for the same reason. "Focus on the Family" sounds nice and all, but that group has turned a very cold shoulder on the Mormon church. Sometimes I think some liberal groups would be more accepting of us than the southern conservatives.

  • He's Mormon but...
    May 30, 2009 1:09 a.m.

    He's Mormon, but that is the only way I'd ever want to be associated with this guy. I was forced to listen to Beck at a previous job. Not funny, Not Smart. How come it is impossible for Conservatives to be funny? Dennis Miller...not really. Ben Stein, ok there's one.

  • In it for the money
    May 30, 2009 1:28 a.m.

    Glenn Beck seems like a nice enough guy but we all know what talk show hosts are in it for. They want the most listeners they can get so they can make the most money possible. He seems like he'll do anything for a chance at another dollar.

    He sensationalizes everything so much that it makes it really hard to listen to, at least for me. Let the story do the talking!!

  • irishman
    May 30, 2009 1:31 a.m.

    I am very glad that the mold and culture never fit as one would think, as stated by Anonymous 12:01 am, ""this world is upside down"" and to add my own words {If we started treating people, as people, and not a culture or mold of life, we would not be in an upside down fruity world with EVERYONE, as we are today}... Kinda like a Pineapple Upside Cake, it what's inside that make the desert.(PERSON)!!

  • paradigms
    May 30, 2009 1:43 a.m.

    Those who don't like the man, have obviously not watched his show. Those allergic to common sense may not like him however. He is a regular guy, passionate, and self-effacing. He is a fresh voice of reason, who encourages others to hold fast to core values.

  • Rosie
    May 30, 2009 2:14 a.m.

    Wow, I can understand the hate coming from the leftists, but 'Glenn Beck needs to talk to his bishop?!' Give me a friggin break, you self righteous nitwits.
    My hubby is a non member...and the only thing that has really gotten him interested in the church is Glenns down to earth sense of humor. He's glad to know that you don't have to be a stuffed shirt to be a member of the church. (My hubby is a recovering liberal & we have tickets for the comedy tour...can't wait!)

  • Jozef
    May 30, 2009 2:14 a.m.

    A disaster for the image of the Church, not only in the U.S., but especially from the international perspective. The more he will be known as Mormon, the worse for missionary work and for the recognition of the Church elsewhere.

    Beck is a cheap demagogue, appealing to insecure people who are afraid of diversity and tolerance and who thrive on an outdated concept of nationalism. The Church struggles to be accepted in many lands. To be identified with Beck's radicalism is not helping.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 2:15 a.m.

    We have Glen Beck and we raised $20 million for Proposition 8 in California.

    I'm so proud of who we are.

  • Scottaj37
    May 30, 2009 2:29 a.m.

    I used to cast off Beck as an alarmist.I'd listen to him once in a blue moon..until the economic collapse he predicted a year or two ago (and other things he predicted) came true.Now I listen to him a little more seriously and he is making sense. I listen to different opinions and his facts hold up on many things.

  • Have watched his show,
    May 30, 2009 2:32 a.m.

    and though he may be a nice guy in his personal life, I am so incredibly disappointed in his sensationalist, crass behavior. I do not think it is fitting for a Latter-day Saint to be so rude and low-class. I feel he has changed so much from being a genial voice of reason to a peddlar of fear and crude innuendo. I wish he would moderate his tone, and give thoughtful commentary and criticism. He is certainly free to say whatever he wants, but I have lost all respect for him as a commentator, and as a fellow Christian. For him to be a missionary and be calling people names as he does constantly is appalling to me. He needs to grow up !!

  • Aaron
    May 30, 2009 3:08 a.m.

    My fellow liberal mormon friends, someday you will have to choose the government or your church I hope you choose the latter. Anyways Glenn Beck rocks and he's a decent guy, so get off his back.

  • Stalwart Sentinel
    May 30, 2009 3:20 a.m.

    He's an embarrassment to our Church, plain and simple. He hurts our faith's credibility.

  • JO
    May 30, 2009 4:58 a.m.

    The reporter for this story should think more carefully before writing. Of course Beck is googled more often than Obama. People google things they don't know about, not things they do know about. It is a silly, meaningless comparison.

  • CP
    May 30, 2009 5:02 a.m.

    I really enjoy Glenn Beck. And I'm glad tht he's not afraid to stand up for good values. Something that seems to be missing alot in the world today. He's a breath of fresh air in comparison to others.

  • GWB
    May 30, 2009 5:20 a.m.

    Yes Glen Beck is a normal guy, one that could complain about how President Barack Obama is destroying this country and be so passionate about it thatit brings him to tears.

    Then a few days later he has no problem going to the White House Correspondents Dinner with the President as the headline speaker and sit and laugh and clap at the President's jokes.

    I guess he wasn't too worried about socialism when he was the beneficiarly of a free dinner.

  • EXCUSE ME?
    May 30, 2009 5:28 a.m.

    Uh-
    All you haters need to take a look at the numbers.

    FOXNEWS GLEN BECK 2,009,000

    FOXNEWS BAIER 1,871,000
    FOXNEWS GRETA 1,834,000
    FOXNEWS SHEP 1,787,000
    MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,298,000
    MSNBC MADDOW 1,029,000
    CNNHN GRACE 915,000
    CNN COOPER 852,000

    I guess liberals can't stand a Mormon being loved 3 times as much as their least speakeasy.

  • get rid of what's his name
    May 30, 2009 5:31 a.m.

    BECK FOR PRESIDENT 2012

  • Incredulous
    May 30, 2009 5:34 a.m.

    The DN breaks the news that Beck is Mormon! What's next? The Pope is Catholic! Obama is a liberal!
    Bears really do . . . in the woods!

  • To all the critics
    May 30, 2009 5:35 a.m.

    I find it highly ironic that you are bashing Beck for his bashing of bad politics and politicians.

    Glenn Beck is right on most topics. He has done more to influence the church fo good than 99% of members will.

  • Jim
    May 30, 2009 5:43 a.m.

    Who cares? Outside of Mormon's who want bragging rights ?

  • why
    May 30, 2009 5:48 a.m.

    what religion is Jay Leno, and why don't we discuss this guys views, life etc...leave what a man or a women stands for out of the paper

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 5:53 a.m.

    As an active LDS I could see his unique mission here on earth from an eternal perspective! Awesome! Spunky Fresh face I love him! I met him in person. He gave me a bear hug he has a big heart he cares deeply about you, me, our future, especially our children. He is doing the job very well. His position serves God very well. I sincerely believe! Glenn, if u are reading this as one of ur most loyal fans- I love you so much! Keep up the good work! May the riches of eternity be yours! God bless u always in all u do!

  • nebraska
    May 30, 2009 6:05 a.m.

    I have read his autobiography and it was most interesting. I am not really into him because I dont listen much to him or rush etc. I have very limited time and so I dont get that much of a chance to listen to his program. But I must say he is alot better than rush who I cant stand.

  • Tom
    May 30, 2009 6:05 a.m.

    Beck is just another opportunist who has found an audience of angry people who's lives haven't turned out according to their expectations. People who have done everything everyone told them to do, and still aren't happy. They wonder why, become angry, and need to blame someone, because of course, it couldn't be their own fault. Beck provides them with someone to blame.....liberals and the left.

  • Pennsylvania Mormom
    May 30, 2009 6:08 a.m.

    I "found" Glenn Beck on my local radio station a few years back when he was I think in Florida. Back then, I had no idea he was LDS. I remember thinking to myself, wow, a talk show host with values? Yes, he is opinionated, but so are the other talking heads. One thing though, a friend stood in line to get a copy of his autographed book and he was not very friendly. Note to Glenn - others are watching you and you need to remember that there are people spending their hard-earned money to purchase your books, attend your shows, etc. And not just the "important" people, or the people at the front of the line, remember those "at the end of the line", too.

  • Gibster
    May 30, 2009 6:08 a.m.

    Beck Rocks= Finally a refreshing voice in the world of conservative talk radio and Fox News. He is still much less abrasive and more pratical than either Limbaugh or Hannity. How would you like this guy to teach you the new member lessons??

  • elwood johnson
    May 30, 2009 6:08 a.m.

    For some reason a lot of church members think this clown is the all knowing voice of reason. Give me a break. This guy's story could be played out in any Ward in the church. They don't ware there past lives like a badge of courage. The problem is many people think this guy realy knows whats going on in our country. That is the scary thing about him.

  • Harry is an embarassment
    May 30, 2009 6:18 a.m.

    All these posters saying Glen Beck is an embarassment! How about Harry Reid and his support for Barack's socialist agenda. Even Pravda is calling Obama a socialist. Who would have thought GM and Chrysler (and the banks) could have been nationalized?

    Someone (thanks, Glen) needs to shine the light on the Chicago-like corruption taking over Washington DC and this country. The average citizen has no clue about ACORN and our tax dollars that are going into signing up phantom voters so Democrats can subvert the democratic (small "d") process.

    Harry Reid is much more of an embarassment to the Church than is Glen.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 6:26 a.m.

    To paradigms at 1:43: I have watched his show and the man is full of vitriol, paranoia, and ill will. He hates gays, immigrants, the poor and dispossessed, and anyone who opposes his radical agenda. I can't believe we share the same church.

  • Joe
    May 30, 2009 6:27 a.m.

    The constant self-adulation and neo-McCarthy-ist rhetoric is shameful. Mormons should be embarressed that Glenn Becks is one of their flock.

  • Spokane cougar
    May 30, 2009 6:28 a.m.

    I agree with "paradigms". Most of these anti-Beck people get on the far-left wed sites or just listen to liberal thinking people and do not have a mind of their own. As far as the comments from Seattle boy, we here on the East side of the state just laugh at you on the left coast. Just look at what happened at Christmas time and how this state (Washington)is quickly catching up to California as far as being nothing more than a big bowl of granola. What ain't fruits and nuts is flakes. Glenn Beck may be a little zany, but listen to the message. I didn't like the guy at first, but after a while I could see that he just has a different way and telling us what is really going on.

  • GLEN FAN!!!!!
    May 30, 2009 6:44 a.m.

    I love the guy and have listened to his youtube interview, which was very sincere and touching!

    I am proud to have him as a Brother in the Gospel!

  • Cats
    May 30, 2009 6:46 a.m.

    Some of the ignorance and venom on this blog amaze me. Glenn Beck is a decent guy who is trying to teach correct principles. If you watch his show you will find that the 912 project actually teaches eternal principles that are firmly grounded in the gospel.

    Of course, he's an entertainer. That's what talk show hosts are. But, he is also trying to do something to save this country from the mess we have gotten into since Obama took office. We are clearly on the wrong path and he has been predicting this for years.

    He's a voice of reason in the wilderness. Of course, left-wing haters don't like to listen to reason. Common sense doesn't make a dent with them as is evidence by some of the people on these blogs.

  • Bob Kjar
    May 30, 2009 6:50 a.m.

    Beck needs to clean up his ever increasing foul mouth. His vulgarity is giving the LDS Church a bad name.

  • Diversity without Decension
    May 30, 2009 6:58 a.m.

    If I choose to be a Mormon and believe what the Mormon church teaches, isn't it ok for me to still express my opinions as long as they do not conflict with church doctrine? If I don't claim to represent the church when expressing my opinions, do I still have to fit within others predetermined ideas of what a Mormon should be like? Isn't it ok for us to be a diverse group of individuals with widely varying opinions and personalities and still believe the same doctrine without being called into question as to our devotion to our faith as long as our comments do not conflict with the doctrine? J Golden cussed in church....and we liked it! Let him be himself and be glad that other imperfects are not your judge.

  • Beck's nothing
    May 30, 2009 7:01 a.m.

    I can't believe people are ripping on Beck and giving a pass to Oblerman and the other goons at msnbc. Also, if so many people in America disagree with Beck, then why do his ratings keep climbing, while liberal talk radio is in the dumps? We have been over this before, and I guess you'll never get it so nevermind...

  • Wayne
    May 30, 2009 7:10 a.m.

    Hurray for Beck! A voice of common sense. The above liberal posts once again reveal their ignorance and low class.

  • Wrong direction
    May 30, 2009 7:11 a.m.

    I realize that Beck is heading in the "wrong" direction with the church wanting to appear more moderate on issues like immigration and homosexual tendencies. Why, even Jon Jr. is working for a Democrat these days.
    Me? I LOVE Beck. Keep up the good work.
    I'd rather stick to conservative politics and lose than move to the left and still lose.

  • Y
    May 30, 2009 7:11 a.m.

    Glenn reminds me of the typical LDS that I meet, try to be nice on the outside but as redneck and intolerant towards nonLDS or others who dont think like them

  • Marcus
    May 30, 2009 7:11 a.m.

    To Seattle Boy, could you please send me a copy of the professional survey you did that shows that "most of the Mormons in Seattle" disagree with Mr. Beck's views. I would be very interested in seeing the results on that!!!

    I think that Glenn Beck does a great job. He does say things with enthusatism, but his thinking on many subjects is absolutely correct!!

  • Clem Muck
    May 30, 2009 7:12 a.m.

    The reason Beck's hits on google are up so dramatically is a comment he made last week about the importance of the Temple in his life and what his marriage is really all about. Contrary to some of the comments made, he is not afraid to stand tall for his religion, and the fact that he expresses his opinon, sometimes vociferously, is a true breath of fresh air in a sometimes overly stodgy hypocritically pius atmosphere. Keep on going Glenn!

  • To Mormon? at 12:37 a.m.
    May 30, 2009 7:13 a.m.

    Sounds like you need to take a look in the mirror.

  • What is that word?
    May 30, 2009 7:14 a.m.

    I know there is a word for someone who acts one way at Church and then at work or in social situations acts and talks completely differently. If you watch his show and see Christ-like love, charity, inclusion and joy, you probably know the word. It just escapes me right now.

  • Hey Seattle Boy...
    May 30, 2009 7:22 a.m.

    Most Mormons disagree with him in the greater Seattle area, huh? Did you take a poll? If you disagree with him, fine but maybe you should just speak for yourself.

    Just because you feel at home in Seattle with all those left wing tree huggers doesn't mean everyone else who is Mormon in Seattle agrees with you. Mormons everywhere are free to make up their own minds about politics and who they agree with. You come off as naive and holier than thou making sweeping and ridiculous comments like that, though.

    Beck may be somewhat over the top in his approach but a lot of what he says is true. Our country is in trouble as the Obama adminstration's proposed plans will surely push an economy and country on the brink over the edge and into bankruptcy. This is to say nothing of the degradation of traditional values in this country which seem to be championed by people, politicians, and judges on the far left.

    If that is a platform you agree with and think is best for the country, fine. Just speak for yourself.

  • Mimi
    May 30, 2009 7:23 a.m.

    Glen Beck is not hateful. The "ladies" on The View are hateful. Mr. Beck takes a position then shows you the goods (literally drawing pictures) to back it up. And he's amusing while he's doing it.

  • Ultra Bob
    May 30, 2009 7:25 a.m.

    Glen Beck is the personification of whats wrong with the LDS church. His preponderance of Hate and enforced patriotism reflects the take over of the LDS church by the anti-American Conservatives.

    When I have tried to listen to Glen Beck on the TV, I become so offended by the mans attitude and words that I must shut him off lest I grab up my gun and start killing people.

    Some years ago the Conservatives screamed unpatriotic and embolden to or enemies when someone criticized our government. Today as the Conservatives openly call for revolution, I suspect that our enemies are dancing in the streets.

    If the world sees Glen Beck as a Mormon, they will see the Mormon church as a church where Hate in the main doctrine.

  • Embarrassing
    May 30, 2009 7:27 a.m.

    Glenn Beck seems like a really cool scoutmaster, or something. He's one of those funny, quirky members who is overly fascinated with doomsday.

  • LDS-Girl
    May 30, 2009 7:33 a.m.

    One morning as I turned my radio on and herd it was Glenn Beck - I got all excited because he's L.D.S. As I was listening, I became very disappointed for he was and is very foul mouthed and contradicts himself! When I viewed his show, he was acting like a 2 yr. old! Where is the professionalism in his work? THERE IS NONE! EVERYONE watches us as members! Aren't we to be good examples!??! REMEMBER WHAT YOU STAND FOR!!! I DON'T listen to him on radio or watch him because he does curse over the air and I AM NOT IMPRESSED!!I GET MORE FACTS FROM HANNITY and RUSH!!!!Sorry Beck. I tried you out and it just didn't work! AGAIN-- REMEMBER WHAT YOU STAND FOR!!I even herd his views and beliefs on same sex companions implying that they're born that way when in fact what it really is - is an ugly weakness that some people have and need to overcome.

  • Kevin
    May 30, 2009 7:33 a.m.

    I just can't stand crybabies.

  • Re: In it for the money/1:28 a.m
    May 30, 2009 7:34 a.m.

    Just a note to re-word your comments to make them clear.

    "Politicians seem like nice enough guys but we all know what they are in it for. They want the most supporters they can get so they can make the most money possible. He seems like he'll do anything for a chance at another dollar.
    He sensationalizes everything so much that it makes it really hard to listen to, at least for me. Let the facts do the talking!!"

  • Shirley
    May 30, 2009 7:39 a.m.

    He is one of the most brilliant,voices on T.V. Morman or not..If it bothers you he is morman go put your head in the sand. He says it the way it is and if the truth hurts you know what to do. I am not morman but know many mormans and they have there ways and I have mine.Glenn is one smart man and let him do his thing.

  • Jemmy
    May 30, 2009 7:44 a.m.

    I can't say I'm a fan of Brother Beck. His arguments are passionate but intellectually weak. He ignores all evidence to the contrary and errors in his logic are hard to ignore.

    I believe his popularity is based mostly on his entertaining form of polemic. What we need in this country is serious debate and a serious exchange of ideas. The voices at the extremes have made this a rarity.

    I'm LDS but would rather listen to Charlie Rose's more balanced and well reasoned interviews.

  • Mistaken
    May 30, 2009 7:45 a.m.

    Glen Beck is not partisan. Anyone who claims such, knows absolutely nothing about this man.

    Glen is hated by most people commenting on this board, because he believes in the Constitution and in the principals upon which this once great nation was founded and propered. Principals which are not popular today, principals which are not politically correct, principals which were abandoned by the Democratic Party 50 years ago and by the Republican party 10 years ago.

    Glen has more common sense and speaks more truth than the President, both houses of congress, and former governor Huntsman combined. It's just that the truth is not popular these days and look at where our new-found enlitenment in taking us.

  • Love the guy
    May 30, 2009 7:46 a.m.

    As CEO of my own company and a fiercely independent thinker, I don't agree with everything Beck says, but I agree with a lot of it.

    Those who don't like him are typically liberals, and that's understandable since Beck is a strong, traditional conservative.

    Conservatives that listen to him and don't like him is actually also understandable, as he has his own brand of humor that is certain to polarize, but I think it's clever and I often laugh out loud.

    Yes, he focuses quite often on what's wrong with this president and the country, but with the crazy unprecedented things that have been happening with our government that's EXACTLY what he SHOULD be focusing on.

    Those who think he's motivated by the money, well, how on earth would you know? Your guess about what's in his heart is as good as mine. My guess is that's he's already got his millions, it's not about the money, and he says what he truly believes rather than just what rakes in the dough.

    All conservatives should spend some time listening/watching Glenn Beck, he's one talented dude.

  • Just Typical Now Generation
    May 30, 2009 7:47 a.m.

    Take, take take, no give to this bunch. This is what we got out of the "big" drug explosion. A bunch of people that think they can have everything new "now" and it's something society owes them. I'm sick of him and his generation. Break them all, it's what they caused.

  • John Wicks
    May 30, 2009 7:50 a.m.

    Beck is a freak. I don't know why anyone would watch and waste their time on him.

  • A. E.
    May 30, 2009 7:50 a.m.

    for paradigms--I watch the show and think he's just another mean guy on FOX. I'm glad the Mormon men in my life have been kinder than Beck's public persona.

  • Shadow Knows
    May 30, 2009 7:54 a.m.

    Some time ago I accidently got stuck watching Glenn Beck. At first he was funny, provocative. He was mild mannered and well balanced.

    Then when Obama came on the public's radar, Beck's little engine left the tracks. He started huffing and puffing and thinking he could.

    Soon he ranted once or twice a week --and got moved up and over to Fox Entertainment. A perfect fit. He now appears on some of their shows as a "guest." Yah, right. This will continue until the star as a meteor runs his course. Sad but predictable.

    One day, long ago, as I caught his show while channel surfing, I said to myself, "He's Mormon." I said that because I grew up in Zion as a Christian and I can sense Mormon thinking a mile away on a foggy day at night. He was to the right of logic.

    He soon admitted he was. But he has a compelling story, and I am happy the man left the bottle behind. But if one reads the book The True Believer one can easily see that he has moved from one addiction to another. That the way it is.

    The Shadow Knows

  • Tom in CA
    May 30, 2009 8:00 a.m.

    Re: To all of the above (and below) who are obviously "water packers" for the new socialist movement in America, and Mormon haters:

    Beck is by any account a very good family man and role model to his wife and children. Upholds traditional American values - but YOU can't stand him.

    YOUR ideology and "values" is why you have Larry King, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, Barbara Walters, Rosie O'donnell, etc. etc. So stay tuned to these fine men/women who will always provide you with true journalism and reporting.

  • Linus
    May 30, 2009 8:02 a.m.

    Our country, our vocabulary, our moral decency, our currency, and our constitution have been hijacked by the giddy and irresponsible left. The only problem I have with Glen Beck is how pumped he is, when circumstances call for a funereal demeanor as we mourn the demise of America as we knew her.

    CHANGE has come to America! And when the wicked rule, the people mourn.

  • Klonis
    May 30, 2009 8:08 a.m.

    Glenn Beck normal? This man is over the top and emmulates the mormon peculiar culture. He is a detriment to the pr of the church but he is a true representation of the very sad and bigoted culture of the church.

  • Unfortunately.
    May 30, 2009 8:09 a.m.

    He does not well represent his (and my) faith. Sad.

  • I don't like him
    May 30, 2009 8:15 a.m.

    and I HAVE watched his show. His temple recommend should be revoked on the grounds that he is NOT honest in his dealings with his fellow men.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 8:16 a.m.

    It's scary if Beck's LDS affiliation is linked to his religion. He is, frankly, unhinged, and with the Church's involvement in the Prop 8 stuff, the perception of the Church being connected to the extreme right will stronger. This is bad for the mission of the Church. It will alienate millions who do not share the same POLITICAL views.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 8:19 a.m.

    Beck on Sotomayor nomination: "Hey, Hispanic chick lady! You're empathetic ... you're in!"

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 8:20 a.m.

    Beck said he was "thinking about killing Michael Moore" and pondered whether "I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it," before concluding: "No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out -- is this wrong?"

  • Not good for the LDS
    May 30, 2009 8:21 a.m.

    Glenn Beck is a narrow-margin hate-filled TV clown who is not representative of ANY Christian religion.

    If you've truly watched his show (especially since he's been on the MSM of Fox News), you know that he's doing nothing but spreading hate.

    I'm absolutely shocked that the LDS are proud of him, see him as patriotic (has he served in the military?), or even publicize that he's "one of them".

    I'm sorry, LDS - but he's preaching to "the base" -- and we all know that one definition of "base" is that it's the lowest common denominator.

    I'm sad, LDS, that you believe that kind of base is a good thing.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 8:21 a.m.

    Beck to Keith Ellison (Muslim elected to congress)

    'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.' " Beck added: "I'm not accusing you of being an enemy, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way."

  • RedShirt
    May 30, 2009 8:24 a.m.

    To "Anonymous | 12:06 a.m." so not only is Glenn Beck a more popular search than Obama, but did you know that his TV show is more popular than anything on MSNBC?

    Why do you hate him so much? Does it bother you that his investigative reporting is better than what most of the media does?

  • Get out of Utah
    May 30, 2009 8:27 a.m.

    Those who think Glenn Beck is "fresh" and "represents what America is feeling" need to get out of Utah and into reality. I draw the line when he is quoted in church! Glenn Beck probably does not even believe half of what he says, he does it because he gets paid a lot of money to be that way. It is unfortunate that people see him and think that is how LDS people think/behave. People like him do more harm than good to our already damaged image. We need more famous LDS people who are moderate. Most of America is not crazy to the right or "socialist" to the left, but moderate. We need to turn off the Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and think for ourselves. Just my opinion, I do not expect many D-news readers to agree. Utah has never been a state known for its rational thinking (just look at our elected officials)and are gullibility to Ponzi Schemes (Franklin Squires)!

  • Utah Mormon
    May 30, 2009 8:27 a.m.

    I agree with some (probably many) of the core principles espoused by Beck, but I just can't get past his delivery. It seems like a strange mix of over-sentimentality and fear-mongering. Watching him just makes me want to change the channel.

    I'm glad to see some other LDS folks on here who are likewise really turned off by Glen Beck.

  • Love Him
    May 30, 2009 8:33 a.m.

    I don't believe Glenn wants the president to fail! I think the president is not very smart about anything that he says or does, thank goodness for the remote control. I am a very active member of the Church and I think the Dems and their friends are loonies, but many are my friends and we don't discuss politics. It's hard for me to believe that any member of the church thinks Glenn's a loon, but I personally know some. Thanks for free agency.

  • To Re: Mormon Girl
    May 30, 2009 8:36 a.m.

    Beck took a beating on "the View" because he was caught in a lie, and pretty much admitted it. Beck definitely plays fast and loose with the facts.

    Beck's show and, hence, his livelihood, is fueled by fear and anger. He and his ilk (Hannity, Limbaugh, Coulter, etc.) use the same formula: First, characterize (and in some instances create) a controversy that threatens their listeners/viewers; next play fast and loose with the facts to create fear about that controversy, and identify an enemy at which manufactured anger can be directed; convince the listener that theirs is the only program, and they are the only source, from which the listener can get the information they need to combat this new enemy of their creation; stoke the flames of fear and anger until the listener/viewer reaches the point of exhaustion; rinse, repeat.

    Those who think Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, Coulter, et al., represent anything good or praiseworthy are demonstrating that we truly live in an era when we are calling evil "good" and good "evil." Those individuals entire existence depends on unhealthy contention and on digging pits for their brethren. We know the source of those things.

  • @paradigms 1:43 a.m.
    May 30, 2009 8:40 a.m.

    I have watched his show. I am not "allergic to common sense." I am a constitutionalist, and very conservative in my outlook. I find Beck disgusting. He is NOT a freh voice of reason. He encourages people to hold on to extremist far-right so-called values. He is a very bad representative of Latter-day Saints. He is an embarrassment, and should work to get a clue.

  • KAISER
    May 30, 2009 8:43 a.m.

    Who cares what religion he is? He's nothing but another uneducated, Nazi wind bag. A Rush wannabe who comes off sounding even less intelligent than Hannity...which is no easy task.

  • Nathaniel
    May 30, 2009 8:48 a.m.

    Who would have thought that a Mormon would be filled with so much hate and prejudice? Wow, didn't see that coming.

  • Still LDS
    May 30, 2009 8:49 a.m.

    I am glad Bro. Beck keeps his membership on the DL when he talks about politics and I hope it stays that way. I do not take him too seriously because he is an entertainer and business man who makes a good living by pushing people's buttons. The only thing that depresses me is his high popularity among Saints, particularly the brothers.

  • RI Reader
    May 30, 2009 8:53 a.m.

    Can't help but add a few more "liberal" words to this: those who know Bro. Beck from church will tell you his personal life and public life are not the same. I think he does represent the church well as "member" Beck. I've heard from those who know him that he really is a great human being.

    That being said: he has certainly found the Holy Grail of television and radio talk show hosting - loudly carry on a far right (or far left) diatribe, and people will beat a path to your spot on the dial. More people - more advertising doallrs - more wealth for the host.

    But he is entertaining in the way a train wreck is entertaining. I am embarrased for him and his loud, rude and false opinions! I have tried to watch, because he is a "brother", but he is wrong to advocate his far-right, wacky opinions. He is advocating the over throw of the US Government (not a mormon doctrine, by-the-way) through the failure of Obama and the uprising of gun owners. Very un-American. Very wacko. Very dangerous stuff.

    So I exercise my right to just not watch.

  • Sick and Wrong
    May 30, 2009 8:55 a.m.

    My wife, who is Mexican, watched one of his old HLN anti-immigrant rants posted on Youtube and promptly exclaimed, "He can't really be a member of OUR CHURCH, can he?"

    Couple that with his absolute lie on the View and his potty mouth (always saying the b-word and is "p'd off"), he is a liability to the LDS Church. I don't claim him. HE DOESN'T SPEAK FOR ME nor any of the LDS left.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 8:56 a.m.

    He's a nutball entertainer. That's all. Not a pundit. Not a journalist. Not even an informed opinion.



    But he is also a huckster, positioning ads as editorials.

    but his followers probably don't know the difference. (and have made him tons of money - of COURSE he wants Obama to fail. he is financially invested, through his sheep, in that)

  • Klaus Hansen
    May 30, 2009 9:00 a.m.

    Given that I despise Beck's ideology with every fiber of my being, it is heartening to know that there is room for both of us in the same church.

  • ???
    May 30, 2009 9:03 a.m.

    This is news? Who cares! If he were not LDS this would not rate as a story. What other paper would carry such a lame article about a marginal TV personality?

  • alice
    May 30, 2009 9:07 a.m.

    sad, sad, sad - The fact that Glenn Beck as a Mormon spews hate and ridicule and radio station (ksl) that is owned by the church I love allows Sean Hannity to do the same thing times ten, hurts my heart. Neither one of these people have a clue about the essence of the gospel. Love your enemies, do good to them that spitefully use you. Glenn Beck may carry the name Mormon, but he is no Christian.

  • ely
    May 30, 2009 9:11 a.m.

    i'm going to say something very deep here: glen beck is amazing. can't wait to see him july 4th!

  • TICKED-OFF
    May 30, 2009 9:11 a.m.

    You know what anonymous and GRANNY? And all you Mormons out there. I'm LDS too, and yes, Glenn does get passionate in his presentation, but Glenn cares and loves this country. HE IS SAYING IT LIKE HE SEES IT! AND LIKE IT IS, and the rest of you have your heads in the sand. We are headed down a dark, dark, path. Our freedoms are being trifled with. You'd better hope that there are those people strong and willing to speak up for us like Glenn Beck, and the others. I am a T.E.A. party participant, and I will NEVER stop voicing my opinion. It will all come out with the wash, sooner or later, and we'll see who had discernment. You radicals are dangerous!!!!

  • Roger
    May 30, 2009 9:15 a.m.

    No Mormon should be celebrating the fact that Beck is LDS. His extreme right-wing views will not bring praise to the LDS Church. Quite the opposite.

  • True
    May 30, 2009 9:16 a.m.

    A good man with a good message: individual rights and responsibility = change for the better.

  • Vicki Hartvigsen
    May 30, 2009 9:17 a.m.

    I think Glenn Beck is great. I love the show, because he says it like it is. I'm sure he's a wonderful Latter-day Saint. When Pres. Hinckley died, GB made a few comments and I was so impressed and touched by the spirit he brought into that studio that day and how much Pres. Hinckley meant to him as a prophet of God. Maybe not in those terms, but I knew exactly what he was talking about. I don't get to see him at 2pm PST, so I watch him at 11pm at night and I just love the inspiring words he has to deliver. So what if he shocks you a little in his speech, I believe its a way to wake some of you up and see what's happening around you. Get over it! I'm sure its nothing as bad as the boys play and are mouthy in church basketball. The brawl that begins and ends with prayer! You go Glenn Beck. You are great and don't stop being you. Its a pleasure to hear and see you on the television.

  • Indiana
    May 30, 2009 9:17 a.m.

    I think some people out there really fear the truth. America is in a world of hurt and GB is trying to help wake up the fearful to their awful state. I say Go Glen Beck and to those of you who fear, I would say go ahead and fear, only figure out how to conquer that fear and be a blessing to America instead of bury your head in the sand insisting there is no problem with America.

    God Bless Glen Beck, those of you who fear him and the truth and God Bless America with more Glen Becks and Mitt Romneys...

  • Wendy
    May 30, 2009 9:30 a.m.

    I adore Glenn Beck! I am an insider! I buy every book he produces! And now that his shows are in the movie theatre, I will go see every show he produces! Im not the groupie type BUT

    This guy has grit, he is not afraid to stand up for what he believes! And as long as he does that I will support him in every way possible!

  • A peaceful voice of appreciation
    May 30, 2009 9:37 a.m.

    Glen is a fiery, passionate man, but his voice does have impact. "Ye shall know them by their fruits" comes to mind here. He has born good fruit in his efforts to expose, to warn, to teach and even cry a few tears about his faith and love for the church. I take my hat off to this guy and see him as ain imperfect, but powerful brother. YOU GO GLEN! I believe God is on his side.

  • Earl
    May 30, 2009 9:41 a.m.

    Harry Reid, Mike Weir, Steve Young, Glenn Beck, Orrin Hatch, Mitt Romney, Gladys Knight, Thurl Bailey: What do all these have in common? Other than all being well-known and members of the LDS church, perhaps not much. Isn't it wonderful that we don't have to agree on everything to be members of the Church. Isn't it sad that so many people are so quick to assume they know all about a person because of certain labels that attach to that person. I would bet that people who know these people well would find, if they got to know the others, that they have a lot more in common than would at first appear.

  • Look Who's Right
    May 30, 2009 9:41 a.m.

    Glenn took a "beating on the View", wow does anybody, who's not pathetic, really watch that show? I'll bet it had its best ratings of the year the day Glenn was on, just because loyal Glenn fans tuned in. What a joke! Sounds like it turned out to be a big agrument over who was the more meaningless, bigger liar between Barbara, Whoopi, and Glenn. Apparently Barbara and Whoopi couldn't shut up and listen long enough to figure out the truth. Typical! As witnessed on these boards, that is a challenge and a burden, most Leftists are saddled with.

  • Hoish
    May 30, 2009 9:46 a.m.

    I am embarassed to share the same religious beliefs as Glenn Beck. He certainly does NOT stand for what I believe in.

  • TO: THE SHADOW KNOWS
    May 30, 2009 9:46 a.m.

    What do you mean the shadow knows? We all know that shadows are dark! And we know who is associated with the shadow... hence your comments.

  • Donna
    May 30, 2009 9:52 a.m.

    Keep up the good work Glen!!!! I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and have a strong testimonony of the gospel. Been a member since 1973. I am almost 70 years old. I am also concerned about our country but I believe if we follow the Prophet and the teachings of the true gospel we will be OK. I don't claim it will be easy but worth it.
    God Bless you and your family.
    My husband and I watch your program faithfully everyday!!!!

  • gottscheer
    May 30, 2009 9:53 a.m.

    The truth is that Glen Beck represents the conservative view of what is wrong with government. Socialism is rampant in our government. Republicans and Democrats have been the cause of ballooning government. They are both at fault. You liberal Latter-day Saints need to do some reading of what the brethren in the past have said about todays government problems. Glen Beck speaks to those problems and definitely tows the line of the LDS Church's view of Big Government.

  • Hummer
    May 30, 2009 9:59 a.m.

    I appreciate that Glen Beck is not a run of the mill kind of guy. I believe to use the word hate in conjunction with his feelings towards some groups is wrong. His feelings are geered towards the behavior and adgendas of some groups. As a person he is funny, yet passionate towards wanting the best for his country.

  • MadMaury
    May 30, 2009 10:00 a.m.

    The predominant reactions expressed in previous comments illustrate precisely why Glenn is spot on, both as a conservative spokesperson and a Mormon. The nation, as a whole, has become so entitlement dependent that constitutional liberties are no longer valued, so called "Christians" hate other Christians simply because they don't march in lock step with their own particular beliefs (right or wrong), the idea of pursuing a career for profit is seen as obscene, and passionate patriotism is viewed as being treasonous. When the painful fruits of our present governance begin to impact the homes and families of our nation, some may wish that they had paid closer attention to Glenn's message and had become better informed about how this nation came to be a "Shining city on a hill" and how that "Shine" has been squandered. Wake up America!!!! - or are you past feeling what being an American is all about?

  • citizen16
    May 30, 2009 10:01 a.m.

    It's great that Glen Beck is LDS. It's great that Harry Reid is LDS. Both are active members of the LDS church and obviously have very different POLITICAL perspectives on the world. That's great! I'm proud to be a member of a church where its followers can become prominent members of completely opposite sides of the POLITICAL spectrum.

    The mixing of politics and religion can be very dangerous.

  • Wow
    May 30, 2009 10:04 a.m.

    More "breaking news" out of Utah....

  • Gerald
    May 30, 2009 10:06 a.m.

    Glen is simply Glen. Give him a break. I think it's wonderful that he has turned his life around and that he's unafraid to tell it as he sees it. It is unlikely that we will ever find anyone to agree with 100% of the time, so relax and let live.

  • B en
    May 30, 2009 10:08 a.m.

    Have you forgotten Beck is a child of God, and God works in mysterious ways

  • janeite
    May 30, 2009 10:09 a.m.

    Embarrassment to the church?! Whatever. Embarrassment to your politics is more like it. Socialism and capitalism are not religions. I know that's hard for some people to accept.

  • gbw
    May 30, 2009 10:10 a.m.

    This guy is awesome and who cares what religion he is? He is a common sense guy with some values so many are lacking in this country. He is not a lone wolf because he is making a connection with so many Americans. Before you judge him listen to him and be open minded.

  • Linda
    May 30, 2009 10:12 a.m.

    Your right Jim, who cares. The guy fancies himself as an intellectual and really he is an idiot who plays around with the facts and attempts to sensationalize the news. The man is a fool who is so offended at the current choice for the Supreme Court it is shameful that man is allowed any airtime at all.

  • Ben
    May 30, 2009 10:12 a.m.

    O.K. shadow

  • sparsile
    May 30, 2009 10:15 a.m.

    Beck displays common sense. He goes over the top sometimes, but he's a showman as well as a conservative. I'm more willing to let people know Beck is LDS than I am Harry Reid. Hard to believe that two active LDS folks can be as far apart as Beck and Reid. Reid spouts hate wherever he goes and is an embarrassment to the Church. People may disagree with Beck, but he's not hateful like Reid, who represents a supposedly tolerant party. One of my favorite maxims whenever I hear someone from the Democratic party chiding others for not being tolerant: "... nothing is more intolerant of a diversity of opinion than a 'liberal' society touting the virtues of tolerance and diversity." (Theodore Pappas). How true that is in today's Obama-nation.

  • Can't listen to him
    May 30, 2009 10:16 a.m.

    Beck hurts my ears and my brain. He's mean and nasty on air. It must be hard to be two people every day. One of his characters must be an act.

  • Reality Bites
    May 30, 2009 10:16 a.m.

    If you know anything about Glenn Beck, you know he is genuine and believes in basic values. What could possibly be wrong with that? The hateful comments posted here show only how uninformed the authors are.

  • suzyk
    May 30, 2009 10:20 a.m.

    All I'm going to say to Granny and the rest of the negative comments is: Let he or she who is without sin or fault, cast the first stone. Glen Beck is an honest man who happens to be LDS. He is a man of integrity and is not perfect, just like you and I. Try some positive thinking and your life will be more meaningful and so will others who have to read your negative comments.

  • Live in Seattle too
    May 30, 2009 10:20 a.m.

    seattle boy, speak for yourself! I also live in the Seattle area. Most members of the church that I know love Glenn Beck! He's a breath of fresh air in a country that's running towards socialism as fast as it can go! Does he want our economy to fail? I don't think so. He's just telling us the truth - that poor monetary choices are plunging us into a deep, deep, black hole of debt from which we may not be able to climb out of - with future generations stuck with the tab!

  • the real world - welcome
    May 30, 2009 10:23 a.m.

    I appreciate GB for his telling those who listen and hear, what those in power do not want us to know. That he makes a living doing it is fine by me. We all work for money unless your on welfare. After reading these comments I understand how harry reid was elected in NV. I don't live in UT and assume that members in my area are not as blind, as many comments indicate, otherwise I would have a hard time looking them in the face every Sunday. How would you like to be in a room full of harry reids? Get the picture? (actually I would like to be in a room with Harry - just the two of us)

    To think, we are just giving it away, American freedoms and liberty. So disgusting!

    Harry voted against the Defence of Marriage act the week after we were encouraged from pulpit to contact our legislators and encourage them to vote for it - doesn't that say it all?

  • Shaking my head
    May 30, 2009 10:23 a.m.

    I'm stunned about all the Beck-haters who claim to be members of the church. Their main reason is that they fear somehow he will make the church look bad with his "extreme" positions. That sounds more like people who are concerned about the laughter coming from the great and spacious building than they are about truth.

    I admit that I don't watch Glenn Beck (or Hannity or any of the others). I try to go directly to the sources of information so I can steer clear of the spin put on by those on both sides of the aisle. But I would never try to censure someone because their opinions may bring the laughter of the world.

    Christ was ridiculed. Moses was ridiculed. Joseph Smith was ridiculed. Lehi was ridiculed. In fact, I challenge someone to name a major prophet that was NOT ridiculed. The same is true of faithful members of the church in all dispensations. If your only reason for not liking Beck is that he might be ridiculed, I suggest you reassess what is most important in your own lives - truth or popularity.

  • Chris in Provo
    May 30, 2009 10:24 a.m.

    Can someone please point me to any other voice on TV or the radio who speaks more than Glenn does of values and principles that we as a people should try to live by!? ...I didn't think so.

    Would someone please point me to another source of accurate information about our founding fathers from a TV show, or radio show? ...I didn't think so.
    Glenn is someone who believes what he says, and says what he means. I don't think there are many people in the government who can be as honest with themselves that they're doing the "right thing" when they get home at the end of the day.

    Glenn is great guy, who's desire is to make our country better for our kids, who by the way are inheriting an enormous amount of debt because of our genius policies we've voted for!!

    GO Glenn!! Keep it up!

  • To "I HOPE NOT" 12:19a.m.
    May 30, 2009 10:25 a.m.

    As a Mormon, I am disappointed by the small percentage of Mormons who are so self-righteous they forget the fundamental principles of Christianity. I happen to cuss once in a while and I drink caffeine--but I also try to volunteer in the community and help my neighbors when I can. I am far from a "good" Mormon, but I get a little rattled when I here comments like yours.

    I once had a religion professor who talked about all the standards that needed to be kept in order to be a "worthy" member of the Church. Yet, if anyone fell asleep in his class or was late, he would make a point to degrade, mock, and embarrass the student in front of everyone else. As with all religions, you always have the preachers who forget the fundamental principle of "being a good person."

  • love him
    May 30, 2009 10:26 a.m.

    I would LOVE to have Glenn Beck teach me the new member lessons.I would gladly go back and start over if he was the missionary teaching me. Yes he is loud and brash but someone needs to be to get people to realize where things are going. I'll bet HE has his home storage and is ready for the trials to come.

  • ktenney
    May 30, 2009 10:26 a.m.

    Dear Mormon, you can' stand listening to this guy? I wish I could get his radio program where I live.

  • Beck Great for Mormons
    May 30, 2009 10:27 a.m.

    I read a lot and find most of what Beck says to be either fact or opinions that are backed-up with solid evidence and/or credible sources. If you've never watched his show then do so and you'll see what I mean.

    So, Glenn is right on many things -- or at least provides solid evidence. So, as a Christian, when I examine why Beck chose LDS as his faith it makes me want to learn more about that decision. Why does he believe what the Mormon faith teaches? Did he "decide" to be LDS or did prayer lead him that way? Is there someone who's LDS that he admires so greatly that he wanted to share that person's faith?

    Perhaps Glenn isn't viewed favorably by those who have already adopted the Mormon faith but he's certainly not hurting the church's ability to increase its membership. Again, I'm a long-time Christian, but I'm taking another look at LDS because of Glenn. Sure, he's made some mistakes in life but who hasn't? And he's come out of it a very influential and strong person.

  • Yes, this really is news
    May 30, 2009 10:30 a.m.

    to you all complaining that this isn't news: Obviously there was a demand for the information to be presented, since so many people were google searching the exact same information!! Hmmm, seams like a smart thing to me, for a paper to write about something that is being highly searched on the internet. It has obviously worked for the DN too! Look how many readers have even posted on here!! ha ha ha!!

  • BenMc
    May 30, 2009 10:31 a.m.

    Glenn has opened a lot of eyes, but by the tone of some of these comments, he still has many to open. Our chance to preserve liberty is quickly fading. May GOD bless our nation and may GOD bless Glenn Beck. I fear that his life is in danger for exposing the tip of the iceberg concerning some of today's Secret Combinations.

  • . . . One Last Thought
    May 30, 2009 10:34 a.m.

    What have you done for your country and fellow man today?

  • Jenny
    May 30, 2009 10:34 a.m.

    Watched is show, couldn't stand listening to him for too long. Another hyprocrit praying on shallow people for his fame and glory - another "Rush the immortal P" Glen is is a pathetic representative for mormonism or should I say he represents it well - bring on the CULT boys

  • Mormons need to love
    May 30, 2009 10:36 a.m.

    those who hate them, and just sit idly by while their freedoms get trampled on!? Go read the book of Alma again!! I am pretty sure that Capt. Moroni didn't just sit by, and let the bad people take over his and his family's freedoms. Perhaps some of you would have been offended by things he had to say too?

  • dougfir
    May 30, 2009 10:39 a.m.

    For someone who professes membership in a church that teaches "love one another", he spews an amazing amount of hatred for those who don't think like him. Surely he could find ways to promote conservative values without denigrating those of us who don't think like him.

  • Herb Gravy
    May 30, 2009 10:40 a.m.

    Nice to read these posts and to be re-introduced to jealousy, hate, and envy. Thank you posters!

  • I cried...
    May 30, 2009 10:43 a.m.

    when I read this article.

    Is this who the LDS Church wants to be identified with?

    Sad.

  • uh?
    May 30, 2009 10:49 a.m.

    How is he hate filled? I've listened and watched him for years. He doesn't hate immigrants...he hates ILLEGAL immigrants. Why shouldn't he? After I've spent thousands and thousands of dollars on immigration and doing it the legal way, why should someone be able to walk across the border and say "give me a job and let me stay here"? Doesn't make sense.

    A poster here said he wanted Obama to fail. Glenn never said that. He said he hopes he doesn't for the good of the country, but he think he will fail. Rush (who I personally can't stand) who said that.

    This country is on a downward spiral, and anyone who thinks we can spend money to get out of it is just crazy. But then again, I'm just a hatemongering person who wants Obama to fail and I'm making everyone afraid.

  • Linda
    May 30, 2009 10:50 a.m.

    Is Glenn Beck a Moron? Well of course he is, we don't need the DN to tell us that bit of breaking news.
    Jeez a bunch of you people are really paranoid, do you really believe everything you read on the internet.

  • Divisive
    May 30, 2009 10:54 a.m.

    A man that succeeds in dividing Mormons to such an extent is a shame to Mormonism. Pres. Hinckley spent his life preaching tolerance and neighborliness. Beck destroys good feelings among us in the most disgusting way, no matter if he is right or wrong.

  • Lynn in TN
    May 30, 2009 10:55 a.m.

    I'm a "beckie."

  • Merlin the Magician
    May 30, 2009 10:59 a.m.

    I chuckled at the comments of you who don't like Beck. So...how is it that you know so much about him if you don't like him? You must listen to his show alot to have all this information! Bingo!! Beck is successful because he can attract not only those who agree with him, but you who don't. I would say that Beck is a smart man to be able to do that!

  • anonymous
    May 30, 2009 11:02 a.m.

    I have been wondering for a year or so when our latter day Moroni was going come forth and fly the flag of liberty. Watching Glenn Beck one day, the thought came, "Beck is our Moroni."

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 11:05 a.m.

    I'm LDS, and sometimes listen to Beck. But his support of Palin is puzzling, at best. Here's a woman who does not even live the standards she professess. Yet, he fawns all over her.

    He lost me at Hello.

  • Patsy
    May 30, 2009 11:07 a.m.

    He may be Mormon, but he's not a very good Christian.

  • Grimble
    May 30, 2009 11:07 a.m.

    Beck rents out his mouth to the highest bidder and the lowest common denominator.

    He is a hateful, opportunist embarrassment.

  • TM
    May 30, 2009 11:16 a.m.

    Beck is great! Good American. Good Citizen. Good man.

  • St. George
    May 30, 2009 11:19 a.m.

    I am an Active LDS, I love Glenn Beck, and I support Sarah P, and I love this Wonderful Country!!! Therefore I must be sick! but only to those who are lost!

  • starrman
    May 30, 2009 11:20 a.m.

    Wow. Wow. Wow.

    Glenn, if you are reading this, I GET IT BRUTHA.
    Who are the haters? I am reading it here from a lot of people proclaiming to be LDS.

    Do what is right, let consequence follow.

    Standing up for right doesn't mean you are a hater.

    Calling Good evil, and evil good, that's what I see here.

    This is the greatest country in the world, which is a great responsibility.

    The Watchmen shall lift up their voice!

    Thanks Glenn, for being a Watchman.

    We are praying for you and your family.

    God Bless America, the promised land.

  • CAPITALIST
    May 30, 2009 11:22 a.m.

    BECK is in it for the MONEY!

    PERIOD.

    To attribute any other MOTIVE to his effort would be DELUSIONAL.



  • To Anonymous 1:06 a.m
    May 30, 2009 11:33 a.m.

    YOU: Didn't Beck pull his book or magazine out of deseret book after some of his supporters found out it was a Mormon store?

    ME: Actually, you have it backwards. A conservative christian group stopped marketing his book after their clientele complained that he was Mormon.

  • John Potter
    May 30, 2009 11:34 a.m.

    Thank God he is a conservative. Just not as conservative as I would like. The reason is if we take a step back and observe history we will find that we have allowed every single plank from the "Communist Manefesto" to become run by the Federal Government ie; the issuance of money, education state run to control content, Federal income tax, regulation of the free market, etc. etc. etc.

    So I ask you to really look back to the history of Greece, Rome and others and tell me what is different? I would contend NOTHING except the new toys and quicker reponse time to engage in war.

    We still have greed, corruption, cronyism, tyranny, and here people still think that we have a Democracy. NO this is a REPUBLIC. Why to protect the rights of the minority.

    Government ought not be in the buisness of violating the very laws that restrain it from engaging in mischeif, THE US CONSTITUTION.

    I wonder why Glenn Beck promotes a book like the "5000 Year Leap" and then can disagree with Congressman Ron Paul? FISHY.

    Keep it up GB.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 11:36 a.m.

    I think it's a fantastic thing to consider that Harry Reid, Orrin Hatch, and Glenn Beck could all sit in the same room together on Sunday, partake of the emblems of the Lord's flesh and blood and bear witness that Jesus is the Christ, the Book of Mormon is true, and that Joseph Smith is a prophet. And each one of them would be agreed in one on those principles.

    In the end, those are the things that count. In heaven, nobody's going to be a Democrat or a Republican.

  • Southern Utah Gal
    May 30, 2009 11:38 a.m.

    I love when people think in black and white with no room for grey area or matter as the case may be. Try opening up that brain of yours you may learn something.

  • re:St George
    May 30, 2009 11:42 a.m.

    Just because I don't love Glenn Beck or support Sarah P., I'm lost?

    Disagreeing with you politically doesn't mean that I'm lost. It just means that we disagree.

  • To Capitalist
    May 30, 2009 11:45 a.m.

    You are right! He panders to the Mormon audience because it means $$$$ in his pocket. I am embarrassed that he serves as a ward missionary. I hope he meets a humble, hard working UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT while teaching the discussions who might change his HATRED of Hispanics. Viva la raza baby!

  • Claire
    May 30, 2009 11:46 a.m.

    It concerns me that so many members listen to hate speech from the likes of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, etc. Their message is antithetical to the Gospel. They attempt to sow fear, hatred and dissatisfaction. People like to have their own prejudices massaged, and that is what they get from these "talk" show hosts. Beck wants the "Red States" to secede. He and Limbaugh hope the President fails. And Limbaugh says he won't stop until everyone thinks the way he does. Harry Reid is a good and decent man. You members who support this hatred need to study and ponder the 12th and 13th Articles of Faith. If you don't want to share now, how are you ever going to keep the law of consecration? What you need is eternal perspective, something Beck obviously doesn't have. I also can't believe we share the same church.

  • A MORMON FOR BECK
    May 30, 2009 11:46 a.m.

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. YOU ARE SO NEEDED IN THESE TIMES THAT THE WHOLE WORLD IS GOING CRAZY.
    I RESPECT AND LOVE YOU AND PROUD THAT YOU ARE A MORMON

  • Kerry Stephenson, Murray Ky.
    May 30, 2009 11:51 a.m.

    Glenn Beck is a fool, a bigot, an agent provocateur and completely out of touch with reality. Having said that I do want to say one thing; while I do not understand or condone his ideology or the things he spews I do recognize him as one of my brethren in the church. I am a life long member of The Church and while I understand that many members are conservative I have no idea how or why anyone would listen to this man let alone follow anything he might say or advise. He strikes me as an opportunist and a hypocrite...but I suppose the job pays well when one works for the great anti-american network Fox News.

    unbelievable.

    Look again folks you are being lead down a path from which there is no return.

  • Scare
    May 30, 2009 11:52 a.m.

    What scares me is not Beck, but the people who believe him.

  • Huh?
    May 30, 2009 12:07 p.m.

    What "hate speech" are you referring to? He simply states what he believes regarding our country's political mess and gives examples to back it up. That's just telling it like it is from his point of view. As for extremes, their are many many AMERICANS who are extreme. Unfortunately, some of them do come to the same church as me. I take comfort in knowing at some point, they will no longer. For now, I remind my children that they need only worry about themselves and their own behavior and relationship with the Lord. Beck is fine. Hate speech encourages people to commit crime against their neighbor. Glenn encourages people to take LAWFUL action. HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!!!

  • To "alice"
    May 30, 2009 12:07 p.m.

    Remember the money changers?

  • Bert
    May 30, 2009 12:13 p.m.

    I sure read a lot of hate comments from the people who don't like or agree with Glenn Beck. For all of you, "What WOULD Jesus do?" Glenn is a passionate guy who also happens to be a passionate Mormon. I have no problem with him or his talk show. In fact I enjoy it, even if I may have a different opinion from time to time. Anyway, who are all these Mormons who can't stand him? That's not very Christ Like. I can't stand Harry Reeds politics, but that doesn't make me hate the man or question his religious beliefs.
    If you read this Glenn, I thank you for what you are doing, and I would ask you to keep it up. Your are doing a great job and I would love to know you as a friend.

  • AmericanMom
    May 30, 2009 12:13 p.m.

    To Anonymous and all those who accuse Glen and all conservatives of being paranoid, immigrant & gay hate mongers. You REALLY need to pull the beam out of your own eye!! Glen is not an embaressment to the LDS church.
    What is embarassing are all the liberal hate mongers who are trying to distroy this Great Country and calling it "progressive"!

  • Layton Guy
    May 30, 2009 12:16 p.m.

    Misery loves company.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 12:16 p.m.

    Huntsman is a RINO: Republican in Name Only.

    Lieberman is a DINO: Democrat in Name Only.

    Beck is a MINO: Mormon in Name Only.

    'Nuff said.

  • Give me a break!
    May 30, 2009 12:20 p.m.

    I love how the left refers to anyone who disagrees with their views as "hate mongers" or "hate speech". Many of you say Beck plays on fears. What do you think Obama and his party did. The liberal media continues to play on fears; global warming, and class warfare, etc. We are spending trillions of dollars which will bankrupt the country unless hyper inflation rears its ugly head to get us out. Beck states the obvious, we will go broke as a nation with all the deficit spending unless we wake up and do something. We are on our way to socialism and those of you who choose to follow this brave new government will equally suffer the consequence. Hate speech is a two way street. You enlightened and tolerant people who pat yourselves on the back for your 'wisdom' are very intolerant and sarcastic of those who have opposing views. Remember, the brilliance of a two party system keeps us from Tierney and oppression. You would eliminate any speech that you deem hate and only listen to the enlightened ones. Chairman Mao began a similar revolution.

  • countryrds
    May 30, 2009 12:21 p.m.

    Beck's is just the latest voice to join the ranks of Limbaugh and Hannity. All are the static of rational thought. Just noise!

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 12:31 p.m.

    There was a study proving conservatives are courage challenged. Calling conservatives cowards would adversely effect conservative's self esteem. We can't have that.

    Conservatives figure terrorist will rat out anyone after torture because they would. They can't fathom, being so committed to a cause you would give your life.

    Look at Utah. Utah conservatives can't walk through intercity Manti without packing a 40 caliber pistol. God forbid driving through Kamas unarmed.

    Really, Beck is so like you. The biggest joke is you fail to see how this really makes you look.

    I'm a liberal veteran who has hung from a single strand of 11 mm rope hundreds of feed above the floor of Yosemite Valley. I have hiked the Maze. I've driven to the most remote places in Utah solo with no one knowing where I was.

    I've driven through East LA, Oakland, Bay View and Richmond unarmed. I've stooped at stores in the meanest part of Stockton navigating pass drug dealers to get in and out of my truck. I was the only white around.

    Too me, conservatives scare easy.

  • @TICKED-OFF | 9:11 a.m
    May 30, 2009 12:39 p.m.

    If Beck really loves the United States, as you claim, he wouldn't be doing what he's doing -- trying to destroy it.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 12:42 p.m.

    Beck has earned a LOT of money by his fake sincerity, and that is something he learned in the LDS Church! they are expert at it there.

  • Who's Hating on Who?
    May 30, 2009 12:48 p.m.

    I sure hear a lot of hate towards Glenn Beck on this comment board. I thought we were supposed to love everyone. I guess for you liberals this applies... not so much.

    Glenn, I don't agree with everything you say but I don't doubt your love for this country or your church. Keep it up you sick twisted freak!

  • RichardfromRaleigh
    May 30, 2009 12:47 p.m.

    I believe is as correct or perhaps more so than Rush. That's saying a lot. I think it is because he has a better understanding of the Last Days.

  • Ronnie Bray
    May 30, 2009 12:48 p.m.

    I know Beck is a Mormon, but most of what I have heard him say is far too intemperate and arrogant to come from the mouth of any Christian, Mormon or not.

    Beck produces heat without light, smoke without direction, obfuscation without balance, and panders to what is low, mean, and hateful in American politics.

    It would not be too difficult to accept that Beck is a clone of Rush 'Anger-Unmanaged' Limbaugh, because neither of them deal with issues or analyse policies, instead they dole out pathetic opinions based on their own fears but vagrant on account of their having no visible means of support.

    Religious Beck is most often humble, sensitive, caring, and, at times, moving.

    But where does Religious Beck go when he has to make way for Political Beck, the hatchet man, the blow hard, the mangler of ideas, the insensitive, arrogant, uncaring, and demeaning.

    Can these two personalities be reconciled in one person?

    Not without a diagnosis that something is wrong with the inner workings of the Janus-faced and double-minded man.

    Although he deserves our sympathy, he deserves also to become an honest and capable commentator on the US political scene.

  • Glen Beck
    May 30, 2009 12:57 p.m.

    is a nut. An overblown windbag. And that is coming from one who is an active Mormon. Beck/Limbaugh etc. are harming the conservative movement to the point that there will be no return. If you are concerned about having a Democratic President and Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress you haven't seen anything yet. Wait till the next national election. Colin Powell is right. More moderation is needed for the Republican party to make a comeback on the national scene. If Beck/Limbaugh are what being a Conservative Republican is about then we are about to become a one party nation.

  • beck has fooled many of you
    May 30, 2009 1:02 p.m.

    and he didn't have to work all that hard at it ... if you think this phony pseudo patriot has something of value to say, you should examine your own abilities to perceive the truth ... he is a national embarrassment..

  • suzyk
    May 30, 2009 1:14 p.m.

    To: LDS Girl - I too, found his choice of slang offensive and it does reflect on all latter-day saints. He means well, and I think he just gets caught up in the moment but that is still not reason for profanity and using "Jesus'" name on television news. Someone needs to tell him that and not just one person. Thanks for your insight...you are a good example to many.

  • Mino?
    May 30, 2009 1:25 p.m.

    I don't think it would be in Glenn's best economic interest to be a Mormon if he was "mormon in name only." I think he sincerely believes in the principles from the 5000 Year Leap, which makes him 10x better than principle free politicians. His disagreements with Ron Paul stem partially from foreign policy, which is why some people still think Glenn is part of the Republican machine/establishment.

  • just a thought
    May 30, 2009 1:27 p.m.

    i like glenn.
    good info.
    fresh opinion.
    But,,, the lords name being taken in vain is not a good choice.
    but, we all need some tune up's.....

  • WORLD WAR TWO VET
    May 30, 2009 1:30 p.m.

    I try to watch Glenn Beck everyday. He comes on at a bad time 3 clock MST I am surprised his ratings are so high. He needs to be given a prime time slot If you want to really see his rating's sore. He has the courage to take on some of the people worth watching in this Country for fraud and attempting to intimidate people at the polls. GO BECK AMERICA NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 1:35 p.m.

    calling all mormons. You should be embarrassed that Glen Beck is one of your members

  • R Jensen
    May 30, 2009 1:39 p.m.

    To Give me a break @1220pm.
    The great thing about your comment is that it applie to the conservatives that have posted here too. Anyone who questions the conservative comments is deemed a commie liberal socialist. We question you about human rights and we get called terrorist sympathizers. Yes the liberals are spending trillions to save jobs in the states and banks and you call it socialism. But you fail to account for the Hundreds of trilions of dollars that were spent in Iraq. To end this i will tweek your last line of your post to what the extreme right results in.
    Remember, the brilliance of a two party system keeps us from Tierney and oppression. You would eliminate any speech that you deem hate and only listen to the enlightened ones. Adolf Hitler began a similar revolution.

  • Mark in Bellevue WA
    May 30, 2009 1:40 p.m.

    I am amazed that so many people on this site automatically spew this "conservative hatemonger" and "bad for the LDS Church" garbage. Good grief, get off the leftwing talking points and think a little. I am an independent and have occasionally listened to Beck. I find nothing in his show that is hateful, and most of the time he is rather funny. Sure, he pokes fun of public officials and can be a bit of an alarmist, but so what? Beck isn't any more of a hatemonger than Jon Stewart and company (who are admittedly very funny). Get off your self-righteous bandwagons. You are the ones who are guilty of hate speech.

  • Wendy 354
    May 30, 2009 1:41 p.m.

    Harry Reid is the big embarassment to the LDS church. How Harry Reid can reconcile his membership in the church is beyond me.

    Keep up the great work Glen!

  • Roger
    May 30, 2009 1:47 p.m.

    Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh are mouthpieces for big oil, our criminal health-insurance industry, and the super-wealthy who have nothing in common with Bill Gates (my hero). Bloated and greedy, those are the things Mormons want to be associated with? I hope not.

  • JLF
    May 30, 2009 1:52 p.m.

    "...wound-up fury of fiery conservatism?" Which part of the radical far left do you believe is mainstream? Better yet, how are things in the People's Republic today?

  • Gretzky
    May 30, 2009 1:52 p.m.

    Glen Beck is a breath of fresh aire for the world, nation and especially Utah. He has toned down his language on the air over the last 5 years as he has become who he is today (conversion process right before our eyes which is great). Glen backs up everything he says with facts or experts in the field. check the facts. George Steponallofus has gone from Clinton lesberalism to a more conservative stance. Liberalism is a mental disorder. Conservativism has been the hallmark of this country's growth since 2000 B.C. and beyond. those who don't keep God's commandments ultimately fail or get destroyed.

  • provojoe
    May 30, 2009 1:53 p.m.

    Jozef, I hear you. The sooner Glenn realizes that he's always in the Lord's house and that he's speaking to and about God's children, the better off he, the Church and everybody else will be.

  • Talk About Hate?
    May 30, 2009 2:08 p.m.

    This 2 party system is all too quickly developing into a dangerous society here in the good old USA. When are you people going to start shooting each other? All of us better get back to some reality real quick or I can see the ruination of a great country. Just what do you idiots think our fore fathers would say about this hate among Dems and Repubs? Chill out please! What about loving your neighbors?

  • John Z
    May 30, 2009 2:16 p.m.

    Unfortunately for the church, Glenn Beck's demagoguery and emotionalism give the impression that all of us LDS are also this way. Beck is not a trained political scientist, economist, historian, or philosopher. He simply broadcasts poorly formed and usually wrongheaded opinions that get picked up by those who think the same way and also do little intellectual work.

    It really is a shame that he and the church are perceived the same way by others who are unaware of the true depth and values of LDS thinking and teachings.

  • shawilli
    May 30, 2009 2:24 p.m.

    I like Glen, i like his funny laugh and his bold "in your face" style. I think Glen is sounding the warning voice of what lies ahead of this nation if we do no quickly change course and get the runaway spending under control. I like his bold "in your face" stle and his funny laugh and the face that he is a fellow member of the church only adds to his appeal.

  • RickM
    May 30, 2009 2:28 p.m.

    "There was a study proving conservatives are courage challenged." --Anonymous

    Is this why you signed "Anonymous"?

  • Nullset00
    May 30, 2009 2:32 p.m.

    So Beck is the new voice of Mormonism. More Mormons truly follow him as a prophet than President Monson. More Mormons discuss his ideas and repeat his words. Outside of church (though I'm not sure even there), more Mormons have his thoughts on their minds and revel in his works and his "mission." Now that is sad.

  • 1954 Seattle-ite
    May 30, 2009 2:38 p.m.

    Glen is great! His manner might be a bit abrasive at times, but most of you would not condemn that in one of your friends, rather, you would look beyond it to what he is actually saying. He's still right about most of his content. We NEED more like him speaking out! It doesn't matter what religion he is!
    The person before me got it right. Reid is a true embarrassment to the church. When the liberals LIKE what a member of the LDS church does, notice how that person's religion is never mentioned. Mitt....they couldn't leave the subject alone! No doubt, that is why all the attention about Beck's religion!

  • B M. Ruth
    May 30, 2009 2:47 p.m.

    Glen Beck is not a perfect man, but then, neither are any of us. His approach on his program is not perfect, but who's is? He does however, touch on those matters that are important to our lives and our culture. That is what matters most, as opposed to his personality. Let's give credit where credit is due.

  • MC
    May 30, 2009 2:47 p.m.

    I find it amazing that fellow members of the church think that because he doesn't fit their judgemental mold of what he should and should not be doing or saying that he is not a good example of a Mormon. Fine to disagree with him, but most "good Mormons" wouldn't dare express their true selves to their neighbor the way Glenn does to a national audience. I prefer genuine expression over hidden hypocrisy.

  • Jon B. Holbrook
    May 30, 2009 2:53 p.m.

    I love listening to Glenn Beck. He tries to live his religion. He is not perfect, but he is trying. He believes fervently that this country, the United States, was established for a divine purpose. That the Founding Fathers were divinely inspired and foreordained to bring about the Constitution and set this Nation on its prophetic path. Glenn is a breath of fresh air because of his honesty. He is not a shrill for either the Republicans or the Democrats. I can safely predict that Glenn Beck will be doing his radio and TV shows long after Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are mere footnotes in broadcast history.

  • Hendry1154
    May 30, 2009 2:54 p.m.

    Glen Beck isvfull of bigotry, hate and self-rightiousness. Hmmm, I guess that would answer the question. Glen is certainly mormon.

    It is truly sad if Glen Beck is the new face of mormonism but then again if the shoe fits.

  • Hey Des News!
    May 30, 2009 2:55 p.m.

    Look @ the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    They just did a poll on the most disliked radio personality. You should try it

    Also, they have a daily article called "Vent" very clever local stuff. Where people just send in their vents.

    Learn from what works!

  • Has an ear to hear
    May 30, 2009 2:58 p.m.

    Glen Beck speaks (shouts) words of warning of where we in America are heading with the present far left liberal agenda. It's time for more Americans to wake up and speak up for common decency and promotion of "In God we Trust" that made America (at one time) a strong nation. Thank you, Glen.

  • Haters are Out Today
    May 30, 2009 3:04 p.m.

    SO many of the commenators today on Glenn Beck are wags and wonks from outside Utah, and are the move-on dot org liberal crowd who drink the Socialism-Fascist Obama kool-aid. Glenn is a great guy. That comes through in his program. So is Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. They're all good people. So when they aren't afraid to get up and tell the "folks" want's really going on that the liberal media doesn't talk about. So when you see the ratings for all these people beat the pants off of such troglodites as Keith Olberman or Chris Matthews (who?) there must be a reason. O-Reilly is a practicing and believing Catholic. He's a man of principles and faith --So is Hannity. So that's something they all have in common. I bet Olbermann is atheist or agnostic humanist. We all know what Rachael Maddow is. There is a correlation. As far as Glenn goes, he's someone that would be great to hang-out with and eat Peanut M&Ms with while discussing Pelosi's latest outrage.

  • i love the guy!
    May 30, 2009 3:05 p.m.

    he'll just add to the fall faster for sure! duh

  • Playing with Fire
    May 30, 2009 3:05 p.m.

    Glenn Beck is not someone I would promote as a Mormon. He will say anything to get ratings. His visit to the View where he admitted he lied only after being confronted showed what wild ambition he has. More mistakes are bound to come and he will turn on the church and anyone else to get ratings,money and fame.

  • adam and steve
    May 30, 2009 3:14 p.m.

    Anonymous 2:15 "We have Glen Beck and we raised $20 million for Proposition 8 in California.
    I'm so proud of who we are."

    Tell us really what it is that you do that you are so proud of?

  • Grimble
    May 30, 2009 3:18 p.m.

    If Glenn Beck is such a great American why does he keep having secession fantasies with Chuck Norris?

  • WOW!
    May 30, 2009 3:45 p.m.

    I dont understand the conservatives. Conservatives like to preach intolerance and exclusivity and call it "family values" and they do it transparently and in the open. Because of this they are losing moderate America by the millions. You want to get rid of Prop 8 Liberals? At worst, all you have to do is wait 20 years for the hard core conservative base to die off. Why arent you guys going to the middle? How did the once so savvy republican party become so self defeating. I cant stand Beck but the one thing im sure about as a liberal is with enemies like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh who needs friends?

  • Go Beck!!!
    May 30, 2009 3:49 p.m.

    Rosie | 2:14 a.m. May 30, 2009
    My hubby is a recovering liberal & we have tickets for the comedy tour...can't wait!

    Recovering liberal, why?? Liberals just took power they're polices haven't even taken affect. While conservatives ruled the white house for the last 8 years and Congress for 14 of last 16 years and mess of the country.

    Was your husband better off under Clinton or Bush?

    I see his show once in awhile, he just thinks he's funny. Now Wanda Sykes... that girl is hilarious.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 4:02 p.m.

    We love Beck...his raido show drives me nutty...nowever, the TV show is different and worth listening to. 3rd most pop cable show...

    I don't think he's a voice of all that is bad/gloomy..he tells us what is going on..truthfully...

    The ladies on The View treated him as they treat any other conservative, like "a bag of dog mess", (to quote Whoopie)..They are so snooty we quit watching them....Joy is just mean, Sheri has no brain of her own, "Barbara The Adultress"..well, not worth listening to, the others are semi okay..

    Glen tells you he is an alcoholic who is doing his best everyday. And he loves his faith.

    "HARRY REID" IS a MORMON TO BE ASHAMED OF AND CONCERNED ABOUT REPRESENTING "ANY' FAITH...

    Glen Beck rocks!!

  • OK in my book
    May 30, 2009 4:10 p.m.

    Like what he says.... don't always like the way he says it. If the libs hate him, then he's obviously on the right path. Keep it up Glen.... but please don't write any more books about Christmas Sweaters. Sorry, but that book was not worth the time it took to read it.

  • MESSENGER
    May 30, 2009 4:24 p.m.

    Glen might be a mormon, but I have send him many e-mails pertaining/questions to his religion, but he never answers, yet he says he is on the side of truth.
    But that is tipical of someone who talks a lot yet can,t back up what he talks about
    He sure could not handle the liberal "view" program.
    When Barbara asked him...what is it that you really believe?...how come he could not answer? A real Christian would explain his Faith in the real Jesus of the Bible (Matt 11:27; Luk 10:22)

  • UteFan
    May 30, 2009 4:32 p.m.

    Harry Reid and Glenn Beck share the same religious beliefs and I find that absolutely wonderful. The Church is for EVERYONE.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 4:42 p.m.

    Glen Beck has the same level of credibly as an Mormon missionary. There a great video on the Net about lying for the Lord. "Don't give meat when milk will do."

    If you're asked:"Do Mormons believe they can become gods?"

    "We believe Christ is our savior."

  • PP
    May 30, 2009 4:53 p.m.

    ------------
    Glenn Beck is not someone I would promote as a Mormon. He will say anything to get ratings. His visit to the View where he admitted he lied only after being confronted showed what wild ambition he has. More mistakes are bound to come and he will turn on the church and anyone else to get ratings,money and fame.
    ----------------
    Funny how people twist things. He never "admitted that he lied", because he did not lie. Im not sure which show you were watching.

  • 4:10
    May 30, 2009 5:01 p.m.

    what an amazingly intelligent decision maker you are! ... but then again, that's the way many of you guys go through life ... NEVER THINKING, NEVER WANTING TO THINK ... because you know that plenty of church leaders and talk show hosts are ready to do it for you.. theodore roosevelt talked about "cold and timid souls" who never win or lose because they are afraid to live life in any kind of engaged way ... my condolences..

  • DC Insider
    May 30, 2009 5:06 p.m.

    Last time I checked political opinions are not covered in Temple recommend interviews. I find Glen to be energetic and frank on what he thinks. He's entertaining. After all, that's the business he's in. Why are you so upset about one voice in a loud crowded room? Glen Beck isn't the only on with his own style of BS and it's not like the all on the liberal side are simply humble, patient, long-suffering saints. They've got their BS too. When an article comes along and you don't agree with the BS in the article you can express your BS. Opinions shouldn't extend to someones worthiness. I don't agree with Jon Stewarts' BS but I find him funny and imagine him to be a decent guy, same thing with Glen Beck, Al Franken, Rush Limbaugh etc., I watch and listen for entertainment, not to be educated. You see I have my own BS and it's not threatened by anyone elses. Judge not lest ye be judged. Disagree without being disagreeable. It's not personal, it's just BS.

  • Immigration
    May 30, 2009 5:08 p.m.

    Many members of the church from South America who now live here are offended by Beck's views. However, if you actually listen to him, he states that illegal immigration is an obvious threat to the functionality of this country. Illegal immigration is destroying health care not mention national security. Don't take it personally if you are hear under legal means and you are contributing to scociety like paying taxes and not committing crimes.

  • Valeriek
    May 30, 2009 5:12 p.m.

    I am embarrassed by "Brother" Beck: He is a racist "that Hispanic chick lady" and he is stupid. He once said on his program that he is a "thinker" and I just about fell over. The man doesn't have a clue and he gives more reason for non-LDS people to still think of the Church as racist and backward. Shame on Glenn Beck and anyone who watches and believes a thing he says!

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 5:14 p.m.

    Glenn Beck and Bob Lonsberry are the reason I listen to the radio. There are no other talk shows like them.

  • Stalwart Sentinel
    May 30, 2009 5:28 p.m.

    Glen Beck shelf life = 1 year.

  • Interesting
    May 30, 2009 5:38 p.m.

    Many people have commented that Glenn Beck is an embarassment to our religion, says inappropriate things, etc... Are you much better? Everybody on this Earth isn't perfect including yourselves! Glenn Beck is awesome and he deserves more credit.

  • G. H. Skyles
    May 30, 2009 5:40 p.m.

    Isn't it interesting that all a newspaper has to do is use the word "Mormon" to bring out all the anti-Mormon hate mongers (many of whom claim to be Christians)? I agree with Glenn Beck much of the time and sometimes think he is a bit over-the-top. Some don't like what he says, and some don't like his style, but he is what he iswarts and all. He has never claimed to be perfect. He has certainly caused me to think more seriously about the Constitution of the United States, and that is something that very few do any moreespecially those in government.

  • I'm not one to judge his faith,
    May 30, 2009 5:43 p.m.

    but I'm one Mormon who does not listen his show. I wish he was a little less apocalyptic, because I don't see the benefit in that, except to boost ratings.

  • Not A Comedy Tour
    May 30, 2009 5:43 p.m.

    Glen Beck claiming to take part in a comedy tour is an insult to the likes of Dustin Diamond, Dane Cook, and Jim Carrey in The Mask. Help for sarcastically challenged: He's not even as good as the worst "comedians." He is not funny, therefore comedy is impossible.

  • D J
    May 30, 2009 5:48 p.m.

    What is wrong with fellow members of the church who bash each other! We all have come from different walks of life. We all have a lot to learn as we grow. Glen is a newer convert, but a solid one, with a great talent and opportunity to be an influence in society, calling out, and not behind their backs, some of the terrible actions made by corrupt politicians, organizations, and governments. Has anyone ever heard that the constitution will be "hanging by a thread"? Thank goodness that we have members of the church "standing for something", like the constitution! Keep up the good work, Glen! You may be one of those who helps to save that constitution, as has been said will happen in these last days, if it is to be saved at all. Wake up saints! Be kinder to one another, and be thankful for someone who stands up for something worth saving, rather than be one who sits on the side lines doing nothing, except worrying about perfection that doesn't exist in any one us. Besides, everyone has talents, and we get paid for those God given gifts. Stop accusing others for this.

  • Carol H
    May 30, 2009 6:05 p.m.

    Glenn Beck's popularity is spreading, and I can see why, This is a great article that says he been Googled twice as many times as Pres. Obama. There are over 230 comments...some good, some not so good...but I like this man. He is an American through and through, and not focused on either political party.

    He believes in our forefathers as most of us do. We blieve that they were divinely inspired to write the U.S. Constitution. I think he is doing a great service to us as we try to make sense of what our government is doing to America. Go Glenn!!!!

    To 'Harry is an embarrassment' --- That is the understament of the year, but I do not see that Glenn Beck is an embarrassment to the Church in any way. He and his wife investigaged many churches before they chose to join the LDS Church.

  • An LDS member
    May 30, 2009 6:15 p.m.

    Let's have some unity folks--does it really matter what anyone does for a living as long as it's honest?

    We as Latter Day Saints should be fiercely loyal to one another, regardless of personal opinions or individual differences.

    I can love both Harry Reid and Glenn Beck very easily because of WHO they are, not WHAT they are.

    We get where we want to go by being one.

  • THEeyepatch
    May 30, 2009 6:24 p.m.

    Sounds like another Sen. John Kerry. Doesn't know what side of the issue to stand on. He would make a perfect future President.

  • Glenn has a mission
    May 30, 2009 6:29 p.m.

    I definately think that Glen Beck is an asset to the church. He has said some extremly wonderful things that knock my socks off. He has also said some things that make me cringe. But he has a heart of gold. I think that is what counts. He is an extremely spiritually gifted guy who has the ability to reach a lot of people who otherwise couldn't be reached. He definately has a mission and I am not sure how he does it. He has got to have a lot of help from above because he couldn't do this alone.

  • Glenn Beck is awesome
    May 30, 2009 6:33 p.m.

    I don't exactly agree with everything that comes out of Glenn Beck's mouth nor with some of the tactics or tones he uses on his TV or radio show.

    But I am very grateful that in his own unique way he is trying to promote what he feels is right for America and benefit mankind.

    Knowing that he is striving to do so with high standards and following his principles is commendable when one considers the world we live in today.

    Glenn Beck lives LDS standards and has gained a tremendous TV and radio following. He and others are living proofs that you can be LDS in this world and be successful without compromising your standards.

    Way to go, Glenn!!! Keep up the good work!!!

  • Low standards Beck
    May 30, 2009 6:38 p.m.

    Glen Beck speaks to the "un-informed" and then dis-informs them. His characterizations and names he calls people are extreme at times. Beck should/could have higher standards of truth and accuracy. For example, the claim/insinuation that Barbara Walters and Whoppi Goldberg had (against the rules) reserved seats on the train. Why not just ask Whoppi/Barbara instead of telling lies to your listening audience? There are many examples of Beck's "colorful" characterizations of people, but for some reason DN wouldn't let me post them. Why not DN?

  • Beck's fine on meds
    May 30, 2009 6:39 p.m.

    His chasing the six figure income now for 3 decades has affected him. Even still, to stay on the air, he must push the evelope, but I guess if American culture is corrupt we are all apart of it.

  • Buckley conservative
    May 30, 2009 6:42 p.m.


    As a conservative who remembers the intellect of William F. Buckley, I am embarrassed by Glen Beck's rantings and ravings. As a LDS member who remembers the compassion of Spencer W. Kimball, I am embarrassed by Glen Beck's rantings and ravings. Glen Beck does not represent my conservative outlook or my spiritual views.

  • goofy faces
    May 30, 2009 6:43 p.m.

    As an entertainer he makes alot of goofy faces and makes up most facts.

  • Missouri Mormon
    May 30, 2009 6:46 p.m.

    On Becks popularity in Seattle, (Not good amoung the Mormons)thats because Washington state is full of a bunch of fuzzy headed Liberals, Mormons included.
    I don't see how you can be a liberal and a Mormon.

  • Love Glenn in CA
    May 30, 2009 6:47 p.m.

    Glenn can come to my home for dinner any time. I love his show and the way he lays it on the line, informing us of what our government is doing to this country, telling us what we need to know. I learn more from him than from the newspapers I used to read here in San Francisco. Any LDS who doesn't like him has obviously never watched his show or listened to his radio program. He has warned us to get our homes in order- not be in debt and store food. Sound familiar? What has Harry Reid done lately to make us proud? Fortunatley no one is broadcasting his membership in the church!! Keep up the greast work Brother Glenn! And if you are ever in the Lake Tahoe area or SF East Bay- bring your family over for dinner.

  • britt
    May 30, 2009 6:49 p.m.

    Bravo Beck!

  • Indiana
    May 30, 2009 6:57 p.m.

    I certainly an NOT embarrassed by Glenn Beck. I think he shows how savvy and human a good LDS person can be. I pray he continues in this great path...

  • Grimble
    May 30, 2009 6:59 p.m.

    Whoopi called him a lying sack of dog mess because he LIED, and they showed him lying on tape! It had nothing to do with attacking him because he's a conservative. He LIED in order to appeal to his rabid audience and get ratings, and they caught him in the lie.

    Plus he's playing brinksmanship with rightwing Mormon apostasy of the Bo Gritz kind by promoting alarmist Cleon Skousen stuff, suggesting people should "have the guts" to dodge their federal taxes, and warning people hysterically that there's a communist in every cupboard.

    He also parts ways, quite sharply, with the LDS Church on the positions of immigration policy and climate change.

    And to the person who praised Bob Lonsberry: you know he was exed, right?

  • Kira
    May 30, 2009 7:05 p.m.

    Glenn Beck Mormon? Considering what I've heard him say I'd say he's the epitome of Mormonism.

  • Maybe he does lie,
    May 30, 2009 7:14 p.m.

    but so does the liberal media. He doesn't "lie", he just stretches the truth beyond the ability of his flock to know the difference.

  • yah gotta love him
    May 30, 2009 7:14 p.m.

    Yah gotta love him. His views are the views that my neighbors had when I grew up in Utah: racist, dogmatic, know it all, and smiley.

    He is Mormon alright. Go for the money guy!!! Go!! Go !!! Go!!!!

  • Effie
    May 30, 2009 7:59 p.m.

    ALL would do well to watch his TV program (FOX NEWS Cable - 5:00PM Eastern) Obviously many who have made negative comments have not (really)watched him. He is doing an excellent job of alerting and educating the public on important topics. He does it in an informed/ sincere (yet, entertaining) way. He is a unique individual. What's not to like? He's a regular guy with a TV program doing a great job! I love Glen Beck (detest Harry Reid). I am embarassed that anyone knows Harry Reid is LDS - quiet the opposite with Glen Beck. I appreciate Beck, RUSH, Hannity, Levin, O'Rielly, etc. They are the only 'media balance' you can count on! We are blessed to have FOX NEWS! (Noticed how they are beating all the others networks - there is a reason - sensible people who want to be informed are constantly finding out where to go for 'fair and balanced' news. Go, BECK, Go!

  • Richard from Raleigh
    May 30, 2009 8:11 p.m.

    Regardless of whether or not you believe in the prophecies of the last days, we are living in them. There have been conspiracies since Cain slew Able. They have increased since the assassination Abraham Lincoln. For more than 100 years, there has been a push for a one-world government. I encourage a major history lesson and an honest indepth comparison study of the Communist and Humanist Manifestos, RADICAL Islam's 100 year agenda (including ties with Hitler), and our current global environment.
    At least twice during the campaign, Obama said he will always stand with his Muslim brothers. And is he even a U.S. citizen? He refuses to release his actual birth certificate (not the one that says it has been seen by witnesses). If he is not, he is illegally occupying the WHITE HOUSE.
    Glenn's delivery might be off, but his message is as or more correct than Rush and the others. Because he's LDS, he has a better understanding of what's happening. People need to ready for whenever the situation worsens.

  • To Effie
    May 30, 2009 8:16 p.m.

    Thank you for your commercial for Fox news...

  • Joyce
    May 30, 2009 8:44 p.m.

    Is he an RM?

  • Re: Joyce
    May 30, 2009 8:59 p.m.

    No, Beck is not an RM. He converted to the church as an adult.

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2009 9:15 p.m.

    Although I'm fully aware of who Glenn Beck is, I have never listened/watched his show. After reading some of the comments here today I am going to make some time to watch him. Family values? Common sense? Wow! Sounds like a winner to me.

  • CB
    May 30, 2009 9:22 p.m.

    Glenn has a J. Golden Kimball mouth, but I heard worse growing up on the farm. Glenn, Hannity and Rush only verbalize what I have believed long before they were born. Went to school when you were taught how to think not the indoctrination offered today. Even being raised in a D. Roosevelt household I always believed teaching someone "how to fish" is far better than 'giving them the fish". Roosevelt's progressivism is back and those looking for change, check out Russia, what's left of it.

  • Arizona Reader
    May 30, 2009 9:22 p.m.

    Obama says he'll put these last 4 months up against those of any other president. I think he's right. No other president in history has screwed things up so quickly. Bush had no financial discipline, signing all kinds of pork into law. But Obama is making Bush look fairly sensible. Obama is punishing those who have worked hard while he rewards those who don't want to pay the price for success. Anyone who doesn't recognize the drastic changes that are taking place will someday regret that they didn't, especially if they actually think Obama is making the country a better place. Thankfully, we have a few voices of reason. Beck shines the spotlight on truly important topics, and he gives you the truth, which is hard to get from the other media sources. Most of the media are still covering for Obama...hiding his dirt...failing to ask any hard questions...doing everything to cheer on his socialist policies.

  • Brian Scott
    May 30, 2009 9:34 p.m.

    Alma 1:21 - Now there was a strict law among the people of the church, that there should not any man, belonging to the church, arise and persecute those that did not belong to the church, AND THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO PERSECUTION AMONG THEMSELVES.

    Brothers and Sisters, please, Brother Beck (or Harry Reid or whomever else) may be a public figure, and you do not have to agree with him; but to say he is worthy of a "talking to" from his Bishop seems like a misunderstanding of the above scripture, in particular the emphasized part.

    We are the Church of Jesus Christ and Christ taught us that all men and women, be they sinner or not, were welcome in His Church. Let us not persecute those of our own faith. There is too much persecution of our faith from those outside of it as it is. Let us love our brothers and sisters and neighbors as Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love them and us.

  • Pam W
    May 30, 2009 9:40 p.m.

    Amen, Brother Scott. Amen.

  • Wendy 112
    May 30, 2009 9:50 p.m.

    Every active Latter-Day Saint (LDS/Mormon) I know agrees with Glen Beck. His ideas are generally in harmony with the LDS church I have always attended.

    I'm baffled how Harry Reid can justify his membership in the LDS church. There's good reason why the LDS church is the most conservative of all Christian churches.

  • bluejeans
    May 30, 2009 9:56 p.m.

    I agree that Harry Reid has forgotten his values and the Church. He seems to be in his own personal glory when he is following Pres Obama around. For those of you who think Mr. Beck is way off base, you need to find out what really is going on in America. Have you read June's Ensign? The message is to grow gardens, get out of debt and be prepared for what's coming down the pike! Get Ready.

  • Michaelm
    May 30, 2009 10:00 p.m.

    I can't believe all the whining here. So what if you like him or not. He's just a guy like so many others. So he wants to make a good living at what he does and he does it well? What a terrible thing! Many more should have the exact same goals.

    Agree with him or not, the fact is he is so popular because he is plain spoken, speaks his mind, and is not afraid to be passionate in a public way about his beliefs. So many Mormons, and people in general have no passion, only do and say what they think is popular and change with the PC winds with no real opinion or spine. I may not always agree with him, but I admire his ethics and convictions. To thine self be true!

  • Still TICKED-OFF
    May 30, 2009 10:07 p.m.

    Oh Jenny, Jenny you are a hateful person! Jenny, you didn't listen with your heart. Glenn is a good man. He IS a thinker, and he has discernment, and I too can see what lies ahead of us. IT'S SO CLEAR TO ME! We are headed for VERY difficult times. Put your biggoted hate aside and do something good for your country! We are in real trouble and no one except Fox News will talk about it. Listen and be ready. I pray for our country everyday. My family has fought for freedom, and sacrificed, and that freedom is slipping away. Wake up!

  • shecky
    May 30, 2009 10:21 p.m.

    Yes, Harry Reid has no doubt left the fold by advocating taking care of the poor, ending ill-conceived wars, regulation of a greedy and out-of control financial system, and offering criticism of the most corrupt and secretive administration since Mr. Burns in Springfield.

    He is an evil man and must be stopped.

  • shecky
    May 30, 2009 10:33 p.m.

    "No one but Fox News will talk about it?"

    I heard that Fox was unwilling to broadcast Obama's recent speech. If this is true, I scoff at Fox's so-called journalistic courage.

  • Brad
    May 30, 2009 10:34 p.m.

    Glen Beck is a pretty standard Mormon in what he believes. He just speaks with more clarity and conviction than most of them when it comes to politics MORMONS ARE PREDOMINANTLY VERY CONSERVATIVE. Here is the ultimate test.... If you, generally, disagree with Glen Beck ... you have a disorder of some sort and need to set your life straight. WHEN YOU GROW UP AND HAVE SOME REAL PURPOSE IN LIFE AND KNOW WHO YOU ARE YOU WILL BEGIN TO SEE THE TRUTH. I am Mormon and am proud of Glen Beck.

  • RealistMI
    May 30, 2009 11:41 p.m.

    I Love to listen and watch Glenn Beck. His common
    sense is what keeps me a faithful fan. Keep up the good work Brother Beck.:)

  • To Twisted Wingnut
    May 30, 2009 11:49 p.m.

    Are all the right wing freak jobs in Utah as whacked out as you are..You sir,are a disgrace to normal, everyday, chuckleheads...As a matter of fact I think you and Effie would make a perfect match;residing in your republican nirvana somewhere in the midst of Siberia,where all good little facists and totalitarians go to their eternal rest...

  • Liberal is positive word
    May 30, 2009 11:51 p.m.

    The word liberal is always used positively in the scriptures, in both Bible and Book of Mormon. We can all agree there are all ranges of political persuasions in the church, probably even communists and socialists within the kingdom because in some countries we do "honor, sustain and obey law". My definition of liberal is found in D&C 6:7 to seek wisdom and knowledge ahead of riches. Maybe that specific counsel was just to the Prophet at that one time, yet look at Old Testament and we read people perished without vision and knowledge. Man doesn't live by bread alone, but by the words that come from mouth of God. I would like to see a push by rich white people to enlist their kids in military and for people to start their own business, but reality is many good people in Utah and in USA have for 5 decades now and will continued to be employed by the state and government and there is nothing wrong with that. Look at former Gov. Leavitt (ut) who left the private sector to work in government and yet he hates big government.

  • johntvalentine
    May 30, 2009 11:55 p.m.

    Keep up your great work Mr Glenn Beck. hitler of Germany. joseph stalin of Russia. hugo chavais of Venezuela. All these evil speciems of human beings. Would consider Glenn beck, a thorne in their side. With all your might mind and strength. Protect our beloved CONSTITUTION !!! Our present president and our president's people. Are trying to sell America's taxpayers, our beloved American CONSTITUTION. down the drain. Wake up America. America need's many more Glenn Beck's. A word to the wise is sufficient.

  • who knows more on economy?
    May 30, 2009 11:59 p.m.

    Glenn Beck, Orrin Hatch, McCain (none of whom have ever started a business) or Obama, Warren Buffett, Bob Rubin, Bernanke and Immelt of GE and heads of Google and Lawrence Summers and his friend Kim Clark at BYUI? America has right leadership right now; now we just need our country to turn off TV and start reading and doing math instead of meth.

  • To "Buckley Conservative"
    May 31, 2009 12:14 a.m.

    You wrote: "As a LDS member who remembers the compassion of Spencer W. Kimball, I am embarrassed by Glen Beck's rantings and ravings."

    Well, as an LDS member, I also remember the rantings and ravings of Brigham Young. Nobody is perfect and before many of you self-righteous folk rip on Glen Beck, Harry Reid, Mitt Romney, Gov. Huntsman, or other national LDS figures, maybe you should ask yourself what you are trying to do to improve the world we live in. Here's a direct quote by Glen Beck himself--acknowledging his weaknesses. Can you do the same?

    From LDSlivingmagazine.com: Talking about why he didn't talk about Mormonism early on... "I didnt want anyone to look at me and say, Well hes a Mormon, so all Mormons must be like that. I struggle every day. I struggle not to fall back into old patterns. I struggle with my language. I dont want people to think Im an example. I am so blessed to be going to the ward I am. I am surrounded by remarkable men who are not only successful in business, they are spiritual giants.

  • Oh Really?
    May 31, 2009 12:15 a.m.

    Obama has run a business??? He's been a lawyer for ACORN, taught law, been a state rep. for Illinois and a "community organizer". He's sure good at spend money he does not have but have no fear - he can print more. The inmates are running the asylum right now.
    Glenn Beck is a voice of reason. Too many people do not want to do their home work and don't want to hear what he has to say.

  • jfarker
    May 31, 2009 12:15 a.m.

    When I heard the cd of Glenn's conversion story, I was so struck by his intellectual sincerity and his emotional honesty that I listened to it over and over again. Not many people in this world are that conscientious or candid about their search for truth. I'm proud to know he's LDS! After watching his show for several months now, I am convinced he is exactly what we need: a well-read, insightful analyst and a courageous, tireless champion of what used to be common sense. He does the homework that the rest of us are too lazy to do ourselves. He is deeply patriotic, and I think his only motivation is to alert us to the cost of our complacency, and inspire us to actively fight to keep our constitution intact. While he's clearly not a political prophet, he definitely broadcasts the warning call that we had better heed before it's too late. "The only thing necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke "We surround them." Glenn Beck
    "Every generation needs a little revolution." Thomas Jefferson

  • CNN Rules.
    May 31, 2009 1:21 a.m.

    Wolf Blitzer is where it's at. He reports. Thats it.

  • lamiaverita
    May 31, 2009 7:18 a.m.

    Some interesting asides:

    Glenn Beck was raised a Roman Catholic. His mother and one of his brothers committed suicide, and a sibling had a fatal heart attack. He graduated from Sehome High School in Bellingham, Washington in 1982, and took a single theology class at Yale University. ~Compliments of Wiki


  • AB
    May 31, 2009 7:19 a.m.

    I hardly think that you are a bishop! Ha!

  • dk
    May 31, 2009 7:52 a.m.

    An embarrasment to the church? Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

  • his tears flow on demand
    May 31, 2009 10:48 a.m.

    like those of any actor ... the fact that you guys can't see his phoniness is more troubling to me than the fact of his phoniness..

  • WHO CARES
    May 31, 2009 11:05 a.m.

    does it really matter what religion he is . It only matters if you live in Utah

  • Amy Hillyard Jensen
    May 31, 2009 1:55 p.m.

    I was surprised when I learned that Beck was a Mormon. I thought perhaps he hadn't been a member long enough to know what the Church teaches about love, tolerance, etc. Now that he's switched to Fox, his true nature becomes even more apparent. I joined the Church nearly sixty years ago. If I had been listening to Glenn Beck at that time, it never would have happened. His philosophy doesn't reflect the love of Christ that pervades the Book of Mormon. We know he makes a lot of money, but that isn't what it's all about! It's time for him to eat a little humble pie!

  • church and country
    May 31, 2009 4:01 p.m.


    As I member of the military, I follow our president,Barak Obama. As a member of the church, I follow the prophet, Thomas Monson. Glen Beck does not speak for the church,the country, nor me.

  • RE: Amy Hillyard Jensen
    May 31, 2009 4:14 p.m.

    The church teaches love, tolerance, etc...

    for what?

    and what are you teaching?

    One who is regular listener of Glenn Beck,

    I can say with FULL knowledge, and as personal witness,

    all the negative nabobs of humanity who are trying to tear down Glenn Beck,

    and say all sort of hateful and terrible things about him,

    are just wrong, plain wrong,

    and perhaps intentionally deceptive, due to their PURE HATE for the conservative view point.

    It's amazing the terrible things the DN allows the extreme left to say in these posts about the conservatives, the religious, the righteous.

  • mike
    May 31, 2009 4:34 p.m.

    Glenn Beck is always saying the sky is falling. President Monson said in General Conference we need not worry so much about things. (Can't remember the exact words).

  • Reasonable
    May 31, 2009 4:54 p.m.

    Glenn Beck is a polarizing figure. Both inside and outside the LDS faith--some agree some don't.

    I guess this dispels the notion that all Mormons are alike.

    I like Beck most of the time, but he sometimes gets too silly, and says some pretty weird stuff. Sometimes his broadcast seems like it is geared toward ADHD audiences.

    But I generally love what the guy has to say, and I think he is pretty accurate when it come to sensing the dangers of the Progressive ideology.

  • yesiamlds2
    May 31, 2009 5:17 p.m.

    Love the man, love the show and the radio program. Am very proud to be a fellow-Mormon with Glenn Beck.

  • Margaret
    May 31, 2009 5:36 p.m.

    I can tell you why people wonder why he is a member of the LDS Church - he does not espouse thoughts that are consistent with Mormon beliefs, in my opinion. I am a conservative (liberal leaning) LDS member, and I never watch him!

  • RE: mike
    May 31, 2009 5:43 p.m.

    Typical hateful and disingenuous liberal leaving out details,

    and just picking the ones you want.

    Glenn may say the sky is falling, but he also says there is hope, and we can change things, and you can prepare for what bad may come and avoid most of it,

    just like the Prophet and apostles say.

    YEP! leaving out the details, changed everything.

  • mormonboy
    May 31, 2009 6:28 p.m.

    I think he is a great asset for the LDS church. Go Glenn!

  • BennyB
    May 31, 2009 6:53 p.m.

    He makes good sense to me. He is the type of citizen leadership that is needed.

  • CJ
    May 31, 2009 7:51 p.m.

    He is one of the few people in the country right now who realizes what a disastrous path this nation is on with Obama and his band of thugs he calls a cabinet. Glen is a true patriot and genuine LDS man unlike Harry Reid who is a disgrace to the Church and the U.S. Someday the massed of idiots who voted for Obama are going to see him for what he is, Glen and a few others see it plainly now. Time will tell who is right.

  • David Wright
    May 31, 2009 8:06 p.m.

    Glenn is awesome. I prefer to listen to Rush but Glenn is doing great work too. I am a life long Mormon and I know that just like in any other faith some Mormon's live their religion more so than others. Glenn is a convert of almost 10 years(baptized Oct 2009)because he is awesome he will continue to grow in the gospel and will realize more and more that some of the things he discusses on his radio show he shouldn't, but cut the man some slack and I say he is doing great things for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I just wish I was in his ward and his home teaching companion.

  • Jonathan M.
    May 31, 2009 8:16 p.m.

    Admittedly, I live in Australia, so you may think I should "butt out" and mind my own business, but I love my Church and feel embarrassed that this man may be seen as representing Mormon values by the wider public. I wish he would remember that the Church is essentially about love, helping the less fortunate, and self-sacrifice for the benefit of others.

    Some of the comments on here make me realise why Mormons and America as a nation are not very popular in general. The fostering of greed I believe,lies behing the recession--not compassion and generosity.

    I'm sure Beck is a good man and believes what he says, but I'm certainly glad he doesn't live in my ward and is not my Gospel Doctrine Teacher!!

  • Havael
    May 31, 2009 8:40 p.m.

    Glenn is unusually right on. I also like Rush, Sean, and Mark Levin, but Glenn puts a real moral feel, less polictical party and more personal sovernty feel to it in my perspective.

  • Anonymous
    May 31, 2009 8:52 p.m.

    Jonathan M. | 8:16 p.m as an American, please comment, I love the rare opportunity to read an intelligent comment by a Mormon is this paper. You're refreshing. Take a trip to the States and Utah, you will see a different Church.

  • Sheldon
    May 31, 2009 8:54 p.m.

    Glenn is great because he shoots from the gut and takes on things that others fear. Is he perfect, of course not and neither are his critics. His love of the Founding Fathers, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights is honorable and critical in this time when some would like to jackhammer the foundations of this great country. He is waking up the silent majority one citzen at a time. Thomas Jefferson would be proud of Glenn. Who cares whether he is a Mormon or a Catholic? This guy is funny, on target and he rocks!

  • Kathi
    May 31, 2009 11:25 p.m.

    After watching your conversion story on DVD, I've heard, read and seen so many positive comments on the conservative Beck. Proud to know there are others out there seeking the truth and standing up for it!

  • Jonathan M.
    June 1, 2009 12:39 a.m.

    Anonymous, I did live in Logan and in Rexburg from 1978-79-where I spent a semester at Ricks(before later moving from my native UK to Australia). Loved most of the people on an individual level, but I probably got lucky. Politically though, most of them held differing views to mine--and I'm not a Socialist, and nor, for the benefit of other readers, is Obama! 'Socialism' seems to be used as a euphemism by too many members for almost any political position that differs from their own!

  • Christmas Sweater
    June 1, 2009 8:15 a.m.

    Not a huge fan of much of his political take, especially on immigration. I did enjoy his book "The Christmas Sweater". He has a good solid base in traditional values that i enjoy most of the time...

  • BigTex
    June 1, 2009 8:27 a.m.

    Beck isn't critical just to be critical. He cares about what is going on in these United States. He has been one of the only consistent voices over the past 2-3 years that has been warning all of us on the flimsy economy. Unfortunately, not enough of us have been paying attention.

  • tyler
    June 1, 2009 9:05 a.m.

    You all should check out all the youtube vidoes about how Glenn Beck feels about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His testimony is calm, sincere, honest, heartfelt. An inspiring conversion story. Look that up and then tell me he's bad for the image of the LDS Church.

  • Lynda El Paso
    June 1, 2009 10:17 a.m.

    No one, not Beck or you and I, can hurt the credibility of out Church. Christ sat and ate with tax collectors. The first person to see him after his resurrection was a former prostitute. We are all sinners and "fall short of the glory of God." Glen Beck is a man, fallen like the rest of us. He is only a Mormon by choice...his choice. He is the only one accountable to the Lord for his life's choices, as are you. Why there are so many comments regarding this man is evident that there is a lot more work for the Lord to do in each of our lives. Get to work. Listen to Beck at Church and to less of his programing. You would be better off. These are the Latter Days and as Latter Day Saints we have alot of work and learning to accomplish in a very short period of time. As for me, I better get back to work.

  • Appalled
    June 1, 2009 10:56 a.m.

    My husband is appalled that Beck is so often linked to the Church.
    It makes the Church look bad and is harmful to the efforts of others to find out about our faith --as though Church members in general "approve" of or share like-thinking with this man.
    I know that at least two members of the Church DO NOT share his radical, often hateful, divisive,controversial views.

  • Sidney
    June 1, 2009 11:42 a.m.

    Oh please, whether you like Glenn or not (I personally really like him). I didn't know that the LDS church required all of our attitudes approved before being baptized. Glenn just proves that the LDS church is a worldwide church for all, not a cookie cutter church, and we are all allowed to think for ourselves. Isn't that what agency is all about? We have people in our Sunday School class that are at least as abrasive or moreso than Glenn Beck and they are still embraced!! Mitt Romney and Harry Reid are perfect examples of how you don't have to give up your ability to make your own decisions to be LDS.

  • Anonymous
    June 1, 2009 12:27 p.m.

    I could care less that GB is Mormon or not. I don't agree w/ his political beliefs.

  • Bender Rodriguez
    June 1, 2009 12:30 p.m.

    re: GLEN FAN!!!!! | 6:44 a.m. May 30, 2009

    >> I am proud to have him as a Brother in the Gospel!

  • What Gets Me
    June 1, 2009 2:54 p.m.

    I have no problem with a guy being paid for policaltainment, I do have a problem with the close-minded, ignorant few on these boards that infer that If you're not in line with Beck, you are off the straight and narrow. Glenn Beck is not a smart man.

  • Anonymous
    June 1, 2009 3:31 p.m.

    Just like about 9 million Mormons, Beck is a Mormon in Name Only (MINO)!

  • Sure, Glenn is
    June 1, 2009 4:15 p.m.

    . . . a Mormon! So is Harry Reid. And most of us fall politically somewhere in the middle between those extremes.

    But, at least in these (very intolerant) posts, you'd think there is only room for one or the other in the Church.

    I'm glad the bigots of all stripe are wrong. Makes the Church a much more interesting organization.

  • listen
    June 1, 2009 4:20 p.m.

    I listened to him a couple of times - same old rant.

  • Love It
    June 1, 2009 8:23 p.m.

    I love it when someone does not espouse the same views as you, he/she is labeled as hateful.

    Tolerance Baby!!! I don't think anyone in this country understands it anymore.

  • A-Chinese_American
    June 1, 2009 8:26 p.m.

    I love what he's saying! OK, most of the time. I DO record his show every single day. AND I LOVE IT!

  • grandmabish
    June 1, 2009 9:29 p.m.

    I LOVE Glen Beck. Thank goodness someone with the voice of reason can speak up and be heard.

  • Too much time for nonsense
    June 2, 2009 12:28 a.m.

    Who cares if this guy is mormon or not, I'm mormon, but I prefer to do something better than talking about who's mormon and who's not!!!
    Too many time for our sisters at home connected to the internet, too many elders "right side" brain wash spending time doing nothing!!!
    Get a job or find one instead of losing time for nonsense!!!!

  • dunes
    June 2, 2009 6:49 a.m.

    to look whos right, the girls on the view called Beck on the carpet. exposed his lies with proof.
    He even admitted it. Just because he is lds does not mean he is a good person.

  • Anonymous
    June 2, 2009 9:31 a.m.

    re: grandmabish | 9:29 p.m. June 1, 2009

    So you like GB?

    But, who is this voice of reason? I know; its Keith Olbermann!!!!!

  • haters.go.away
    June 2, 2009 9:34 a.m.

    Glen makes so much sense and thank God he's someone who has clear moral values and is not afraid to share it with the world. All sensible people agree with his views...check out his rating. Whether he's a mormon or not, THE MAN MAKES SENSE to clear thinking people regardless of your religious affiliation. KEEP GOING GLEN - YOU'RE THE BEST AND YES, YOU MAKE A LOT OF SENSE! Thanks for educating many of us who are not very aware... GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

  • Anonymous
    June 2, 2009 1:06 p.m.

    Glenn Beck's conversion story and testimony are inspiring and sincere. I love it and can listen to it over and over. But his show is brash and arrogant.

  • Anonymous
    June 2, 2009 1:20 p.m.

    Re:Anonymous | 9:31 a.m. June 2, 2009
    Olbermann= Blow Hard

  • from anon @ 9:31
    June 2, 2009 2:24 p.m.

    Hey Anonymous @ 1:20 p.m. June 2, 2009

    Brother Glenn = O'Reilly minus the personality, education, intelligence, looks, people skills, tact, decorum, civility, etc...

    You wanna play oddball? Let's play oddball.

  • Balance People Balance
    June 2, 2009 2:50 p.m.

    I listen to Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly, Olbermann, and other CNBC and CNN personalities. I pride myself in being Independent and coming to a conclusion AFTER listening to many different opinions on a topic. I suppose I'm biased toward my own decision making process but I do wish we were more open minded, less polarizing, and more willing to hear all sides rather than bashing the side we do not belong to. I see Beck as an interesting and entertaining part of that information/opinion process.

  • ONE THING TO SAY
    June 2, 2009 3:04 p.m.

    about Glen Beck, FEMA prison camps. Google that with his name. The man is a wack job.

  • ronge in CA
    June 2, 2009 3:11 p.m.

    From the church point of view: When Glenn Beck supports what the prophets and the scriptures say - God bless him and any out there who heed those words.

    From the world point of view: Good for Glenn Beck if he prospers while being reasonably honest. When he is not, he needs to be called on it, just like any other worldly person in or out of any religion.

    He IS a better person than most entertainers that I know of, but he does sound hateful on immigration issues. I would like to know how much of his fortune he contributes to the LDS revolving education fund. This might be a real help to stemming illegal immigration for all of us to consider.

  • sands
    June 2, 2009 3:55 p.m.

    Beck hates gays, illegal immigrants, poor people huh? Are you listening to some other guy named Beck? The one I listen to when I get a chance is the exact opposite. I wouldn't listen to a bigot or hater myself. I'm not ashamed of him.

  • Thank goodness for Beck
    June 2, 2009 4:07 p.m.

    Beck is needed! In a country awash in liberal dribble and a left wing media that is doing more Obama cheer leading than reporting the news, it is refreshing to have a man that penetrates all the liberal nonsense and throws some gas on the fire.

  • Anonymous
    June 2, 2009 5:16 p.m.

    re: ONE THING TO SAY | 3:04 p.m. June 2, 2009

    I "used the google' and it appears that Bro Glenn contradicts himself in the 1st and 3rd links.

    When I first read what ONE THING posted, I thought of the first X Files movie. So, the 4th link made me chuckle.

    I guess Glenny got confused about what the Astrodome and Superdome were designed for & not how they were used a few yrs ago.

  • awsomeron
    June 3, 2009 5:09 a.m.

    I Love Glenn Beck. Glenn Beck keeps it Real.

    Glenn Beck is very much a Mormon, his current Wife is also Mormon, he is raising his kids in the Mormon Faith. He has one natural and one adopted child with his current wife.

    He also has two young adult daughters with his former wife and he is paying for their College Education. He Loves God, Jesus, his Family and his Radio and TV Shows in that order. He credits his Wife and Joining The Church with having saved his life and his career, which by his own admission was in the Toilet.

    He says his show is a Combination of Entertainment and Enlightenment.

    He is a Mormon Convert. He like me counts his sobriety in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, etc. 21 years for me now, less for him but he is way younger. I made 63 yesterday.

    I welcome him in my home, 3 or 4 days a week. Some times I catch the TV Show, mostly not.

    My Daughter and I are going to go see his stage show simulcast at the Dole Theaters on the 11th.

    He is a Convert, his loyalty beyond question.

  • Anonymous
    June 3, 2009 2:15 p.m.

    re: awsomeron | 5:09 a.m. June 3, 2009
    I Love Glenn Beck.

    //Glenn Beck keeps it Real.//

    His version of reality anyway.

    //He is a Convert, his loyalty beyond question//

    Saul. Paul. Its all good.... or semantics.


  • Anon 808
    June 3, 2009 2:41 p.m.

    Glenn Beck is a Mormon Convert. As such he is a work in progress.

    He has never been Hateful nor has he ever done anything to hurt the Church and his openly talking about the Church and what the Church has done in his life.

    Beck is reality and his Mormonism is Reality and example based.

    The difference between Glenn Beck and some Converts and many Life Members, is that Convert like Beck, Me and many, many others has in Reality Read The Books. Scriptures, Doctrine, and History.

    With that we add our Mustard Seed of Faith and sometimes move Mountains.

    My Examples include My Wife, and 20 years of Watching President Monson and Dalen Oaks. Reading Bruce R, McConkie.

    Talking to my Wife's Grandmother, hearing the Story about how a Missionary and an Apache, where out doing Splits on a Horse and Buck Board and Stopped at her House and brought her the Gospel.

    How she brought her Husband the Sheriff and their family.

    My wife's Grandmother was a Convert and Pure Testimony, To the shock of most family members we got along very well. because we had the Gospel in Common.

    Glenn Beck has the Gospel.

  • stan carter
    June 3, 2009 10:41 p.m.

    Glenn is a good man, He tells it like it is. what does his faith have to do with the truth?
    can't libs take the truth

  • Lloyd
    June 5, 2009 5:21 p.m.

    Don't you people get it? Glen is an entertainer, who with talent, and desire has put together an interesting career, not much different than a musician, actor, or heaven forbid, a politician. His is for entertainment, but despite his presentation on many topics, has values and a certain amount of faith. He in fact must have a LOT of faith to have turned his life around as he has, and give credit to God and His Son for Glen Becks success, so don't judge him for his presentation or for his politics as much as for what he is learning and how he is progressing in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And he has managed to turn it all around through acceptance of Jesus Christ. Pretty cool I think. He is absolutely a work in progress, and there may be a few flaws, but I think he'll be all right, plus maybe he'll help a few of us to ponder and think on our own blessings. Thanks for comment time.

  • Beck
    June 6, 2009 1:14 p.m.

    Let his voice be heard, he is a refreshing voice..
    may his name go down in history as a warning to all who would forget the words written in our world by those who would undermine our wonderful country.

  • doreen
    June 12, 2009 5:16 p.m.

    i'm from michigan, mormons are rare here.
    i am glad he stands up for religion. i'm an episcopalian.

  • WB in Michigan
    June 14, 2009 6:34 p.m.

    If your ears are On, Hear and Listen! If your Eyes are Open, Look and See! Glenn is telling us the Truth. Glenn, You and yours will be in my prayers. I am a Christian who Loves the Lord, my Family, America and its People with all my heart. Our Freedom is a Precious Gift from God. Our Men and Women have Given Their Lives to Secure it for Us!Let Us Stand True Together to Preserve It! PRESS ON!

  • Jozsef
    June 18, 2009 6:07 a.m.

    I have listened to Glenn Beck one time. I have been looking for an intelligent commentator.
    I found a rambling lip rattler, more sounding like a comedian than a commentator on ideas and political event's. Lots of complaints, no solution, no realistic ideas.

  • JB, Ohio
    June 18, 2009 11:28 a.m.

    I am not religous but I know the truth when I hear it
    and Glenn Beck speaks it. Whether you like the way he
    tells or not it is still the truth. I read from someones comments that Glenn has no solutions? I guess your not listening to the same person I am. If you don't like what is going on stand up be heard get active. Call, write, or go to see your local and State Reps. DO SOMETHING, I think the solution is there in his message, you just may be to close minded or diconnected to get it. Now you can bring on a come back comment to discredit my point of view, but really what will that help? THAT would make you part of the problem and not part of the solution. Go ahead though if it will make you fell better.

  • Donna in CA
    June 18, 2009 4:09 p.m.

    So glad to be a Mormon also, keep up the good work Glen, someone has to stand up to the crazy people in Washington who want to sell us down the RIVER.
    God Bless You.







  • Ronnie Bray
    June 18, 2009 4:28 p.m.

    Beck is a member of the Church. However, his daily displays of rage, especially when his subject has no substance but personal dislike, would seem to put him outside the Pale Proper of Mormonism.

    He is a ranter, and I find him as distasteful as Nancy Grace, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and others stricken with egotistical delusions of their importance.

    They appeal to the more emotional, less rational, selfish tide of afraid-ism that sweeps across America like a rash whenever anyone inside or outside the country sneezes.

    When all is said and done the political debate in this country fuelled by such as the Hannity-Limbaugh-Nazi-Partie and their fawning sycophants is mere thoughtless unintelligible and irrational invective such as can be heard in the romper rooms of kindergartens.

    Beck has all the refinement and aplomb of an untutored fencepost.

    "Only let your speech be yea, yea, and may, nay."

    Can you hear Him now, Brother Beck?

  • John Doe in America
    June 19, 2009 4:26 p.m.

    I am sorry to find out that you, Glen, are really a member of the lds church. I will never forget the first mormon that I ever worked near. the very first thing that she announced was this: "I thought you might be Christian, and so don't ever bring the topic up with me about Christianity". I never intended to discuss religion with her, ever.

    Be careful, Beck. Who do you say that Jesus Christ is today, in your new religion? I like you, but I am sure that you are not worshipping the God, who Is, and Was, and Is To Come. Be careful, Beck.

  • Hmmmmmm
    June 19, 2009 4:37 p.m.

    I wish he were my next door neighbor, in my ward and one of my close friends. He is one of the true common sensers left in the world! Is he radical, hate filled, extreme,... No, just like you and me and the vast amjority of Americans. He just speaks out and makes the evil head for cover.

    Glenn keep up the great work and don't stop. Our country needs you more than ever! You could give Mitt Romney a break though. He really isn't a socialist health care reformer. He took control of what was happening and made sure that it didn't turn socialist! If you look at what he did, it saved a bunch of money, insured a lot of people and didn't cost anyone to pay for someone else more than they already were.

  • Marion
    June 22, 2009 10:00 p.m.

    Glen Beck is an entertainer and a good one at that. He has given me a lot of laughs and when he gets too blabby, I hit the "next" button as can anyone else. He's a Mormon? who cares? The LDS church has it's share of "different" members as does any large organization.

  • Nora Nell
    June 25, 2009 5:33 a.m.

    I like Glenn Beck. I admire his fearlessness in discussing the problems we face in our government.

    I do sometimes wish he would be less dramatic and just present the facts. As a fellow member of the LDS Church, I cringe when he uses cuss words, but they are not REAL bad ones. Having said that I have to admit he is a passionate person, about everything. That is just Glenn. To expect anything else from him would be wrong of me.

  • Jeff
    June 29, 2009 10:35 a.m.

    Glenn Beck rocks! It is unfortunate about some of these negative comments on this post. His personality maybe a little abrasive but overall he is a great American who wants American to succeed. May God Bless and keep Glenn on the air as a conservative talk show voice who has deep convictions for what is right!!!

  • get real
    July 1, 2009 9:46 a.m.

    Doesn't anyone realize the Mormon Church's teachings prophesy that someday the Constitution will hang by a thread and the Mormon church (or Elders) will save the county? Early leaders taught this. This has to color his dooms-day view.

  • its simple
    July 1, 2009 9:55 a.m.

    Olbermann rules; Beck Drools.

  • thetooth
    July 4, 2009 10:36 a.m.

    This guy wan-ts another terrorist attack while Obama is in office just to further his fascist ideals. He asked for another 9-11 on TV for christsake! Oh yea and he is the perfect kind of idea for mormonism too and looks the part don't you think?

  • Gary Wheeler
    July 13, 2009 3:05 p.m.

    I have been listening to Glenn Beck for the few months that he has been on Fox. He has me totally convinced he is really searching for the truth in politics and I feel he is right on. But then today I went to his web site and found out that he was a Mormon. I guess he doesn't care about the truth or hasn't dug deep enought to see the wrong direction that church will lead him. The end chapters of the Bible makes a very clear statement that if anyone adds or takes away from this book, The Bible, all the plaques within will be added to his soul..... I was just about to order his latest book and send it to my dad. My dad is a great Christian and with this new information I choose not to order it. So sorry you didn't put enough thought and research in your chose of the right
    religion. John 14:6..

  • Brushdragon
    July 20, 2009 3:37 a.m.

    Glen Beck did not choose to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to please any of you here. He believes in God. Sure, he leads a lot of people in a way, but he does not want to 'be a religion' unto himself. His views make us ask important and uncomfortable questions. Also, to motivate oneself to a search for the truth and to motivate a people to a search for the truth are each their own special and separate challenges. And I believe it is Rev 22:18 you are referring to Mr. Wheeler, which does disallow man from adding to the book....although it clearly states 'man' and not 'God'. God may add to His book. And how has He always done that? Glen is fighting in a way that challenges our delicate thinking skills and emotions. If your head or your heart hurts...then you simply care about what he is talking about.

  • Glen IS only human!
    July 21, 2009 6:11 p.m.

    to Joe/6:27am May 30, 2009
    O.K. Joe. We're embarrassed. Do you feel better now? Mormons are the "picked on" religion of the times. Always have been; and it will continue. Too bad the media doesn't have the same standards for all famous people in the news - "Boo. Hiss. We don't like YOU because you are a member of so-and-so church." I think it should be mentioned in all news reports so that we can judge their "worth" to the world. If you belong to a religious group, I'm sure you are liked and loved by all in your church because of your great understanding of one of God's great commandments...."love thy neighbor as thyself" and "love thine enemies and pray for them that may EMBARRASS you" and of course if you have no religion or do not believe in God's words...too bad. How embarrassing!

  • Lena Svensson
    Aug. 20, 2009 3:27 p.m.

    Let's face it - Glenn Beck just wants publicity - arrogance, greed and "holier than thou" attitudes motivate him in everything he says and does!
    Our Savior Jesus Christ, back in His times, was accused of being a liberal trouble maker, because He owned nothing, He lived among and ministered to the poor and needy, questioned and rebuked the arrogant, rich and greedy and did everything that was against what society thougt was correct - same thing today, in our time - if you want Life, Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness and an equal, just, fair society for all (Public Healthcare included!!), you are called a socialist and/or a liberal - oh, well - then I'm a devout Mormon Liberal Socialist, who belive in and practice the spiritual and social example Christ set up for us AND of which the Book of Mormon preaches about - and for Glenn Beck - Christ will be your judge, but me and my house will have nothing to do with an arrogant, judgemental, hateful and passive aggresive self-proclaimed money maker - shame on you for calling yourself LDS - you represent everything the Gosple and the Church is NOT about!!
    Long live PRESIDENT OBAMA!
    Lena Svensson, WA.

  • Christian-girl
    Aug. 22, 2009 2:47 p.m.

    Most of you guys are nuts. The things you say Glen Beck says or does aren't true. He doesn't hate people. He just wants the Government to leave us alone. He just wants ordinary people to see what is going on. Our country is being stolen by a bunch of godless. power-hungry thugs -- including Harry Reid. Now there is a Mormon who needs to talk to his Bishop!!

  • dale in california
    Aug. 24, 2009 1:02 p.m.

    i'm a member of the LDS church and i find most of what mr beck says repugnent, but!!! he has the right to his opinion, just as i do. in a previous comment i read that we should look at his numbers. he's the most popular "News"man around. in the 1930's adolph hitler was the most popular man in germany, that didn't turn out to well. everything in the USA seems to be a popularity contest. that was fine when we were in high school, but now we are supposed to be adults. grow up america.

  • Jerry
    Aug. 26, 2009 4:09 p.m.

    Glen : On todays show You have hit on why the other NET WORKS OUR SO SOFT ON THERE APPROACH TO OBAMA , AND THE CHICAGO THUGS .they have been warn by GE/ACLU/ACORN /AND OTHER RADICALISM.. GLEN I TOO HAVE AN DEEP FEAR , OF WHERE ALL THIS IS GOING .MY INTER GUT WANTS TO SCREAM RACIMS. OBAMAS , ATTITUDE TO EVERTHING IS HE IS UNTOUCHABLE . I HAVE MORE TO SAY BUT ILL STOP HERE . 8/26/09 GREAT SHOW , WATCH IT EVERY DAY . THANKS JERRY//

  • Alex
    Aug. 26, 2009 5:36 p.m.

    Some of you who are embarrassed about Glenn Beck probably should stay embarrassed for a while until you finally wear yourself out wringing your hands and begin to feel comfortable enough in your own Mormon skin enough not to flinch. You need to get to the point that you don't worry about the effect that the image that one person puts forth will do to the work of the Lord. For one thing, you can do nothing about it. You are going to be a lot happier if you let it go.

    This also goes for those who are hypersensitive to the weakness of Mormons in Utah. You seriously need to relax and get some charity towards the household of faith. You need to not fret about how elegantly the others on the strait and narrow path are proceeding. Those who will come into the Gospel will come in time. They have and they will. Meanwhile, no amount of sophistication by one who intends to be faithful will ever get the approval of the great and spacious building. We need to just be faithful and let it go.

  • justwondering...
    Aug. 29, 2009 10:07 p.m.

    If I remember correctly, there is a question asked by the church if a member is a part of a group that would go against the Mormon religion... how about the 9/12 group? I think the Church has great programs for people, and I think Mr. Beck should stop forming his own groups. I know I don't hear any beattitudes in his speeches... He is free to say and do what he wishes, but he is not free from responsibility from said words or actions. And I also don't buy his constant comment, "I'm just asking questions". Okay, Mr. Beck, are you on the sauce again? I don't know, I'm "just asking questions". Get off the looney wagon, dude.

  • filipina fan
    Sept. 7, 2009 3:22 a.m.

    i just love glen beck....his views is coming from a man who knows what he's saying not just blabbering..GO GO GO Glenn....it's about time that people in america should listen to what this man is saying rather than attacking him for his views and his faith....

  • Florida
    Sept. 9, 2009 12:34 p.m.

    I don't know much about Mormanism, but his lies are contrary to being a Christian.

  • Judy
    Sept. 12, 2009 4:44 p.m.

    I am not a Morman, but I live in a small Morman town in Nevada. I think that Glenn Beck being an LDS is a great boost for the LDS church. He tells the truth, even about his own past indiscretions. He is not full of vitriol, but a passionate and sincere patriot speaking to all dems, conservatives, and independents. Yes, he is crazy at times, but he gets the point across with the facts. I find him refreshing and extremely hilarious, mixed with a sense of urgency for what our country is in store for if we don't stand together. You all should be proud to have this man counted as one of the LDS. Now, Harry Reid, that is another matter!

  • Sara
    Sept. 14, 2009 2:39 p.m.

    I get tired of LDS members treating Glenn Beck as a prophet of sorts. The Lord doesn't talk to people through a 24 hour news channel. I could never imagine Jesus Christ or President Monson saying the things that Glenn Beck says. Glenn Beck says what he says because he gets paid mighty well to say it. It's sad that more LDS people can't seem to recognize that. It's no wonder that multi-level marketing and scams tend to thrive in Utah...

  • Moderate in WA
    Sept. 20, 2009 4:29 p.m.

    He is a disgrace to the LDS church and its members everywhere. Ultra conservatism is not the Gospel, and Glenn Beck's constant hate speech is certainly not in line with Gospel or Church principles--not the Gospel and Church I believe in at least.

  • Amy
    Sept. 26, 2009 8:39 p.m.

    Just because 'Glenn Beck Mormon' is a common search doesn't mean it's a good thing. I got here because I was curious to find out if he was affiliated with the Church. It's a shame and disgrace for the LDS church. Not everyone is "interested" in what he has to say. It may be more of a sick fascination that people are typing his name into Google.

  • Peter
    Sept. 26, 2009 9:08 p.m.

    Anybody who says anything about image and are concerned about him "destroying" the image of the Church needs to look in the mirror themselves. Are you saying that you are the "perfect" representative of the Church? If so than you have deeper issues than wondering if he is. I think his Elders Quorum lessons would be great, and you probably wouldn't get very many "sleepers".

  • Dele
    Sept. 29, 2009 5:42 p.m.

    I am ashamed that Glen Beck is a Mormon. What comes out of his mouth is opposite of everything I was taught at home or Church. We seem to want to emulate him more than President Monson, who, by the way, just presented President Obama with his family history and stated it was an "honor" to do so. I am not an Obama fan, but I am a fan of common decency. On Glen Beck's radio show he was talking gutter talk - so foul, I wouldn't repeat the words to my own husband, and I'm no prude! Are we that fearful, that angry, that intolorant and hateful, that we let others do our thinking? As a conservative. I am shocked to hear some Church members infer that Obama is the Devil, Satan or Hitler. What Church do I belong to anyway? These thoughts have been flamed by Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck, our new heroes and leaders. I hope Conference will bring a more peaceful mode of expression. I have faith it will.

  • Prugna
    Oct. 1, 2009 5:18 p.m.

    Glen Beck really is tarnishing the image of the Mormon church throughout the country and the world. You can imagine many people, upon hearing his extreme views and learning he is LDS, automatically assume that he speaks for many in the church. I hate to see people close their doors to Mormon missionaries because this well known Mormon personality regularly exhibits bigotry, utilizes hate speech, engages in dishonest statements, and concocts the mind boggling conspiracy theories.

  • non-mormon here
    Oct. 2, 2009 3:57 p.m.

    i just want to thank all of the mormons on here that reject beck. he is not christ-like, not a good representation of good mormon people, and needs to be rejected in unison.

    kudos for all the mormon people who are wise enough to see through this dime-store act who is hell bent on dividing this nation.

  • Anonymous
    Oct. 9, 2009 5:10 a.m.

    Glenn does not represent my mormon values.

  • Dan
    Oct. 10, 2009 2:41 p.m.

    Glen has caused me to seriously reconsider a faith I joined in 1999 and left, I am seriously studying that Faith in hopes that it will lead me closer to God!!!

  • Hispanic LDS member
    Oct. 16, 2009 7:38 p.m.

    I am amazed to read that some so called "members of the LDS church", they like and praise Glen Beck. I once lived in Utah and they are a lot of members that think and act the same way as Beck. He is always attacking immigrants (specially Hispanics and/or Latinos), and besides all the other things he preach–I quote Prugna comment here from Oct. 1st–"bigotry, utilizes hate speech, engages in dishonest statements, and concocts the mind boggling conspiracy theories."

    Yes, his comments regarding immigration are a personal attack to me and all Hispanic members of the church that are here–legal or illegal– and have living honestly in the U.S. Also to the thousands of people that are converted to the church in branches and wards each month all across America, and yes, illegals too.

    How you can explain the new Hispanic members that a white guy, who preach that is member of the same church, and supposedly is an active member of his Elder's Quorum, that he is also the same person that want them to be removed and deported from the U.S.?

  • Cindy
    Oct. 26, 2009 2:48 a.m.

    My husband is a j/w and as an overall whole I would say they are very faith based and practice their religion at lease as well as most LDS. They are actually very similiar. They, however, think Glen Beck is as far from a Christian as there is. My husband would never join the church after he heard how hateful Glen Beck is.

  • Bill Nelson
    Dec. 3, 2009 7:08 p.m.

    I haven't heard Glen say OUR Finicial America (Fanny Freddy Mac) is ran by one who, according to scripture who has been turned over to a REPROBATE Mind ( AS Barney Frank has been)Can't you tell?

    However I like Glen and watch him most every day. Glen in my opinion is speaking what America wants to hear, needs to hear. If he can make a difference who cares what religion he professes. We need more like Glen.
    Bill The Baptist

  • LDS Grandmother
    Jan. 5, 2010 12:43 a.m.

    Glenn Beck speaks to your mind and makes you think about what is going on behind all the closed doors in government. The truth will not be stopped or pushed away. He is doing ag reat service for this country. The g. robbers are in the WH and he is just trying to open your eyes. What you do with the truth is between you and your God. I just found out my SSI,that I will be able to get in two years has been reduced by $300+ a month. Hmmmm. G. Robbers at it again. I have worked over 45 years for my SSI and never took a handout. Now with health insurance going up and income going down, where does that leave the workers of America. The WH wants us to believe we should suffer to help those who will not help themselves. I already do that, by PAYING MY TAXES, BY paying a Fast offering and tithing and letting the Lord and his Church help those who need help. When did our government become God? I don't think so. Keep up the good work Beck!

  • Clint Lund
    Jan. 7, 2010 3:45 a.m.

    I am disappointed to find that the author of "Common Sense" has fallen for a religion created by a fraudulent man that had magic rocks....

  • Chris
    Jan. 7, 2010 7:50 a.m.

    Why all the fuss? Yes his predictions have been coming true. Yes, his books make sense. Yes! He does his research, unlike those who are on the Left. (ie, global warming, healthcare, cap and tax, terrorism, etc) He does say that he hopes he is wrong, and is willing to listen to those in Washington, where his facts are wrong. He has also been that way when the other Administration was in charge. Of course the Left appreciated that when it was in their favor. You just have to understand that he doesn't play favorites. I don't want the President to succeed in making a mess of this country either. None of his policies make sense, and none of the President's statements, nor the statements who are leaders in Congress factual. They are false statements, and are contradictory to what people actually can see. And since he does his research, not just make things up, he can actually say that the Emperor is wearing no clothes, whoever the Emperor may be. The biggest thing that is aggreeable, is it is time to get new blood in Washington, no matter what party you are from.

  • Charlotte
    Jan. 19, 2010 1:36 a.m.

    I only see one of the above writers who recalls that many of Glenn Beck's "prophecies" from a more comfortable time have come to pass. Did we all believe that life as we knew it would fade away? Do many of our citizens have any understanding of what is happening to our country and world? Do we work to study and educate ourselves to understand how our government should work?

    Scripture teaches that a prophet is not accepted or believed in his own land, as well as to be on guard against false prophets. As a non-Mormon, I have tremendous respect for my Mormon friends and admire the help they unselfishly provide. I know that the Mormon church teaches its members to work and be prepared for difficult times.

    I think it would please God if we all prayed for wisdom and strength for Glenn Beck and those in prominent positions, and that we could all seek God's will for us and follow it. As it has always been, this is God's challenge for us today.

  • Democracynotplutocracy
    Feb. 4, 2010 2:53 a.m.

    Go Glen. Keep supporting politicians who ship all our jobs to China. That would be COMMUNIST CHINA, the China that forces woman to kill their unborn children, the China that puts people in work camps for having christian church, the China that has no elections. Oh wait, that sounds like Iraq. Oh, but thats ok, HP, Apple, Nike, etc are getting rich. Wake up people, it is not socialism you should fear, but the plutocracy and world order that Glen Beck supports.

  • Anonymous
    April 8, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    He spreads hate and fear. He, more than any talk show/radio host I have ever heard makes me feel terrible when I listen to him. The spirit leaves.