On his radio show today, the unstable Glenn Beck was discussing health care reform with bat poop crazy Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and they both came to the interesting conclusion that health care reform is an affront to the conservative sensibilities of God, because the vote may be held on Sunday. Beck said, “Here is a group of people that have so perverted our faith and our hope and our charity, that is a this is an affront to God.”
Here is the audio courtesy of Think Progress:
King said, “They intend to vote on the Sabbath during Lent to take away the liberty that we have right from God.”
Beck then went off, “Steve, you are a religious man? Thank you for pointing this out. I thought of this the other day because I have been saying faith, hope, and charity. Faith has been perverted, and our hope, they are trying to sell this hope that we’ll have faith in the government that they’ll be charitable, and I thought they are going to vote this damn thing on a Sunday, which is the Sabbath, during Lent. You couldn’t have said it better. Here is a group of people that have so perverted our faith and our hope and our charity, that is a, this is an affront to God. And I honestly, I don’t think anybody is like, “yes, and now what we’ll do is we’ll vote on the Sabbath.” But I think it’s absolutely appropriate that these people are trying to put the nail in the coffin on our country on a Sunday — something our founders would have never, ever, ever done. Out of respect for God.”
It so pathetic that the only defense that King and Beck can mount is that they are upset because the vote might be held on a Sunday. If that isn’t a huge admission of defeat, then I don’t know what is. It isn’t like Republicans have ever passed any bills on Sundays. As Think Progress pointed out, it was on Palm Sunday in 2005 when the Republican controlled Senate passed the bill that allowed the federal court to intervene in the Terri Schiavo, which one could argue was a true affront to God.
Once again, Beck implied that the Founding Fathers all held the same views and Christian beliefs that he does. This is not true. It is sad to watch these right wingers try to exploit the religious views of so many Americans for their own political gain. Would it still be an affront to God if the House passed a bill relating to school prayer on a Sunday? I don’t think Beck would be outraged about that. This is GOP 101. When all else fails call in the religious right and hope that they will save the day, but this time not even the God freaks can keep the House from doing what is right.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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